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April 2009 Blog Posts (39)

Anybody or Older and Bolder People to share stories with.

This is my first time to Mt. Mckinley Lodge. Does anyone know if there is a chapel near there? Do I have to finish a season with Princess Logde before I can get a discount on a friend flying to the lodge for 1 or 2 nights? I hope that I can meet other people around my age.

Added by Karen Michelle Dedman on April 30, 2009 at 8:32pm — 1 Comment

Ode to the Next Generations

I have been reading a number of blog posts around CW lately and am fascinated by the poetry and raw idealism so many of our young members express in their writings here. I think young people that opt for seasonal jobs probably have a tendency to look at life and nature a little differently than the "average" person. They are people who see something special in a sunrise or sunset, a cool breeze, or a flower in bloom. I guess I had this same attitude and perceptions when I first left high… Continue

Added by aggie71 on April 30, 2009 at 9:03am — 1 Comment

All who wander are not lost...

I understand that we are all connected. Undoubtedly, we are each a perfect creation of the one True Source. It is this understanding that has brought me here, today, ready to embark on the most exciting journey in my life thus far. I have a burning desire to meet as many new people as I possibly can in my lifetime, and truly honor each and every one of them as my brother or my sister. I absolutely must see as many different shores, mountain peaks, plains, plants, natives, tribes, running… Continue

Added by Shellie on April 29, 2009 at 8:46pm — 3 Comments

Veterans Green Corps comes online with CoolWorks

I had the chance to talk to Amy Foss, Director of Operations for the Southwest Conservation Corps, about the Veterans Green Corps. These are great opportunities for veterans who have recently returned from overseas. Below are Amy's answers to some of my questions. Please spread the word about these opportunities to any veterans you know!

What is Veterans Green Corps?

Veterans Green Jobs (VGJ) has combined efforts with the Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) to create… Continue

Added by Kathi on April 29, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

I have arrived...

As fo the 28th of april @ 9am I have just started my summer job with Yellowstone...let the advintuer begin...with 5" of snow on the ground and no more than 20 miles in the to park on my way to OFI had the first buffalo pile up and was there for like 5 mins not bad...then seen some elk as well just up the is on the move in the park again now for the bear and woulves.

Added by Shelby on April 29, 2009 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Smokey Mountains this year it seems...

Found a really nice place to spend the summer! And the season lasts until DEC!!! Hope everyone got what they wanted!!!

Added by Don Talton on April 29, 2009 at 9:17am — 2 Comments

yellowstone... my home away from home :)

so if you dont know by now i was heading to yellowstone for the summer. well... now im HERE! it is very cool and have already started making new friends. everyone seems really cool. the 1st day i got here was a looong day. went through orientation and all that fun stuff and tried not to fall asleep during it. lol. well afterwards, i got assigned a room and went to unpack. well i get to my room in the juniper dorm and my room mate wasnt there but his… Continue

Added by james on April 28, 2009 at 3:29pm — 8 Comments

off to alaska

well sitting here looking at my windown 8:30am its raining ugh!!! gettin ready to leave for alaska catching an shuttle at 10am to salt lake city from idaho falls 4hr trip get to the airport at 2pm depends on the line should be check in by 3pm flight dont leave untill 5pm getting to anchorage at 12:40am staying at the comfort inn should be a interesting week in denali let u know more when i get there

Added by reggiecohen on April 28, 2009 at 8:35am — 1 Comment

Gardiner, Montana

Added by Carol on April 28, 2009 at 5:51am — 11 Comments

Here in Montana

Its Monday morning, and I have 225 miles to go til Gardiner to check in on Tuesday morning. I am stoked to start my first season in Yellowstone. Hopefully, there will be a few moments here and there to log on to CoolWorks and chat, or write a little blog. Thanks to everyone who provided so much encouragement, information, and personal insight. Its going to be great, I feel it in my blood.

The road trip was fine. Staying in Motel 6 or Econo Lodges gave me a treat at the end of 500… Continue

Added by Carol on April 27, 2009 at 7:17am — 8 Comments

Cycling Around the World - 6 Years, 50,000 Miles, 1 Year to Go...

A great Friday evening kicked off a fantastic weekend. A local tribe got together for an Indoor/Outdoor, Hello/Good-bye, Potluck Party for those Parkies that are leaving to go elsewhere for the summer and for those returning to Yellowstone for another season.

Nadine and Martin Surprise guests were Nadine and…


Added by Bill Berg on April 26, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

so im in boseman...

is anyone else here yet? seems like a pretty awesome town. this visitors guide describes it as a charming little town. in a john wayne, norman rockwell, bob marley sort of way. how cool is that? lol. so hit me up if your in the area. peace.

Added by james on April 23, 2009 at 11:09am — 1 Comment

Im leaving, but not on a jet plane!

I originally posted this on my MySpace Blog and got alot of feedback so here ya go....

SO here I go again.... Once more I am starting a new adventure. This might be the biggest yet. I am 6 days away from leaving Mass to go the the nations first National Park. Yellostone! For all of those of you that don't know already... Ill be working as a server at the Old Fatiful Inn. This actually happens to be one of the oldest standing log structures in the country. I will be traveling… Continue

Added by Kelly on April 22, 2009 at 2:25pm — 6 Comments

sweeeet drive today.

sooo tired. today we went to devils tower and walked the tower

trail. totally awesome. i couldnt imagine climbing it. i went as far as i could across the boulders but

then theres a sign sayin you need a permit and yadda yadda. there wasnt a whole lot to to but walk

the trail and take pictures. it awesome to learn about how i just like got pushed through the ground

and nobody knows what it really looked like before… Continue

Added by james on April 22, 2009 at 12:29am — No Comments

No Card Left Behind

My wallet is full of cards. Not just business cards. I'm talking about ATM, Credit, Calling, Driver's Licence, Insurance, Allergies, Library, Blockbuster and Papa Joe's Pizza Parlor.

Nearly everything I can think of is thrown in the car, I'm packed. Just in case, I have my wetsuit, bike helmet, bear spray, backpacking gear,sketch pad, laptop, dvds, coffee pot, two alarm clocks, and sewing machine.

And all my cards.

Just in case.

Cause thats how I… Continue

Added by Carol on April 21, 2009 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Seasonal Worker's Guide

Working seasonally is not just a job, it's a lifestyle. Whether you're new to working seasonally, you're a one-season per year worker and head back 'home' for the opposite season, or you move to different job adventures - summer to winter - these resources will help you along the way.

Get Where You're Going

Planes and Trains and Buses…


Added by CoolWorks® on April 20, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

the badlands... :)

the badlands... are bad ass. lol. living in new jersey for 23 years i never thought that,

in my life, i would get to see something like that. i was totally amazed around every

corner. i took at least 100 pictures, lol! i got to walk some awesome trails. found some

mountian lion prints, saw a ton of deer, about a million praire dogs and some big horn

sheep! i dont even know how to really explain the bad lands… Continue

Added by james on April 20, 2009 at 12:22am — 5 Comments

badlands tomorow!!

man... today was so shitty. we stayed in sioux falls last night at a really cool hotel and

had an awesome breakfast there. once we got out of sioux falls tho it started raining. it

was cloudy and raining all day. still is and is suppose to tomorrow till late in the day.

plus i think just about everything in SD is closed on the weekend. so there is like

nothing to do. i got some cool pictures of random stuff… Continue

Added by james on April 18, 2009 at 8:59pm — 1 Comment

True West Magazine's Cowboy Bunkhouse

True West Magazine just published it's 4-page spread about Dee Steed. He's the general manager at the Kay El Bar Guest Ranch. He's embarrassed about it, so the rest of us are showing it off as much as possible.

If you can't find a copy at a newstand, they have some online:

Added by Keith Larson on April 18, 2009 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Our Inspirations

Every now and then we are lucky enough to meet someone who inspires us to dream of something... Willie is that kind of friend. With many stories of his sailing adventures in S.E. Alaska he inspired me to try the adventure of living on a sailboat in S.E. Alaska. He is a great friend to many and a main reason I loved living in Juneau so much. He is the kind of "old salt" character everyone hopes to meet in Alaska.

He died last night. It re-reminded me why it is so important to LIVE and to… Continue

Added by akscootr on April 18, 2009 at 8:08am — 1 Comment

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