Wanderings, Reflections of a Wilderness Nomad by David Gafney
Approx. 63,770 words.
Published on September 9, 2010.
It was as if God had called and asked if I would like to try out heaven for a few months. But it wasn't really God; it was the chief naturalist at Zion National Park on the phone offering me a seasonal position. That call led to 15 years of blissful wanderings around the U. S., living and working in federal wilderness areas and in such diverse national parks as Yellowstone and the Smokey Mountains