Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Crime on The Blue Ridge Parkway

An article written by former National Park Ranger Andrea Lankford appears on the National Parks Traveler web site dealing with crime on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The article references the book, "A Park Ranger's Life" and other sources as it discusses some of the more serious murder cases that have occurred in the park.

You can access the full article at the link below:


Andrea is also the author of several books about our National Parks.  Her most recent publication is the book "Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks." I highly recommend this honest and heartfelt study of the work done by park rangers and the price it extracts from these dedicated protectors of our National Parks.  Even though I lived many experiences similar to those illustrated in her book, I found it hard to put down and it produced many hard to explain or ignore emotions.  I highly recommend this book which you can find available on Amazon.com.

1 comment:

  1. I’m afraid that if you think that Andrea Lankford gives a “behind the scenes” look at ranger careers you are sorely mistaken. Ms. Lankford is no longer a ranger because she couldn’t handle the realities of rangering. A closer look at the profession, however, will reveal that the service is full of many competent people who LOVE their jobs and who remain dedicated to their chosen field. Among those ranks, Lankford is NOT respected. Good riddance and I’m glad she found a parasitic way to make a living out of portraying a career she personally couldn’t handle. and congrats on the marriage to bad same sex is legal now