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It's Time to Start Your Adventures

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent
working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

Mike is an experienced hiker, backpacker, and paddler. He is a Winter Adirondack 46er and Catskill 3500er. As a whitewater raft guide and wilderness guide, he has lead 100’s of people on adventures in backcountry.

Mike is an insured New York State Licensed Guide (#8040), certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED. He strives to make every experience educational, enjoyable, and safe. 

Our trips are tailored to match the goals, skills, and abilities of the group while gently nudging people outside of their comfort zone. You will be summiting mountains and pooping in the woods in no time.

  • Day Hikes
  • Full Moon Hikes
  • Corporate Wellness Hikes
  • Private Hikes

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  • Overnight Trips
  • Multi-day Trips
  • Winter Trips

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Ready to tackle the Adirondack High Peaks, Saranac 6, or Lake Placid 9er, but don’t want to do it alone?  Join one of our guided trips or schedule a private trip.

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  • Overnight Trips
  • Multi-day Trips

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Let us help you plan out your next adventure. We will help you plan routes, produce paper and digital maps, and make sure you have the proper gear and training.  Let us know how we can help!

Education

Learn how to escalate your adventures and do it safely. Our workshops will teach you the skills you need to be confident and safe in the outdoors. Whether you are a first time hiker or an experienced hiker looking to re-certify your WFA, our classes are fun, affordable, and we guarantee the you will learn something new you can apply immediately in the field. 

  • 10 Essentials
  • Adirondack High Peaks Workshop
  • Hiking 101
  • Winter Hiking 101

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  • Backpacking Workshop
  • Winter Backpacking Workshop
  • Fire Building & Water Safety Workshop
  • Backpack Shakedown Hike

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  • Basic Land Navigation with a Map & Compass
  • Essential Knots Workshop
  • Trip Planning Workshop

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  • ECSI Wilderness First Aid
  • ECSI Standard First Aid
  • ECSI CPR/AED for Adults, Children, & Infants

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We provide workshops to help scouts complete merit badges.  Mike (ID: 12914056) is a merit badge councilor with up to date Youth Protection Training. We can help with the following merit badges:

  • Backpacking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Environmental Science
  • First Aid
  • Fishing/Fly Fishing
  • Soil & Water Conservation
  • Whitewater (via Adventure Calls Outfitter)
  • Wilderness Survival

Why Outside Chronicles

We love and respect the outdoors. We want you to have the skills, fitness, and confidence to tackle any outdoor adventure.

What You Get

Enthusiastic and motivating guides that are occasionally funny. We are NYS licensed, insured, and trained.  We work hard to make every adventure memorable and safe.

Mike Tuberdyke
Mike Tuberdyke
2024-01-04
Super knowledgeable and always eager to help everyone get the most out of their outdoor adventures.
Kevin Platte
Kevin Platte
2023-12-18
Looking to learn how to tie knots, use a compass or spend the night outside in the woods? Then Outside Chronicles is the place to go to learn these skills. He is very friendly and knowledgeable about everything outdoors. Went on the Winter Backpacking Trip with Outside Chronicles. Was a really great experience being first time backpacking and in the winter. Mike was very organized and prepared to make sure everyone had the right gear and felt comfortable surviving the night in the cold. I would do more trips and classes with Outside Chronicles anytime. Thanks Mike.
Jennifer Touchine
Jennifer Touchine
2023-12-17
I attended the Winter Hiking 101 workshop recently and left with a lot of helpful tips on making my next winter hike better.
melissa rakvica
melissa rakvica
2023-12-15
Mike is very personable and knowledgeable about hiking and everything outdoors
Aimee Owens
Aimee Owens
2023-11-20
Love the Hiking Challenges! Extremely well thought out, with plenty of detailed information about each trail.
Krista Goldsmith
Krista Goldsmith
2023-11-20
Changed my life. Impressive, organized and inspiring organization. No matter your skill level, outside chronicles gives you the tools, information and support you need to enjoy the outdoors! Plus outside chronicles gives hundreds of thousands to charity in forms of complementary organizations. Thanks for making WNY better

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