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Outerthere is a New York adventure planning service.
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This is Outerthere Adventures


Outerthere is a New York adventure planning service.
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Sept 6, 2014 - Outerthere Surfs The Rock!


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Sept 6, 2014 - Outerthere Surfs The Rock!


#surftherock

OUTERTHERE SURFS THE ROCK!

Surf instructor Marisa Love showin' us how it's done. Source: Marisa Love.

Surf instructor Marisa Love showin' us how it's done. Source: Marisa Love.

Um, we're surfing the Rockaways in Brooklyn. That's all you need to know. It's gonna be awesome through September. Kick off trip, Saturday, September 6, when the swells can reach 4 or 5 feet and the water is still warm. Beginner? Then Outerthere partner and awesome surfing instructor Marisa Love will show you the ropes for $60 bucks, board rental and wet suit not included

It's a beach. You'll be in the water. You know what to pack. To learn where we're meeting and how we're getting there, reserve your spot below.

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


Post-surfing excitement on Rockaway Beach

Post-surfing excitement on Rockaway Beach

Check out the Outerthere Tumblr to see #WHATYOUMISSED

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Sept 12/13/14, 2014 - Underthere NRO


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Sept 12/13/14, 2014 - Underthere NRO


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OUTERTHERE NRO

Every fall, the Northeast Regional Organization of the Northeast Cave Conservancy gets together at a campground within proximity of a bunch of caves. This year, that's in Arlington, VT, about 4 hours north of NYC and Outerthere is going! 

This event is always a blast, with food, music, lots of adult beverages, and plenty of classes to sign up for.

The only way to get there is by car, so we're going to need a minimum of 3 people to make this trip happen. If you want to bring a friend, fine, but be selective. This trip is not for everyone and despite its all experience levels welcome set up, no one should take the risks for granted.

We'll be meeting Friday, Sept 12 at 7p at the Fairway Market in Chelsea at 766 Sixth Ave between 26th and 25th streets to get food, then driving up to Arlington, VT right after.  We'll be returning Sunday. We’re going rain or shine. When we get there, we set up camp, eat something, and get ready for 2 days worth of caving.

Here's how you need to pack (in no particular order, they're all important):

  • We'll be crawling on our hands, knees, and bellies the entire time, over wet mud and rock. You want to wear your bummiest clothes that you were going to throw out anyway. Or perhaps your Carhartt coveralls that you only use when you work construction sites. Some cavers opt to wear neoprene wet suits, 3mm or less is recommended for this time of year. Don't forget a complete change of clothes stuffed in a garbage back, which you'll use after to stuff your dirty clothes in*. 
  • You want to remember an extra pair of underwear unless you prefer to roll commando afterwards. I won't judge you if you do.
  • The cave is typically a constant 50-degrees all year round, and because you'll be in a constant state of stress, you won't get cold at all. In fact, you might overheat if you over dress. So, a single base layer and/or mid-layer is sufficient. Definitely bring additional warm layers for after the trip. (Note that 50-degree air produces 50-degree water, and the combination will make you chilly, risking hypothermia. You know how you are, so layer appropriately).
  • Knee pads and elbow pads are a must.
  • Helmet is a must.
  • Footwear, anything goes, traction not an issue, but keep in mind, they won't be usable for anything else after you're done. Your sneaks, boots, sandals, everything will get wet, dirty, and totally wrecked. 
  • Three light sources, minimum, and don't forget batteries in zip locks. Headlamps are suggested. Regular flashlights can be used. Bring rubber bands.
  • Ziplocks for your valuables and/or camera/phone. We'll be able to leave things in the car, but you definitely want to bring your camera.
  • Some hands may get cold. Bring neoprene gloves (or gloves you just don't love anymore) or hand warmers. 

*Note that when you get home, you'll have to thoroughly hose down/wash off all your gear.

Need gear? Rent some through our partners at Traverse Outfitters.  Ask for Avi.

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


Crazy shenanigans at NRO.

Crazy shenanigans at NRO.

Check out the Outerthere Tumblr to see #WHATYOUMISSED

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October 11 + 12, 2014 - Underthere MAR


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October 11 + 12, 2014 - Underthere MAR


#undertheremar

OUTERTHERE MAR

Fall is caving season and everywhere there are caves on the east coast, there's a group of people going into them. This October 11 and 12th, Outerthere is going caving in Pennsylvania where The Seven Valleys Grotto hosts the Mid-Appalachian Region of the National Speleological Society Fall 2014 weekend.

These weekends are always a blast, with food, skills trainings, lots of adult beverages, and plenty of caves to sign up for.

The only way to get there is by car, so we're going to need a minimum of 4 people to make this trip happen. If you want to bring a friend, fine, but be selective.

We'll be meeting Saturday morning, October 11 at 7a at the Brooklyn Bagel on 8th avenue, between 24th and 26th street on the east side of the street to get breakfast before starting our roadtrip.  We'll be returning Sunday late night. We’re going rain or shine. When we get there, we set up tents, maybe take a class or meet other cavers, eat dinner, and get ready for a full day of awesome Pennsylvania caving!


Underthere MAR
149.00

Reserve your spot in our car for Saturday/Sunday, Oct 11 and 12, 2014.

Outerthere is organizing a group to attend MAR at no cost to you. Your fee covers cost of transportation, Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, gas, tolls, and camping spot. Fee DOES NOT cover gear, rentals, and guiding through caves. Guiding through caves provided by MAR leaders and is provided at no charge at a first come, first served basis. Waivers are not necessary; it's cave at your own risk.

Reservations due by Friday, Oct 3rd in order to reserve vehicle.

I WANNA GO!

+ Prefer to use cash, Paypal, or personal checks? No prob. Email Outerthere to make arrangements.


Here's how you need to pack (in no particular order, they're all important):

  • We'll be crawling on our hands, knees, and bellies the entire time, over wet mud and rock. You want to wear your bummiest clothes that you were going to throw out anyway. Or perhaps your Carhartt coveralls that you only use when you work construction sites. Some cavers opt to wear neoprene wet suits. Don't forget a complete change of clothes stuffed in a garbage back, which you'll use after to stuff your dirty clothes in*. 
  • You want to remember an extra pair of underwear unless you prefer to roll commando afterwards. I won't judge you if you do.
  • The cave is typically a constant 50-degrees all year round, and because you'll be in a constant state of stress, you won't get cold at all**. In fact, you might overheat if you over dress. So, a single base layer and/or mid-layer is sufficient. Definitely bring additional warm layers for after the trip. (Note that 50-degree air produces 50-degree water, and the combination will make you chilly, risking hypothermia. You know how you are, so layer appropriately).
  • Knee pads and elbow pads are a must. No exceptions.
  • Helmet is a must. No exceptions. No construction helmets.
  • Footwear, anything goes, traction not an issue (you won't have any), but keep in mind, they won't be usable for anything else after you're done. Your sneaks, boots, sandals, everything will get wet, dirty, and totally wrecked. 
  • Three light sources, minimum, and don't forget batteries in zip locks. Headlamps are suggested. Regular flashlights can be used. Bring rubber bands.
  • Ziplocks for your valuables and/or camera/phone. We'll be able to leave things in the car, but you definitely want to bring your camera.
  • Some hands may get cold. Bring neoprene gloves (or gloves you just don't love anymore) or hand warmers. 

*Note that when you get home, you'll have to thoroughly hose down/wash off all your gear.
**Unless we crawl and climb through ice cold waterfalls.

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

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Oct 18, 2014 - Underthere Clarksville, the other half


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Oct 18, 2014 - Underthere Clarksville, the other half


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Underthere Clarksville, the other half

Wow, go figure. Our last trip to this cave was so much fun, everyone wants to go again. So, we're going back to do the other half!

It goes without saying that if you're uncomfortable in pitch black surroundings and tight spaces, this trip is not for you. The entire experience will last about 4 to 6 hours, depending on group size, and will require you to crawl through a muddy hole in the ground.

Underground, there are large pools of water and creeks, so we're also getting wet. But I promise that once you're in the cave and get through the whole experience, it'll be like nothing you've ever experienced before. Your senses will on fire. It's going to be epic. This trip is rated INTERMEDIATE.

The only way to get there is by car, so we're going to need a minimum of 3 people to make this trip happen (6 max). If you want to bring a friend, fine, but be selective. This trip is not for everyone and despite its difficulty rating, no one should take the risks for granted. We'll be meeting Saturday, Oct 18 at 7a at the Brooklyn Bagel on 8th Ave between 24th and 25th street, then driving up to Clarksville, NY (4 hours) right after.  We'll be returning same day. We’re going rain or shine.


Underthere Clarksville, the other half
99.00

Reserve your spot in our car for Saturday, Oct 18, 2014.

Outerthere is organizing a group to cave Clarksville Cavern. Your fee only covers cost of transportation, gas, and tolls. Fee DOES NOT cover gear, rentals, and guiding through the cave. This cave is owned by the Northeast Cave Conservancy, a non-profit that maintains the area and integrity of the cave and in order to enter their cave, we need to fill out their waiver and mail in. For your convenience, just send me a completed waiver and I will take care of the rest:

Mail waiver to:
Al Berrios
P.O. Box 7565
New York, NY 10116

As someone who has been at this cave before, I will be leading our group through Clarksville Cave AT NO CHARGE TO YOU, but not in a professional capacity. As a result, you cave at your own risk and by reserving your spot below, you further agree to indemnify and hold harmless Outerthere (and me especially!) if anything not-awesome happens to you. I will totally take all the credit if your trip is 100% awesome.

Reservations and waivers due by Friday, Oct 10th in order to reserve vehicle and get our permit to go as a group.

Finally, just to make sure you got all this, by reserving your spot with Outerthere, you agree to this "waiver"

Sorry for all the paperwork, but in order to keep this cave open for us forever, we've got to do our part to protect it, and this is what it takes. And take my word for it, it's totally worth it!

I WANNA GO!

+ Prefer to use cash, Paypal, or personal checks? No prob. Email Outerthere to make arrangements.


Here's how you need to pack (in no particular order, they're all important):

  • We'll be crawling on our hands, knees, and bellies the entire time, over wet mud and rock. You want to wear your bummiest clothes that you were going to throw out anyway. Or perhaps your Carhartt coveralls that you only use when you work construction sites. Some cavers opt to wear neoprene wet suits. Don't forget a complete change of clothes stuffed in a garbage back, which you'll use after to stuff your dirty clothes in*. 
  • You want to remember an extra pair of underwear unless you prefer to roll commando afterwards. I won't judge you if you do.
  • The cave is typically a constant 50-degrees all year round, and because you'll be in a constant state of stress, you won't get cold at all**. In fact, you might overheat if you over dress. So, a single base layer and/or mid-layer is sufficient. Definitely bring additional warm layers for after the trip. (Note that 50-degree air produces 50-degree water, and the combination will make you chilly, risking hypothermia. You know how you are, so layer appropriately).
  • Knee pads and elbow pads are a must. No exceptions.
  • Helmet is a must. No exceptions. No construction helmets.
  • Footwear, anything goes, traction not an issue (you won't have any), but keep in mind, they won't be usable for anything else after you're done. Your sneaks, boots, sandals, everything will get wet, dirty, and totally wrecked. 
  • Three light sources, minimum, and don't forget batteries in zip locks. Headlamps are suggested. Regular flashlights can be used. Bring rubber bands.
  • Ziplocks for your valuables and/or camera/phone. We'll be able to leave things in the car, but you definitely want to bring your camera.
  • Some hands may get cold. Bring neoprene gloves (or gloves you just don't love anymore) or hand warmers. 

 

*Note that when you get home, you'll have to thoroughly hose down/wash off all your gear.
**Unless we crawl and climb through ice cold waterfalls.

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Nov 1 + 2, 2014 - Mini-Ocktoberfest Overnight Camping/Backpacking, Part Deux!


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Nov 1 + 2, 2014 - Mini-Ocktoberfest Overnight Camping/Backpacking, Part Deux!


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Mini-Ocktoberfest Overnight Camping/Backpacking, Part Deux!

Whaaat?!? “Mini-Ocktoberfest”?!?  That’s right campers, it’s the peak of fall colors and we’re doing our "2nd annual" overnight camping and backpacking trip, and so, instead of heading out 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.)  If that’s not enough, on our hike back, we’ll not only be crossing some awesome waterfalls, you get to pass over the top of a mountain called Tom Jones.  What more is there left to say, except, “Whoa-uh-oh-uh-oh-ohhh”?!  (Warning: listening to Tom Jones will cause your brain to empty of everything else you know except Tom Jones lyrics.)

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, so avoid overpacking (see my recommended packing list) so you don’t wreck your shoulders.

Additionally, you’ll need your tent, sleeping bag, flashlight and sleeping pad.  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.  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 need some packing advice, gear, or anything else you're not sure of, give me a holler if you’re going so I can help you with that. 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 good trip to transition into doing some real camping a.k.a. backpacking.  And there will be beer!  We’ll be meeting here at Penn Station at 8:45a on Saturday to buy our roundtrip tickets to Harriman station.  We’ll be heading back as soon as we get up on Sunday, taking the earliest train from Tuxedo back to Penn Station.


Mini-Ocktoberfest Overnight Camping/Backpacking, Part Deux!
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Reservations for Saturday Nov 1 through Sunday, November 2, 2014.

There is no fee for this trip. If you just want to reserve your spot, you will be charged $0.01 (because the system won't accept $0). But, if you want to support Outerthere and keep adventuring with us, suggested contribution is $20. Select below. (I won't take it personally if you select $0. Really.)

By reserving your spot, you agree to this "waiver"

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Outerthere Climbs!


#inthegunks #inthedacks #inthecatskills

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Outerthere Climbs!


#inthegunks #inthedacks #inthecatskills

Outerthere Climbs (Year Round)

If you're looking to step up your climbing game, this page is for you! Working in collaboration with local guides and instructors, Outerthere is helping NYC locals plan rock and ice climbing trips year round in the best outdoor climbing settings in the northeast, the Shawangunk Ridge, the Catskills, and the Adirondacks!

All gear (climbing footwear, harness, rope, helmet, plus ice tools and crampons in the winter) and park entry fees are included when you plan your trip with Outerthere. Other specialty gear, including layers, ice pants, gloves, gaiters, etc, you've got to bring yourself. Food and beer is not included, but there will be plenty of both.

Here's what to pack for the time of the year you decide to go. Hashtag your Instagram and Facebook pics with #inthegunks, #inthedacks, or #inthecatskills so all your homies can get jealous or inspired and come out, too!

Ice climbing in the Gunks. Source: my instagram.

Ice climbing in the Gunks. Source: my instagram.

Rock climbing the Gunks. Source: my Facebook

Rock climbing the Gunks. Source: my Facebook

Lead climbing at Brooklyn Boulders. Source: my Instagram.

Lead climbing at Brooklyn Boulders. Source: my Instagram.

Outerthere Climbs!
20.00

Outerthere Climbs! is a service of Outerthere, an adventure planning service and this fee only covers the work of setting up your guide, gear rentals, transportation, and park entrance fees (if applicable), so you don't have to worry about doing any of this stuff yourself. THIS FEE DOES NOT COVER THE COST OF YOUR TRIP. Still have questions, contact here.

Here's what will happen next:

  1. Once you've reserved your spot, you'll receive a link asking you additional questions, which will help in planning your trip better.
  2. Once your package is ready, you'll be sent another link to submit your payment for everything (tips and beer money won't be included). THIS FEE WILL COVER YOUR ENTIRE TRIP and makes group planning easier.
  3. When payment is confirmed, you'll be sent a follow up link with a confirmation, additional details, and a waiver from our outfitter partner. Here's the Outerthere waiver [PDF].
  4. 24 to 48 hours before your trip, you'll be sent reminders and a weather report, so you know how to dress.
I WANNA DO THAT!

+ Prefer to use cash, Paypal, or personal checks? Still have questions? No prob. Contact Outerthere to make arrangements.


Concerned about your safety? Check out uber guide/instructor Sue Kligerman explain how she keeps you safe all the time.

Concerned about your safety? Check out uber guide/instructor Sue Kligerman explain how she keeps you safe all the time.

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Outerthere Paddles!


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Outerthere Paddles!


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Outerthere Paddles! (Spring, Summer)

Beginning with all 315 miles of the Hudson River, there's plenty of paddling on the east coast, from whitewater kayaking and rafting, to touring on a kayak, stand-up paddle boarding, and canoeing.  Working in collaboration with local guides and instructors, Outerthere is helping NYC locals plan their next paddling adventure on awesome Class I through IV rivers they probably didn't know existed, let alone could paddle.

All gear (boat, paddles, personal flotation devices aka vests, spray skirts, helmet, windshell, and water pump) are included when you plan your trip with Outerthere. Other specialty gear, including layers, gloves, knives, food, etc, you've got to bring yourself. 

Here's what to pack for the time of the year you decide to go. Hashtag your Instagram and Facebook pics with #paddlepaddle so all your homies can get jealous or inspired and come out, too!

Sit-on-top on the Hudson

Sit-on-top on the Hudson

Whitewater rafting class III rapids on North Creek River.

Whitewater rafting class III rapids on North Creek River.

Outerthere Paddles!
20.00

Outerthere Paddles! is a service of Outerthere, an adventure planning service and this fee only covers the work of setting up your guide, gear rentals, transportation, and park entrance fees (if applicable), so you don't have to worry about doing any of this stuff yourself. THIS FEE DOES NOT COVER THE COST OF YOUR TRIP. Still have questions, contact here.

Here's what happens next:

  1. Once you've reserved your spot, you'll receive a link asking you additional questions, which will help in planning your trip better.
  2. Once your package is ready, you'll be sent another link to submit your payment for everything (tips and beer money won't be included). THIS FEE WILL COVER YOUR ENTIRE TRIP and makes group planning easier.
  3. When payment is confirmed, you'll be sent a follow up link with a confirmation, additional details, and a waiver from our outfitter partner. Here's the Outerthere waiver [PDF].
  4. 24 to 48 hours before your trip, you'll be sent reminders and a weather report, so you know how to dress.
I WANNA DO THAT!

Check out the Outerthere Tumblr to see #WHATYOUMISSED on our Inaugural trip paddling the Hudson with Hudson River Expeditions!

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