The past three summers I have worked for Alaska State Parks at the Willow Creek Campground. I was the fee attendant. This summer, the parks did not get funding for my job. I volunteered anyway for a couple friday nights during King season just to be sure the Parks got their parking fees paid. Then they closed the river to fishing for Kings because not enough were making it upstream to spawn.
A week or so after that happened, the head Ranger in my area asked if I was interested in working at the visitor information desk at the Mt McKinley Lodge which is in Denali State Park. He asked me this at the beginning of the season and I declined as I working for the census. I also wasn't sure I wanted to be around that many tourists. But, I drove up one day to have a look at the place and found it delightful. So I took the job.
|McKinley Princess Lodge from the overlook.|
|A tourist howls with the wolf statues.|
While working here I've been living in my Scamp at the Veterans War Memorial 14 miles up the road next to Byers Lake. One morning I got up to go to work and the Mountain was out!
|Rosie next to my desk under the black bear hide.|