Thanks for the calls and emails of concern, everyone. Collin is doing well, but working a LOT of hours in the far reaches of the Last Frontier. Below is a snapshot of the statewide fires in Alaska. If you ever want to know where he's currently flying, you can click here, or go to the bottom of any page and follow the Where is Parkwest links?
Check out this recent NY Times article about the proposed development of a Chinese National Park System. Doesn't this view of the Huanglong alpine park look like a great Parkwest destination?
As some of you know, Parkwest friends Mark and Kathie Cassidy have caught the National Parks fever. Several years ago they showed up for a Parkwest trip and, after receiving their National Parks Passport book, they've worked overtime at collecting in the pages. One of their most recent accomplishments was traveling to the National Park of American Samoa (NPAS). They have this great program, where they encourage folks to buy a NPAS t-shirt, and wear it around to other National Parks around the country, sending photos to their website and Facebook pages.
What a nice surprise when Cat Herder opened her mail one day to find that the Cassidys had sent HER a NPAS t-shirt, to help the traveling t-shirt effort. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to contribute as we traveled the Denali Highway. Can't miss that lime green t-shirt--it's pretty unique! I'll have a great opportunity to collect some more Parks in the shirt this fall, on our Fall Migration tour.
Thanks, Mark and Kathie, for the t-shirt and the continued sending of postcards from your National Parks travels (the most recent installment from Weir Farm NHS in Connecticut).
Cat Herder (aka Marisa) has been guiding pilot tours in the American West for over a sixteen years. Keep tabs on your Parkwest pilot friends, National Park news and other tidbits here!