“It’s always important to keep in mind the time of year you want to venture out, hence the salmon-scented body wash during bear bulk-up season is probably not a winning choice. Oh, it’s trout? Same idea. Keep an eye out for the weather, road conditions, and environmental changes.”
National Park Service dishing out valuable safety information with a side of humor. Love picturing NPS rangers in their big hats giggling away press send on another viral Tweet. I’m becoming convinced all park rangers are out of work comedians:
“It’s a bold strategy, Cotton. Let’s see how it plays out for them. Bold indeed. So, you’ve decided to take a trip to a park either alone, or with friends, or maybe you somehow ended up as group leader. It could happen. Do you know what information or skills you need before heading out? If you answered yes, good luck. If you answered no, keep reading.
First off, it’s always important to keep in mind the time of year you want to venture out, hence the salmon-scented body wash during bear bulk-up season is probably not a winning choice. Oh, it’s trout? Same idea. Keep an eye out for the weather, road conditions, and environmental changes.
Next, think about the setting. Does the activity you want to do take place at the beach, on a trail, in a cave, on a mountain, future hospital room, or historical site? Know your limits and choose wisely.
How much longer? Yep, we’re not done. Think about the duration of a trip. Will it be a few hours or all day? Oh, it’s a little chillier than you thought? Guess it’s time to fashion your hat back into your pants.
Finally, (yeah, we’re at the end!) do you have a very particular set of skills? Skills that you’ve acquired over a very long career of hiking, climbing, boating, or walking into a spider web releasing your inner ninja? Yes? No? Maybe? If wanting to tackle a certain activity that you’re unfamiliar with, make sure and research or brush up before you arrive.
In conclusion, wait, you already said “finally?” We did, but we have to end on a positive, motivational note. Make good choices and have fun. The end. Sardines! It was sardine scented body wash. (Still not a great choice.) That explains the family of bobcats.”