We’ll be welcoming the fall September 20 – 22 with a 3-day Adirondack backpacking trip to bag 4 remote peaks. After a long hike in and setup of our campsite, we’ll set our sights on bagging Cliff, Redfield, Skylight and Gray Peak. This trip is for experienced hikers in good physical condition.
Join us for a two-night fully guided backpack of Allen Mountain. This trip is scheduled for Tuesday July 16 – Thursday July 18, 2019. The midweek hiking should provide us with Adirondack solitude. The full moon will add an additional sense of wonder to the evenings. All meals and group gear will be provided by your enthusiastic and professional New York State licensed guide.
The entire hike to Allen Mountain and back is 19 miles with 4000 feet of elevation gain, but we’ll sandwich a moderate backpack around a day-hike of approximately 5 miles to the summit.
Allen Mountain has fantastic views as you climb and another fabulous viewpoint featuring the Great Range of the Adirondacks near the 4340 foot summit. The summit itself is wooded, but the great views are close by.
Although only 5 miles round-trip, the hike from our campsite to the Allen Mountain summit will be very strenuous. The route near the Allen Brook is steep, rugged and sometimes slippery. Therefore, the reward of a hot meal back at our campsite will be well earned. Once back at the camp, it will be R&R time under the full moon until we have to load our packs and leave the next morning.
The cost for the July 16 Allen Mountain Backpack trip is $400. Limited space is available.
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This overnight beginner backpacking class focuses on back-country fundamentals in a fun and enchanting location. Therefore, it is ideal for backpackers who want to learn new skills or brush up on old ones in a small group setting.
The next beginner backpacking overnight is scheduled for June 12 – 13 in the Catskill mountains. We’ll hike 3 miles or less each way with modest elevation gain to a beautiful campsite. An experienced professional guide will provide instruction and coaching as you learn by doing.
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- Meals (1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast)*
- Group gear (e.g., tents, cookware, stoves, water filtration, fuel). Carrying the group gear will be a shared effort.
- Licensed, professional outdoor guide, instruction and coaching.
Whats’s not included:
- Personal gear (e.g., backpack, clothing, sleeping bag and pad, headlamps, water bottles, medications)
- Transportation to/from the trail-head
Beginner Backpacking Itinerary
Before the Trip
- We will gladly advise you remotely with preparing for the overnight beginner backpacking trip. See the recommended gear list.
- Meet at the starting trail-head parking area
- Introductions, meet the group
- Pack-check and gear distribution
- Hike and setup campsite
- Optional short day hike from campsite
- Group dinner preparation (bagged lunch is provided)
- Group Breakfast
- Breakdown camp and hike back to starting point
- Debrief and return of group gear
- Optional post hike meal at a Catskill eatery
- Campsite selection
- Campsite and tent setup
- Sleep systems
- Meal planning, cooking and safe storage
- “Kitchen setup”
- Dressing to stay warm and dry
- Water filtration
- Sleep systems and techniques
- Leave No Trace
Contact Ed to reserve your spot or to request information about scheduling different dates.
*Please speak to us in advance if you have special dietary requirements. We will accommodate special requirements at our discretion if practical, but you may need to bring your own food. Please complete and return the Health History Form and Waiver and Liability Release Form as soon as possible.
Eastern Outdoor Experiences will be exhibiting at the Catskills Great Outdoor Expo. We are proud to join this fun and informative event in Kingston, NY on Saturday March 30. The Expo runs from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Center, which is located at 503 Washington Avenue in Kingston, New York
Please stop by and say hello. We will be there all day and therefore eager to chat about outdoor adventures in the Catskills. Above all we are excited to meet other outdoor enthusiasts. We love answering questions and hopefully getting to hear about your Catskill experiences. There will be mini clinics during the day for those looking to learn hiking and camping skills. At noon, Ed will be giving a presentation titled, “Bushwhacking The Catskills”.
There will be dozens of other exhibitors. These include hiking clubs, outfitters, Catskill food producers, arts and culture organizations and more. As a result you can expect to enjoy expert presentations, free samples and raffles.
Proceeds will benefit the Catskill Center. The center’s mission is to protect and foster the environmental, cultural and economic well-being of the Catskill region.
Eastern Outdoor Experiences looks forward to seeing you at the Catskills Great Outdoor Expo on the 30th.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Ed Moran.
**CANCELED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS ** Check back for 2021
Join us for 4 days of hiking in Baxter State Park, including Mt Katahdin and Pamola Peak.
This trip will include strenuous hiking, but you will appreciate the hot meal and a comfortable bed each night …and memories to last a lifetime.
Start the New Year off right with fresh air, exercise for your body and renewal for your mind and spirit with guided hiking on Long Island. From hills to beaches, easy to rough terrain, historical sites and great after hike refreshments, Long Island has it all for a perfect day getaway.
I’ll share my experience and joy for hiking these woods and arrange a fun filled day that will refresh you and get you home in time for weekend night activities.
Your day will include:
- Hiking in one of the many beautiful places on Long Island. I’ll arrange the hiking venue or can accommodate your specific request.
- A fully guided experience with a knowledgeable local expert.
- Assistance with your transportation plans
- Post hike stop at a local eatery (food and drink not included).
- Cost $80 pp, $300 for a private group of 4.
Contact Ed Moran to schedule or for more information
Winter weather varies from dry chilly conditions to deep snow. We go with the flow and enjoy everything that winter has to offer. If there is sufficient snow cover we will snowshoe.
When conditions are right, we can plan a cross country skiing adventure. We ski often and know some of the best places to go for novices or intermediates. You must have your own ski equipment.
*We also arrange day trips to the lower Hudson Valley and Catskills. Contact Ed to schedule.
What to Bring, What to Wear
Weather and trail conditions will vary, but we will advise you before a hike of any special requirements. Please refer to our detailed gear list for typical gear requirements. Important basics include the following:
- Warm hat and gloves
- Relatively thin insulating layers (fleece, down, or synthetics).
- A waterproof and windproof jacket
- 2 quarts of water
- Extra food
Benefits of Hiking
- Great exercise
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Great social activity
Places We Hike
We hike in a variety of beautiful places including state land, state, county, local, and private parks and preserves. Whenever practical, we like to vary the route and take the path less taken. Some examples of hikes we offer include:
- “The Other Sunken Meadow”
- Smithtown Sampler (10 miles hiking three lesser known properties).
Enjoy Catskill guided hiking, skiing and lodging this winter! The winter snow season is off to a great early start in the Catskills and therefore so are the winter activities we look forward to each year. As a result it is looking like a promising season for cross-country skiing on natural snow. Join us for a celebration of winter with a 3-day / 2-night package of guided hiking or skiing with an experienced and enthusiastic guide. This package includes two nights of comfortable lodging, homemade breakfasts and trail lunches. Your Guide will accompany and assist with all facets of your Catskill experience. Consequently, you will love this getaway whether you are looking forward to advanced or beginner snowshoeing or relaxed ski touring. Continue reading
Join us for 8 to 10 days and nights of hiking, touring, pubs, and B&B’s in Ireland.
Stay in charming B&B’s, eat in comfortable pubs and sample the beauty of Ireland’s mountains and coastline. Some of the hiking is strenuous with top local guides. The itinerary will include:
Join us for Adirondack Guided Hiking and special B&B style lodging during the heart of the fall foliage season.
A 3 day Autumn Adirondack Guided Hiking adventure is the ideal trip for active leaf-peepers. Your package will include lodging, breakfasts and trail lunches and personally guided hiking customized for you. Therefore, each day’s activity can include bagging 4000 footers or hiking easier, lesser traveled trails through the beautiful Adirondack fall scenery. Likewise, we will include visits to local attractions and other non-hiking activities if you desire. Your guide will accompany you through the entire itinerary showcasing the best that the Adirondacks have to offer. These are personal hikes and tours and as a result the group size is usually between 2 and 4 people. We can accommodate up to 5 for your group.
Sample Itinerary (3-day option):
- Saturday – Arrival. Check-in and orientation, happy hour snacks, and lodging.
- Sunday – Breakfast, bagged trail lunch, guided hiking, and lodging.
- Monday – Breakfast, bagged trail lunch, guided hiking, and lodging.
- Tuesday – Breakfast, bagged trail lunch, guided hiking
The price for this adventure is $249 pp/pd based on double occupancy (1 room) or $159 pp/pd based on quad occupancy (2 rooms). The guide will assist with local dinner plans and travel. Home cooked dinner options are also available.
We do all of the planning and always speak with our clients before a trip. As a result your itinerary will be tailored to the ideal schedule, length of stay, meals and activities based on your level of fitness. We will also accommodate specific hiking goals, if you have them. We will gladly assist assist with transportation options. Longer or shorter stays can be accommodated. Call 631-741-3765 for more information.
Contact us now for more information or to reserve your dates for experiencing Adirondack guided hiking this fall season.
The Coomloughra Horseshoe is a loop hike over the three highest peaks in Ireland. We hiked this route on a day with perfect weather gracing the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks in County Kerry. The horseshoe shaped glacial valley surrounded by these three peaks contains 3 lakes. The largest of these, Coomloughra, gives the route its name. The horseshoe loop reminds me a little of the Franconia loop in New Hampshire, but there is much more exposure to heights on the Irish version of the knife-edge. There are fantastic views all around. The full hike includes about 4200 feet of elevation gain and 8.5 miles of walking. Continue reading