Below Wilderness Volunteers leader Kathleen Worley reflects on the retirement of Keith Waterfall, a long serving agency contact in the Inyo National Forest. While Keith may have moved on, Kathleen is leading another great project in the Inyo NF in 2016, this time at Lake Ediza in the Ansel Adams Wilderness.
|A WV crew moving logs in the Inyo National Forest .|
|Building the causeway|
Not all trips Keith set up were quite as memorable, but there was always something strange and wonderful. He chose campsites with amazing views and a good spot for a kitchen. He found us places to camp the night before each trip and chose great packers to take us in and back out again.
|Volunteer Michelle Collins "holding up a rock" on the 2013 Bishop Pass project|
|Leader trainees Bobbie Morrison and Dave Marancik on the 13 year old stone pathway built by an earlier WV crew.|
|Tools packed by Keith|
Kathleen Worley grew up in Reno, Nevada, which perhaps explains her love of the high desert as well as the granite spires and crystal clear lakes of the Eastern Sierra Nevada. She has led more than 30 projects with Wilderness Volunteers in Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, California, and Hawaii. She recently retired from teaching theatre at Reed College in Portland, OR.