Burro Skull

Some RVers who volunteer at National Wildlife Refuges never return to the same refuge twice.  Others, however, return to the refuges they enjoy year after year.  We fall into the second category.  This season, I am anxious to inspect the condition of the burro skull we left to the maggots last spring.

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So, Where Do You Live?

When a tourist at the Jackson, Wyoming, Visitor Center asked what we did there as volunteers, we replied that we were naturalists for the National Elk Refuge. “So, where do you live?” he asked.

We pointed across the mile and a third expanse of the Refuge flatland that lay before us. “We live in one of those trailers you can barely see from here.”

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Full-time RVers at Last

After leaving Imperial National Wildlife Refuge where we volunteered for over four months during winter 2005-6, we returned to the Denver area.  We could have stored the fifth wheel and reverted to living in our house.  Instead, still in our “experimental” mode, we parked at Cherry Creek State Park, three miles from our house, to test our resolve to this mobile lifestyle.

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