Catalina Island for a summer selling tours (wonderful), Yellowstone for part of a summer in the boiler room (pretty bad), Saudi Arabia for a few years as a teacher (amazing), Los Angeles as a full-time adult ed. ESL teacher (rewarding). Standish Hickey California State Park as a park aide--great experience in the redwoods in Humboldt County.
I'm a fun, easy going person who's traveled the world. Currently I'm sub teaching elementary school for Los Angeles Unified School District.
Last Seasonal Job:
Park Aide, Standish Hickey State Park, CA
Favorite Seasonal Job:
coastal California or Oregon at a state or national park
Nancy is good people and you can ask her anything any time. She was always my goto person.
Cedar Grove is in the bottom of the canyon (Kings Canyon) and that is where you would be housed. It is a pluss to have a vehicle as it allows you more freedom. That is probably what she wanted to know.
The housing down there is pretty good and the rooms are on the larger size. There have always been bear sitings down there with a couple of break ins while I was there. So take your camera! This location is on the Quiet and Peacefull side with the sound of the river 24-7. You will be busy with work and hopefully they get fully staffed.
You must keep yourself busy exploring the area, reading, swimming like you said you enjoy.
Hume Lake is close by which is a Christian camp and they have cool stuff like boat rentals, Sandy Beach, and Hamburgers.
Google Hume Lake!
If you worked Yosemitee youre going to real happy with the change of pace with the same scenery.
I will be heading to the North Rim GC. I am looking forward to working and learning a new location.
I am jealous as I just love the diversity of Sequoia/Kings.
No I did not say that I had problems with the management. They are a good groop of people. I stayed for a full year and shoveled my way through 15' of snow up in Grant Grove. By the time spring came I was so burnt out that I needed a break. I have considered returning this season but have gained employment at the North Rim!!! I am very excited about that.
I think you will find Cedar Grove as a very quiet but busy none the less kind of place. The sound of the river continues to sooth the soul. If you worked Yosemitee you will find it much the same only minus the people. Often guests will say they wish they had skipped Yosemitee and spent more time in Sequoia. Kings Canyon is the best kept secret of the N.P.S.
Glad to Be of help! The only place in Sequoia/Kings Canyon below 5000' is Cedar Grove. They have one lodge at that location and it sits about 100' from the Kings river. Good swimming in there after the spring run off. If you prefer a quiet location then this is it. Housing is good as good gets. The river truely is amazing and the canyon is worth exploring. Apply with Kings Canyon Park Services. They handel Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, and Stoney Creek. You have nothing to lose by applying anyhow. Google Cedar Grove, or Kings Canyon Park Services and you are on your way.
Let me know if you want more inside info as I spent three years with this company.
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