About List My Trips


Hi 👋

My name is Al. I was born and raised in NYC and my first group hike was when I was 23 with the late, great Charlie Cook. Once a year, I'd join Charlie on hikes until a personal experience got me going out weekly on my own solo hikes.

What started out as therapeutic hikes officially became Outerthere in the fall of 2012. And by April of 2013, after hosting a just few groups on trails in Harriman State Park in NY, I fell IN LOVE with this work.

I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that I was ready to quit my day job and just do it full time. But, how?

If you're here, you're probably just like me. You've had similar experiences and realizations. Back then, the only way to announce my trips was Meetup or Facebook (or flyers, like Charlie!), but those platforms didn't allow me to earn money from my passion.

Maybe a ticketing site? Didn't work. So, I started from scratch, putting together different ideas on different platforms. Until finally, the site you're on right now was born. This is the platform I wish I had when I first started!

Welcome to Outerthere, a platform specifically created to help you launch or grow your outdoor recreation business. More features are coming soon. But in the meantime, let's get you set up today! Feel free to ask any questions in the chat box below.

-Al, Founder/General Manager