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10 Reasons to Fall in Love with Canoe Camping

10 Reasons to Fall in Love with Canoe Camping

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Written by Jessica Tackett
Canoe camping may be the most underrated way to adventure in New York State. While many people kn...
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An Introduction to Bushwhacking AKA Hiking Off-Trail

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Written by Jessica Tackett
For many newcomers to the hiking world, the term “bushwhacking” produces images of machete-wieldi...
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Medical Considerations for Winter Hiking

Medical Considerations for Winter Hiking

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Written by Jessica Tackett
By Brad Winer, Licensed Outdoor Guide, NOLS Wilderness First Responder and AHA Basic Life Support...
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How to Dress for Winter Adventure

How to Dress for Winter Adventure

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Written by David DiCerbo
By Dave DiCerbo Many years ago, an inexperienced and arrogant young man set off on his first wint...
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Our top 5 tips for winter hiking and backpacking

Our top 5 tips for winter hiking and backpacking

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Written by Alexandra Witter
1) Layer, layer, layer. We’ll cover this again in our upcoming article on what to wear for wint...
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Misty Mountain Marriage on Plattekill Mountain

Misty Mountain Marriage on Plattekill Mountain

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Written by David DiCerbo
On May 27, 2018, at the top of Plattekill Mountain, in a cloud and a dream, we shared our vows an...
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Welcome to the Catirondacks

Welcome to the Catirondacks

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Written by David DiCerbo
Last week, we scouted a new trip with our friend Will Soter from Upstate Adventure Guides for the...
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How to stop your clothing from destroying the planet

How to stop your clothing from destroying the planet

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Written by Jessica Tackett
If you love getting your exercise on in the great outdoors, you're probably the type of person wh...
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Our Favorite Fall Hikes in the Catskills

Our Favorite Fall Hikes in the Catskills

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Written by David DiCerbo
Upstate New York offers some of the best fall foliage in the world. Warm days, cool nights, and j...
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Find Your New Edge - Yoga and Hiking Trips

Find Your New Edge - Yoga and Hiking Trips

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Written by David DiCerbo
"Find Your Edge" Those are the words you hear right before your leg starts to wobble in tree pose...
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Know Before You Go: A Quick Guide to Rules and Regulations in the Catskills

Know Before You Go: A Quick Guide to Rules and Regulations in the Catskills

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Written by David DiCerbo
Over the past several years, hiking and backpacking in the Catskills Forest Preserve has increa...
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Getting Lost to Find Myself - How I Stumbled upon the Magical Secret Land of Trout and Berries...

Getting Lost to Find Myself - How I Stumbled upon the Magical Secret Land of Trout and Berries...

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Written by David DiCerbo
An Accidental Discovery We’ve been visiting the “Secret Land of Trout and Berries” for years now...
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Catskills 3500 Club - My Journey from Tenderfoot to Guide

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Written by David DiCerbo
It may be hard for you to imagine that there was a time when my life didn’t revolve around the o...
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More Awesome Press Coverage—Mens Health!

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Written by David DiCerbo
We're flattered to be featured in this month's issue of Men's Health! The article is called “Star...
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Survival School with the Wolves of Wall St (Journal!)

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Written by David DiCerbo
We had the pleasure of hosting Jeff Bush from the The Wall Street Journal on a Survival School We...
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More than Mountains: Not all paths leads to the summit

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Written by Jessica Tackett
The first time I hiked with real hiking boots, I saw the Milky Way. I slept in a lean-to built w...
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Memorial Day Weekend 2016!

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Written by David DiCerbo
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Yoga Will Make You a Stronger Hiker

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Written by Sarah VanDenbergh
There’s a moment when you see the break in the trees. You push past the last patch of spruce fir,...
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Utah: Beyond Words

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Written by Jessica Tackett
  “We worked our way across the center of the state, then angled down into the canyon country so...
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DBA Gives Back!

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Written by David DiCerbo
The woods bring us peace, they provide a place for fun, a space for contemplation and quite simpl...
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A Very Icy Day on Plateau Mountain!

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Written by David DiCerbo
On a gorgeous, sunny and warm day towards the end of the "winter that wasn't," we headed up to th...
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Winterfalls!

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Written by David DiCerbo
Well, we still haven't seen any snow of note upstate, but that hasn't stopped us from getting som...
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Bushwhacking Big Indian and Backcountry Bachelor Parties!

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Written by David DiCerbo
Old Man Winter stubbornly refuses to spend any time in the Catskills this year and he's been miss...
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The Desert Calls and You Should Answer the Damn Phone!

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Written by David DiCerbo
We are very excited to announce that we've outlined our itinerary for this year's Wandering Out W...
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Mountains & Mansions! An Extraordinary Adventure with Exceptional Accommodations!

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Written by David DiCerbo
We love exploring in the mountains in the snow--we really do. We get to see views like this!  Bu...
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Survival School, Swimming & Shenanigans! A customized Catskills adventure for the John Jay Swim Team!

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Written by David DiCerbo
This past weekend we had the pleasure of hosting the John Jay Women’s Swim Team in the Catskills ...
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Utah: My New Year's Resolution to Wander

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Written by David DiCerbo
At the time of year where everyone is making resolutions to lose weight or take on new challenges...
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A Haunted Hippy Halloween--Quite the Extraordinary Adventure!

A Haunted Hippy Halloween--Quite the Extraordinary Adventure!

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Written by David DiCerbo
We hope you had a festive and frightening Halloween! We went out with an awesome group and enj...
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Autumn Has Arrived!

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Written by David DiCerbo
Autumn has Arrived! The last few weekends have been simply glorious, as we’ve watched fall settl...
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Notes from the Field—Boats, Berries, Beaver Skeletons & more!

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Written by David DiCerbo
Summer is off to an amazing start in the woods! Berries are ripe, boats are in the water and the ...
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Origin Stories: Mount Wittenberg Trail

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Written by David DiCerbo
By Will Soter and Jessica Tackett Traversing the spruce fir forests and dense hemlock groves of ...
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The Magic of the Slide Mountain Wilderness

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Written by David DiCerbo
  While we value the incredible access we have to trails in the Catskills, true connections with...
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Spring Overnight in the Windham and Blackhead Range!

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Written by David DiCerbo
This week was filled with sweeping views, beautiful wildflowers, weird and wonderful weather co...
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Wildflower Weekends are Here!

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Written by David DiCerbo
Thanks to everyone who played our quiz! We had quite a few perfect responses and from those we dr...
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Wildflower Wednesdays--Here's Your Chance to Win Free Adventure!

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Written by David DiCerbo
We hope you've all enjoyed our photos and stories of these gorgeous wildflowers over the last few...
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Wildflower Wednesdays--Mountain Laurel

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Written by David DiCerbo
Mountain Laurel We love these spectacular flowers not only for their beauty and fragrance but al...
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