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More insight on the seasonal world
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dominic A. Smith May 8, 2009.

check out my new website Im making for travelers.....
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Robin Anderson Apr 24, 2017.

moving to W. Virginia to work at ACE.. looking for things to see and do
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ken horner Jan 25, 2009.


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DeKalb, IL
Where have you lived and worked?
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii ( Big Island ) Smokey Mountains, Tennessee... South Lake Tahoe, California...South Rim Grand Canyon, Arizona...Key Largo, Florida and plenty more to come
About Me:
Well my family owned a campground for 14 years while I was growing up. After my family sold it and moved to the burbs I felt like I was trapped so I decided to pack up all my stuff and move to the smokey mountains in a weeks notice. Almost 4 years later Im still traveling ( and still using coolworks ) and learning.
Last Seasonal Job:
Stanford Sierra Camp
Favorite Seasonal Job:
Stanford Sierra Camp
Dream Job:
Outdoor Adventure Guide

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Hiking to the Flatiron in the Superstion Mtns. outside of Phx.

Posted on May 11, 2010 at 8:42pm 1 Comment

Craig and I with the Flatiron looming behind us.

Craig and I with the Flatiron looming behind us.

A month ago my friend Craig stopped at my house in Phoenix on his road trip across the US. His second day there he looked at me and said, “I want to go on a hike, and I don’t care how hard it is.” Well I looked right at him and said “I’ve got just the hike for you.” (with a devilish grin) The next morning we…


Summer On The Wisconsin River

Posted on November 23, 2009 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Sorry I'm posting this a little late, but I've been a busy man! After spending the summer back in the Mid-West (which was nostalgic, and only short term) I'm living out in Phoenix, Arizona and I'm working as a contracted guide for 5 different companies. Desert Voyagers (rafting), Just Roughin It (backpacking, hiking, kayaking), Arizona Outback Adventures (mountain biking, hiking, kayaking) 360 Adventures (Canyoneering, Mountain Biking, Hiking), and Hike In Phoenix (hiking). If you like this… Continue

Insight on the seasonal world Part II

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments

I love starting a new seasonal job and meeting all these new people....these new people who will be your friends, family, travel buddies, and maybe even lovers for the rest of this season...and probably your life. Some people have seen WAY more than you have and will be eager to share their experiences with you....and for some this will be their first time away from home and they will be soaking up everything you have to say like a roll of Bounty.

You also get the opportunity to live in a… Continue

Living "intents" at ACE Outdoor Adventure Center, WV

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments

About a month ago I packed everything that I thought I would need to camp for 8 months into and onto my backpack and once again, I knew I was headed in the right direction....away. ACE is an outdoor adventure center where there is over 1400 acres of property to explore, you can ride ATVs, horses, mountain bikes, zip lines, kayaks, rafts, duckies, go mountain climbing, take a swim at the lake, drink at the bar, meet tons of great people, and so much more! It is also where I am training to become… Continue

What I went through to start the seasonal world.....

Posted on February 2, 2009 at 3:03pm 10 Comments

I've been traveling for almost four years now and it seems that on every journey I take, I meet someone that's brand new to this type of life. I usually try to give that person as many tips as possible and try to make their first time an experience they won't forget. And every time I meet someone like this I think about my first time leaving home and why I really got into doing this.

As I've said before my family owned a campground when I was growing up so I was lucky enough to have… Continue

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At 1:59am on May 15, 2009, Dominic A. Smith said…
Any tips on finding a winter job in Hawaii???
At 12:29am on March 8, 2009, Kristy said…
Hey... I just recently was offered a job at Stanford Sierra. I'm super excited... even more so after reading your comments. Would love to talk to you about it. I'm from IL... noticed that you spent some time there as well haha.. try 22 years! (Hence the intense need to find an unconventional job in another state). I leave in exactly 1 month.. was hoping to get a little inside info, so I know what to expect...
At 12:19pm on March 3, 2009, Dominic A. Smith said…
Hows it going any lucky finding a job yet??
At 4:00pm on February 28, 2009, Kayla said…
Hey, I love all your pictures! Seriously beautiful. That's awesome that you've seen all those places. I am going to Alaska this summer for my first seasonal job and I can't wait!
At 8:43pm on February 17, 2009, susie forkner said…
love your pics! hope to have that many someday. i just started in this biz. cant wait to be on the north rim of the grand canyon!
I just want to listen to the quiet and see the stars
At 4:28pm on February 13, 2009, Teddy Klees said…
dekalb eh? isnt that where barb wire was invented? haha .. i used to live in chicago and have a lot of friends that went to northern.
At 5:49pm on February 4, 2009, ken horner said…
the best "must see" thing while there in W.V. is the cat walk under the bridge. Scary as hell........It's like being suspended in mid air. I still shiver when I think about it.
At 3:18pm on January 30, 2009, akscootr said…
I love Alaska. When I came here I knew I had found my home... The winters are fine also, but I have "city business" to deal with here. I much prefer the small towns; They are closer to nature where I can recharge my spirit. It will be very hard to leave Alaska even for the summer (I will be @ Yellowstone).... I know you will love it here. As much as I have been around this state, I haven't even scratched the surface (which is cool) because it is huge. There is sooo much to do for the outdoor lover...
At 2:53pm on January 30, 2009, akscootr said…
Unfortunately, never Green Sand beach. We used to go to Black Sand beach in Kalapana all the time but I hear Kilauea has covered it up. I sure miss picking guava and lychee. We would go crazy on the fresh fruit. I was planning on spending the winter in Kona but was told by several that it would be better to wait for the economy to improve. Now that I am stuck here in Los Anchorage, I probably should have. :)~ Oh well, there is always next year.
At 2:07pm on January 30, 2009, akscootr said…
I see you spent time on the Big Island... what a trip. One of my first jobs was working for the Youth Conservation Corps at the City of Refuge in 1979. I used to visit Volcanoes all the time and we lived in Hilo and Hawaiian Beaches by Pahoa.

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