One cool thing: world’s oldest junior ranger

Photo: Cheryl Stoneburner

The News Eagle reported yesterday that on a recent visit, a 103-year-old woman became a junior ranger for Grand Canyon National Park. Rose Torphy is three years older than the park! The junior ranger program is open to anyone aged four or older and encourages people to learn about preserving and protecting national parks. While Torphy and her daughter Cheryl Stoneburner visited the park, she admired the wheelchair access which let her overlook the canyon and asked to be sworn into the program at the gift shop. “She just had her 10th great-great-grandbaby, so she’s happy the Grand Canyon is being protected and will be there for all the generations to see,” said Stoneburner.

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