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Karley Nugent

Karley Nugent

Karley Nugent graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a major in journalism and a minor in English. During the summer of 2015, she worked as a Senior Guest Service Agent (GSA) at Lake Lodge in Yellowstone National Park. Nugent is a photographer, avid hiker and lover of all things Yellowstone, especially the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (look for her at Artist Point).


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Romance in the ‘Stone

Romance in the ‘Stone

Written by: Karley Nugent, October 18th, 2017

Categories: People

You never know when or where you'll meet that special someone, but sometimes, it's while working in the world's first national park.

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Featured Brewer: Katabatic Brewing Company

Featured Brewer: Katabatic Brewing Company

Written by: Karley Nugent, October 03rd, 2017

Categories: Food

Learn more about our partners at the one and only Katabatic Brewery in Livingston, Montana.

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Playing in the Park: Yellowstone’s Employee Recreation Program

Playing in the Park: Yellowstone’s Employee Recreation Program

Written by: Karley Nugent, September 26th, 2017

Categories: People

Learn about the nation's oldest and best national park employee co-op recreation program.

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Working in Yellowstone in the Fall

Working in Yellowstone in the Fall

Written by: Karley Nugent, September 20th, 2017

Categories: People

Working in Yellowstone is an amazing experience during any season, but there's something undeniably special about working in the fall.

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Featured Farm: Amaltheia Organic Dairy

Featured Farm: Amaltheia Organic Dairy

Written by: Karley Nugent, September 07th, 2017

Categories: Food

Getting to know the Amaltheia Farm: the local, organic farm that provides Yellowstone with its delicious goat cheese found in Yellowstone restaurants!

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Forty Years Later

Forty Years Later

Written by: Karley Nugent, July 25th, 2017

Categories: People

The story of one employee’s incredible 40-year journey through Yellowstone

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Life at the Docks in Yellowstone

Life at the Docks in Yellowstone

Written by: Karley Nugent, April 23rd, 2018

Categories: Facts

The story of a couple who just can’t get enough of Yellowstone Lake.

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Ways to Play on a Rainy Park Day

Ways to Play on a Rainy Park Day

Written by: Karley Nugent, July 14th, 2017

Categories: Plan

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Stagecoaches In Yellowstone

Stagecoaches In Yellowstone

Written by: Karley Nugent, June 22nd, 2017

Categories: Facts

A look into the history of Yellowstone's first primary form of travel.

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9 Supervolcano Questions Answered

9 Supervolcano Questions Answered

Written by: Karley Nugent, June 12th, 2017

Categories: Facts

Questions or concerns about the Yellowstone supervolcano? Here are nine frequently asked questions and answers regarding volcano activity.

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Wildflowers of the Yellowstone [Infographic]

Written by: Karley Nugent, June 12th, 2017

Categories: Facts

Yellowstone National Park is home to an abundance of gorgeous wildflowers. Here is a list of some of the most popular flowers in the park.

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4 Peaks to Pique Your Interest

4 Peaks to Pique Your Interest

Written by: Karley Nugent, June 07th, 2017

Categories: Plan

Yellowstone is home to some of the mountains in the world. Discover four of Yellowstone's best "peaks to bag" during your time at the park.

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Planning Your Day Hikes in Yellowstone [Infographic]

Planning Your Day Hikes in Yellowstone [Infographic]

Written by: Karley Nugent, June 07th, 2017

Categories: Tips

Yellowstone is an incredible park with towering mountains to rainbow-colored hot springs, ideal for hiking. We've created a list for all hiking essentials.

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An Open Letter to a Yellowstone Employee

An Open Letter to a Yellowstone Employee

Written by: Karley Nugent, March 28th, 2017

Categories: People

Whether you realize it or not, you’ve been given the opportunity to live, work and play in one of the most awe-inspiring places on this planet.

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How a Summer in Yellowstone Changed Everything

How a Summer in Yellowstone Changed Everything

Written by: Karley Nugent, February 02nd, 2017

Categories: People

As human beings, we long for a sense of purpose, and we crave adventure.

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