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This is Outerthere Adventures


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This is Outerthere Adventures


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Jun 13, 2015 - The Bear Stuck its Appalachian in Anthony's Nose Crazy Hike


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Jun 13, 2015 - The Bear Stuck its Appalachian in Anthony's Nose Crazy Hike


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The Bear Stuck Its Appalachian In Anthony's Nose Crazy Hike

True story. The first time I attempted this hike with a group, it was in the fall and it took about 4 hours. The 2nd time, it was in the winter, and it took 10. There's no telling what this hike will give us, but who cares, right?! We're going rain, snow, sleet, hail, which might actually happen given the weather these days. As you can see from the pic, this hike is the only hike that takes us across the Hudson, which allows for sweeping views of the lower Catskills region. So, you want to bring your camera and binocs if you've got 'em!

Starting from Bear Mountain, we’re hiking across Bear Mountain Bridge to Anthony’s Nose, then north 10 miles along a stretch of the Appalachian Trail, through Hudson Highlands State Park to depart from Garrison, NY.  That’s right hikers, this is possibly the only hike that takes us through trails on both sides of the Hudson in the same day!  We’ll get dramatic terrain changes, the whole while enjoying grand views of the Hudson River, West Point, and other unexpected awesomeness.  If you’re planning to hike the AT, this trip will give you a great snapshot of what to expect and how to train. 

We’ll be meeting in front of the Schnippers at the ground floor of the New York Times Building at 8am and walking over as a group to the Port Authority on 41st and 8th ave to take the 8:45a Shortline Bus headed to Bear Mountain-West Point (buy one way, ~$18).  We should be done by 6p (including breaks).  We’ll be returning on the Metro North Hudson Line to Grand Central (~$18) at around 7 or 8p (trains run hourly). 

Wondering if you're ready for any crazy this trip has in store? Answer these quick questions. Not sure what to wear for this adventure? Check out my recommendations.  And read this waiver.

Hashtag your Instagram and Facebook pics with #outerthere so all your homies can get jealous or inspired and come out, too! And don't forget to check our twitter @Outerthere for updates!


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Bear mountain kinda day. ‪#‎whatyoumissed‬ ‪#‎outerthere‬ 11-mile hike to Garrison... crushed it. This is the before pic... after, I got stung by a bee. First time ever. Hurt like a sumb_tch!!

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Jun 20, 2015 - Outerthere Mountain Bikes


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Jun 20, 2015 - Outerthere Mountain Bikes


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Outerthere Mountain Bikes!

I took a small scouting party to this park and we had such an ridiculously good time, we're going back to Cunningham Park in Queens! It's an awesome terrain park with plenty more to explore, with a bike rental nearby who already loves Outerthere fam. The terrain features are awesome and you will have more fun than you would expect in Queens. You will get dirty. You may get some bloody scrapes. And you will definitely be more exhausted than you've ever been from peddling. But it'll be awesome!

We'll be meeting at Penn Station at 9am to catch the 9:18am train to Douglaston on the Port Washington line. From there, we'll be walking over to the bike rental shop, where the price is $10/hour. We'll then peddle ~4 miles (30 minutes) to the park and explore those trails!  We will decide as a group when we're done.

Not sure if you can handle physically this adventure? Here's a quick test.

Not sure what to wear for this adventure? Check out my recommendations.

Hashtag your Instagram and Facebook pics with #outerthere so all your homies can get jealous or inspired and come out, too! And don't forget to check our twitter @Outerthere for updates!


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Jun 27, 2015 - Outerthere Goes Caving


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Jun 27, 2015 - Outerthere Goes Caving


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Outerthere GOES CAVING!

Due to safety concerns, details for this trip will not be disclosed until the day of. But trust me, you'll want to come with me and you will have an awesome time!

We'll be meeting at a TBD location and time in Astoria Queens. We will be driving up. Limit 5 people on this trip. Further details disclosed via email to confirmed reservations. Reserve below quick, yo!

Not sure if you can handle physically this adventure? Here's a quick test.

Not sure what to wear for this adventure? Check out my recommendations.

Hashtag your Instagram and Facebook pics with #outerthere so all your homies can get jealous or inspired and come out, too! And don't forget to check our twitter @Outerthere for updates!


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Jul 11, 2015 - Dunderberg Will Kick Your Bear Hot Hike


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Jul 11, 2015 - Dunderberg Will Kick Your Bear Hot Hike


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Dunderberg Will Kick Your Bear Hot Hike

Bear Mountain's lesser known cousin, Dunderberg Mountain, presents an awesome 7-mile loop just south of the famous resort mountain (once destined to be a NYS prison!)  Bring lots of water and bug spray. This hike is serious on hot days. But with epic views preceded by epic scrambling, you don't want to miss this trip! 

We'll be meeting in front of the Schnippers at the ground floor of the New York Times Building on 41st street and 8th ave at 8am and walking over as a group to the Port Authority on 41st and 8th ave to take the 8:45a Shortline Bus headed to Bear Mountain-West Point (buy round trip, $36).  We will be returning on the 5:19p bus back.

Wondering if you're ready for any crazy this trip has in store? Answer these quick questions. Not sure what to wear for this adventure? Check out my recommendations.  And read this waiver.

Hashtag your Instagram and Facebook pics with #outerthere so all your homies can get jealous or inspired and come out, too! And don't forget to check our twitter @Outerthere for updates!


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Aug 1, 2015 - Outerthere Surfs The Rock!


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Aug 1, 2015 - Outerthere Surfs The Rock!


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OUTERTHERE SURFS THE ROCK!

Unlike our other trips, surfing is the least predictable type of adventure we can plan. Sometimes, the weather is overcast. Other times, the tide just doesn't want to cooperate and there are no swells. And other times, the water's just sketchy. Oh, and despite really awesome progress, Rockaway Beach boardwalk is still under construction from Hurricane Sandy. But, it's our local beach and we're going for the day. Bring your towels, flip flops, and plenty of sun screen, because if the surf's up, we're surfing (and here's a handy beach cam and surf report by Surfline that we'll be checking that weekend) That said, this time of the year, east coast swells can reach reach 4 or 5 feet and the water is just starting to get warm enough that you don't need a wet suit. Board rental is approximately $50 for the day from whichever surf shop is renting on the beach.

We’ll be meeting in front of the Schnippers at the ground floor of the New York Times Building at 8am and walking over as a group to the Port Authority on 41st and 8th ave to take the A train all the way down to Rockaway Beach. Surf shops on 92nd and 116th open at 10am.

It's a beach. You'll be on the sand and in the water. You know what to pack. I'm bringing a cooler with "supplies". I suggest you do the same. To learn where we're meeting and how we're getting there, reserve your spot below.

Hashtag your Instagram and Facebook pics with #outerthere so all your homies can get jealous or inspired and come out, too!


Reserve your Spot for rockbeach

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This isn't Tinder. Just trying to get you the right board for your height.
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Aug 15 + 16, 2015 - Outerthere Paddles Deerfield


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Aug 15 + 16, 2015 - Outerthere Paddles Deerfield


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Outerthere Paddles deerfield

I went in April when the water was friggin' cold and it was epic. I'm going back this August and yeah, the water will be juuuust right.

Outerthere is headed to Deerfield, MA for a 2-day trip to do some whitewater kayaking with Zoar Outdoor, a local outfitter.  I'm taking the Intermediate clinic. That makes this trip rating, Training. If you're down for this or another clinic, sign up via their site.

I'm heading up in my Wrangler and there's no more room. But I do have a huge campsite reserved. Fill out the form below if you're coming and want to share the site. Keep in mind, I'm leaving 5am from a TBD location for a 3-hour roadtrip. First come, first serve. You'll need your own camping gear. Some food will be provided by Zoar, but basically, we will be feeding ourselves. If you're not absolutely sure you're going, please don't fill out the below. Not sure if you can handle physically this adventure? Here's a quick test.

Not sure what to wear for this adventure? Check out my recommendations.

Hashtag your Instagram and Facebook pics with #outerthere so all your homies can get jealous or inspired and come out, too!


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Aug 29, 2015 - We're the Schunemunks Mountain Loop Hike


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Aug 29, 2015 - We're the Schunemunks Mountain Loop Hike


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We're the Schunemunks Mountain Loop

Ok, I think I finally got the hang of trying to explain the difficulty of Outerthere hikes. Like all our trips, this hike is for "adventurous beginners" because our pace determines everything. It's one of the only hikes where we can adjust the difficulty as we go from beginner all the way to advanced, and if you've ever gone on a hike with me, you know I like to make "adjustments" all the time. And although it's not really for site seeing, there's plenty of spectacular views.

That said, beginner, intermediate, or advanced, there’s really only one word to describe this trip - picturesque. The walk to the trailhead is about a mile, but takes us past the train tracks we arrived on and through a smattering of homes so scenic, you wonder if anyone even lives in them.  At the trailhead, we ascend a manageable 1,300 feet up the namesake mountain, after which, it’s all downhill and we can basically enjoy a loop around the northern face of the mountain.

We'll be meeting at the entrance to NJ Transit in Penn Station in NY Penn Station at 8:45a to buy our roundtrip tickets to Salisbury Mills Cornwall Station ($16 each way). We should be back at Penn Station no later than 8p. Here's my handy-dandy checklist for what gear to bring. Hashtag for this trip is #schunemunks


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Sept 12, 2015 - GoRuck Challenge - Lite


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Sept 12, 2015 - GoRuck Challenge - Lite


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GoRuck Challenge Light - 911 remembrance

If you haven't done an obstacle course race (OCR), then this is a good one to try. OCRs are the new new for people who just have way too much energy and love team-based adventures. GoRuck is the ultimate team-based race, where no obstacle can be completed without working in a team. And you gotta do the entire thing with a 20lb weight in your backpack.

GoRuck Challenges were created by the company that designs military-grade backpacks. And the race was designed by ex-military guys. So, just imagine. I'll be doing this "easy" version of the race (4-5 miles, 7 to 10 miles, 20lbs). Want to join me?

Visit this link to register for the race. It's between $85 and $95 for the race plus you can purchase your pack, weights, etc directly on the site.  I bought a bag and will add my own weight. You can find a discount code online. I used this one. We'll be meeting at a TBD location at 9am. Race starts 1p at Brighton Beach. Expect to do all kinds of insane, near-drowning obstacles in the water, so bring extra change of clothes. OCRs use up a ton of energy and get all crampy, so bring things you can snack on between obstacles (energy gels, protein drinks, sweet/salty trailmixes, etc). Anything you can't consume with a single handful is too much. You will eat plenty later. Hydrating using water bladders/bottles are highly recommended. Bring a few. And finally, don't be scared. You won't die. But you will learn more about yourself than you ever imagined. And make lifelong friends. What more reason do you need to try this adventure out?

Hashtag your Instagram and Facebook pics with #outerthere and #goruck so all your homies can get jealous or inspired and come out, too! And don't forget to check our twitter @Outerthere for updates!


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Sept 26, 2015 - Breakneck Speed Hike


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Sept 26, 2015 - Breakneck Speed Hike


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Breakneck Speed Hike

Whether you've hiked before or not, this will be one of your most favorite experiences. It's a grueling 1,000 foot climb straight up within the first hour. And it only gets more interesting the deeper we go. We'll be traversing the entire Breakneck-named trails until we hike the full 7 or 10 miles (depending on who's fitness monitor we use) north to Beacon, where we'll celebrate sitting... and burgers... and beer!

New twist: we're doing this hike at an aggressive pace, meaning, where it normally would take 5 to 6 hours to complete this hike, we'll be looking to complete it in 4. This trip will be for those looking to test their physical limits and ain't scared of sweating.

We'll be meeting at the main clock at Grand Central at 8:15 to grab the 8:45am train north to Breakneck station. We'll be returning from Beacon around 5p-ish. Yes, this will be a point-to-point trip.  Here's my handy-dandy checklist for what gear to bring.

As usual, there is no charge to be a guest on this trip. But bringing your best bud, your wingman, or significant other is highly encouraged.

Hashtag your Instagram and Facebook pics with #outerthere and #breakneck so all your homies can get jealous or inspired and come out, too! And don't forget to check our twitter @Outerthere for updates!


Reserve your spot on the BreakNeck Speed Hike

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Oct 3, 2015 - Warrior Dash


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Oct 3, 2015 - Warrior Dash


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Warrior Dash

If you haven't done an obstacle course race (OCR), then this is a good one to try. OCRs are the new new for people who just have way too much energy and love team-based adventures. Warrior Dash is one of the easier races (less mileage, fewer obstacles), but muddier. Let's do this!!

Visit this link to register for the race. It's between $70 and $90 for the race plus you can donate to St. Judes directly on the site.  I didn't find a discount code, but keep checking Groupon. We'll be meeting at a TBD location at 9am. Race starts 1p in Connecticut (2 hour drive north). Despite the chillier time of the year, expect to sweat and get very dirty, so bring extra change of clothes. OCRs use up a ton of energy and get all crampy, so bring things you can snack on between obstacles (energy gels, protein drinks, sweet/salty trailmixes, etc). Anything you can't consume with a single handful is too much. You will eat plenty later. Hydrating using water bladders/bottles are highly recommended. Bring a few liters. And finally, don't be scared. You won't die. It'll be a ton of fun!

Hashtag your Instagram and Facebook pics with #outerthere and #warriordash so all your homies can get jealous or inspired and come out, too! And don't forget to check our twitter @Outerthere for updates!


Join the Outerthere team for the Warrior Dash

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Oct 24, 2015 - Outerthere Mountain Bikes


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Oct 24, 2015 - Outerthere Mountain Bikes


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Outerthere Mountain Bikes!

Ummm, we're going back to Cunningham Park in Queens for one last mountain biking adventure! It's an awesome terrain park with plenty to explore, with a bike rental nearby who already loves Outerthere fam. The terrain features are awesome and you will have more fun than you would expect in Queens. You will get dirty. You may get some bloody scrapes. And you will definitely be more exhausted than you've ever been from peddling. But it'll be awesome!

We'll be meeting at Penn Station at 9am to catch the 9:18am train to Douglaston on the Port Washington line. From there, we'll be walking over to the bike rental shop, where the price is $10/hour. We'll then peddle ~4 miles (30 minutes) to the park and explore those trails!  We will decide as a group when we're done.

Not sure if you can handle physically this adventure? Here's a quick test.

Not sure what to wear for this adventure? Check out my recommendations.

Hashtag your Instagram and Facebook pics with #outerthere so all your homies can get jealous or inspired and come out, too! And don't forget to check our twitter @Outerthere for updates!


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Oct 31 + Nov 1, 2015 - Mini-Ocktoberfest Overnight Camping/Backpacking, The 3rd One, Yo!


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Oct 31 + Nov 1, 2015 - Mini-Ocktoberfest Overnight Camping/Backpacking, The 3rd One, Yo!


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Mini-Ocktoberfest Overnight Camping/Backpacking, The 3rd One, yo!

Unbelievably, this is the 3rd annual Mini-Ocktoberfest and no matter how many crazy stories we bring out of these trips, more of you seem to be interested in going! So, yeah, here it is.  It’s the peak of fall colors and instead of heading to overpriced revelries in any of the dozen beer gardens through the big city, or driving upstate to drink with “conservative Republicans”, bring your favorite German beer and sausage and we’ll do it like German’s used to do it - sharing our beers, not charging for them - back before it got all commercialized!  Word.  (If you’re actually going to Germany for Ocktoberfest, you’re excused.  Also, I don’t really know if Germans shared their beer back in the day.)  And from what previous campers have told me, "Your first sausage at Al's camping trip is the best sausage you've ever had!" Seriously.

Some important notes about this trip: This is a strenuous, backpacking trip because of all the food and drinks we'll be carrying, in addition to our tents, sleeping bags, and other gear, across really challenging terrain and weather, so avoid overpacking (see my recommended packing list).  Pro Tip: To keep your pack weight even lower, wear layers (preferably merino wool) and expect to be in the same clothes the whole weekend, including sleeping. If you need some packing advice, gear, or anything else you're not sure of, contact me.

Additionally, Be prepared to help “set up camp”. What does this mean?  Our campsite is raw land: no structures, no showers, and it’ll get below freezing overnight.  So, we’ll be collecting firewood, prepping food on rocks, and working to light our fire.  (If you don’t know how to do any of these things, you're going to learn.) There are also no bathrooms, no port-a-potties, and no showers, and if this ain’t your thing, you may not have a good time. Then again, you’ll be warm and tipsy before you notice, so it might be the best camping adventure you’ve ever had! 

If you’ve car camped, camped at lodges, or RV’d before, and want to step up your camping game (especially if you're thinking about an epic thruhike somewhere) this is a great trip to transition into doing some real camping a.k.a. backpacking.  And there will be beer!  We’ll be meeting at Penn Station at 8:45a on Saturday and heading back as soon as we get up on Sunday, returning back to Penn Station.


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