Confessions of a National Park Ranger

The Washingtonian
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

An SCA Alumna's account from the National Mall

Originally published in “The Washingtonian”

As a national park ranger on the Mall, my job was to make sure tourists came home with good stories

By Molly E. McCluskey; SCA Alumna, Arches National Park 2002, National Mall and Memorial Parks 2005

Molly E. McCluskey; SCA Alumna

Do you want me to take your picture?”

I’m standing at the top of the Washington Monument, near the line for the elevator down to the bottom. I’ve come around to the line from the wrong side and have accidentally cut ahead of the 20 or so people already waiting. By the time I realize my mistake, going to the back would mean a long wait. So I stay put. Continue Reading