After retiring as a ranger in 1998, Fish has been sought after as a speaker by a variety of outdoor groups. He continues to actively engage and educate hikers, especially on his beloved Mt. Marcy, a mountain he has climbed, as of the end of 2008, 707 times. Fish is an active trail steward, clearing and maintaining trails in Keene, Keene Valley, and elsewhere. Few individuals have shared as much or reached as many in service of these mountains, and especially these alpine areas.
Brendan Wiltse, former Chief Steward of the High Peaks Summit Steward Program, nominated him for the award. In his nominating letter, Wiltse wrote, There is no doubt in my mind that Pete Fishs stewardship activities have had a substantial positive impact on the Adirondack mountains. When someone meets Pete Fish on the trail they remember what he has to say, and keep it with them for the rest of their lives.