Backcountry and frontcountry experiences with an emphasis on safety, camaraderie, education and fun.

From hiking the Catskill 3500 peaks to trekking and touring in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, from Long Island to the Adirondacks, we can work with you to customize a memorable experience.  We specialize in hiking and camping trips, full moon and fire tower hikes, theme hikes, outdoor experiences for special occasions, group events and education.



Traverse the southern Presidential Range and Mount Washington

Hike the five 4000 foot peaks of the southern Presidential range, including the highest of them all, 6288 foot Mount Washington. Along the way experience endless alpine vistas and see rare alpine plants while sleeping and being served full meals in mountain huts.

Hike the Catskill 3500 peaks

With our knowledge of this range and experience climbing each of the 3500 foot peaks from multiple directions, we can guide to any or all of the summits required for 3500 club membership.

Explore Franconia Notch

5 Days of hiking the summits and exploring in the notch in one of the premier areas of the White Mountains.

Backpacking and Camping

Overnighters to beautiful places.  We'll come up with an itinerary based on your goals and help you prepare, then guide and educate you during the trip with the emphasis always on safety and fun. 

Special Places

Fire towers, waterfalls, full moon night hikes, off the grid bushwhacks, scenic viewpoints and peaceful rivers.  We have years of experience guiding trips to the most beautiful places in the northeast.

Special Events

We can customize a special experience for small groups, youth groups, couples, families and corporate groups.  Depending on your needs trips can be educational, adventurous, romantic, or just plain relaxing.  Connect naturally!


Our mission is dedicated to providing back country and front country experiences with an emphasis on safety, camaraderie, education and fun. Experienced guides will tailor and lead hiking, camping, outdoor education and programs for individuals, groups and corporate team building.

Biography - Ed Moran

A long time hike leader and trip organizer, Ed prides himself on organizing  safe but challenging and rewarding experiences that match the goals and abilities of his clients. Every day is different and Ed is equally at home on comfortable walks in the woods, or off trail navigating on a dense scrambly mountainside.  From fun social backpacking for novices to advanced navigation and multi-day trips in the back country, his goal is to teach while insuring an enjoyable experience that clients will want to repeat.  Many years as a hike leader for outdoor clubs, as a Scoutmaster, and in positions ranging from programs chair, Director, and President of his Adirondack Mountain Club chapter have helped Ed develop a keen sense of how to challenge and excite outdoor enthusiasts of different abilities and aspirations. Ed is a New York State licensed outdoor guide and serves as the Region 1 Director for the New York State Outdoor Guide Association. He has been hiking in the forests of the northeast for over 25 years and has hiked all 35 of the Catskill Mountain high peaks in both summer and winter (and has bushwhacked most of them as well).  He has also hiked all 48 of the 4000 foot peaks in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and repeated many of them several times over while leading groups on multi day adventures.


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