Online Version 2009

2009 Camp Denali and North Face Lodge Staff

MJ AFT ’06 -’09 (Denali National Park, AK); LAURA ALEXANDER ’08, ’09 (Corvallis, OR); STACIE ANDERSON ’09 (Prescott, AZ); ANNE BEAULAURIER ’02 -’09 (Denali National Park, AK); KC BOEHLY ’09 (Salt Lake City, UT); MATT CAHILL ’09 (Amherst, NH); JILL CARTER ’09 (Gloucester, MA); LINDSEY CARTER ’09 (Panton, VT); LINDSAY CHRONISTER ’08, ’09 (Seattle, WA); WALLACE & JERRYNE COLE (Denali National Park, AK); DIANE CURRAN ’09 (Bangor, ME); FRANK DeSALVO ’09 (Conway, NH); WILL DUNCAN ’08, ’09; (Walpole, NH); FIONA GALBRAITH ’07 -’09 (Nelson, BC); SHARYN GERHARDT ’95 -’09 (Everett, WA); CHRIS GOCHENOUR ’06, ’09 (Overland Park, KS); JOSEPH GOSS ’09 (Thomson, GA); RUSSELL GRIGGS ’07 -’09 (Logan, UT); DANIEL HAGAMAN & ESTHER ALSUM ’07 -’09 (Hotchkiss, CO); SIMON, JENNA, & DANIKA HAMM (Denali National Park, AK); AUSTIN HICKS ’08, ’09 (Seattle, WA); KEN HOCKERT ’04, ’05, ’07-’09 (San Francisco, CA); ELLEN HORBETT ’04 -’09 (Denali National Park, AK); ALEX HUGHES ’09 (College Station, TX); FRANKLIN JEFFERS ’09 (Redmond, OR); JOHN KAHLE ’05 -’09 (Denali National Park, AK); TIERNAN MARTIN ’08, ’09 (Cuttingsville, VT); MATTHEW & MEGAN MARTZ ’05 -’09 (Angola, IN); AMY MATTHEWS ’09 (Indianapolis, IN); DREW McCARTHY ’07 -’09 (Anchorage, AK); BRIAN McCORMICK ’95 -’09 (Seattle, WA); IAN & TAYLER McEWEN ’07 - ’09 (Anchorage, AK); BRIAN McKINNEY ’08, ’09 (Bellingham, WA); KATHRYN McKINNEY ’05, ’07 -’09 (San Francisco, CA); MARTHA McPHEETERS ’06-’09 (Denali National Park, AK); PHYLLIS MILLER ’09 (Decatur, GA); DERIC MIZOKAMI ’09 (Fontana, CA); SCOTT PETERS ’08, ’09 (Denali National Park, AK); ANDREW RECUPERO ’07 -’09 (Ferrisburg, VT); DANIEL RODRIGUEZ ’09 (Sylmar, CA); KATHY SCHAKE ’05 -’09 (Portland, OR); JULIANN SCHAMEL ’05, ’07, ’09 (Fairbanks, AK); ANYA SCHWARTZ ’08, ’09 (Burlington, VT); LAUREN SIMAS ’08, ’09 (Berkeley, CA); JULIA SMITH ’04 -’09 (Bradenton, FL); TYLER SOFIE ’09 (Bellingham, WA); HERTHEL STEPHENS ’06, ’09 (Girdwood, AK); JAN TOMSEN ’03, ’04, ’06 -’09 (Denali National Park, AK); VIKI VANCUROVA ’07 -’09 (Liptovsky Hradok, Slovakia)

Short Term
Staff & Volunteers

MARIA BERGER (Fairbanks, AK); JAKE PEDERSON (Tacoma, WA); AMANDA SOLONIKA (Portland, OR); FRITZ WITTWER (Denali National Park, AK)

Parkside Guest House Staff

CARLEY DUNN (Anchorage, AK)



Back to Online Version 2009

The Newsletter of
Camp Denali,
North Face Lodge,
& Parkside Guest House

November 2013

Edited by Jan Tomsen

Illustrations by William D. Berry 

P.O. Box 67
Denali National Park, AK 99755
(907) 683-2290

The enthusiasm of our staff is what makes our guest experience so memorable! 

General staff positions are available for the 2014 season, as well as the following professional seasonal positions: Dinner Cooks, Skilled Maintenance Workers, and Naturalist Guides.

Registered Nurses are encouraged to apply for any of our positions.

If you know of someone who would be a good fit for our organization, encourage him or her to view the employment pages of our website.

If What They Say Is True...

that life

begins at forty

I was premature

My second life -

not second childhood -

no- a whole, real life

began at thirty-eight

when I came here -

here to Alaska -

alien milieu

of wilderness,

strange life-styles,

different ways.

Turned forty-five,

I formalized my adaptation

in a rite-of-passage -

acquisition of

some twenty acres,

strewn with gold.

My summers there,

apprenticeship and mastery,

in part were spent

upon my knees

with chisel, dandelion pick,

trowel and spoons,

in part calf-deep

in icy water,

waders, rubber gloves.

My eyes

turned eagle-sharp to spot

one pin-point fleck

of treasure

to increase my hoard

or, more often, to assist

slow-learner tourists

to a “real” experience...

no salted dirt,

no tall, convenient trough

to stand at comfortably;

success not guaranteed,

but always found.

My forties, fifties, sixties,

early seventies

that second life flowed on.

Three decades plus

wrought changes

in the creek,

the tourists,


All things must end,

(another saying, that),

and so -

I’m on my third life now,

excepting memories.

© Louise Gallop

Used by permission of

Louise Gallop Estate

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