|Curecanti National Recreation Area &
Black Canyon National Park, Colorado
These parks are located in the central Colorado Rockies. Curecanti is comprised of three reservoirs along the Gunnison River, and downstream the river flows free through the Black Canyon, the deepest canyon for its width in the world.
|Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California
Lake Tahoe BMU is just the name of the US Forest Service land immediately surrounding the lake. Though not an official Forest, it functions as one. Lake Tahoe is the largest and deepest alpine lake in the world. Its waters are crystal clear; you can see up to 80 feet under the surface!
|Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, California
Sequoia and Kings Canyon are truly special places. Located in the southern Sierra, these parks have the world's largest living thing (the General Sherman Tree 36 ft diameter and 275 ft tall), the highest peak in the Lower 48 (Mt. Whitney 14,494 ft), and one of the deepest canyons in North America (Kings Canyon is about 8,000 ft deep on one side, *only* 5,000 ft on the other). More than 80% of these Parks is designated Wilderness.
|Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Natural Bridges NM is a small park in southeastern Utah. The Park is named for its three natural stone spans, Sipapu, Kachina, and Owachomo. Sipapu is the 2nd largest natural bridge at 290 feet long! There are also numerous ancestral Puebloan dwellings and rock art sites in the canyons.
|Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests &
Thunder Basin National Grassland, WY/ CO
The Medicine Bow NF includes portions of three different mountain ranges in southeast Wyoming and the Routt is the continuation of those ranges into Colorado. The Thunder Basin NG is a huge chunk of land in northeastern Wyoming between the Black Hills and the Bighorn Mountains.
|Here are some of the other places I've been very lucky to have worked at!|
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|Painted Wall, Black Canyon National Park, Colorado
|Sunbeams, Curecanti NRA, Colorado
|Horsecollar Ruin, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
|Lake Tahoe, CA/NV
|Kings Canyon National Park, CA
|Snowy Range, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, WY
|Sequoia National Forest &
Giant Sequoia National Monument, CA
The Sequoia National Forest is the southernmost forest in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. It is the only forest where 5 different bio-regions converge and and it contains 38 groves of giant sequoias - more than Sequoia & Kings Canyon & Yosemite National Parks combined! The forest also has 8 beautiful wilderness areas and two wild and scenic rivers - the Kings and Kern Rivers.
|A Giant Sequoia at the Trail of 100 Giants, Sequoia National Forest, CA