Denali Outdoors: Spring Series

Spring has sprung and we are ready to hit the trails for Denali Outdoors Spring 2014 sponsored by Patagonia! After being cooped up most of the winter with loads of snow and bitterly cold weather we are ready to stretch our legs and get some miles in. Join us as we explore Connecticut trails and watch as Mother Nature comes to life. Just as we did in the fall, each hike or adventure will have a theme to help you become a more well rounded hiker. Some favorites will be back with the 10 Essentials of the Outdoors and Leave No Trace. We are also including Map & Compass skills, Mindful Hiking & Yoga, along with helping out the Appalachian Mountain Club by doing trail maintenance along the AT. Expanding even more this Spring we will be offering two outdoor adventure days geared toward kids. Nate McKenzie of Ascent Climbing will be joining us for a Kids Adventure Day and Kids Learn to Rock Climb.

To sign up for any of our adventures and to get a copy of our wavier please click here.

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Chatfield Hollow State Park

Kids Learn to Climb & Boulder

Rock climbing is a great way for kids to burn off some of that excess energy and learn to enjoy the great outdoors. Kids and families are invited to join us for an exciting outdoor adventure led by Nate McKenzie, an AMGA certified climbing instructor and owner of Ascent Climbing, a rock and ice climbing guide service based in Branford. No climbing experience necessary, all climbing equipment will be provided. Ages 5 and up.

When: Sunday, June 1 @ 10:00 a.m. For more information click here.


chapman fallsNational Trails Day

Ragged Mountain Preserve
Sleeping Giant State Park
Devil’s Hopyard State Park

When: Saturday, June 7 @ 10:00 a.m. For more information click here.

To sign up for any of our adventures and to get a copy

of our wavier please click here.


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Sleeping Giant State Park 10 Essentials  Saturday, April 5  10 a.m. Goodwin State Park 039

James L. Goodwin State Forest Map and Compass Sunday, April 13 10 a.m.

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Salmon River State Forest Leave No Trace  Saturday, April 19 10 a.m.

burlingame trees

Stony Creek Quarry Preserve Kids Adventure Hike Saturday, May 3 10 a.m.

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Bluff Point State Park Mindful Hiking and Yoga Sunday, May 18 10 a.m.DENALI-OUTDOORS

Amy Parulis

Amy is extremely fond of mountains and mud. She has hiked all of the 4000footers in New Hampshire and stood on the top of a steaming Mt. St. Helens. Between trips to New Hampshire Amy enjoys doing mud runs and GORUCK Challenges. She is a proud finisher of the Peak Races 50 mile ultramarathon. Often found carrying bricks around for the fun of it and daydreaming about one day climbing Mt. Rainier, Amy pays the bills by doing social media and events for Trailblazer and Denali.

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  1. April 11, 2014

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