A woman park warden who works in Rocky Mountain National Park spends her time on such tasks as bear patrol, locating tourists who are lost or in other physical danger, and policing park rules. She has a particular affinity for grizzly bears, largely stemming from an experience she had in a Neolithic cave in Spain. During her work and her travels, she observes various ways in which bears are mistreated in parks, sometimes even by researchers with seemingly good intentions. While an out-of-control fire rages through the national park, the woman park warden, with two grizzly bear skulls in hand, begins a difficult and dream-like journey to the park boundary—where wild animals can seem like ghosts and trauma can strike as suddenly as lightning.
"Excerpts from the Novel, Bear War-den,"
The Goose: Vol. 16
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholars.wlu.ca/thegoose/vol16/iss2/2