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Backpacker Magazine – January 2014
Who doesn't want to combine their passion and paycheck? We helped six BACKPACKER readers score prime internships in the outdoor biz.
BP: You seriously got paid to hike?
CR: Ha! It wasn’t all alpenglow, wildflowers, and 360-degree summit views. I schlepped some pretty serious loads (up to 70 pounds), fixed packs, patched tents, scrubbed muddy boots, cleaned the office (imagine the mess made by 25 guides!), and did lots of food shopping and packing. But I did get to assist on guided climbs on the Grand Teton and Gannett and Granite Peaks.
BP: What’s next?
CR: I’m signed up for two guiding courses and I hope to be an apprentice guide with JHMG next summer.