I admire the work that Christine Byl has done. Her efforts makes it possible for tourists like me to enjoy the national parks in the country. Byl writes about her experiences of working as a trail dog in Glacier National Park in Montana. She also writes about her experiences of working in Denali Park in Alaska. Trail dogs are a crew of people who make hiking trails easier to walk on and enjoy. I have never done physical work because of a physical disability that I have. This book makes me want to get dirty though.. She creates a visual spectacle with her descriptions of the natural environment and the duties of a trail dog.
I would love to chop down a tree with an axe. I would also like the idea of making steps out of rock for people to walk on. I think digging holes with a shovel sounds like a good exercise. Great satisfaction can be gained from performing physical work. This is something that Byl communicates clearly in this book. I can enjoy activities like looking at beautiful orchids and larch trees because of Christine and other traildogs. I would enjoy picking salmon berries and look at puffin birds at Prince William Sound in Cordova, Alaska. I have never heard of these two things. Byl raises my curiosity for the environment by mentioning these two things. This book expands my knowledge of geography and the environment so much. This is an excellent book.
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