Thursday, August 28, 2008

Working in Yosemite

(Using the internet at the Latte Da Cafe in Le Vining, Ca., just outside the park...

Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park -- Pat and I have completed our first week of working as volunteers for the Yosemite Association here, and I wanted to pass along an idea of what it is like living in a campground and working in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
So, the pictures will tell the story, and I'll follow with a description later.
Suffice it to say we live at 8,600 feet, take our days off doing hikes at 10,000, and are determined to lose weight!
In out first week I spent an afternoon with Michael Adams, who did a program on his father Ansel, and then the next day Pat helped a singer-songwriter do a workshop in the old Parsons Lodge. Then we were invited to a workers party at "road camp," where the enchiladas were cooked by the great-grandson of Galen Clark, for whom the Clark Range is named.
The people are like family, and make us feel most welcome.
More later.


A Bit Of Everything said...

Hey friends,

If time allows, give mom and dad a ring. I am sure they would meet you.

Enjoy your beautiful stay,

Anonymous said...

Aside from the lack of photo captions and the whining over Camp Curry tent cabins not having showers, it's a good blog, Sanders, almost as good as seeing you at the Yosemite Association building, Tuolumne Meadows, earlier this month. A fine surprise! We had a great time climbing Lembert Dome, hiking to Elizabeth Lake and up the Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River. And then we heard from our mutual friend Dick Gilmore when we returned to Monterey. Since you asked about my bike, you can check my Mt.Shasta>Sacramento camping trip at the Velo Club Monterey website. Click on Travels With Dennis. Be well, mon ami. -Renault