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Featured Blog Posts – June 2009 Archive (5)

September 2009 Trip Plans

I complete my season at Sheep Mountain Lodge on September 16. Usually I have a somewhat longer time span between gigs, this one is quick. In the evening, I will take the Alaskan Direct Bus Line route back to Anchorage. I should arrive sometime between 9-10 pm. I’ll have to double check the time later.

This is the second trip that I’ve booked all my hotels through I’ll be staying overnight in Anchorage at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. The next morning my plane leaves at… Continue

Added by Keith Larson on June 28, 2009 at 10:50am — 4 Comments

Lion's Head and Grand View (Mile 113.5 to 107.5)

Since my last blog I have experienced a couple of firsts at Sheep Mountain Lodge. First, I took my exam and passed. I am now a Certified Surface Weather Observer for the National Weather Service. Second, I felt my first earthquake. There was a 5.4 tremor centered near Willow. I went to my room during my work break and was sitting on my bed when I felt it vibrate for a couple of seconds. No damage.

Yesterday morning I thought the light rain was passing, so I decided to take a hike… Continue

Added by Keith Larson on June 28, 2009 at 10:39am — 1 Comment


I have been at Yellowstone now for a few weeks and that one question has been bugging me. Why do so many folks keep coming back here to work during the summer? I look around me at work and realize that the vast majority of people that I have met are "returnees"...some have worked here for over 10 years and expect to keep coming back. Now I know the $7.25/hour can't be the big draw. And the work itself is just like working in a store in a big city (i.e. nothing special). The food has been great,… Continue

Added by aggie71 on June 19, 2009 at 6:38am — 5 Comments

Still Wrapping My Mind Around It

I am absolutely loving Yellowstone. This amazing place they call Lake has captured my heart. I am now working at the Lake Lodge, cooking and learning about management in the EDR.

Still, it snows absoluely at will, we got 4 inches on the 7th of June. One past employee reported the coldest winter she ever spent was a summer at Yellowstone!

The people are fantastic. We had a great disco party for the employees the day before opening and inspite of my pending drive to Idaho in the early… Continue

Added by Carol on June 11, 2009 at 6:37am — 4 Comments

Headed to Mt. Rainier

Hey Guys

I am in Memphis, TN ready for my flight(s) to Seattle, WA via Memphis, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Denver, KeyWest, Chicago, Los Angeles,...

I start my job the 11th of June, just 2 days away!

I'll let you guys know what its like.


Added by Greg on June 9, 2009 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

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