How It Works

FYI FAM, THIS TRIP IS NOT OPERATED BY OUTERTHERE. SINCE OUTERTHERE LOVES TRYING A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES, BUT CANNOT POSSIBLY OWN EVERYTHING INVOLVED IN THAT ACTIVITY, WE WORK WITH LOCAL PROVIDERS TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE BEST EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE.

However, the best experience isn’t always with a group of strangers. Sometimes, you want to go with your squad. But squad is busy. Or flaky. Or just isn’t into what you’re into. That’s where Outerthere comes in.

Booking with Outerthere means that you get to go with people you actually want to hang out with, like other Outerthere fam. OUTERTHERE FAM ARE AWESOME! If you’ve been watching the videos on this site, you see we’re down for anything and always have a great time. Outerthere videos let’s you see what you’re getting into - and with who - before you book your trip.

However, to make sure everyone gets to go on the same date, we group your reservation together with everyone else’s who booked on Outerthere.com. That assures that you’ll have a great time because you’ll be going with the same awesome people you see in Outerthere videos instead of strangers.

Dates are posted way in advance on the official Outerthere trip calendar, so you can decide what date works best for you. (No date posted? No problem. You’ll be able to indicate your preferred season at checkout). But, IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT GOING FOR ANY REASON, YOU’VE GOT 48 HOURS TO LET US KNOW BEFORE YOU’RE ABLE TO GET A REFUND. PASSED THE CUTOFF? YOU WILL LIKELY GET REBOOKED ON ANOTHER DATE OR ACTIVITY OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE.

OUTERTHERE’S POLICY IS THAT WE GO RAIN OR SHINE. HOWEVER, IF THE OPERATOR CANCELS OR POSTPONES FOR ANY REASON, YOU’LL GET YOUR MONEY BACK.

Trips sell out fast and we’re not the only ones going, so the sooner you book the more likely you’re able to reserve your spot before it sells out.

After your booking, you will receive a welcome email from Outerthere with all the information details for you to have an awesome adventure!

Difficulty Ratings

All ratings are meant for physically active people (i.e. if you run, bike, skate, hike, climb, surf, paddle, swim, board, hit the gym, compete in a sport, or do anything that increases your heart rate regularly).  Sorry, couchsurfing doesn’t count.

If you've never been on an Outerthere trip before, you will probably underestimate these ratings. And although you will be able to complete a trip at whatever level you select, it will probably be one of the most challenging trips you'll do up to that point.


Pace

Everyone goes at their own pace and regardless of the pace you're on, you will never get left behind or feel as though you’re slowing anyone down. Whether you’re coming out for fitness or to just enjoy nature, the pace of the group can accommodate you.

Family Fun

The only challenge in family fun trips is making sure you keep track of your kid.  And you’ll be outdoors.

Beginner

Beginner trips and adventures are for anyone physically active at least one to three times per week, including kids ages 6+. Trips may cover 1 to 4 miles in distance. You will be walking across unpaved, natural terrain anywhere between 2 to 4 hours with plenty of breaks.  And you may be required to use your hands for leverage, balance, and even getting up or down some features, which may be a difference of a few feet in elevation change. These trips are recommended for anyone who wants to get more acquainted with the outdoors.

Intermediate

Intermediate means challenging, but completely doable for people active three to five times per week, including pre-teenagers. Trips may cover 5 to 10 miles, during which you'll be moving anywhere between 4 to 8 hours with short breaks. Terrain and weather is unpredictable, but manageable with the right gear.  You will be required to use your hands to scramble and support you to move through challenging, non-technical features. (If your knees or ankles are an issue, knee/ankle braces are recommended.  Trekking poles are also useful on this terrain. Here are suggestions on what gear to bring on trips by season.) Total elevation gain/loss throughout a trip may be hundreds of feet, so your calves, quads, and hams will get a good pump. You will need to focus and stay alert at all times for your safety. And you may be asked to support your fellow trip goers as a leader, sweeper, or expert throughout the trip.  When you’re done, you may say to yourself you’ll never do a trip like that again, but afterwards, you’ll look forward to the next one.  These trips are recommended for anyone interested in stepping up their outdoor game or anyone about to start a training program. 

Advance

Advanced is intended for people who are active almost every day (including teenagers) and could probably put together their own adventure, but are interested in going on said adventure with friends instead of solo. Trips may incorporate more than just a hike. They may cover 10 or more miles over 1 or more days over technical terrain and weather. This may require more technical gear, which you should already have and probably need to dust off. These trips are recommended for anyone thinking about DIY trips and need some additional guidance, anyone training to do epic, multi-day treks, and/or anyone interested in mixing up their normal weekly workout.

Training

Training means you’re about to get schooled in something. It’s not easy, because you’ll be forced to work outside your comfort zone. It’s not hard, because safety is always a priority.  So, consider it intermediate challenging.  Training trips are typically coordinated with pre-screened 3rd party outfitters and other pro-guides who know their stuff.  If you've had a similar experience, please come with an open mind and ready to learn something new.

Scouting

Scouting trips are meant for us to "test the adventure" (like breaking gadgets on purpose to see if they'll hold up to regular use) and figure out all the risks before planning a safe adventure for everyone else. That said, since we won't always know what to expect, sometimes these scouting trips are very easy or very challenging. But either way, they're fun with people who are open to anything and don't mind the unexpected inconveniences (weather, car issues, whatever) that come up on the way to a new experience. These trips are intended for everyone, but easier for people with advanced skills, experiences, and gear. 

Release Form

I grant Salesnique, Inc. the owner of the Outerthere.com brand and all related brands and services (hereafter referred to as Outerthere), the irrevocable right and permission to use my image, likeness and sound of my voice as photographed or recorded on audio and/or video in connection with any trip or activity booked via Outerthere.com without payment or any other consideration.

I understand that my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and I waive the right to inspect or approve any finished work created or produced by Outerthere where my likeness appears (or does not appear).

I agree that I may be identified by name and/or title in printed, Internet or broadcast information that might accompany the photographs and/or recordings of me.

I authorize Outerthere to use and to license others to use such photographs and/or recordings in connection with any work created or produced by Outerthere in any manner or media whatsoever, including without limitation unrestricted use for purposes of publicity, advertising and sales promotion.

I further acknowledge that Outerthere owns all rights to the results and proceeds of my services rendered in connection with any work created or produced by Outerthere.

I expressly release Outerthere, and Outerthere’s agents, employees, licensees and assigns from and against any and all claims, demands, rights, promises, damages and liabilities which I have or may have for invasion of privacy, defamation, appropriation of likeness or any other cause of action arising out of the use, production, distribution, broadcast or exhibition of any work created or produced by Outerthere.

There is no time limit on the validity of this release nor is there any geographic limitation on where any work created or produced by Outerthere may be distributed.

By signing this form I acknowledge that I have completely read and fully understand the above release and agree to be bound thereby.

I hereby warrant that I am eighteen (18) years old or more and am competent to contract in my own name or, if I am less than eighteen years old, that my parent or guardian has signed this release form below.

This release is binding on me and my heirs, assigns and personal representatives. 

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Waiver

Outerthere is a creator of fun, feel-good outdoor adventure and travel content based on active group trips we host with awesome partners. Outerthere and all it's derivatives is owned and operated by Salesnique, Inc. Salesnique, Inc. is wholly owned by, Al Berrios. Learn more in the About section.

Outerthere hosts outdoor adventure trips and travel, inviting the public to come along, for the purposes of content production. Just about any outdoor activity that Outerthere hosts, is inherently dangerous. Without getting into too much legalese, please understand that risk of discomfort, injuries, exposure to allergens, mutilations, death, and a whole bunch of other risks I won't even name here, is high.  If you do acknowledge these risks, because chances are, you've been outside before, that means that you, your family, your heirs, executors, and administrators also acknowledge these risks and assume them entirely.  And that means that you agree to indemnify and release Outerthere (including "Outerthere family", "Outerthere fam", Salesnique, Inc, and Al Berrios) from any legal liabilities associated with these risks.  Which hopefully also means you won't sue if the proverbial hits the fan. Be aware that whatever activity we do through a professional outfitter or other guiding service will also ask you to sign documents with similar language to protect themselves as well.

That said, safety first! Outerthere takes preemptive and proactive safety measures to keep anyone who comes out with us safe. Prior to any trip, you may receive fitness, nutrition, weather, and gear recommendations along with difficulty ratings so you can decide if a trip is right for you and are properly prepared. At the start of any trip, your Outerthere host may also go through a safety briefing, which includes review of maps, trails, appropriate use of gear and equipment, and what to do in case of emergencies.  But if anything should go wrong, unless you say otherwise, you also authorize Outerthere (and any of its assignees) to help you, primarily by getting you medical assistance.  That doesn't mean that you will be left in pain until professional help arrives; with your permission, your host can provide minimal, basic first aid if you're no where near a hospital. (You'd also be glad to know that there's always other Outerthere fam who come on trips with medical training, how good mobile phone reception is at the destinations we go to, and how close we actually are to hospitals where you'd receive care within an hour or two of an emergency happening).  Although these aren't reasons to treat your safety casually, they provide additional safety nets in case of emergencies.

Most Outerthere trips are attended by people who are familiar with our procedures, activities, and the risks, and trust that risks will be managed and the right safety decisions will be made on every trip. That said, Outerthere is not covered by insurance.  Outerthere takes proactive measures to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip, but if your condition is assessed inaccurately, and you end up finding fault with our procedures or our handling of them, and decide you want to sue, please remember, we're also broke.

Finally, you waive any right of publicity and understand that your likeness may be photographed or captured on video or otherwise reproduced for the commercial benefit of Outerthere and/or its affiliates. You waive any claim to royalties and agree to the use of your likeness for any purpose. You understand that Outerthere may use and/or license your likeness in any manner that it wishes, in any and all media formats. These uses include but are not limited to promotional activities, marketing, advertising and other uses such as selling photographs as a service to participants, including to you. If you do not wish your likeness to be used, kindly let us know.

Also, one last thing. In order to make sure we deliver for our sponsors and affiliates so we can get paid, this website uses 3rd party tracking technology (from companies like Google, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, etc) and continued use of this site means you're cool with that. Outerthere.com is not that high-tech. We only know who you are if you sign up to something. However, these companies probably know who you are and follow you everywhere. All Outerthere is interested in is getting full credit for getting you all stoked and buying stuff. Word. And thanks for understanding.

*This does not constitute a legal document and the fact that you read it or reserved a spot on a trip does not constitute a binding agreement. This is intended as informational. So now that you're informed, please note that Outerthere reserves the right to limit group sizes and decline a reservation if we assess that it poses a danger to our host, the group, or a destination. Nothing personal.