Courtesy of John Reynolds
August 04, 2016

John Reynolds was born at Yosemite National Park in 1960, and he's lived there ever since.

The 56-year-old came into the world at the park's Lewis Memorial Hospital, where babies are still delivered, but only in emergency situations.

Today, Reynolds is the park postmaster, delivering mail in all weather to the people and park employees who are lucky enough to call the majestic area home. He's not the first in his family to be a Yosemite postmaster: His mother, Anna, had the job for 43 years before him.

The photo on the left above was taken by Reynolds' father when he was two years old.

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When it comes to lust-worthy jobs, it doesn't get much better than this. Just imagine swapping out your daily commute for a walk through some of America's most iconic scenes. And not just that, picture a childhood filled with adventures exploring caves, climbing rocks, and taking in Yosemite Falls.

Erika Owen is the Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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