Empowered by love and respect for nature and a deep desire to share her passion for adventure with others, Susan began guiding friends and family on the trails to local and far off places in 1991. She has also guided school groups, local organizations, the NJ Foundation for the Blind, and ran with the Achilles Club of NY. Her passion and commitment grew, and Susan began guiding professionally in 2002.
Leading hundreds of people, both young and old, on adventures around the world, Susan's journeys include the mountains of Colorado and Utah, the Andes of Peru, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, the Grand Canyon, the Catskill, Shawanagunk, Adirondack and Pocono mountains, the Presidential Peaks of New Hampshire, as well as the many varied trails in New Jersey.
Susan is an experienced guide, hiker and trail runner. She spends over 200 days per year on the trail. Susan is also certified as a Wilderness First Responder and in CPR.
“The joy that I feel from witnessing people's transformation while on the trail is truly inspiring, immeasurable and priceless.” -Susan
The Peru Excursion
Join us on our next adventure to Machu Picchu/Cusco/Sacred Valley & Andean Lodges. Our journey will start in Lima followed by a short flight to the sacred city of Cusco. Next is a two day excursion to the Urubamba Valley, referred to as the “Sacred Valley of the Incas.” Visit the immense “fortress” of Sacsayhuaman, the church of Andahuaylillas and the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas”. We then return to further explore the Sacred Valley including the unique circular terraces of Moray, the astonishing salt ponds of Maras, the indigenous market of Chinchero, and the town of Ollantaytambo.
We will travel by train from Ollantaytambo towards Machu Picchu and hike the last section of the Inca Trail to reach the famous Sun Gate. We will then explore the mystery and magic of the “Lost City of the Inca Empire,” Peru’s most enigmatic and fascinating archaeological site. We return to Cusco and prepare for a 5 day breathtaking trek from lodge to lodge in the Cordillera Vilcanota, close to the highest sacred mountain, Ausangate in the Cusco region. Daily meals will be prepared by experienced chefs, who will introduce you to a variety of delicious Peruvian cuisine.
Local Hiking Tours
Hiking on local trails provide people an opportunity to unplug from their devices and daily routines and plug into the spirit of exploring and having fun! Being out in nature refreshes, re-calibrates and restores us, and opens our minds to new ways of seeing, being and relating to the world around and within us.
Hike, Bike, Kayak, Camp. These adventures take place our local trails in a beautiful natural setting. The emphasis is on safety and having a fun-filled experience. Participants often feel like they have been on vacation for a day. We cross streams, hike along rivers and through forests, climb mountains, and observe wildlife and waterfalls.
The extensive trails of New Jersey, New York Pennsylvania are truly amazing. Come and explore with us! Local area hikes include: Schooley’s Mountain, Coopermill Park, Jockey Hollow National Park, The NJ Audubon, Lewis Morris Park, Merrill Creek Reservoir, Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain, Weis Ecology Center, Mohonk Mountain House Preserve and the Shawanagunks, Delaware Water Gap and Mt. Tammany, Jim Thorpe, and more!