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March 2010 Blog Posts (17)

Mt Rainer Or Sequoia???????

Hello all can any one give me any feed back on either one of these two locations im going to work at one this summer. Need help picking which one any feed back positive or negative would be great........

Added by michael drew on March 29, 2010 at 6:44pm — 2 Comments

A Once a Year Opportunity - Spring Biking in Yellowstone

The snow plow crews begin peeling back the snow from Mammoth on the first Monday after the first Sunday in March every year. It takes weeks for them to get the park opened. But once the roads are in decent shape from Mammoth to West Yellowstone they will open them to bicycle traffic, on weekends, for a few weeks before the roads open to cars for the season. During the week there is a lot of maintenance and construction traffic out there as folks scurry around to get the park ready to open. But… Continue

Added by Bill Berg on March 29, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

First Time at the Grand Canyon

Hey this will be my first time at the grand canyon and I want to know what to expect and all to bring. Any advice is greatly appreciated

Added by Alisha Staten on March 26, 2010 at 2:22pm — 4 Comments

Yes, I Know, Yellowstone is on Top of a Volcano!

(My most recent blog post at

Let's get a few things out of the way before we discuss the caldera problem.

Yellowstone is not in Arizona, California, Colorado, or Detroit. Still

not sure where it is? Like my mother used to say, you'll never learn

unless you look it up yourself. May I suggest for the… Continue

Added by Judy Demick on March 23, 2010 at 4:43am — 4 Comments

Visitors Coming

Don't you just love when a friend, or family member comes to see you at the great places you work at. When you work hard and put up with all the discomforts of living away from home. Missing out on the birthdays, holidays, summer bar-b-ques ect...

My sister, brother in-law, and niece came to see me for three days. We went for a walk into the snowy timber, went skiing, had dinners together, they went swimming. Just lifted my end of season sprits.

Added by Steve on March 22, 2010 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Delaware North Company VS Xanterra

I did a detailed comparison on my blog. Please click the link for details:
Thanks for reading- Pete

Added by Pete on March 22, 2010 at 8:08am — No Comments

Raft Season 2010

This was the first entry in this blog, scroll down to the bottom and read the comments to follow along with me for the season.

Well today will be my 3rd day on the water this season, kinda sad really, I wish the actual number was up higher. Gonna take my second run on the Canyon section of the Big South Fork today. Every river that we guide we have to do a minimum of three trips before we are allowed to take paying customers,… Continue

Added by Dale Stewart on March 20, 2010 at 4:30am — 10 Comments

Grand Canyon South Rim

I was offered a job as Kitchen/Cafeteria staff at Grand Canyon South Rim. Can anyone let me know what there experiences were working here?

Added by Marielle on March 18, 2010 at 11:19am — 4 Comments

What do I Need to Bring?

I make lists. Lots of lists. Of course I usually lose them. My children were at Yellowstone last year, so they have told me what to bring, but somehow, I suspect they have left something out. Would the "mature" workers out there let me know the one thing they wish they had dragged along. I will be driving, so have a little more room. I know about shower shoes and that kind of thing. Planning is part of the fun to me.

Please stop by at my blog… Continue

Added by Judy Demick on March 18, 2010 at 4:20am — 12 Comments

Outdoor Dreams

I often romantically dream about being an Indian, but the reality of it is that Indian (Native American that is) life is very hard for an individual, tribal life is almost a necessity. The skills and labors required to do more than survive are nearly impossible for one man to posess and practice. I can however master some of those skills and mix them into my own personal lifestyle. More than the skills, the waste/not want not philosophy of the Ancient Americans is probably what defines alot of… Continue

Added by Dale Stewart on March 17, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Preparing For Yellowstone

Last year when my sons headed to Yellowstone to work for Xanterra, I knew that some how, some way, I would get there too. I've been a health care social worker for many years. I've burned the candle at both ends. As a matter of fact, my ends have met and the candle has fizzled out. So, when the stress level soars, it's time to get away to the great outdoors.

I'm 61 years old and I'm excited about cleaning rooms at the Old Faithful Inn. It will be a relief to do something physical and… Continue

Added by Judy Demick on March 16, 2010 at 5:06am — 3 Comments


I have been keeping track of Zack Steer's Iditarod run. He's currently 11th a little past the halfway point. Zack and Anjanette own and run Sheep Mountain Lodge, where I worked last summer.

Here he talks about making adjustments to your plans. I think it may cover more than…


Added by Keith Larson on March 14, 2010 at 4:23pm — 2 Comments

yellowstone national park

I will be working at Yellowstone this summer. I don,t know quite what to expect. I will be living in a dorm but i'd like what the dorms are like. Are they clean. Can you cook in 'em? Is there a place to secure your stuff? does it rain alot? any info will help

Added by ceal on March 13, 2010 at 7:45pm — 3 Comments

Denali National Park Photos

I was cleaning my apartment and came across a nice suprise. I found pictures I took while I was in Alaska that I thought had been lost. I will post them first chance I get.

Added by Coly Hope on March 10, 2010 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Raw-Foodist biked from PA to AR! Great find.

I was googling away yesterday trying to find another raw biker who has done what we’re preparing to do. Well I ran into this…


Added by Gabryanna Johnson on March 9, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Returning to alaska

Got the call to return to Alska for the summer, cooking for a crew of eastern block students, earning money for their school time. I swear last summer I had never seen so many thongs, even in the city, and the girls all dressed like they were going out, some even wore make-up every day, even when they were processing, but I've gotta say it made for great scenery. It's just a shame I won't get to see the Fremont Parade, and summer solstice celebration, as I'm due to leave right before the… Continue

Added by Smuuthie on March 5, 2010 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

Before you go to Hawaii read this...

Had a bad experience going to Hawaii at my own expense to work as a bus

driver for Polynesian Adventure Tours. After a lot of expense and

trouble getting an apartment and getting settled in I got 40 hours of

paid training OVER A MONTHS TIME(!) then got left out in the pasture to

rot. We were supposed to call in every day so it was not possible to

plan anything and after calling in dutifully every day for a month was

told "You have the day off." each time. This was… Continue

Added by roger freed on March 4, 2010 at 4:47pm — No Comments

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