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Post Info TOPIC: First Workamping Job in the Books!


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First Workamping Job in the Books!




This season Joan and I learned a lot about workamping.  When we started in April we didn't know anything as this was our first workamping experience. We met some wonderful co-workers and some unusual campers. We drove tractors, felled trees and herded bats and birds. We cleaned campsites and restrooms. We collected camping fees and lots of memories. And we explored, explored, explored.......As much of Oregon as we could; including a couple of short jaunts into Washington and California.

On Tuesday Joan and I will be heading out. We are scheduled to report to work at Amazon in Fernley Nevada the week of October 28th. For the next few weeks we plan to cruise around looking for interesting places to visit between here and there. We've been asked several times if there's anywhere specific we're going and Joan keeps telling everyone "We're going to Hell"; Hell's Canyon that is. It's located a little ways off I-84 in eastern Oregon/western Idaho. There's also the small community of Joseph found in an area called the Oregon Alps that we're hoping to explore.


Would we workamp again?
- That answer is obvious as we've already accepted a position in Buena Vista, Colorado for next summer. Chalk Creek Campground. Thanks Karen and Al. We have big shoes to fill!

Would we work in Oregon again?
- Yes, but not anytime soon as there are lots of other western states that we want to explore over the next few years. And there's the trip to Alaska we'd like to make in the next 2-3 years.

Would we work for CLM again?
- Absolutely. We really enjoyed working for CLM and feel as though they offer workampers one of the better compensation packages.

All things considered this has been a great experience for us. We're really happy we made the decision to fulltime. And we're looking forward to our next adventure.



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Travel tip, if you have time, on your way through Western Idaho, another fun area to explore is McCall ID (south of Hell's canyon) and Cascade Lake State Park is a great place to camp, easily accessible for large RVs.

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Good for you guys, congrats on the first WC Job, sounds like you are off to a good long fun lifetime of living and working on the road.....

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Thanks NWescapee! We'll try and check it out. We have a couple of weeks to visit the area.

Thanks to you too Genecop! We do look forward to many adventures on the road.

Hope to see ya'll one day!

Joan


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OK, this is kind of a dumb question, but I've not followed your blog to know.  Who is CLM?  Others might want to consider them as a workkamping site or even just as a place to stay for a while.

Thanks.

Terry



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California Land Management


CLM Services - is comprised of several companies dedicated to the operation of outdoor recreation facilities and related hospitality services.

Areas Managed by CLM

Snake River Campgrounds Tahoe National Forest Inyo National Forest Sierra National Forest Sequoia National Forest San Bernardino National Forest Lake Tahoe Basin Giant Sequoia National Monument Tecopa Hot Springs Campground and Pool Mt. Hood National Forest White River National Forest


http://www.clm-services.com/





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Funny Lucky Mike! It was something like that! Actually we had birds and sometimes bats get into the bathrooms and once in the store. Ever try to get them to fly back out the door they came in? Not easy! Just another talent to add to resume.



-- Edited by FOSJ on Tuesday 9th of October 2012 09:52:02 AM

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Just a quick questions. How do you herd bats and birds?

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first you build a corral.....then you get your flashlite and a Burlap Snipe sack......you must walk backwards while doing this so be very carful upon your approach!!!!!!

if that doesnt work , use of bat and bird dogs have worked out very well!!!!



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Will be starting our first workamping job in May. We will be workamping in Michigan at Walendwood Resort from May - Sept. Anyone else ever workamp there?

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Awww, Mike, you remind me of my older brother (except you're younger). I visited him in Florida once and wanted to see an alligator. He took me to a local " alligator pond" and showed me a secret that "tourists don't know, only locals know this trick" and had me beating the water with a big stick "because that attracts them!"
Dumb me did it!

We're workamping at a Crater Lake RV Park in Oregon this summer for our first experience. Supposed to be a great place with no bathroom cleaning, no maintenance, no tractors and hopefully no bats or birds but I have experience with those two. : )

Sherry

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Whats " CLM "?  New to that aspect of workamping.



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Read above, Pickles. 😄


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Two Pickles wrote:

Whats " CLM "?  New to that aspect of workamping.


 California Land Management.



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