September 27, 2023

Not All Hiking Gear is Created Equal

Eco-conscious hikers and trail runners know the impact of their gear on the environment, but creating a more sustainable gear closet is easy
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July 17, 2023

Experience the Science at the Mount Washington Observatory

Mount Washington Observatory has been the hidden secret to success for White Mountains locals, but Charlie Buterbaugh wants to change that.
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January 3, 2023

4 Ways Going Outside Can Improve Mental Health During Winter

If winter is synonymous with snow, cold, darkness, and general gloom where you live, keep reading. If you’re from a land near the equator and have never had to shovel several inches of snow and ice before work, please, for the love of your fellow human, refrain from telling us about it or showing us pictures.
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December 14, 2022

How to Hike With Your Dog or Puppy Safely

Once people discover hiking, they usually want to invite their friends to discover the wonderful wide world of nature. That includes man’s best friend. Hiking with your dog can be a great way to exercise your pup and can strengthen your bond as a dog owner.
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November 23, 2022

The Perfect Gifts for the Hiker and Adventure Enthusiast

It’s hard to believe it’s time again to shop for the perfect holiday gifts. There's always one person in the family who loves finding the perfect gift for each family member and watching with anticipation as gifts are opened throughout the season.
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November 16, 2022

How to Make the Most of your White Mountains Hike

Close your eyes and picture your perfect day hike. Take a deep breath and smell the fresh, piney air. Listen to the songbirds, squirrels, and chipmunks, and imagine the sound of hiking boots trodding up a well-worn trail.
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October 5, 2022

Outdoor Ethics: 6 Things NOT to do on a Hike

It’s hard to summarize hiking better than America's most famous conservationist, John Muir. “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks,” wrote Muir. He likely recalled days spent in California among towering redwoods or the stunning granite cliffs of the Yosemite Valley. Yet, he understood that regardless of the view, wild […]
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September 28, 2022

Private Guided Hikes for Your Special Occasions

A backyard barbeque is an acceptable way to celebrate some occasions. But we think certain birthdays, anniversaries, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and college graduations deserve a bit more than store-bought parties.
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September 21, 2022

Must-Do Fall Hikes in the White Mountains

Fall hiking in the White Mountains, and many other places across the northeast, gets a lot of recognition. And for a good reason – deciduous trees beginning their slide into dormancy showoff the magic of nature in bright oranges and yellows, deep reds, and nearly every shade in between.
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September 14, 2022

Guineafowl Founder Volunteers with MWOBS

Opportunities to work alongside and learn from renowned experts at the Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS) are limited. So when Guineafowl Adventure Company owner, Dave Fatula, learned the Observatory was accepting applications for volunteer docents, he jumped at the chance.
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August 20, 2022

Send Kids Outside to Boost Health, Happiness

If recess was your favorite subject in grade school, we get it. And it turns out that time spent outdoors is good for kids' physical, mental, and emotional health. In addition, researchers have found that spending time outside.
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July 14, 2022

Meet the Guides: Serra Langone

Serra’s parents would unplug the family’s cable box each summer during her high school years. It was their way of forcing their kids to spend as much time as possible outside and encouraging them to be active.
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July 7, 2022

Getting to the White Mountains – A history of transportation

The way adventurers interact with nature is a byproduct of their ability to access those wild spaces. So we wanted to explore the evolution of transportation from Boston to the White Mountains. Today, it takes Guineafowl Adventure Company vans two and a half hours to shuttle would-be hikers to our day-hikes across the Whites. But […]
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June 10, 2022

Rebalancing Work and Play for Improved Health and Productivity

The Burnout Generation Even before the COVID19 pandemic added challenges to our work lives, employees showed the negative side-effects of the American workaholic mindset. A Harvard Business Review study found 84% of employees reporting at least one workplace factor that negatively impacted their mental health. Post pandemic numbers promise to rise as remote work creates […]
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June 2, 2022

A Beginner’s Guide to Outdoor Ethics

How to recreate responsibly in the front and backcountry As kids, we were all taught the Golden Rule – treat others the way you want to be treated. The way people interact with the outdoors should follow the same rule. Unfortunately, the Leave No Trace center’s seven principles aren’t as well known as the Golden […]
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May 19, 2022

Team Building in the Outdoors

Hiring and retaining talented employees is essential to a company’s long-term success. But, increasingly, corporate culture and inter-office camaraderie are the biggest factors in employee satisfaction.
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May 5, 2022

Spring Hiking in the White Mountains

As daylight stretches a little longer and the temperatures rise, the White Mountains begin to shed their winter coat of snow and ice, allowing the dormant landscape below to bloom. Songbirds, vibrant flowers, and the smell of sun-warmed damp soil fill the senses of winter-weary hikers looking for ways to enjoy the splendors of spring […]
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April 28, 2022

What to Expect from a Guineafowl Adventure Company Hike

When founder Dave Fatula realized that often a lack of knowledge, resources, and transportation were barriers between people saying they want to go hiking and actually hiking, he decided to create a solution.
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April 20, 2022

The Revolution for a Better Normal

With most companies moving back to a primarily in-office work model as the world shifts into an endemic mode of living, there is a growing discussion about going “back to normal.” However, lacking from the debate is the question I’ve been asking: Why would we ever go back? The working conditions we once considered normal […]
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April 1, 2022

Meet the Guides: Dave Fatula

At Dave Fatula’s High School, cross country wasn’t an option. He didn’t have access to hiking or trail running communities. But that didn’t stop him from taking to the woods and creating his own paths for exploration. A Born Explorer Dave remembers leaving his suburban community along the southern coast of Connecticut and moving 30 […]
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March 24, 2022

Safety Tips for Day Hiking in the White Mountains

The White Mountains area is home to nearly a dozen paid and volunteer search and rescue teams. And while they are all well prepared to help hikers out of a pickle (or worse), there is a lot hikers can do to avoid needing to call on these professionals. Before your next hike, make sure you […]
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March 17, 2022

Essential Items for a Safe, Fun Day Hike in the White Mountains

Planning a day hike can create stress, even among veteran hikers. Researching the day’s weather forecast, sorting through your gear options, and trying to account for unexpected changes are all part of planning a successful day hike. It’s no wonder that one of the most common comments guides have heard over the years is, “I […]
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March 10, 2022

Why the White Mountains are so Special

Every year, thousands of people seek refuge in nature to get away from the daily stresses of life. They're tempted by places around the globe promising adventure, relaxation, and a renewed connection to themselves. New Hampshire's White Mountains are in the proverbial backyard of overworked people along the northeastern seaboard. Only a two-hour drive from […]
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January 5, 2022


Welcome and thank you for visiting us at Guineafowl Adventure Company, we are so happy to have you! Guineafowl Adventure Company will launch its first guided day hikes in May 2022. Prior to those hikes; however, we will be sharing exciting news about our company, our hikes, our ethos and partners and more! We will […]
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