Lee and a curious calico crisscross the country in a RV, living simply and sustainably.

Posts tagged ‘Yellowstone’

Earthquake Lake Visitor Center, Montana

This summer, I filled in for a few weeks at the Yellowstone Association Forest Store on Earthquake Lake, Montana. The Forest Service run Earthquake Lake Visitor Center is 27 miles northwest of the town of West Yellowstone and the busiest park entrance. In August 17, 1959, a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake ripped through this popular recreation area, endangering hundreds and killing 28 campers.

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My Top 5 Yellowstone Hikes

Bear spray…check. Water bottle…check. Hiking boots…check. Here are my top 5 favorite hikes in Yellowstone National Park. While I didn’t do any backcountry or overnight hikes, there are trails for every fitness level and type of adventurer around here. (more…)

What it’s Like to Work for Yellowstone Association

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. (more…)

How Living in Yellowstone National Park Changed Me

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. (more…)

Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service

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. (more…)

Georgia: On My Mind…My 1st Birthday!

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 (more…)

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