Paul Fish of Mountain Gear tells us some great stories about the early days of the Outdoor Biz when people would send you a few packs and let you pay when you sold them, times have changed eh?
First Exposure to the Outdoors
As a young kid, my family did a little bit of hiking and fishing staying at the resorts in the Sierras, but I don’t really consider that my start. My start was the high school I went to in Danville, California. We had an outdoor program that required a three week outward bound like experience and a lot of activities leading up to it. I started rock climbing there on Mount Diablo and that’s really where I fell in love with climbing and the outdoors.
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Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Sea Kayaking, Skiing, Climbing,
Pack Rafting, Scuba Diving
I tell folks to be careful how they follow their passion. There’s two ways to get into the outdoors. You can get a job in a field that you’re passionate about, and you might be surprised if the consequences. In terms of the time you spend outside. Or you can get the job that, not that you hate, but the job do you enjoy that allows you to do the things you’re passionate about. Like the out doors. Teachers for example get a decent amount of time off and can spend it outdoors. So be careful what you choose.
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