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Catskills Hiking and Photo Adventure

Palenville, United States

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Experience hosted by Brian

4 hours
Includes food, transportation, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Guests will meet host either near entrance to the Catskills in Palenville, New York, where the fall colors are slowly fading into the snowy scenes of winter. With scenic Mountain View’s, colorful valleys, and snow-topped mountain summits - there's an adventure waiting - no matter your skill level. Learn about the flora, fauna and geography along the way as you immerse in the best of Upstate New York.


After meeting and a brief orientation, we will head to the specified trailhead and begin a guided hike through the landscape, stopping for occasional breaks, snacks and moments of admiration.



Throughout the hike, I will shoot candid and instagram-worthy stills during your hike , which I will AirDrop (email for Android users).

Weather permitting, we will also fly the drone up to 350 feet above the hike to get an 'aerial tour' and pictures/video of both the landscape and yourselves as a keepsake from the trip.

For full day hike options, send host a message!


If you are active duty or a veteran, firefighter, teacher, essential worker, healthcare worker or medical first responder, please inquire about a small discou
Other things to note
-I am a NYS DEC Licensed hiking guide - CPR, AED, First Aid, Water Safety Certified.

-Groups larger than 4, please message b
Guests will meet host either near entrance to the Catskills in Palenville, New York, where the fall colors are slowly fading into the snowy scenes of winter. With scenic Mountain View’s, colorful valleys, and snow-topped mountain summits - there's an adventure waiting - no matter your skill level. Learn about the flora, fauna and geography along the way as you immerse in the best of Upstate New York.


After meeting and a brief o…

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What's included

  • Food
    Trail Mix, Fruit, Beef Jerky, Grain Bars, Cheese & Crackers
  • Transportation
    Round trip transportation (if needed) from train to hiking at a rate simila...
  • Equipment
    Sony Camera (available to guests to use if you’d like)
    First Aid Kit<b...
From $90
/ person
Thu, Jan 21
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$90 per person
$90 per person
Fri, Jan 22
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join 4 other guests
$90 per person
$90 per person
Sat, Jan 23
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$90 per person
$90 per person

Meet your host, Brian

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 261 Reviews
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I was born and raised in Florida, graduated from FSU in 2016, and moved upstate in 2016. Since then I have rekindled a love for hiking by getting to know the Catskills region. I later quit my corporate day job to purse my love of the outdoors, travel, photography - and getting to share it with others. I've hiked thousands of miles with hundreds of guests through New York's trails - and can't wait to do the same with you!

I am a New York State Licensed Hiking Guide (Badge #8246) and have guided everyone from first time hikers to Himalayan summiters through an incredible experience in all four of New York’s vivid seasons.

I am also an semi-pro with an iPhone, my drone, and handheld video camera, and will capture amazing shots and video for you throughout the experience - from candids to posed to ‘basic’ - I got you.
I was born and raised in Florida, graduated from FSU in 2016, and moved upstate in 2016. Since then I have rekindled a love for hiking by getting to know the Catskills region. I later quit my corporate day job to purse my love of the outdoors, travel, photography - and getting to share it with others. I've hiked thousands of miles with hundreds of guests through New York's trails - and can't wait to do the same with you!

I am a New York State Licensed Hiking Guide (Badge #8246) and…
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Where you'll be

We will be spending time in the Catskill State Park in New York, which is a historic and wonderful place that many forget about when thinking of New York. A scenic drive will take you through to a hike to an iconic spots, where I will show you some of my favorite photo locations to get that perfect shot.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 261 reviews.

Jo
January 2021
You get the full package if you book Brian’s experience. A great hike; personal photographer; extra special drone shots; use of his camera equipment; hiking gear; plenty of healthy snacks all with a certified guide with a great personality! You couldn’t ask for better communication prior during and after. His commitment to making your experience one to remember is highly appreciated. He will limit many health risks, because he is trained in first aid and carry’s in many safety items along with a full first aid kit. Using His attention to detail coupled with his ability to adapt to changes limits dangers that some winter hikes may include. This is a must book experience! Don’t hesitate! I am already looking forward to booking more!
You get the full package if you book Brian’s experience. A great hike; personal photographer; extra special drone shots; use of his camera equipment; hiking gear; plenty of healthy…
Amy
January 2021
The hike with Brian was way more than just a walk in the woods - it was a winter wonderland with frozen waterfalls, spectacular views, and winding paths. Brian is well skilled in leading a group. He was informative, extremely confident, and made us feel safe. A perfect day!
The hike with Brian was way more than just a walk in the woods - it was a winter wonderland with frozen waterfalls, spectacular views, and winding paths. Brian is well skilled in…
Angela
January 2021
Brian was amazing! I was nervous to do this hike in winter, but i was told it would be weird to hike with a stranger. IT WAS NOT! Brian is awesome and i can promise you we would not have went to the spots he took us, his knowledge and confidence got us out to some spots i wouldn't have felt comfortable climbing to. He took the most amazing photos in the coolest places. He had the best strories and information about things we wouldve walked past, never noticing. It was like hiking with a extremely trustworthy, friend. Brian builds your confidence, while never pushing you to do something your not comfortable with, but trust me, he'll have you wanting to get to those perfect photo spots.
Brian was amazing! I was nervous to do this hike in winter, but i was told it would be weird to hike with a stranger. IT WAS NOT! Brian is awesome and i can promise you we would no…
Mariel
January 2021
Wonderful experience!! Highly recommend Brian to any hiking newbies like me. Brian exceeded all my expectations, was very knowledgeable and you can tell he truly enjoys nature. He came across as a very sensitive guy that truly cares for his guests to have a fun, enjoyable and unforgettable experience. He was also very flexible and accommodated our hike on a holiday!! Pictures were all gorgeous, especially those from the air. I can’t wait for the next hike!
Wonderful experience!! Highly recommend Brian to any hiking newbies like me. Brian exceeded all my expectations, was very knowledgeable and you can tell he truly enjoys nature. He…
Christine
January 2021
Brian was great! Booked a private tour for my husband and I and I am so glad I did. You will be able to take pictures of some breathtaking views. Don’t hesitate to book this experience.
Alison
December 2020
This was a great outdoor time and adventure! Brian was not only very personable and kind, he was also a great guide, knew the best views/photo ops, and made us feel very safe. If you looking for a few hours and a fun outdoor experience, this is great👍🏼😃
This was a great outdoor time and adventure! Brian was not only very personable and kind, he was also a great guide, knew the best views/photo ops, and made us feel very safe. If y…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sturdy, closed toed shoes with ample traction

Backpack