Loyalty, Courage & Common Sense
Most were outdoorsmen, former cowboys, trappers and woodsmen. They were hired for their loyalty, steadiness, courage, and common sense. According to the first Forest Service manual called "The Use Book," applicants had to be first of all, thoroughly sound and able-bodied, capable of enduring hardships and performing severe labor under trying conditions."
Rangers worked long hours for modest salaries. during the five year Emory Finch served as Ranger, his average pay was $17 per week.
Each Ranger was issued a water bucket, a rake, a single-bitted axe, a short-handled shovel and a badge. He had to provide and care for his own saddle and pack horses.
Erected by Olympic National Forest.
Location. 47° 23.226′ N, 122° 55.642′ W. Marker is in Brinnon, Washington, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Washington Route 106. Touch for map. Marker is by the nature trail by the cabin. Marker is in this post office area: Brinnon WA 98320, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ranger Hole
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 4, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.