Going out to Canyon

Felt like I was on the set of Mad Men.

Cool image behind the registration desk.

Hey look the snow is still here.

Some snow fell off the roof and the force of it pushed a locked door in and pushed snow into the room. Scary to think of the force of just a mini-avalanche.

Saw this fox on the ride home. Very cool looking.

But not at work

This was my view into work today.

It was a wet snow which is odd for here.

Had a big meeting with NPS. Went over a lot of things. Two items that stuck out for me was that every year someone who works in the park dies and that it cost $64,000 to airlift someone out of the park to the nearest hospital. Very sobering thoughts.

Extra work day in the park

The steps are somewhere under this layer of ice. Good thing we aren’t carrying heavy equipment….

Well this is where we need to get into for the Lake Lodge, so that isn’t going to happen today.

 

Headed home after four days. This is Lake Hotel.


Stopped to stretch my legs at this spot. A lot of ducks and a few swans.

Park work day three – grizzly bear

On the way over to Lake in an area still closed to the public we rounded a corner and a grizzly bear was in the road. it ran up the hill and into the woods before I could get a picture. He is behind the trees in this picture, but you can see his tracks going into the woods.

The snow drift looks like ocean waves.

redrum…redrum…

Working in hotels with no power can be a little off putting at times.

I feel the urge to run across the frozen lake to the island in the middle.

Mercy sakes alive, looks like we’ve got us a convoy

Going out to do setup work in the park. Can’t go through the park without 4WD so we have a convoy of three vans and two cars going up and down. Going into Yellowstone from West Yellowstone. Will be staying in the park until Thursday with a goal of getting Old Faithful Inn, Old Faithful Lodge, Snow Lodge, Lake Hotel and Lake Lodge setup.

 

Fist time I have seen snow being cut up with a lumberjack saw.

Odd seeing Snow Lodge with no people.

All my pets

It is hard to get my pet camel to let me change her flea collar.

The boys are resting up so they can get a full night of flopping around on the bed and Leviticus putting his paw in my mouth.

After getting rested up Leviticus can resume being Ms. Kravitz.