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Matt – Whittier Supervisor

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock, Only in Alaska, Tales from the Rail
I first drove up the Alcan Highway in the summer of 1999. I am no stranger to traveling and to long road trips, but this was a whole new adventure. I was driving north to Alaska! I packed my truck with everything I owned and hit the road. Camped all...  Read More

Cody – Social Coordinator

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
My name is Cody and I am the Social Coordinator for the 2008 MPL Season. I come from Tiffin, OH, where I spent the last 3 1/2 years attending Heidelberg College, majoring in Music (Voice Performance) and Psychology. I began my search for summer employment in mid-November when I decided...  Read More

Robert – Food & Beverage Supervisor

by ATJ Posted in In the Kitchen, Off the Clock
As a supervisor, I have been able to develop my management skills here at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. Since my arrival, I have felt like I was part of a family. I have found many life-long-friends and even LOVE here in Alaska. The atmosphere here is full of support...  Read More

Carmello – Sous Chef

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, In the Kitchen, The Alaska Experience Blog
I came to Alaska last season as a student on my externship for school. I had no plans for Alaska on my list but when the window of opportunity opened, I jumped. I’m glad I did too. Coming up here opened a new world of adventure and showed me that...  Read More

Derrick – Front Desk Agent

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
I had initially planned a large scale trip across Canada in order to celebrate the completion of my formal education. Somehow, when planning this trip I came across an ad that gave me the idea of pursuing seasonal work. Working and living in Alaska would give me the opportunity to...  Read More

Bella – Devil’s Canyon River Boat Tour

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
I had the best day off on Tuesday. The enclosed river boat had 18 passengers heading out for a five hour journey on the Susitna River, 130 miles round trip. It traveled at 35 mph wending its way through thickly forested shorelines. Eli was the young native pilot, and the...  Read More

Bella – Land of the Midnight Sun

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
We are living long with 19 hours of daylight at the moment. I think I actually have more energy from the sun! But when it goes down, so do I. One of the trails here has been posted as off limits for a while. A mama moose had her baby...  Read More

Bella – Byers Lake Paddle Trip

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
Craig, the driver for the River Guides, picked up a couple and me at the Tour Desk, escorted us to his van and off we drove to Byers Lake. He was friendly and welcoming and shared stories of last Augusts’ flood damage. We even saw a coyote dash across the...  Read More

Bella – Tokosha Ride & Homestead Adventure

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
What are my expectations? My expectation slate is blank. One moment at a time the picture begins to form and take on breath-taking shapes. Imagine it is like the changing images before your eyes when gazing into a magical kaleidoscope. The clouds overhead swirl and shift, casting light and shadow...  Read More

Bella – Working at Mt. McKinley Wilderness Lodge

by ATJ Posted in Friendliest Catch: Fishing in Alaska, I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
The total Alaskan experience just couldn’t be better! Just let your jaw drop in amazement at this news, because I have lived alone for five years and have been perfectly content. I now live with a roommate and two other roommates share the bathroom in between our rooms. They are...  Read More