Books Pathway Through Parks, A

Pathway Through Parks, A

Pathway Through Parks, A


This book follows the career path of Ranger Carl Chavez and his family as they travel the length and breadth of California from the ghost town of Bodie State Historic Park to the magnificent redwoods of Humboldt Redwoods State Park and on into the upper realm of management and operations in the California State Park System. Carl’s tales of family life in parks and the inner workings of park operations are portrayed with humor and tragedy, joy and sorrow, and success and failure that many readers will recognize from their own lives. If you have ever dreamed of becoming a park ranger or living a lifestyle in the great outdoors, this book is for you. Retired after a 33-year career with the California Department of Parks and Recreation, the author was named the Department’s first “Superintendent of the Year” in 1985. Illustrated with line drawings. Paperbound: 332 pages: 6 x 9”