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July 2009 Blog Posts (9)

Just Crazy Scenic ...

Have you ever visited a place that just doesn't seem real it is so scenic? There is a place like this in Yellowstone that is visited by thousands every month. I am referring to Artist Point overlooking the Canyon of the Yellowstone and the Lower Falls. I mean come on folks ... this view just can't be real. The canyon walls are all different shades of tan and pink due to the thermal activity there over the last few thousand years. The Lower Falls are just magnificent as tons of water pour over… Continue

Added by aggie71 on July 30, 2009 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Clues From the Recession

The current economic recession is giving some clues on how employees can best deal with future downturns.

I do have this penchant for making business plans. It’s my safety net. Some people that do seasonal work year round have the option of going home for awhile if things don’t quite work out. I do not have that option available. If I have problems, I’ll soon find myself among the ranks of the homeless. A plan in place is not quite a security still has a lot of holes. So… Continue

Added by Keith Larson on July 26, 2009 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Park City, UT

Any advice/Info on gaining employment in Park City for the winter?

Added by Brian Harrison on July 21, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Why I Love the Grand Tetons

This past Saturday I finally got a chance to leave Yellowstone for a day and go see my favorite mountain range....the Grand Tetons. The way these mountains shoot straight to the sky above Jackson Hole is just stunning. I must have snapped 20-30 pictures during my brief tour....but I just couldn't help myself. Every time I looked at those mountains I noticed something new that I just had to capture with my camera. I took the scenic route through the park....the road that goes over Jackson Lake… Continue

Added by aggie71 on July 19, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (Part 5 or 3b)

This last winter season was my second time as Second Chef and Operations at the Kay El Bar Guest Ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona. Before I begin this review, I’d like to refer you to my blog about people’s views on places, Ketchup on Waffles. I’m also going to write this review can decide for yourself which is good, bad, and/or… Continue

Added by Keith Larson on July 12, 2009 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Fireweed 400 -- 2009 CW 24/7-11

So it's not THE Tour, but there is a major bicycle race in Alaska taking place yesterday and today...the Fireweed 400.

There are several levels...from a 50-mile fat tire roll to the 400 mile race from Sheep Mountain Lodge to Valdez and back. The longer races started yesterday. The winner finished at 8 this morning with a time of just over 20 hours.

Saturday is usually my day off. But at 5 am I was over the breakfast flattop… Continue

Added by Keith Larson on July 11, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Knob Lakes and Alaskam Road (Mile 118.5 Intersection)

This weekend's hike from Sheep Mountain Lodge took me down the Alaskam Road to Knob Lakes.

It was a very pleasant morning. The last few days there has been very few clouds and very little wind. The temperatures soon rise in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Then in the afternoon rain and some wind. First I went down to the main lodge and getting a little breakfast and packing a lunch. When I cam back up to Hillside House, I woke up Petra,… Continue

Added by Keith Larson on July 5, 2009 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Winter Job?

Any advice anyone, where too, where not too, what pays well or peanuts, must see places? Thanks to everyone!

Added by Mickey Collins on July 4, 2009 at 8:44am — No Comments

Meekins Air Service

So today I experienced one of the better perks of working at Sheep Mountain Lodge. The lodge does a lot of business with Meekins Air Service. They use the airstrip often for their sight seeing tours.

Anjanette Steer really liked the way this season's employees gelled and our basic attitudes and work ethics. The other night when the owner came in for dinner, Anj talked to them and arranged for us to take some short tours whenever they had the time.…


Added by Keith Larson on July 1, 2009 at 10:44pm — 1 Comment

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