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Americas Day hikes with amazing scenery

What Hiking Does To The Brain Is Pretty Amazing



Doeres continuously engage in various Outdoor activities for enriching, strengthening and balancing mind, body and spirit in harmony with Nature. See Past Events photos. 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 page. Joining the group implies that you have read this and do not hold any meetup group member responsible for any mishap during activity. 'Desi' is a term for the people, cultures, and products of the Indian subcontinent.

Past Events photos 

Summer Outdoors Gear List

Winter Activities Gear List

Useful articles/information

A chance encounter with a Desi 7-summit climber

Good readings on Mountain stories

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life? (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!

We're 399 Doeres

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:30 AM

    Hike SixMileRun Park, 7-8miles, Easy terrain, Beginners, Fun

    15 Doeres attending
  • Sunday, October 22, 2017 8:30 AM

    Hike at DWG , Fall Colors. Moderate

    20 Doeres attending
  • Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:00 AM

    REI Garage Sale

    6 Doeres attending
  • Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:00 AM

    Annual Fall Biking - 12/25 mls Lehigh Gorge

    18 Doeres attending
  • Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:00 PM

    Kayak at Delaware Water Gap , Fall Colors

    3 Doeres attending
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 6:30 AM

    21 on AT (traverse) - HighPoint to Vernon, appx 21, Strenous++

    20 Doeres attending
  • Saturday, November 4, 2017 7:30 AM

    Guided Introduction to Rock Climbing: Delaware Water Gap, PA

    2 Doeres attending
  • Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:00 AM

    Cheesequake State Park: 6 miles easy hike in beautiful Fall Colors

    6 Doeres attending
  • Saturday, November 4, 2017 1:00 PM

    Weekend Getaway - Hickory, Ricketts, WorldsEnd - Hikes,Boulders,Waterfalls

    5 Doeres attending
  • Sunday, November 5, 2017 8:30 AM

    Mt Beacon-Fire Tower: Moderate+ : 6 miles: Beautiful Views-Fall Colors

    8 Doeres attending
  • Sunday, November 12, 2017 8:00 AM

    Cushtunk Mountain near Round valley, 10+ miles, Moderate +

    8 Doeres attending
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:00 AM

    Anniversary Hike: CooperMill/Black River Park, Chester - 6mls, Moderate

    38 Doeres attending
  • Friday, December 8, 2017 6:30 PM

    DOERES EXCLUSIVE HOLIDAY PARTY- Dinner,Dance,Music,Masti,Photoshow,Stories,Songs

    63 Doeres attending
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 9:30 PM

    Geminid Meteor Shower 2017

    3 Doeres attending
  • Sunday, January 7, 2018 7:00 AM

    Mt Washington Winter Hike - Strenous ++

    17 Doeres attending
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:00 PM

    Winter Tent Camping - AMC Mohican - When it snows

    2 Doeres attending
  • Friday, February 9, 2018 7:00 AM

    Aconcagua, Argentina Guided Expedition $$$- 22,841ft/6962mt, Chall, Adv,Strn++

    8 Doeres attending
  • Friday, February 9, 2018 5:00 PM

    Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Feb 2018 - Strenuous++, Adventure

    9 Doeres attending
  • Friday, April 27, 2018 7:00 PM

    Spring trip to Shenandoah and Smokies via Skyline,BlueRidge- Hike, lodge,camp

    2 Doeres attending
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7:00 PM

    Inca Trail to Machu Pichu - 13700 feet elevation

    25 Doeres attending
Founded Oct 30, 2013


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