We take an immense amount of pride in our stellar reputation and we are humbled to know that we could play a small role in helping our adventurers reconnect with something bigger than all of us. We send a sincere thank all of our hikers for their kind words and for trusting us to guide their adventures in the New York wilderness!
“Booked my best friend's bachelorette party with DBA and we had the BEST time! Dave and Joane were so friendly and fun, they were like old friends! Minnewaska State Park was breathtaking and Dave knew all the most beautiful spots and viewpoints. He is so knowledgable about everything from rocks to salamanders! Yoga with Joane was relaxing and refreshing and you can't beat the scenery! I can't emphasize enough how great this team is! Can't wait for another adventure very soon!”—Valentina
"I couldn't have chosen a better group of guides to break me in to this hiking thing! Ive been on two different hikes and absolutely LOVED them both. I was also fortunate enough to meet two more members of the DBA staff on this last excursion- it was comforting to learn both Lauren and Destiny are just as warm hearted, knowledgeable, and fun as Dave and Mike. I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to share nature with these people and look forward to many more hikes out into the wild!"—Shaniqua P
"Dave's the real deal. He really loves the outdoors and it's contagious. Besides great energy and the most positive upbeat attitude you'll ever meet, he's got lots of outdoor and nature knowledge to share. There's a well-read science nerd inside his outdoorsy exterior. Ecosystems, rock formations, trees, you name it, he knows it. I'll never look at a humble bit of moss the same way. What's more, he really cares about his guests and makes sure everyone has a good time. Dave schlepps up a crazy amount of food for a group lunch and stops on the drive back for a little bite and booze for those who want to refuel. I've taken my dog on both hikes and he was made to feel as welcome -if not more- as every other member of the team. Definitely recommended!"—Solange V.