Friday, September 9, 2011

Photo of the day: ArrowCorps502

ArrowCorps502 by The Bacher Family
ArrowCorps502, a photo by The Bacher Family on Flickr.
One of the things I love most about my job as Volunteer Program Manager at Mount Rainier National Park is seeing a project that you've worked on for a long time finally take shape in the real world! "ArrowCorps" was an effort we worked on for almost two years, coordinating a hundred Boy Scouts from all over the country (mostly the Seattle area) to come to the park and neighboring Forest Service land to work on volunteer projects for a week. I took this photo at the opening ceremony for the event, held at Camp Sheppard just north of the park boundary. The lighting was dim, but I wanted to capture an image with some depth to it. This is what I came up with: the ArrowCorps502 logo in the foreground, in sharp focus, with Scout leader Ian Bellows in the distant background, out of focus. The image turned out well in spite of the dim light.

"ArrowCorps502," by the way, is named for the Order of the Arrow, the leadership arm of the Boy Scouts, whose local T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge 502 members planned and executed the project. They boys did a fantastic job maintaining the Crystal Mountain Trail, restoring the Ipsut Creek Campground, and pulling invasive species at Government Meadows in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Here's a photo from the work on the Crystal Mountain Trail:


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