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.
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.