By Carl S. Chavez

"Bodie, the very sound of that identify inspires photographs of "The undesirable guy From Bodie", a coarse and tumble existence, and the cruel weather of a gold mine boomtown of the early West. yet to a tender park ranger and his spouse, clean out of faculty, and with a baby at the approach, it was once an intimidating starting to a 32-year occupation with California division of Parks and Recreation.

A PATHWAY via PARKS follows the profession of Ranger Carl S. Chavez and his kin as they commute the size and breadth of California from the ghost city of Bodie nation ancient Park to the mountains and shorelines of Southern California. every one new task brings new adventures and demanding situations as Ranger Chavez promotes up the profession ladder to positions at the imperative Coast of California, the Sierra Nevada and eventually to the redwoods of Northern California at Humboldt Redwoods nation Park.

Career judgements has to be made which bring about development, "out of the field", and into the administration ranks of local and department Headquarters. but even those alterations don't regulate the chance for tales and stories of humor and tragedy, pleasure and sorrow, experience and regimen, and the good fortune and failure that many readers will realize of their personal lives. a person who has retired from the group, despite profession, can have stories like these present in A PATHWAY via PARKS.

The author's studies will supply all those that love the good outdoor and luxuriate in our parks and forests a unprecedented, within glimpse, not just of the internal workings of park operations, but in addition, of family members lifestyles dwelling in parks.

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