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.