Our goal is to enhance your knowledge and enjoyment of the natural world while enjoying an outdoor adventure with us.
M06081 specializes in customized hikes and rambles in order to cater to your special interests.
Whether you are intrigued by salamanders or birds, wildflowers or trees, views of waterfalls or mountain scapes, cultural history or all of the above, M06081 is here to help you explore these many wonders.
So come, join us on our naturalist rambles and learn about the natural history and cultural history of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
We welcome outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and all levels of experience.
We conduct hikes year-round and seven days a week, as every season of nature has something unique and special for everyone to experience.
Based in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, M06081 also offers Naturalist Adventure Tours in various locations such as Everglades National Park, the Adirondack Mts, and Boundary Waters Canoe Area of the north woods, among others. If you have special interests or particular locations you wish to explore, please tell us so we can create a customized tour for you, your family and friends.
We look forward to sharing our love of the natural world with you!!!
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
Since 1999. My interest in and study of the natural world has been a lifelong pursuit and joy. I started M06081 by offering guided naturalist interpretive hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a way to get folks outdoors, to help them enjoy their time on the trail, and to help increase their awareness and knowledge about the natural world and its wild inhabitants.
2. What is your company's mission?
Dedicated to teaching natural history, environmental awareness, stewardship, and an appreciation of our natural world while providing a safe, enjoyable, enriching personal outdoor experience for everyone!
3. What does your company specialize in?
Customized naturalist-guided day hikes, M06081 throughout the United States, Naturalist Adventure Outings in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, teaching nature photography, and environmental education programs.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Liz Domingue is the founder and owner of M06081. Liz has over 25 years of experience as a naturalist, educator, wildlife biologist, professional photographer, and writer. She received her M.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Biology from the University of Florida in 1995 and her B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Cornell University in 1987. As a research scientist, Liz has conducted research on and contributed to the study of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and plants throughout the United States, as well as in Central America.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Customized guided hikes. Because, through my personal guide service, each hike or trip is tailored to the interest and abilities of the participants.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
"Since our week together, I'm seeing things on the trail I would never have noticed. I learned more in that week than in any semester course. I look forward to seeing you on the trail."
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