I wrote earlier about my 'blankie'. (Hey, I work around kids a lot. They rub off.)
Anyway, I just read this article from the National Parks Traveler website:
Reader Participation Day: If Cost Were No Object, Which National Park Would You Visit?
Notice anything about the answers? Yes indeed, a large portion of the comments include a park in Alaska. Would I be crazy NOT to take a job offer from Katmai?!
I asked for, and got a response about, a typical day's schedule for the rangers up at Brooks Camp. It really wasn't as bad as I expected. I would get more exercise up there than I do here (and thus hopefully lose a bit of weight :) ). But it doesn't sound terrible. Hectic, but not impossible. I feel a bit better about the job now. The remoteness is still a hang-up though.
5 hours ago