The high temps of summer being here, and it can bring out the beast in people. Fights for getting the parking space, overheated visitors being pissy, people trying to get over avoiding the day use fees, and the like.

For out TA's and rangers, there's sometimes no escape from the sun while they are out there and on the job. And while some may think these are "sit around" jobs, the truth is they are far from it, even if some of the work time does include sitting around.

Over the years, so many people have been a part of the Mohonk and Minnewaska Preserves, the MUA and other nearby places - and they rarely do get the acknowledgement they deserve. Let's hear it for them!