Saturday, March 28, 2009

News


I am the luckiest guy in the world! Since spending a great deal of time in the office before retirement as a game warden, I really wanted get back outdoors again. The seasonal waterfowl position I have posting about has been great and concluded on Friday.

Before retirement, I knew that Alaska would be in my future. Of all the national parks I have visited, Denali was certainly one of my favorites. I applied to several parks and received some offers last week. Friday, I accepted a seasonal park ranger position in Denali. I will be working there from May to September. My plans are to drive all the way out to Alaska, stopping to see my son, friends and several wildlife viewing locations on the way out. When internet access is available, I will be posting images during the trip.


I have a friend that has recently entered the blogging world. He is an accomplished photographer as you can see from his first posts. Take a gander at his blog: Photography by Tim Rucci

Blue Skies

21 comments:

kjpweb said...

Oh Wow! You sure are one lucky guy!
My envy will follow you at every stop! :)
What a fantastic gig you landed there! And I'm sure you'll make the best of it!
Best of luck, blue skies and great light with on every stop on your way always!
Cheers, Klaus

Ivar Ivrig said...

Hey, I do believe you need a co-worker over there ;-)

Lucky you.
Take care and I am looking forward to your Denali photos

Qiper said...

Congratulations !!

Better then desk jobs and great place to see our unspoiled world - waiting for pics

Twisted Fencepost said...

Congratulations!
I can't wait to see the pictures you take during your travels and while at work.

Salty said...

Fantastic! I'm sure this gig will result in many awesome images!

Willard said...

It sounds like an extremely interesting thing to do and may you get many great photos while you are there.

Juan C. Aguero said...

Good luck and good work Mr Ken, congratulations. We wait for his photos.

Eve said...

An incredible blog Ken and what luck. I can just imagine the scenes coming soon!

fishing guy said...

Ken: Well a hearty congrats is in order. That park should allow you considerable shots of nature. I awit seeing them when you get time.

Jose's World said...

You lucky!!! We lucky!!! Dying to see those photos. Talking about luck, I am staying with a relative in Dayton, Ohio; in the middle of the city. There a pair of Cooper's Hawks building a nest in the backyard. Getting almost Ken's quality shots.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

How wonderful for you Ken. Once the outdoor style of living is in our blood, we can never find it easy to get used to being in a city again. There is something about these wild places that I love.

I look forward to seeing the pictures from there.

Tim Rucci said...

Congratulations, Ken! That is wonderful news. I have a feeling we are about to see Denali like never before once you're up there and get out with your rig. I will miss seeing you down here in Florida this year, as you will be in Alaska while I am here chasing birds without you.

Thanks for the plug you gave me at the end of your article. I don't have many readers yet, so I appreciate that.

gidje said...

Oh My! What a fantastic gig. You will be the envy of many. Looking forward to the great posts coming our way. Safe travels! B-

Stacey Huston said...

Congrats, congrats! now can I be childish and stomp my feet and say "I want to go" (just kidding) can't wait to see the photos that you will bring us from there.. be safe on your trip north.!!

Natural Moments said...

Wow Ken! Awesome News. Its going to be a great summer for you in so many ways. Imagine the pix you will be able to take and just the energy that you will be able to take in. I am excited for you. It's going to be one great time for you for sure. I look forward to seeing and hearing about how Alaska effected you personally then.

Philip said...

Congrats Ken you deserve it to say the least I am a little jelious and yes lots of photos please :)

Bradley Myers said...

Congratulations Ken, I bet it will be a fantastic summer for you. It should yeild a ton of great images. I can't wait to read your post and see your photographs from Denali.

The Birdlady said...

Oh wow! Lucky you. Keep the blog going..and "nothin but blue skies" to you too.

T and S said...

Incredible Ken. You really are a lucky person. You first get to retire and then get your dream come true and also get paid for it. WOW. And like Klaus said...my envy too will follow you everywhere.

On a more serious note...Congratulations Ken, be safe and take care of yourself. I m really happy for you....Thomas

Stephen Baird said...

love your stuff.
nikonsniper.

Atanasio Fernández García said...

Hello Ken! I am delighted by your new destination, I hope you enjoy a lot in this beautiful place .... and do not forget to bring a camera in your luggage :-)! Congratulations!