Another Summit is an outdoor adventure program that provides guardians and community members with the foundation for a healthy, purposeful life through structured outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, and paddling adventures in the Hudson Valley Region of New York. The idea that nature has therapeutic benefits is hardly new. Researchers over the past several decades have rigorously investigated the impact that contact with nature has on human health and well-being. This effort has resulted in numerous studies documenting the diversity of benefits related to exposure to natural environments, including significant improvements on psychological health, mood, focus, coping abilities, and overall well-being.

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Evening Kayak in NYC | June 10

Join us for an evening kayak adventure at Pier 26 in Manhattan. This is a can't-miss opportunity to kayak with your fellow guardians and enjoy a fun and exciting outdoor activity that's available right in the city! We'll be meeting at the Pier 26 Boathouse at 6 PM on Saturday, June 10th.

Register below to join us on this kayaking adventure!

Pemi Loop | June 9 - 11

Join our Outdoor Leaders Mark and Henri in an amazing out-of-state adventure to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, on a hiking trail known for its awe inspiring views as it carries you along a circle of eight peaks in the Pemigewasset Wilderness. Taking place in early summer, this is a perfect chance to enjoy the majestic beauty of the White Mountains of New Hampshire and forge new memories with your fellow veterans and first responders.

While no doubt one of the top ten most amazing hikes in New England, this will be a challenging three-day, two-night backpacking trip as each day you'll be hiking about 10 miles and climbing over 3,500ft in total elevation gain as you will be descending and ascending multiple mountain peaks. Don't let the steep mountains worry you too much, as the view from each peak will have you quickly forgetting your tired feet (you can always take advantage of our weekly Breakneck Ridge and Sunrise Scramble hikes to train your trail legs).

This trip qualifies for the 100-mile wilderness pre-requisite backpacking trip.

St. Regis Canoe Adventure | July 7 - 9

Join us on a 3-day paddling adventure in the St. Regis Canoe Area in the Adirondacks. The St. Regis Canoe area is the largest canoe area in the Northeastern US and home to 50 ponds and lakes. For 3 days and 2 nights we will navigate a loop that will travel 9 ponds involving 7 portages (a hike where you carry your canoe on top of your head!).

Along the way participants will have the opportunity to learn about canoe-camping, portaging with Kevlar canoes, campfire cooking, and navigation as you and your fellow guardians carve your way through this beautiful, remote wilderness.

Fieldcraft Series III | August 12 - 13

Have you ever wanted to learn how to build and start a camp fire in less than a minute? Were you ever curious about how to camp in the wilderness with minimal gear? Are you passionate about wilderness survival but you aren't sure how to get started? Then this is the class for you!

Join Another Summit in part three of our series of two-day fieldcraft lessons on the weekend of August 12th & 13th, taught by Jon Turner, a Marine Corps veteran from Vermont. This fieldcraft series will provide methods to cover basic needs of survival in the wilderness -- Shelter, Water, Fire, Food and Tools -- by using modern and primitive resources. Each class will highlight multiple approaches to meet these basic needs and there will be several opportunities to test gear in the field. Beginners welcome!

About the instructor:
Jon Turner was introduced to fieldcraft and wilderness living at a young age and has spent the majority of his life in or near the woods. He served with the Marines between 2003-2007, deploying to Haiti and twice to Iraq. He and his family operate Wild Roots Community Farm and Accipiter Fieldcraft in Central Vermont, where they teach homesteading, wilderness survival and self-rescue.

Devil's Path | August 19 - 21

Join us for an amazing and challenging three-day, two-night thru-hike of the Devil's Path in the Catskill mountain range. Traveling 24 miles with 9,000 feet of elevation gain, the Devil's Path is considered the most difficult trail in the Catskills. Known for its steep and frequent thousand foot ups-and-downs, the Devil's Path was constructed in sections from 1929 - 1973 and covers four major summits.

While some have completed the entire trail in one day, we'll be taking a much more relaxed approach with an average of seven miles per day, which should give us ample time to arrive to our overnight locations and set up camp. On this trip you'll get to learn the basics of backpacking while spending quality time with fellow guardians in the wilderness.

This outing is our last offering that meets the 100-mile backpacking pre-requisite.

Black Forest | October 12 - 15

Our final high adventure of 2023 will be a four-day, three-night backpacking trip on the 42-mile long Black Forest Trail Loop in Pennsylvania. This trail is well-known for it's beautiful views and dense woods as it travels the "Grand Canyon" of Pennsylvania. This is a challenging trail with lots of elevation gain, but the sweeping views make every ounce of effort worth the work!

Once a densely wooded hemlock forest that gave it it's name, the Black Forest of Pennsylvania is now packed with hardwood trees, giving way to some beautiful colors as the leaves change during the fall, which we'll surely experience as we're hiking this trail during prime leaf-changing season! Along the way you'll hike through Tiadaghton State Forest, Pine Creek Gorge and areas of the Allegheny Plateau, providing several diverse areas to explore and take in. 


Hundred-Mile Wilderness

September 16 - 25, 2023

In the fall of 2023, you can join Another Summit and your fellow veterans and first responders in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through the wilds of Maine. The Hundred-Mile Wilderness is a roughly 750,000 acre stretch of land encompassing the last 100 miles of the Appalachian Scenic Trail, from Monson, Maine all the way up Mount Katahdin. For ten days–with eight of those on the trail–you will have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in some of the most untamed wilderness in America, and create everlasting memories and bonds with your fellow guardians.

Taking place in the last weeks of September, by the time you’re on the trail the vast expanse of forest will be swathed in shades of yellow, orange, and red as the trees begin to change. The rocky and mountainous path will turn into twisting tunnels of gold and–perhaps best of all–the black flies and mosquitoes should be much less prevalent. You’ll sit around the campfire, sharing meals and stories, and have plentiful opportunities for conversation with your fellow hikers throughout the day. Along the way, you’ll pass by scenic lakes and streams, and climb peaks with awe inspiring views, all leading up to the final climb–Mount Katahdin.

This is a physically and mentally challenging outing in a remote area. We want to ensure all participants are up to the challenge and will enjoy this outing to its fullest, so if you’re interested in joining this trip, there are a few requirements that must be met. 
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Program Director

Aaron Leonard

Deputy Director

Henri De La Vega

Training Director

Mark Roland

Operations Manager

Elena Leonard

Outdoor Leader

Alex Othmer

outdoor leader

Bill Urban

outdoor leader

Chuck Pisanelli

outdoor leader

Craig Horsfield

outdoor leader

Dawn Baisley

outdoor leader

James Wollman

outdoor leader

Jesse Murphy

outdoor leader

Lauren de la Vega

outdoor leader

Leslie Hoellger

outdoor leader

Nick Scaramuzzo

outdoor leader

Phil Vallone

outdoor leader

Todd Dorris