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Minimalist Packing List

Quite a few of you have mentioned before what you consider "essentials" for packing when you go off to different locations, and I don't remember if I had done a packing blog before (no I didn't look before typing this). You would think as many times as I have moved around that it would be easy to do. Well maybe someday if I learn to stop shopping,  then packing might become a piece-of-cake. hopefully I can get all this stuff packed so it fits and I don't have any hassle at the airport. For…


Added by Sunni on May 26, 2015 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Xanterra came through for me again

Two of my ex-coworkers from GCSR have been at Mt Rushmore for about a month or so now. They talked to someone in a hiring position, named Roy, about me..even gave him my Xanterra I.D.# so he could look me up. 

Well I got a quick call early this morning from Roy, asking when I could be there. He said I could arrive tomorrow or wait 2 weeks if I needed. Well I leave June 5th, to work in F&B at Mt Rushmore. I never even sent in an application for the job. I Have no idea when the job…


Added by Sunni on May 21, 2015 at 10:14pm — 4 Comments

Soul Mates

Are "Soul Mates" real?  Is there someone out there who is that perfect individual that complements you in every imaginable way? A person you feel like you have known your entire life even though you may have just met?  A person you simply can't be around too much, because you simply love to be around this person no matter the circumstances be they good or bad?  Does everyone get an opportunity to find their "Soul Mate" in this life or is it a rare and precious exception for a very lucky…


Added by aggie71 on May 11, 2015 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

anyone need a pet

jo joI have a Catahoola dog that needs a home the breed is a cattle dog? Is at least 10 years old and is great with other dogs and cats and kids. Loving…


Added by Dixie Breidenstein on May 5, 2015 at 7:48pm — No Comments

My Auto Ford Taurus

My Ford Taurus 2007 that I took to Alaska from Florida has 139,000 miles.  I have it at the cabin in North Carolina, Garner. I have a telephone interview for Vail Resorts at Keystone Lodge & Spa May 18. If I go this way for the whole season seasonal Summer work contract. I plan on leaving auto behind and work at Keystone in Colorado. Fly round trip. Dishwasher work job in the mornings so could take shuttle to work work and back. Man I really do need a new auto car. This picture was…


Added by Bob Blockus on May 4, 2015 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Spring has sprung......and looking to summer!

I am still looking for that great summer job cooking at your resort! 

Feel free to contact me if you have a spot for me in your kitchen!

Here a a few of my creations from this spring

Raspberry Balsamic Sorbet with Balsamic Pearls…


Added by Ditesia Z. Johnson (TC) on April 27, 2015 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Photography During our Adventures!!

I can imagine there are a host of people out there who wish they could take decent photos to put onto a laptop or send to FB or even on here.  Many people don't know how to utilize the camera well enough to take decent pictures.  We have a photographing editor here who tells me most people who own an SLR HD camera with multiple lenses don't know how to set their ISO range or what it means? Really?  Many people, from what we have experienced here, really want to take decent pics and the…


Added by Pete Disbury on March 30, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments

Feedback for 2015

I currently work in Big Bend National Park-Texas where the hiking is epic, the views are incredible but it is warming up for much warmer temps in the summer.   I am looking at a host of places up north in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho that offer great hiking, lakes, pristine country, wildlife, fresh alpine air without leaving the lower 48 states. 

I looked at the Flaming Gorge area but had read some negative reviews of this location.  The area looks amazing to visit but to work here is in…


Added by Pete Disbury on March 9, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

A Week in the Life - Goldminer's Daughter Lodge

This season I am working in Alta, Utah at the Goldminer's Daughter Lodge. I started the season in the middle of November and it will be complete on April 19.  I am one of the cooks in the Top of the Lodge restaurant.  Here is a quick little look at my week from February…


Added by Keith Larson on March 2, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

I hear your trumpeting... new season

My job at the Corps of Engineers W.G. Huxtable Pumping Plant is ending and my office on top of the river bridge is a changing.  My new job will actually be on the Mississippi River on board with the Corps of Engineers Mat Sinking Unit.  This will put me on the river from 3 to six months.  If interested, look up Managing the Mississippi on YouTube.

So I don't feel left out as all of my seasonal friends head off to their new jobs.  Happy season y'all.   See you on the…


Added by Ann Carr on February 22, 2015 at 2:10pm — 3 Comments

My next wild adventure!

I'm looking for my next wild and adventurous summer job where i can cook , grill, and smoke  awesome meats, meet new and great people, see new things, and have a fabulous time doing it!!

Fun loving and comical I'm ready to get out there feed the people and share the love..........any ideas where that might be?

Here's some more pictures from last seasons outdoor adventures!…


Added by Ditesia Z. Johnson (TC) on February 18, 2015 at 7:44pm — No Comments

hi all

WELL my friends need some assistance with spring and summer work any hard suggestions I've applied too glacier national park and Idaho jobs and gpi

Added by angel on February 18, 2015 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Winter post up

Back after the hunt season and riding out the winter so I thought It was time to share some of this last years food photos.

Fresh peach trio.…


Added by Ditesia Z. Johnson (TC) on February 16, 2015 at 3:16pm — No Comments

The Roaming Base Camp Blog

We invite you to visit our website and follow along on our adventure!

Added by Laine Browning on February 1, 2015 at 1:12pm — No Comments

My 1st phone interview for 2015

I had just emailed my resume yesterday (Saturday), so I was a bit surprised to get an unplanned call this morning from Cliff Dwellers Lodge in Northern AZ.

I had just gotten up and made coffee, so I didn't have my resume in front of me, or any list of questions that everyone says you should ask. Luckily it's an area that I have been wanting to explore for many years.

This interview lasted about 10-15 minutes, where the guy mostly told me about the company and wanting to find…


Added by Sunni on January 18, 2015 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

Job Hunting After Seasonal Work

   As a some of you know I have worked at Grand Canyon South Rim (GCSR) 3 times. In between my time there I have gone to 2 locations in AK, Phoenix AZ, and back to stay with family in NH. 

Before starting work @ GCSR, I have lived for short periods of time in Kingman AZ, UT, CA, NH, TN, KY, & FL.

Now it seems to me that whenever I apply for jobs, the person doing the interview will glance through and then look at me saying you move alot (that happened again today). My last…


Added by Sunni on January 14, 2015 at 5:33pm — 3 Comments

Back for the Winter Season at Yellowstone.

I reported back to Yellowstone on December 16th for the winter season. I'm sure many folks were just kidding me about the winters up here, but being from Houston, Texas, I'm sure they were just a little bit serious as well.

So, how am I faring in this winter wonderland? It is fantastic. It's cold, that's for sure, and there's lots of snow, but it is great. In Houston, we used to have at least 15 or 20 minutes of winter every year, so there's that. Driving out to Lamar Valley and…


Added by Milton McKinney on January 13, 2015 at 8:54pm — No Comments

State Minimum Wages

When you are searching for your next job, you'll be comparing location (location, location) and position and room and board and perks and wages.  State Minimum Wages vary widely and seem to be in a constant state of flux.

Here's a link to a great resource that will help you stay abreast on State Minimum Wages -

Best wishes with your 2015 Job…


Added by Patty on January 6, 2015 at 4:24pm — No Comments

How has Seasonal Job Changed Your Life?

CoolWorks is currently running a contest to hear from YOU - the loyal CoolWorkers! We want to know how a Seasonal Job - or several of them - has changed your life!

For me - I took "one" Summer Job in Yellowstone, which led to another. Then I took a leap of faith and jumped at a Winter Job in Yellowstone. Another Summer. Another Winter. And boom! I landed a year round position. And so my life beyond the MidWest began.

My seasonal jobs included Housekeeper, Truck Driver,…


Added by Patty on December 15, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Traveling and Teaching

For anyone interested, I think teaching ESL is one of the best non-traditional jobs there is. I was a public school teacher for several years, but left to teach English-as-a-Second-Language teacher for the Spanish speaking players on the Cleveland Indians baseball team, then later had seasonal jobs teaching for the Ringling Bros.Circus and Walt Disney World. However, those aren't the ESL jobs I'm referring to. 

You don't have to have a degree in Education to teach ESL. Sometimes you…


Added by Richard Lee Zellers on November 23, 2014 at 3:14pm — No Comments

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