Hey Kayla- I'm also going to be working at the Courtyard Cafe at the Chalet with a good friend of mine. I've never been to Alaska, but I hear good things. We are scheduled to get there on the 9th but are going up on the 5th to hang out in Anchorage for a few days. We should chat sometime- the more people we know up there the better :)
Hi! I saw that you previously lived/worked on Virginia... I was wondering if you worked seasonally there, or for some other reason? I applied to work at a lodge in Shenandoah Valley and was wondering if you knew much about the area?
Kayla, if you have any specific questions about Denali, like what to pack or what to expect at any point in the summer, feel free to ask me. This will be my second summer after a full year in Alaska now so I feel I know a little bit about what goes on and what to expect.
Yeah it was a pretty good time. it was called the chasco fiesta i believe. but anyway yeah i cant wait to meet all you guys once i get up there. by the time i get there most of yall will know all the good places to go up there.
Yes this will be my first time ever going to alaska or being off the east coast for that matter so i am so very excited. its going to be interesting for me to leave florida to go to alaska but im am super excited. i am going to be working at the crows nest as a shuttle driver. i start on the 18th but im flying up on the 13th so i can go around and check the place out while im settling into the good old tent.
Great! I would recommend bringing clothes for all sorts of weather. Obviously it gets cold at night, but it's nice enough during the day for shorts and t-shirt, and it will storm I'm sure. I'm not much help I bet, I always forget something that I meant to take whenever I go anywhere except backpacking so maybe I'm not the best person to be giving advice! I'm sure by the time you get there I'll have already discovered what I forgot this time! It's gonna be kinda strange up there for a week before most people start showing up. And I know what you mean about there being so much to do, there's something different everyday if you want it! Can't wait,,, talk to ya soon.
Oh that's cool the Chalet is a good place to work. It kind of seems a lot of the people are either working there or at the princess. There are a lot of people and you will never be bored there. Yeah I am working my second season at the Mckinley Village Lodge as the lead AM cook. If you have any questions don't be a stranger.
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