Posts by Leslie Redman

by Leslie Redman | Posted Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Tioga Pass, gateway to an SCA internship at Devils Postpile National Monument

Driving into Yosemite National Park via Tioga Pass offers a prelude to the magnificent scenic views of the park’s wilderness.

Before beginning my internship at Devils Postpile National Monument, I made a pilgrimage to Yosemite National Park to experience John Muir’s Range of Light firsthand.

by Leslie Redman | Posted Monday, August 19, 2013

A thick wave of smoke rolls in as the sun sets over Convict Lake in Mammoth Lakes, California.

As the interpretive interns and rangers await the arrival of shuttle busses that transport visitors into our valley every half hour, they anticipate answering a standard array of questions ranging from “How far is the hike to see Rainbow Falls?” to the classic “Which way to the bathroom?” An observant

by Leslie Redman | Posted Friday, August 2, 2013

The sun sets over the Sierra Nevada Mountains at Pika Lake.

My journey to the Sierra actually began one year ago. I was a Florida girl living in a shabby, but expensive, Brooklyn apartment and working at a café in Manhattan.

Leslie Redman

Devils Postpile National Monument, CA

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  • Position Title
    Visitor Services & Interpretation Intern
  • Field Site Name
    Devils Postpile National Monument, CA
  • Hometown
    Lakeland, Florida
  • School
    Saint Leo University
  • Major
    World Religions
  • Dream Job
  • If I could pass a law…
    I would enact legislation to provide individual rights & liberties for all Americans, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, age, or background
  • The person who inspires me post is…
    John Muir or Dorothy Day
  • If I were a shape-shifter, I’d turn into…
    A Dolphin, allowed to swim freely throughout the ocean
  • Most memorable outdoor moment
    Hiking through the backcountry of the Grand Canyon during my road trip to California to begin my internship
  • Favorite Song
    Impregnable Question by Dirty Projectors
  • Motto
    Live simply so others may simply live

What forces, events, or influences in your life inspired you to become a conservationist? Learning about the work of John Muir and other naturalists inspired me to learn more about the National Park System and to work for the preservation of wild places. The direction of my life has been completely altered and focused due to his influence.

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