Among the awesome things I've been privileged to learn this summer are canoeing, rafting, interpretation of Big Bend resources, boat knots, how to make a bed perfectly and how to live in harsh conditions and thrive.
This internship has shaped important aspects of my life and solidified my highest priorities. It has taught me what I am capable of and what my limits are and that they are both good things.
The personal as well as professional formation I have gained through this internship are invaluable and I am forever changed for the better. I hope to move back out here after graduation to spend a season living freely and happily in this land that I have come to love.
We are an adventure center the provides river, jeep and ATV tours as well as the best lodging in the desert.
All outfitters are not created equal. So, every day our goal is to perform at the top end of our industry, whether it's in the way we welcome you or the quality of the equipment we use or the way our guides are hand-picked for skill, outdoor knowledge and friendliness.
Intern duties include office duties, river guiding, house keeping, maintenance, shuttle driving and anything else you are told to do.
All guides are required to have at least the 40 hour wilderness medicine certification.
This is a paid internship with free lodging, which is tiny but perfect for simplicity. Perks include free trips all the time (if you have free time) and getting to know some of the coolest people in the world.
One of the projects I worked on was an interpretive plant walk-through. I wrote 47 plant descriptions and learned SO much in the process.
Another project I did was for marketing. In our lodgings we have notebooks for guests to write in. I went through and complied the most fascinating and flattering quotes for our future marketing purposes.
4th of July
The fourth of July parade is a big deal in Terlingua. We all load up, dress up and drink up! As an intern, I made the float and rode in it, squirting people with water and throwing goodies from the raft trailer.
It is important to read water levels and behavior. As river guides, we spend time each day scoping things out and making decisions based off of our findings. Unfortunately 'scouting' isn't as cool as this picture suggests. I just wanted to include it because gorgeous. We have gauges set all along the Rio Grande and we look over their computerized readings each morning before we send our trips out for the day.
Far Flung Outdoor Center
P.O box 377
Terlingua Tx 79852
Boats and Hose
As tremendously fun as boating is, someone has to clean up after all the fun's been had. That's why God invented interns...
But in all seriousness, everyone pitches in and no one is too good for any job that has to be done. I love that about Far Flung.