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NYC Course, or Complete Class and Adventure Degree at Destination Backcountry Adventures (Up to 50% Off)

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Participants can take part is courses like “Hike Like a Guide” or “Making the Wildreness Your Home” to learn how to explore the outdoors

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32 ratings23 reviews2 photos
February 16, 2018
So much fun! The scenery was much more beautiful than we had expected and the staff was encouraging and friendly. I am a beginner (without a doubt!) and I still felt very welcome without being judged. Definitely worth the pre-sunrise wake up call!! Highly recommend for all!
2 ratings2 reviews
February 14, 2018
Excellent trip to Westkill Mt. Dave is very knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. He made sure everyone felt comfortable and included in the group. Lunch and breakfast is provided so you don't have to worry about food. The group went to a dinner after the hike, which is not included in the price, but it was fun to continue bonding with the group. I will definitely be booking another hike with this company.
22 ratings10 reviews
February 16, 2018
Awesome guide. Great workout. Great time. Prepare for spending your whole day there
2 ratings2 reviews
May 12, 2016
Bring plenty of water

What You'll Get

Choice of:

  • One NYC Course of Choice
  • Complete Class and Adventure Degree, Three of Choice
  • Complete Class and Adventure Degree, Five of Choice

NYC based classes are classroom portion only–does not include an excursion (but can be booked separately).

Choice of three degrees: Hike Like a Guide, Art of Navigation, Becoming a Backcountry Gourmet

Choice of five degrees: Making the Wilderness Your Home, From First Cast to Big Catch, The Freedom of the Water, Raising a Wild Child, Survival School

Have already been featured in Wall St Journal and Men’s Health Magazine.

Backpacker article runs in August.

Each “degree” includes classroom portion + excursion (day trip + overnight)

They are being featured in BACKPACKER MAGAZINE

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid on select dates during merchant's operating hours; check Destination Adventures website for continued availability. Registration required. Subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Destination Backcountry Adventures

Destination Backcountry Adventures’ licensed guides help civilians explore the wilderness, providing remedies to nature deficit disorder with expeditions into the Catskill and Adirondack Mountain preserves or all experience levels. The guides lead adventurers through landscapes and waterfalls legally protected for more than a century, and along the way, they enlighten hikers with facts about the area’s natural history and ecology, and in some cases, the opportunity to pick wild berries. Tours are dog-friendly. All levels of nature enthusiasts from novice to expert, can challenge themselves with activity options such as hiking, backpacking, back country yoga, and many more activities for both single- and multi-day adventures in the authentic, challenging wilderness. Visitors can opt for single-day excursions, on which they summit a Catskills peak, or multi-night trips, during which they trek to higher peaks and spend the nights sleeping amid a tranquil forest. On all outings, hikers nosh on gourmet fare such as cheese and sausage plates and upscale trail mix, rather than the original trail mix, assorted gravel. The center also hosts in-store classes, workshops, and more to provide its future adventurers with all the tools necessary for an exciting expedition.

Destination Backcountry Adventures

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