18 Jun Country Roads, Take Me Home: Arrival to Shenandoah National Park
My name is Reena Ramos and I’m excited to be working as a park intern for the summer! This last week has been a whirlwind; I arrived back from a class abroad and immediately drove from my small town in Indiana to Shenandoah National Park. The park is part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, and spans over 197,000 acres. Along with Mammoth Cave and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks, Shenandoah was established as one of the first parks in the eastern U.S. Shenandoah is famous for its 105-mile long Skyline Drive, that snakes its way through the entire park and allows for beautiful views of the mountains and valleys.
I just graduated from college with a degree in Environmental Science, and I’m happy to put my skills to use here, developing programs and helping at the visitor center. While I’m here, I also hope to make this park and its information more available to the Latino community!