Sunday, October 29, 2006

Gift from Forest Service to Americorps NCCC

IMG_2165, originally uploaded by stevempassmore.

Some of my pictures will be up in the Americorps offices for future corps members to see!

Clock is winding down. Americorps service commitment ends on Nov 15. Thursday this week will be the last day working with the Forest Service. As a gift to Americorps the FS gave a plaque for the main offices in Denver. It turned out a good number of the pictures on the plaque are ones I took this year. Came as a complete surprise since a team mate submitted them for me.

As for life after Americorps... I've been putting in applications to CO ski resorts Vail, Keystone and Eldora. Seasonal FS wildfire jobs start getting posted in December. I'm looking at hotshot crews in NM, NV, AZ and CO.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

YMCA of the Rockies. Spent the last two days at a conference for Americorps entitled Legacy. Most branches of Americorps were represented (Vista, Senior corps, etc). The lectures were awful so I spent my time hiking in the camp and the bordering Rocky Mountain National Park. I don't have any pictures because it was snowing, cloudy or foggy. However, hear the view of the mountains is awesome from the YMCA camp.

The sky is falling.
Looks like over a foot of snow in the mountains tonight. Our goal for tomorrow is to burn some piles of limbs from our forest thinning projects. The rest of the next two weeks will be mostly Squad Boss training (131) and Pumps training.