Posts by Adisson Mcgill-Telmosse

by Adisson Mcgill-Telmosse | Posted Friday, August 23, 2013

One of the nicest parts about this internship is the way the work weeks are set up. We are on a eight days on -six days off schedule which allows us to bust out our work when need be and also gives us time to recuperate—and go adventuring! We have had the opportunity to explore the majority of Prince of Wales Island in addition to the places we visit while working in the surrounding area.

by Adisson Mcgill-Telmosse | Posted Friday, August 9, 2013

Towards the end of one’s college career people begin to ask the question, “So what are you going to do once you graduate?” Some people have a particular career path in mind, many dream of international travel, others plan on immediately continuing their education. I simply wanted to go to Alaska.

Adisson Mcgill-Telmosse

Tongass National Forest

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  • Position Title
    Vegetation Team Member
  • Field Site Name
    Tongass National Forest, Southeast Alaska
  • Hometown
    Manitou Springs, Colorado
  • School
    Humboldt State University
  • Major
    Environmental Biology, minor in Geography
  • Dream Job
  • If I could pass a law…
    I would establish free higher education in the United States.
  • The person who inspires me post is…
    My dog, Lily
  • If I were a shape-shifter, I’d turn into…
    I would turn into a dragon. Nothing can top a dragon.
  • Most memorable outdoor moment
    Imagine you’re sitting atop a rock that shoots over a hundred feet into the air. The cool Colorado air nips at your nose and ears as dozens of birds swoop in all directions around you as they hunt for their evening meal. To the east, Dragon Rock is all that separates you from the Great Plains, which extend farther than the eye can see. The glittering city of Colorado Springs fans out from the bright center that is downtown. To the south, Red Rock Canyon divides the city from Crystal Hills and the rest of Manitou Springs. To the North, Camel Rock signals the end of the Garden of the Gods and the start of Queen’s Canyon. And to the West, the majestic form of Pike’s Peak rises 14,110 feet into the sky out of the foothills that surround my town. Now I want you to imagine the most spectacular sunset you’ve ever seen. Turn up the intensity, try to imagine clouds alive with the most vibrant array of orange, pink, magenta, purple, yellow, and green. Now wrap that image around yourself in a great sphere of natural beauty as you sit aloft upon your throne.
  • Favorite Song
    Little Black Submarines by Black Keys
  • Motto
    “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” - Teddy Roosevelt


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