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 noncompetitive nature excursions with today's Groupon: for $29, you get $60 toward day trips, weekend hikes, and other outdoor adventures from Outdoor Bound Adventures.
The wildly qualified guides and glory peddlers of Outdoor Bound Adventures introduce consummate city slickers to much-yearned-for exploits far away from mundane walls and ceilings. Weave through The Empire State's wilderness during exhilarating day trips ($59–$235), which include boot-borne treks past hibernating boulders on the Russian Bear Hike and explorations of glacier-carved grooves on the Awosting Falls voyage (both trips cost up to $59). Or, brave more metropolitan pursuits during a Photography Class in Central Park ($49) or Extreme Rock Wall Climbing ($29), which affords limb owners a chance to scale a five-story climbing wall erected in Long Island City. The calendar is packed with innumerable quests, which range as far as Kilimanjaro and as near as a mailbox filled with postcards from Kilimanjaro.
Outdoor Bound Adventures matches its tireless hunt for 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.
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.