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Learn all about the numerous natural wonders in your backyard, and beyond. From hiking in the Catskills, biking rail-trails in New Jersey, backpacking the Adirondack High Peaks, or exploring out west, let Unboring Exploring help you get out there!



Unboring Exploring specializes in outdoor recreation and park promotion via vibrantly dynamic imagery, lightheartedly informational videography, and engagingly entertaining writing. Click the above logos to see recent collaborations and click below to learn more!

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My name is Krysti Sabins...

Allow me to be your guide and host as we explore various State & National Parks, taking in their immense beauty and history.  Unboring Exploring is a quirky hiking and nature video series and blog dedicated to discovering and promoting the exploration of natural wonders and the environment in the United States and around the worldI am determined to get you both intrigued and utterly OBSESSED with the outdoors. Whether it's a trail to traverse or a river to row, I'll show you what to do and where to go in the great outdoors.

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Sterling Fire Tower Loop Hike | Sterling Forest State Park, NY

May 20, 2019

Climb historic Sterling Fire Tower while enjoying ample birding along the way on this 4-mile loop hike in Sterling Forest State Park, NY! 

VIDEO: Verkeerderkill Falls + Ice Caves Hike | Sam's Point, Gunks, NY

September 13, 2018

Gawk at 187-foot Verkeerderkill Falls, plunge into cavernous Ice Caves, and saunter through dwarf pitch pine barrens on this 7-mile hike!

VIDEO: 10-Day Iceland Roadtrip // Westfjords to South Coast

August 20, 2018

The land of ice and fire (and so. many. PUFFINS!) awaits you in this recap video of our recent 10-day trip to Iceland. Join us as we explore this sub-arctic island country from its remote, bird-filled Westfjords to its waterfall-rich South Coast while indulging in some tantalizing travel tips along the way!

The Basics of Backpacking 101

August 02, 2017

Have you been bitten by the backpacking bug and now have the itch to get into the backcountry? Learn the basics from gear to grub with this helpful guide!

VIDEO: Hiking Schunemunk Mountain + Megaliths, NY

August 07, 2017

Prowling for a new mountain to tackle within the NY metro area? Look no further than Schunemunk Mountain! Just 1.5 hours outside of NYC, you'll find this glorious nearly 1,700 ft formation in all of its pitch piney-conglomerate rock wonder.

Hiking the Gorge Trail of Watkins Glen State Park, NY

September 08, 2017

Today we're exploring the famous Gorge Trail of Watkins Glen State Park, NY! It's no surprise visitors are said to leave this place "spellbound" :D

VIDEO: Hiking Gertrude's Nose/Millbrook Mountain Loop

February 19, 2018

Come along as we explore one of the most scenic hikes in all of the Gunks! Located in Minnewaska State Park Preserve, this 8-mile roundtrip trek features endless panoramas, plentiful glacial erratics, AND perilous cliffs...What more could you ask for?! 

Catskill Backpacking: Slide Mountain Loop!

August 15, 2017

Backpacking the famous Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide loop in the Catskills of NY. A wonderful trip for those looking for an equal parts captivating and demanding overnight backpacking trip, even for backpacking noobies!

Hiking to the Lost City of Mohonk Preserve

December 15, 2016

What’s that? Never heard of the Lost City? Me neither! Until now. Allow me to enlighten you and uncover the wonder of this comglomeratized formation.

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