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Category: Adventures
by Hannah Ettema

Saturday, June 13 is National Get Outdoors Day. Across the country, our National Forests provide some of the best places to play whether it’s paddling, camping, hiking, driving or simply taking in the view. We asked a few Forest Service employees why and how they like to get outdoors.

How do you like to get outdoors? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.

Are you a Forest Service employee that would like to share how you get outdoors? Email Hannah today to be added to the blog post.

"It’s inspiring to get out and hike the Hunter-Frying Pan Wilderness. Rugged peaks and clean mountain air ignite the soul!"

Monte Lutterman, U.S. Forest Service Mountain Sports Ranger, White River National Forest, Colorado

"The Hoosier is like a treasured quilt, passed from one generation to next, whose colors are the whites of spring dogwoods, greens of summer leaves, browns of the oaks in fall, and golden yellows of winter sunrises over the Ohio River. It’s pattern of farms, meadows, and forest wraps around you with warmth, and you know you are home – and free."

Mary Schoeppel, U.S. Forest Service GIS Coordinator, Hoosier National Forest, Indiana

"It's easy for me to stay cool under these cedar trees at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. I just follow the north loop of the boardwalk trail and walk until the world gets a little more quiet!"

Sarah Szymaniak, U.S. Forest Service Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center Intern, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin

“I like to park and just start walking and don’t have to worry about needing permission to walk on the land.”

Kevin Weiner, U.S. Forest Service Hydrologist, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Montana

"I love walking along the boardwalk at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor center that cuts through a cedar swamp, which has been around since the end of glaciation. It’s humbling to look out at these large, ancient Northern White Cedar and think of the history their ancestors have stood through."

Benjamin DeVore, U.S. Forest Service Summer Intern, Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin

“I like natural and cultural history. This interest allows me to self-explore and stumble into amazing places on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.”

Patty Bates, U.S. Forest Service Recreation, Heritage, Engineering and Lands Staff Officer, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Montana

“I'm a traditional basket maker so I'm gathering materials either in riparian or high elevation areas such as the Escalante Ranger District or the North Kaibab Ranger District.”

Angelita Bulletts, U.S. Forest Service - Forest Supervisor Dixie National Forest, Utah

"I love to go up to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and explore the recreation trails on ATVs with my family and friends."

Michelle Damato, U.S. Forest Service Executive Assistant, Eastern Regional Office, Wisconsin

“I'm a traditional basket maker so I'm gathering materials either in riparian or high elevation areas such as the Escalante Ranger District or the North Kaibab Ranger District.”

Angelita Bulletts, U.S. Forest Service - Forest Supervisor Dixie National Forest, Utah

How do you like to get outdoors? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.

Are you a Forest Service employee that would like to share how you get outdoors? Email Hannah today to be added to the blog post.


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