Note: This is a personal blog post and in no way represents the opinions, interests, or intentions of Yellowstone Association. This is solely my opinion which may change at any time.
Last winter I applied to work at Yellowstone Association (YA), the non-profit organization that contributes to education, preservation and research at Yellowstone National Park. A friend who is a NPS Ranger gave me a great recommendation after I’d already applied online, and I was thrilled to get an interview and subsequent job offer. Read the rest of this entry »
A few months ago I spent a weekend with Moe, a contra dance friend from the east coast. She is now a National Park Ranger stationed in Grand Teton National Park. I can’t think of a better way to explore a park than with your own personal ranger as guide. Read the rest of this entry »
I was really jonesing for a contra dance weekend and jumped at the chance to attend Bear Hug Contra in mid-September on Flathead Lake, Montana. About a 6 hour drive from Yellowstone and 90 minutes from Glacier National Park, I figured I could make a long weekend out of it and see Glacier while I was in the area. Friends told me how beautiful the Flathead Lake area was, but when I spied it from the highway to the south, I exclaimed out loud “Oh wow.” Even though nobody else was in the car.
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There is a campaign going on this year of the National Park Service Centennial called Find Your Park. My boss told me about a fun quiz on their website that I took for fun.
Called the National Park Personality Quiz, you basically click on your favorite photo and answer 11 simple questions like “If you were a tree, what would it be?” Taking the quiz on my smartphone, I just picked the prettiest picture from the tiny options. Read the rest of this entry »
The coolest thing about living inside the park for nearly 6 months has been the wildlife. The scariest thing about living here has been the wildlife. When I drove from Texas last April, I was entranced by the vision of bison grazing far in the distance beyond the Madison River ala Dances with Wolves. I thought this what was Yellowstone would be like – glimpses of wildlife from afar. Read the rest of this entry »
August 25th is the Centennial Celebration of the National Park Service. After watching Ken Burns PBS Special on the National Parks a few years ago, I knew that visiting as many parks as possible would be a priority on my RVing adventure. Working and living in Yellowstone National Park for 6 months this year is a dream come true. Read the rest of this entry »
Note from Lee: It has been such a blast to live and workamp in Yellowstone National Park for the past 3 months that I am way behind on my blog posts, so Miss Georgia has written this one…
It was my 1st birthday this week and Momma gave me extra treats and playtime, and even wild-caught salmon for dinner! Yes, I’m wild but no, I didn’t catch it. I did catch my first field mouse in the tall grass near the RV. I was so excited that I kept batting it with my paw until it hid under a board.
Lots of two-legged and four-legged are our friends here at our Yellowstone Read the rest of this entry »