June - August 2019 • Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
What I liked
I liked the challenge of working and living in the outside environment. When you are doing manual labor outdoors for hours on end in the sun or the cold, its tough and exhausting but it makes you a stronger person. You notice more about the trails you are building and about the environment around you. You appreciate the design of other trails more and you really get to connect to your coworkers.
What I wish was different
I wish the pay had been a little bit better, but LCCC did provide an education award at the end of the season which was nice.
This is a new position available to Warner College of Natural Resources students who take the first session of NR 220 (Mountain Campus) during the summer. It's a great way to find work late in the summer after this class ends, and the coworkers are also your peers that you've just spent a month studying with and living with at CSU's Mountain Campus which is nice!