May ’06 – May ’07– I moved back up to Coldfoot to work as a cook and tour guide to begin to pay off my 32K student debt.
Summer ’08– First season as a backcountry ranger in the Gates of the Arctic National Park
Summer ’09– Second season as a backcountry ranger in the Gates of the Arctic National Park
The following stories were written in 2009 about my second season as a ranger.
6/1/09- Training week for us rangers.
6/12/09- Reflections on mosquitoes.
7/4/09- My beard is 65 days old.
7/31/09- I patrol the Arrigetch Peaks.
8/6/09- I get stalked by a black bear.
8/30/09- I packraft down the Charley River and visit the site of a famous plane crash. [This story was added in January of 2011.] 10/30/09- I discuss Chris McCandless of Into the Wild-fame. 8/3/10- I write a letter to my old park complaining about the installation of four weather monitoring stations
I moved back to Coldfoot, Alaska in June 2011 to write my book.
6/4/11- I arrive in AK
6/9/11- A tour of my new home.
6/13/11- Sightings of fox and porcupine