Driven by adventure

Adventure is our passion. We spend every free moment we have planning and heading out on our next adventures. Our desire to share those skills, knowledge and experiences led us to start Lead Dog Adventures.

Driven by adventure

Adventure is our passion. We spend every free moment we have planning and heading out on our next adventures. Our desire to share those skills, knowledge and experiences led us to start Lead Dog Adventures.

What we Do

Trip Packages Tailored to your skill level

We put on events that are open to varrying skill levels. We will also plan and guide you and your party on a trip tailored to your vehicle and skill level.

1 on 1 Instruction

When we put on an event or guide a private ride, we take every opportunity to give 1 on 1 instruction where needed.

Long Range Adventures

Every year we plan and execute a few cross country overland trips. These are open to the public but space is limited.

Who We Are

Mike Heath

Co-founder/Guide

Mike is newly retired from the army where he served for 20 years. So naturally, adventure is his thing. His experiences leading missions and training peers to achieve their objectives, and over 30 years of outdoor recreation in camping, hiking, off-road driving, and survival translates perfectly into adventure guiding. His passion for the outdoors is contagious and he desires nothing more than to share it with others.

Ryan Matthes

Co-founder/Guide

Ryan is an outdoorsman through and through. He has been hiking, biking, boating, camping, and really anything that involves being outside for over 40 years. His passion has lead him into the overland scene, whether it is vehicle builds, long distance off-road travel, or just hitting the mountains for the weekend with his family. Ryan has sought to inform and teach those interested in the outdoors so they can enjoy this great planet safely.

Chris Jones

Co-founder/Designer

Chris might be the youngest of the team but what he lacks in age he makes up for in experience. He has always been very independent when it comes to the outdoors. From solo trips to his more recent adventures with groups, he has done a wide variety of outdoor activities. Fly fishing, hunting, hiking and camping are among his greatest passions and he loves sharing those with the next generation of outdoors-people.

Who We Are

Mike Heath

Co-founder/Guide

Mike is newly retired from the army where he served for 20 years. So naturally, adventure is his thing. His experiences leading missions and training peers to achieve their objectives, and over 30 years of outdoor recreation in camping, hiking, off-road driving, and survival translates perfectly into adventure guiding. His passion for the outdoors is contagious and he desires nothing more than to share it with others.

Ryan is an outdoorsman through and through. He has been hiking, biking, boating, camping, and really anything that involves being outside for over 40 years. His passion has lead him into the overland scene, whether it is vehicle builds, long distance off-road travel, or just hitting the mountains for the weekend with his family. Ryan has sought to inform and teach those interested in the outdoors so they can enjoy this great planet safely.

Ryan Matthes

Co-founder/Guide

Chris Jones

Co-founder/Designer

Chris might be the youngest of the team but what he lacks in age he makes up for in experience. He has always been very independent when it comes to the outdoors. From solo trips to his more recent adventures with groups, he has done a wide variety of outdoor activities. Fly fishing, hunting, hiking and camping are among his greatest passions and he loves sharing those with the next generation of outdoors-people.