"I was trying to introduce her to being an outdoors gal, and we went up to have a closer look at the trees," Maynes says. "She said 'Mom,' and I turned around and she wasn't there. Thankfully, she wasn't hurt. We do caution people to stay away from the tree wells."
A ranger's request: Pack in anticipation of varying weather patterns.
"It might seem intuitive," she says. "But I think it's a little hard to overestimate how changeable the weather is and to be really be prepared for anything."
Another park she'd like to visit: Buck Island Reef National Monument in the Virgin Islands. The island is surrounded by a coral reef.
"It's an area of the country that I haven't been and so that is very interesting to me."