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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.

Jennifer Bieniek
Jennifer Bieniek
2024-05-20
Mike is a superior guide, with endless patience for questions. He makes trips very enjoyable learning experiences!
Erin Spaulding
Erin Spaulding
2024-05-17
Mike is a wealth of knowledge. Thank you for the wonderful classes.
Dale Shaw
Dale Shaw
2024-05-17
Excellent course, very detailed and useful .
Mary Beth Healy
Mary Beth Healy
2024-05-04
I recently took a Backpacking Essentials class with Mike and he gave an excellent presentation. He covered all the gear and so much more. Mike’s enthusiasm for all things outdoors is genuine and contagious.
Kristine Schultz
Kristine Schultz
2024-03-06
The knowledge and experience shared by Mike is exceptional. I highly recommend joining him on his workshops, trainings, hikes, and/or groups that he has developed to gain a personal outstanding experience for all the outdoor lovers out there!
Tom Lynch
Tom Lynch
2024-03-03
What an awesome treasure we have in Outside Chronicles! Hiking challenges twice a year with detailed maps for nearly 40 hikes/year, guided hikes, and a generally great resource for anyone who needs it! Thanks for being there for us!
Penny Muniak
Penny Muniak
2024-03-03
Wonderful informative workshop.
K Kruger
K Kruger
2024-03-03
Fantastic workshop! Engaging, interesting! Fun, personal stories shared. I highly recommend this class.

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