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Camp Denali and North Face Lodge 2012 Staff

ALEX AMBROS ’06-’08, ’11, '12 (Hartland, VT); MARSHALL AMBROS ’01, ’02, ’05-’08, ’11, '12 (Hartland, VT); BOB AUSTIN ’10-'12 (Northampton, MA); ANNE BEAULAURIER ’02-’12 (Denali National Park, AK); LAURA BEEBE ’12 (Craftsbury Common, VT); MARIA BERGER & MAGGIE WHITAKER ’97-’12 (Fairbanks, AK); HANNAH BERRY ’10-'12 (Gustavus, AK); SARAH BIERSCHWALE ’11-'12 (Denali National Park, AK); PIERRE-LUC BOUCHER ’11-'12 (Québec City, Québec); DUKE BRADY ’12 (Olympia, WA); SARAH BUSH ’11-'12 (Knoxville, TN); MATT CAHILL ’09-’12 (Amherst, NH); ANDREW CARHUFF'11-'12 (Tucson, AZ); WALLACE & JERRYNE COLE (Denali National Park, AK); SPIDER DAVILA ’12 (Austin, TX); LEE DRURY ’10-’12 (Milwaukee, WI); JACK FITCH ’11-'12 (Ester, AK); CHARLES FOWLKES ’12 (Albany, OR); CHRIS GOCHENOUR ’06, ’09-’12 (Overland Park, KS); RUSSELL GRIGGS ’07-'10, '12 (Bozeman, MT); SIMON, JENNA, DANIKA, & SILAS HAMM (Denali National Park, AK); JANET HUDDLESTON ’11-'12 (Takaka, New Zealand); MATT IVERSON ’12 (Denali National Park, AK); AMY JACOBS ’11-'12 (Louisville, KY); JEFF KLAKOVICH ’11-'12 (Santa Cruz, CA); JO KOCH ’12 (Lincoln, VT); SADIE MACQUARRIE ’12 (Duxbury, MA); TOM McCARRAN ’11-'12 (Amherst, MA); DREW McCARTHY ’07-’12 (Anchorage, AK); BRIAN McCORMICK ’95-’12 (Seattle, WA); MARTHA McPHEETERS ’06-’12 (Denali National Park, AK); MAX MILLER ’11-'12 (Indian River, MI); MATT MILLS ’04-'07, '10-'12(Walpolo, NH)SARA MOLINARO ’06-’07, ’11-'12(Evanston, IL)MEGAN MULCAHY ’11-'12 (Grafton, WI); CHRIS NOEL ’12 (Indianapolis, IN); JOHN NORDSTROM & EVAMARIA SCHARNOW ’10-’12 (Rockport, MA); SHAWN & KELLY PUMMILL ’11-'12 (Vashon Island, WA); KATHERINE SCHAKE ’05-’09, ’11-'12 (Denali National Park, AK); ANYA SCHWARTZ ’08-’12 (Huntington, VT); LAUREN SIMAS ’08 -’12 (Berkeley, CA); JULIA SMITH ’04-’12 (Sarasota, FL); JONATHAN STARKES ’10-’12 (New Haven, CT); JAN TOMSEN ’03, ’04, ’06-’12 (Denali National Park, AK); NICK TOURLOUKIS ’12 (Amherst, MA); KRISTEN VAWTER ’10-’12 (San Francisco, CA); HANNAH WAGENAAR ’10-’12 (Maxwell, IA); FRITZ WITTWER ’96 -’12 (Denali National Park, AK)

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Parkside Guest House Staff


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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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