Summit Steward in the Adirondacks from Summer Jobs That Could Change Your Life

Summer Jobs That Could Change Your Life

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Summit Steward in the Adirondacks

How’s this for your morning commute: waking up in the backcountry and hiking to the top of a mountain. Summit stewards for the Adirondack Mountain Club do just that five days a week (they spend the other two days in a yurt), sometimes footing it as far as seven and a half miles and ascending New York’s highest peaks, says former summit steward and current program coordinator Julia Goren. Summit stewards are entrusted with protecting the fragile alpine ecosystem in the High Peaks area near Lake Placid, N.Y. and educating hikers about its natural history. Click here to read more...
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