About

Adventures in the Outdoors main contributor and editor is Jeff Senterman.

Jeff & MaisyJeff has been enjoying the outdoors since before he could walk thanks to his parents who loved the outdoors.  He grew up in Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains of New York and spent plenty of time exploring the area, but it wasn't just the Catskills though, Jeff and his Dad spent a lot of time in the Adirondacks. Then it was off to college in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom where the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire were a short drive away. Next was Maine for a few years where he was able to get out into the great North Woods and explore coastal Maine. That was followed by several years in eastern Massachusetts where the big woods of northern New England were replaced with explorations of local reservations and parks.

Today Jeff is in New York's Catskills region as the Executive Director of the Catskill Center.  The Catskill Center works to protect and foster the environmental, cultural and economic well-being of the Catskill region.  Prior to the Center, Jeff was the Trail Conference's Manager of Regional Program staff (while also focusing on issues in the Catskills) and thanks to that, he was able to be out on many of the trails throughout the New York and New Jersey metropolitan region. While being at the Catskill Center now means he's behind a desk more often, he still gets to enjoy the great outdoors that are in his backyard in the Catskills!  Jeff is a contributing writer to the Catskill Mountain Region Guide Magazine with a monthly column on the great outdoors in the Catskill Mountains. Jeff also serves as a Director on the Board of Directors of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and the American Hiking Society.

You can find Jeff on Facebook and Twitter.

Adventures in the Outdoors Contributors

Alan O'Mara: Alan is a member of the Catskill 3500 Club, and the Rip Van Winkle Hiking Club (RIP's). He leads intermediate hikes for the RIP's, and alternate weeks does other mostly more challenging hikes with a close group of friends who are all retired, and hike on Wednesday's to avoid the crowds on the trails.  Alan is 72 years old and started doing the 35 Catskill Peaks in 2009 at 65. He finished the requirements for the 3500' Club membership in 2012 at 69. Alan has 16 Winter Peaks done, and plans to work on more this winter.

Cloe Mayfair: Cloe is a personal trainer and health and fitness writer who hails from New York. Her hobbies include healthy cooking and raising her 2 children. She's eagerly planning their next family vacation but she makes time each year for she and her husband to get out on the Appalachian Trail.

Jack Aiello: On Jack's site Wandering, Never Lost, Jack takes you on his photographic adventures around the world. 

Krysti Sabins: On her site, Unboring Exploring, Krysti is your host as you explore various National and State Parks throughout the United States and around the world!

Moe Lemire: Moe has experience hiking throughout the northeastern United States. Starting in April 2016, Moe will be hiking the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia northward over 2100 miles to Mount Kathadin in Maine.  We are going to be working with him on his thru hike to provide news and stories as he makes his way north. Follow Moe's AT adventures here and on his Facebook page, Moe Hikes the Appalachian Trail.

Erik Carrell: Eric is the Editor in Chief of True North Athletics and an avid adventurer, digital nomad and traveler. He enjoys all types of outdoor sports, a good golf tan, and spontaneous weekend trips. Eric is currently living in Brazil where he can be found frequently hiking the rain forest!

Learn how you can become a Contributor at Adventures in the Outdoors
We are always looking for hikers, bikers, climbers, photographers and more to contribute stories, photos and more at Adventures in the Outdoors.  Read up on our Contributor Page for more information on how to get involved.

Adventure in the Outdoors is home to stories of hiking, camping, climbing and other outdoor adventures. There are trail news and information stories.  For example, information on trail maintenance and building, lean-to reconstruction and more and events occurring throughout the region.  We also have reviews of outdoor destinations, gear and advice.  It's all here at Adventures in the Outdoors.

Adventures in the Outdoors is on Twitter and Instagram.  We maintain pages on FacebookPinterest, and Google+, all of which offer news, content and stories about hiking and all the other activities that we enjoy outdoors.

Reviews on Adventures in the Outdoors: Jeff has done a lot of writing on a number of review sites, which is where many of the Outdoor Gear reviews that are showcased on this website link to.  In most cases these reviews were originally published on Epinions.  Most recent reviews though are now exclusive to Adventures in the Outdoors, in which case the entire review is published on this site.  In the majority of these cases, items reviewed are items that we have purchased and used here at Adventures in the Outdoors.  In cases where we have received a promotional item at no cost in exchange for a review, we have so noted in our reviews here on Adventures in the Outdoors.

Should you have questions or want some additional information, you can email us at Adventures in the Outdoors or contact Jeff directly through the link above.