About 5 years ago I was hiking in Mt. Rainier NP in a certain alpine area that abuts NF land.
I was sitting there, eating or something, when I see a lady ranger come running up the trail, going full speed. She was a good deal shorter than me, so maybe barely 5 ft tall. She had a 45 strapped on one side and a rifle across her chest. She had another ranger behind her - a man, who was unarmed it appeared and who looked to be about ready to fall over dead physically. The last I saw Ms. Ranger was booking a good 1/4 mile up the trail still running. To come from the trailhead she had gained over 2,000 ft of gain and she looked like she had just started - she was in perfect shape.
I still crack up over that image. Wish I had time that day to see what she was carrying. Her EBR (evil black rifle) was a big one, it dwarfed her!
OK, that memory had nothing to do with this, but :-P