Monday, September 7, 2009

Summer at home and now off to Nevada

It's been months since I have written, and while 'Angela's Adventures' was meant to be a blog of my NZ and OZ adventures last spring, why not continue it? So I will continue to blog and share my life adventures.

I have spent a fun and relazing three + months at home in Petersburg with my parents. I worked for the Forest Service primarly doing stand exams, for a timber sales prep crew. We also did a bit of wildlife and fisheries data collection. I had a great time with my crew and the other seasonal workers, as welll as spending time with my high school friends home again for the summer. We had a lot of fun weekend adventures, from camping up crystal mountain the weekend of the 4th of July to boating over to Cascade Creek cabin in Thomas Bay.

Now I'm preparing to leave and ferry/drive down to Las Vegas, where I am going to serve for a year as an Americorps member for the Nevada Conservation Corps. I am a little scared to being in the big city and desert so far from home, but it is a beautiful part of the country (from the photos, I've never been to Nevada). I don't know much about the details of the job but we will be working either 4 10s or 8 10s, with 3-6 days off at a time. We will be doing conservation and restiration work, including trail work, all around the state of Nevada. The organization I am working for is the Great Basin Institute, and they have hired 50 volunteers to serve on 5 10 person crews. Work starts the 28th of September, with a week of camping for orientation and trail building 101.