On our drive home, Steve, Beth, and Lynn—the real ringleaders of the Ventana Wilderness Ranger group—started plotting the next "summit," where all the rangers come together to go over such things as radio procedures, how to schedule a work outing, tips for staying safe, etc.
Games are also a feature of the summit, to help keep things light. One year, for example, we had a speed race to see which team could find and pick up the most scattered toilet paper (fortunately, not used) with pairs of grippers in a certain length of time, or who could stuff their backpacks fastest with the Ten Essentials. On the drive, we bounced around the idea of a trivia contest. I suggested that it be multiple choice with harder questions (as opposed to general knowledge), so we could learn something in the process.
Somehow, that suggestion turned into me volunteering to create said quiz.
|Full extent of Los Padres NF|
|Monterey Ranger District|
The extent of old-growth forest is estimated to be 18,900 acres (30 square miles), consisting largely of Jeffrey pine, as well as some coast redwood (that would be in our area), coast Douglas-fir, and white fir.
|Wild & Scenic Rivers|
So yeah: I guess I'm glad I got volunteered for this task. I'm also glad that the summit won't be for a few months. Plenty of time to procrastinate.