What can I say, the park is beautiful. We are very lucky to be able to have lived inside a national park for 3 months. Some areas are over crowded like Old Faithful and Norris, but where we were, it was less crowded. Sure there were people, after all it was the 100th anniversary of the park service this year. Last year they had 4.4 million visitors. They expected to exceed that number this year. We had plenty of animal sightings. Bears, badgers, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, antelope, fox, coyotes and of course hundreds of stupid bison.
|Tower Fall general store.|
|This told the history of the building|
From a workamping aspect, the job was okay. This company we worked for is Delaware North. they run the general stores in the park. Our salary was $8.25 an hour. Not high by any means, but it was okay. They also charge you for your camp site. $16.00 a person per week. They also charge for your electricity. They may attract more work campers if they got rid of the lot rent. The job itself is not hard. We were cashiers. After the newness wore off it was petty tedious.
The area of the park that we were at is very isolated. No TV, radio and the cell service was very poor at best. We would probably choose a different part of the park to work in next time. But some people like the isolation. The living with bears as neighbors.
|Lisa and Emily|
|Jesse and Teresa|
|Karen and Lori|
|Stuart, Snow and Wendy|
|Sue and Chuck|
|Trish(a.k.a. the dish) and Larry|
|Grace and Vass|
|Teresa, Jesse, Wendy and Emily saying goodbye to Moose|
|Wayne and Edwina|
So all in all it was a very good experience for us. We would do it again when we happen to be out west sometime in the future.