Goodbye to Happy, a four-legged park volunteer who lived up to his name until the end.Illustration for National Parks Magazine Winter 2018 Issue.
This assignment was a commission for an inspiring canine park volunteer named Happy. Happy was known for bringing comfort to people in hospitals, senior care centers, and Flight 93 National Memorial.
The Outbound Collective is an online community of outdoors enthusiasts. The following articles have been featured on the “The Outbound Journal” section of their site, which is reserved for members of the community who share their personal knowledge, experiences, photographs, and videos in an exceptional way.
This photo essay was published on a blog called “Tales of Wander” by a clothing and gear company called HAVAIII Co. Venturing out to Rainier National Park meant hopping on a 6-hour flight from New York, and then embarking on a 5-hour round trip drive from Tacoma. This may seem a bit much for a day-hike, but to me, it was entirely worth it.