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Horseback in the woods

In the Forest Service, we don’t go around on horseback all that often, but every now and again.

On the trail to the site in Ansel Adams Wilderness

The Forest Service has a mystique in some people’s minds. I don’t understand it. But I try to field questions:

RB: Has anybody ever tried to seduce you in your Forest Service uniform?

Me: Well, my job is what they call a “non-uniform” position. We’re usually out there in just boots and jeans.

RB: Oh! Sounds nice!

Me: And an orange logger vest.

RB: Ohhh!

Me: And — we don’t usually put ’em on — but, hardhats.

RB: OOOOOHHHHH!!!!!

Me: Ok! Ok! I’ll wear the hardhat!