What we're about
DISCOVER YOUR NATURE! ELEVATE YOUR MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT !
\ STAY ACTIVE WITH NATURE. MEDITATE WITH NATURE /
>>> BE ADVENTUROUS. EXPLORE A NEW FRONTIER WITH >>> DESI OUTDOORS >>>
Doeres continuously engage in various Outdoor activities for enriching, strengthening and balancing mind, body and spirit in harmony with Nature. See Past Events photos (http://www.meetup.com/Desi-Outdoors-Enrichment-and-Recreational-Activities/pages/Meetup_memories/). Activities are low to moderate risk,moderate to strenuous difficulty, adventurous to challenging, with a mix of exploration, recreation, learning, fun, freedom and building a better Self & Society. Some activities involve kids and families.
We are active year-around, enjoying all seasons and terrains of the North-East. Organizers expect new members to join for active participation in group meetups as per the mission above and not for increased meetup memberships, business or professional networking, socialization etc. We keep the group small to outdoors active members and No Attendance within 3 months of joining removes you from the group. We can adequately prepare you for safe and warm winter outdoor activities during the season.
Please read the Disclaimer (http://www.meetup.com/Desi-Outdoors-Enrichment-and-Recreational-Activities/pages/Disclaimer_of_No_Liability/) page. Joining the group implies that you have read this and do not hold any meetup group member responsible for any mishap during activity. ' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desi)Desi' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desi) is a term for the people, cultures, and products of the Indian subcontinent.
Past Events photos (http://www.meetup.com/Desi-Outdoors-Enrichment-and-Recreational-Activities/pages/Meetup_memories/)
Summer Outdoors Gear List (http://www.meetup.com/Desi-Outdoors-Enrichment-and-Recreational-Activities/pages/Hiking_Gear_list_-_Summer)
Winter Activities Gear List (http://www.meetup.com/Desi-Outdoors-Enrichment-and-Recreational-Activities/pages/Winter_activities_-_Gear_list)
Useful articles/information (http://www.meetup.com/Desi-Outdoors-Enrichment-and-Recreational-Activities/pages/Useful_articles%2C_information)
A chance encounter with a Desi 7-summit climber (http://www.meetup.com/Desi-Outdoors-Enrichment-and-Recreational-Activities/pages/a_chance_encounter_with_a_Desi_7-Summit_climber)
Good readings on Mountain stories (http://www.themountainpath.net/)
Americas Day hikes with amazing scenery (http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/adventuretravel/10-american-day-hikes-with-incredible-scenery/ss-BBvvy2B?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout#image=1)
What Hiking Does To The Brain Is Pretty Amazing (http://m.wimp.com/what-hiking-does-to-the-brain-is-pretty-amazing/)
What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life? (http://ideas.time.com/2014/03/06/what-10-things-should-you-do-every-day-to-improve-your-life/#ixzz2vLCEBZYQ) (Times article)
1) Get out in nature You probably seriously underestimate how important this is. (Actually, there’s research that says you do.) Being in nature reduces stress, makes you more creative, improves your memory and may even make you a better person.
Outdoor activities done by members in past years (18+ yrs):
Hiking, Backpacking, Camping: Northeast mountains and peaks of Catskills, Harriman, Adirondacks NY, White Mountains NH, Mt Washington, Katahdin ME, NJ, MA, GA, VA, TN, AK, Colorado Rockies Longs Peak, Canadian Rockies Banff, Glacier Park, MT; Winter Climbing etc.
Trekking: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Mt Kailash, Manasarovar (Tibet), Himalayas Kashmir, Uttrakhand (India), EBC(Nepal), ABC (Nepal)
Skiing: Northeast mountains of Poconos, Catskills, Mt Snow, Okemo, Kilington, Smugglers Notch, Jay Peak, Bretton Woods
Trail, Mountain Biking: D&R Canal SP, Leigh Gorge SP, Sandy Hook, RoundValley, Jim Thorpe PA
Running: 5K, 20K, Half-marathon
Water activities: Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Lehigh River Gorge, PA, D&R canal
Air activities: Hang Gliding
Wildlife Safari: Ngorongoro, Manyara (Tanzania), Six Flags :)
Future (Big) Plans: Pikes peak, Mt.Rainier, Mt Whitney, Mt. Orizaba, Mt.Denali, Everest Base Camp, Skiing West, Heli Skiing, Full-marathon, 7-Summits - Dream Big!