Michael "Bombay" Papa NYS Licensed Guide & Wilderness First Responder
As a New York native, I grew up hiking and skiing all around the Hudson Valley and exploring the mountains and parks throughout the Northeast. In 2016 I completed a 5 month thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail, a 2,189 mile footpath from Georgia to Maine.
I also coach the NY Raptors, a special hockey program, and have worked with people with developmental disabilities since 2011. I’m proud to offer accessible and customized trips for people of all abilities.
Why do I love hiking so much? And why I think you’ll love it too! I hike mostly for the adventure, and the challenge. I also love the beauty and peacefulness of nature. The experience of hiking in the mountains engages all of your senses and cannot be fully captured in words or photographs. Standing atop a mountain feels like standing on top of the world. Looking out over vast wild landscapes, especially those with breathtaking 360 degree views, is for me the greatest reward.
Come see for yourself! Browse upcoming hikes and visit the Hiking and Trip Info page to register for your next adventure today. Email me your contact info and desired trip date(s) to start planning a custom excursion for any occasion.