Ptarmigan Tracks

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

Online Version 2018

Camp Denali & North Face Lodge Staff

Work Hard, Play Hard

The long days of summer grace the Camp Denali & North Face Lodge staff with ample daylight for exploring. The opportunities for adventure are endless when the remote wilderness of Denali National Park is at your doorstep.

On Monday and Friday evenings between dinner and new guest arrivals, group volleyball matches and basketball games were the sports of choice. Hiking adventures and overnights were on the rise this year, stretching from the Kantishna Hills to Polychrome Pass, and many places in between. Two of our staff undertook the overnight bicycle tour back to the Park’s entrance, 89 miles away.

Unseasonable warmth and abundant sunshine set the stage for water activities throughout July, resulting in several days of sunbathing interspersed with quick dips in chilly Nugget Pond, Moose Creek, or Wonder Lake. A few intrepid staff competed to see who could submerge in the most bodies of water throughout the park (it was a tie at 16). 

Canoe trips through early-season candle ice and tundra lounges to observe the northern lights bookended the season, with trips to Pika Hut and berry-picking afternoons in between. No matter how long the workdays are, we manage to save some energy to appreciate this beautiful park we call home and the community with which we get to enjoy it.

We are currently seeking qualified applicants for the following seasonal positions for 2019:

  • Grower and Groundskeeper
  • Breakfast Cook
  • Dinner Cook
  • Assistant Facilities Manager
  • Skilled Maintenance Crew
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Bus Driver


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