What we're about

Est.2013, 2700+ Events, Exploring Great American Outdoors for 25+ years
Featured on themountainpath.net http://www.themountainpath.net/, Meetup's Facebook and Instagram channels (https://www.facebook.com/meetup/photos/pb.8026914587.-2207520000../10157786678589588/ and https://www.instagram.com/p/B5JCWwVhfqF/) on Nov 21, 2019
Desi Outdoors meetup group consists of and oriented towards Outdoors enthusiasts primarily from the Indian subcontinent, the land of Himalayas and numerous languages. We bring with us a culture of togetherness, sharing and love of nature. Group membership is kept selective and based on many factors that fit into core values of the group.
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 and around the world. 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 or prolonged non-attendance 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. Approval to join 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
Americas Day hikes with amazing scenery
List of mountains of New York (state)
What Hiking Does To The Brain Is Pretty Amazing 
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 (25+ 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/Ice Climbing etc.
    Trekking: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Mt Kailash, Manasarovar (Tibet), Annapurna Sanctuary (Nepal), 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!

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fast pace and easy hike Rutgers preserve

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Mt. Tammany , Mod-Stren 5 to 6 miles

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