Welcome to a new Yosemite Ranger

A hearty welcome to Ranger Lisa Hendy, the new Emergency Services Program Manager. She just got here in March from Grand Canyon NP. Wow, some tough duties! Maybe I’ll become a seasonal ranger. Ranger Hendy is top notch. She received the National Park Service’s (NPS) 2011 Harry Yount National Park Ranger Award for excellence in the field of rangering.

NPS head, Jon Jarvis and Lisa Hendy



The award is named after the nation’s first park ranger (hired in Yellowstone National Park in 1880) and is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a park ranger today. Most recently, she was a law enforcement ranger in Grand Canyon. In her career she has been at Yosemite before and also worked at  Rocky Mountain, Arches and Yellowstone National Parks.

She told me she will try to get the YOASAR website updated. The last rescue documented was in June 2012.  It’s a manpower resource issue.


Unrelated thought worth quoting: If your child ain’t all he should be now. This girl will put him right. I’ll show him what he could be now. Just give me one night. I’m the Gypsy – the Acid Queen.” – Tommy, the Who


*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

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About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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