Dackcountry is a full-time, licensed, insured, and professional outdoor guide service providing authentic tailor made Adirondack backcountry wilderness adventures, expeditions, and experiences. We are a husband and wife team with over 30 years of combined Adirondack backcountry wilderness experience and historical Adirondack knowledge.
Meet Your Team
Shane Holmes, founder of Dackcountry, is a Master Leave No Trace Educator, Certified Interpretive Guide, Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, Licensed NY Outdoor Guide, and a member of the New York State Outdoor Guides Association. Shane specializes in backcountry wilderness adventures, expeditions, and experiences. In addition, Shane is an Adirondack 46er, A member of the Adirondack Mountain Club, and a USMC and New York National Guard veteran who volunteers his time providing backcountry Adirondack experiences to wounded veterans through Homeward Bound Adirondacks and the Wilderness for Warriors program. Click here to see all certifications and affiliations.
Doreen Alessi-Holmes is the Conservator and Collections Manager at the Adirondack Experience Museum in Blue Mountain Lake and has a vast knowledge of Adirondack History. In addition, Doree is an Adirondack 46er, a member of the Adirondack Mountain Club, and a Canine Behavior Consultant at ADK-nine Behavior & Training. Doree is also a Certified Family Dog Mediator.