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BTW, the publisher of Death in Big Bend has shut down. I believe Laurence is looking for another publisher, but in the meantime you might hold onto and take care of your copies...
2.) how knowledgeable, organized, prepared & dedicated the park rangers were described in the book.observation #1 has been discussed all over and can have ten opinions from a group of 4 people talking about it. lol.observation #2 surprised me. very interesting. Do these rangers have a checklist when hired to hike every trail, know every crook and cranny of the park, and signa waiver to risk life and limb for others? In my ignorance I assumed they are individuals that love the outdoors, work in the park patrolling for minor visitor violations, maintain park grounds/facilities and assist visitors with directions/camping paperwork. after reading the book they are super heroes. Organizing rescues in the middle of the nite, hauling rescue equipment thru tough terrain, ushering mules thru mountains for evacuation,following footprints days old in the sand to located someone, securing a scene overnite in the desert and lastly reviewing every incident afterwards to make any improvementsto try and keep all visitors (prepared and unprepared) safe. TWO THUMBS UP to you lady and gentlemen rangers.It would be an interesting read (maybe it is out there, IDK) to see what goes into the training of a park ranger at BBNP.M
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