Lewis and Clark were both hobbled during their great expedition—Clark, from resentment at his second billing, and Lewis, from a Lego slipped into his hiking boot by Clark. Enjoy non-competitive nature excursions with today's Groupon: for $29, you get $60 worth of day trips, weekend hikes, and more from Outdoor Bound Adventures.
Led by a fearless fleet of highly trained and traveled guides, Outdoor Bound Adventures takes thrill-seeking city-dwellers on expeditions throughout New York and around the world. Break free from the crushing confines of corner offices and walk-in sock drawers with a choice of delightfully alfresco day trips, including a six-mile jaunt with four-legged beasts to Pine Meadow Lake ($79) and a seven-mile waterfall hike in Minnewaska State Park ($59). Wayfarers craving lengthier communions with nature can embark upon multi-day forays, such as a weekend hike to the summit of New York's tallest peak ($425), or a six-month hibernation in a semi-abandoned bear cave. Meanwhile, time-strapped travelers and those with a fear of flying squirrels can stick to the city to snap postcard-perfect photos of Central Park's springtime blooms.
Outdoor Bound Adventures matches its tireless pursuit of fresh-air fun with respect for the environment. Guided by the principles set forth by the Leave No Trace program, each Outdoor Bound trip is designed to minimize environmental impact and promote ecological awareness.
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Thinking of the city rarely calls images of fog-ringed mountains and wolf-filled forests to mind, but Discover Outdoors—formerly known as Outdoor Bound—turns these scenes into reality. Owner, avid outdoorsman, and eight-time marathon runner Kirk Reynolds makes sure of it. He and a staff of experts—each a licensed trail guide and Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness EMT—temper the stress of city living with day trips to nearby natural enclaves and weekend camping excursions. The getaways thrill with activities such as hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and horseback riding.
International trips, meanwhile, quench a thirst for life-defining adventures beyond trips to the grocery store during peak Saturday hours. Among them: hikes up famed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, treks to Machu Picchu in Peru, and jaunts through the Canadian Rockies. Some of the journeys even grant travelers the opportunity to fundraise for a worthy cause as they explore.