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    All Inclusive Ski/Snowboard Day at Hunter Mountain (Friday)

    Sourced Adventures
    Escape the city and head for the mountains! You'll take a private bus to Hunter Mountain, home of the best skiing/snowboarding in the New York Catskills. There, you can rent a pair of skis or a board and spend the day carving through fresh powder and working on your tricks. If you're a beginner or you want to fine tune your skills, you can even take a lesson. And if you get too chilly, you can warm up in the lodge with a complimentary hot drink. After you've spent the day conquering moguls and switchbacks, there's nothing to do but sit back and get chauffeured back to town. Whether you're just getting used to the bunny slopes or you're looking to hit some black diamonds, you'll have an amazing day on the slopes.
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    Intro to Rock Climbing (Allamuchy State Park)

    Northeast Mountain Guiding
    You don't need a gym when you have the entire Northeast as your playground. Grab a helmet and a harness, and get ready for your entry to the exciting sport of rock climbing. You'll head over to the granite faces of New Jersey's Allamuchy State Park, where you will learn terminology, safety, and basic climbing techniques and body positions. Then it's time to take to the cliffs, where you'll learn how to tie in to be a climber, and how to keep your climber from falling or plummeting to the ground when you're a belayer. You will be able to practice your new skills on cliffs of different heights and rock types, keeping things exciting. On belay? Belay on. Climbing? Climb on. Rocking? ROCK ON.
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    Intro to Rappelling (Allamuchy State Park)

    Northeast Mountain Guiding
    A lot of people would argue that the most thrilling part of rock climbing is smoothly sliding back down the cliff. Get right to the good stuff as you take in New Jersey's Allamuchy State Park's beautiful cliff-top views and feel the adrenaline of hopping down a rock face. You will learn how to use your gear, safety protocols, rappelling technique, and what factors to consider when you're building your own anchors. From there, you'll embark on an afternoon of beautiful descents. Whether you're just looking for a fun afternoon or you want to learn to rappel multi-pitch faces, this clinic is the perfect way to get comfortable out on the cliffs.
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    Aerial Adventure Park

    The Adventure Park at Long Island
    Experience a day full to the brim with friends, family, and adventure, high up amidst the trees at the amazing Adventure Park! As a child or an adult, you won't be able to help but feel a sense of wonder and excitement as you look up at a series of platforms in the trees connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form bridges, each presenting you a different challenge of how to get to the next level and navigate through the forest. Relax -- you don't have to be a circus acrobat or Tarzan! You'll get to choose from ten different color-coded trails, from 'beginner' (easier and lower to the ground) to intermediate, to advanced, depending on which you feel the most comfortable and confident with. Of course, you will receive a complete safety orientation before your climb, and a double-connected"always-locked-on'climbing system will keep your climbing harness securely attached to the safety line at all times. Feel completely safe as you explore the trails which were intentionally designed for your self-discovery, making lessons unnecessary!
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    Medicinal Herbs 101

    Remedies Herb Shop
    The art and science of herbal medicine has existed for millennia. Continue a fine tradition with this introductory course! You'll learn the basics of Traditional Herbal Medicine according to the Wise Woman Tradition, and how it compares to other healing modalities and Modern Western Medicine. Get to know your green allies and learn how to prepare your own herbal medicine, including tinctures, infusions, oils, and salves. You will even get to take your medicine home with you. Come on down, and see how you can make nature work for you-- and, of course, for your health.
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    Aerial Adventure Park (Twilight Ticket)

    The Adventure Park at Long Island
    Experience an evening full to the brim with friends, family, and adventure, high up amidst the trees at the amazing Adventure Park! As a child or an adult, you won't be able to help but feel a sense of wonder and excitement as you look up at a series of platforms in the trees connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form bridges, each presenting you a different challenge of how to get to the next level and navigate through the forest. Relax -- you don't have to be a circus acrobat or Tarzan! You'll get to choose from ten different color-coded trails, from 'beginner' (easier and lower to the ground) to intermediate, to advanced, depending on which you feel the most comfortable and confident with. Of course, you will receive a complete safety orientation before your climb, and a double-connected"always-locked-on'climbing system will keep your climbing harness securely attached to the safety line at all times. Feel completely safe as you explore the trails which were intentionally designed for your self-discovery, making lessons unnecessary!
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    Wilderness Survival School (NYC)

    Destination Backcountry Adventures
    Zombies, aliens, or the rise of the machines. If Hollywood has taught us anything, its that the end of civilization as we know it is nigh. But are you ready? Sharpen your outdoor skills during this survival workshop that takes place right in NYC. You'll pick up on a variety of skills, including making fire, evaluating your needs, and utilizing assets to their full advantage. This class will also introduce you to the psychology of survival, including common pitfalls and the ability to make effective decisions under pressure. The skills you learn in this workshop might serve you well on a planned camping trip, or when you least expect it. Seriously though, it's going to be the robots.
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    Anthony's Nose (Bronx)

    Vertically Inclined Wilderness Guides
    Got a hiking itch to scratch? Pick Anthony's Nose! On this getaway adventure, you'll enjoy a moderately strenuous climb up steep trails to reach the peak, covering 2.8 miles over scenic forest trail. When you reach the rocky ledges known as Engagement Rock, a breathtaking panoramic view will reveal itself. You'll marvel at stunning vistas of the Hudson River and Bear Mountain Bridge. As part of the scenic South Gate of the Hudson Highlands, Anthony's Nose just a short drive away from NYC, so you won't need to worry about driving far out. Fun like this is nothing to sneeze at!
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    Raccoon Brook Hike

    Discover Outdoors
    Nothing says outdoorsy like a hike through diverse terrain and scenery! Embark on a Raccoon Brook hike, and expect to pass through large boulders, wander through mountain laurel tickets, and glimpse understories of blueberry bushes and cross intermittent streams. As you continue to climb, you will reach a rock ledge covered in scrub oak and pitch pine with a dramatic overlook of Harriman State Park to the southwest. After reaching the top of the mountain, you'll enjoy the breathtaking scenery with a lunch break before heading back down to where you started. Cross over the Pine Meadow Dam to continue on the rest of the hike, which follows the babbling Stony Brook and is a particularly scenic route back to the visitor's center. It's a great way to take in nature and enjoy this scenic area.
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    Anthony's Nose (Manhattan)

    Vertically Inclined Wilderness Guides
    Got a hiking itch to scratch? Pick Anthony's Nose! On this getaway adventure, you'll enjoy a moderately strenuous climb up steep trails to reach the peak, covering 3.8 miles over scenic forest trail. When you reach the rocky ledges known as Engagement Rock, a breathtaking panoramic view will reveal itself. You'll marvel at stunning vistas of the Hudson River and Bear Mountain Bridge. As part of the scenic South Gate of the Hudson Highlands, Anthony's Nose just a short drive away from NYC, so you won't need to worry about driving far out. Fun like this is nothing to sneeze at!
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