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Vishnu Temple Press publishes and distributes non-fiction books about the Grand Canyon and Colorado Plateau.

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A Life in the Great Outdoors
by Chuck Luttrell


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Park Rangers are frequently asked two questions
What do rangers do? How do you get to be a ranger? The short answer: Everything and it isn't easy. Chuck Luttrell thought he knew from watching his family friend, John Riffey, the longtime ranger on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, going about his business every summer. But times have changed and so does a ranger during his or her career. In The Making of a Ranger, Chuck chronicles his postings and the varied tasks he undertakes as law enforcer, fireman, medic, and rescuer whether on lakes, deserts, snow-covered mountains, or back roads. He acknowledges some successes and some failures which invites readers to wonder how they would cope with the various incidents he has faced. The conclusions he comes to about the rest of his Park Service career are not the ones he expected when he set out to master all the skills necessary to protect nature and the park visitors from each other and themselves.

Chuck's Park Service career took place mostly in parks with lakes such as Lake Meredith in Texas and Lake Mead NRA with some dry but hot assignments on the Shivwits plateau and Chaco Canyon-s Harmonic Convergence.

Isbn 978-09795055-5-3, perfectbound trade paperback, 220 pages, 8 pages of color photographs

Available as a Kindle ebook from Amazon here The Making of A Ranger

A Life in the Great Outdoors
by Chuck Luttrell 0-9795055-5-3 August 2013
soft cover, 220 pages, 8 pages of color photographs, SALE PRICE $8

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