We pulled into site 98 in the Elk Ridge Campground at 4:00 PM. Our first impression…this is really a beautiful place, lots of trees, overlooking the reservoir, with the San Juan Mountain Range as a backdrop. This would be a “good thing” as this little spot in paradise will be our home for the summer.
We woke Thursday morning to snow. Yes, snow! We spent the day meeting some of the parks staff, rangers, and the other camp hosts and were given a basic orientation of what it means to be a camp host. We also, checked out the 38 sites that will be under our watch along with a quick tour of the entire park.
We are “official” now and Friday was our first day on our own. So, what do we do? As a camp host our job is to make sure campers arrive to a warm welcome and a clean campsite.
This past Saturday and Sunday we had our formal orientation and training. We met all the other camp volunteers, hosts, staff, and rangers – probably 50 plus people. It is amazing to see how many people, that work as a family, and their overall effort to run the park. Oh… Did I mention the weather was great on both days? No rain and plenty of sunshine.
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