Crispy.Any tips for an absolute noob to live out there?
danbrowngift shop is a pretty dope job. i worked as the night houseman at timberline for a couple summers and it was awesome. 3-11pm, all i did was pick up pool towels, make fires and bring shit to people's rooms. skied every single day, showered at work after skiing before my shift. it was tight
gift shop is wack, stand in a small hot room while old ladies look at trinkets for hours no thanks. Nights or swings are the way to go, if you're at hood for summer to ride why the hell would you work a day shift haha?
Crispy.Has anyone camped out all summer?
yep 2 and 1/2 months at the airstrip best summer of my life! We kept our camp clean said we were employees trying to get an apartment and the forest service scrapped the 2week camping law for us and let us stay in return we picked up after Portland dbags that left trash.
Crispy.Can you just shower in ponds/streams/lakes?? Are there any near the airstrip?
save yourself tons of heart ache and get a Coleman solar shower, about a 1mile walk or easy bike ride from the airstrip is the stillcreek campgrounds there are outhouses and spickets to get water at. We filled up there all the time. Then just made a tarp shower stall back at camp.
Crispy.Thanks for the help and stoke everyone! I do have a few more questions.
1. What's better, the gypsy/timberline employee life or working at a camp? I applied to Windells, MHSSC, and Woodward Copper and submitted some pretty quality applications so I have a feeling I will get a job at at least one camp.
2. If living at the airstrip, what do people usually do for drinking water? I'd prefer not to buy a bunch of bottled water. What about for showers ect? Are there lakes/ponds/rivers to soap up in?
work a swing shift or night at the lodge to ride everyday, a camp will probably give you a house to stay in so there's that but then you work during the camps.
Lieutenant_DanThey have portable showers set up at the bottom of the parking lot for hikers, so you could poach that. Best position to work for money wise is a serving position at Ram's Head , CDR, or banquets. If you don't get hired at anything you can be assured to get a job at the dish pit in the CDR or Rams Head Bar. For jobs where you want to ski like everyday go for like night shift as busser, dish pit, houseman, monument men, and possibly front desk. Though I do warn you bussing and dish pit are probably the two hardest jobs at Timberline. Govy life is already a tight knit of guys who live there yearly, so when the spring/summer comes around it spices it up really well. If you have any questions pm me and I can help (almost been working at Timberline for three years)/
Dans right he's one of the homies, ive been up here for 4-5years myself, worked many many departments in tline and can say that those two jobs you can get no problem but they are a pain in the ass, dont even bother cooking in the rams head you'll hate it.
All in all my friend you're gonna have a great time! Bring lots of boxers and socks stock up before coming out you'll love it when you're on day 5 of a pair and like wait new pair! Fuck yes. Bring good blanket it does get cold some nights, idk I'm tired but if you've got any other questions I am seasoned in the gypsy ways and know some good trade secrets I wont post in a public thread haha shoot me a message if you got questions. Also lets spin some laps when you get out
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