Michael Begansky


Michael is a photographer and all around New England adventurer no matter the season! Catch him on the slopes snowboarding in the winter, or mountain biking once the snow melts. As a class of 2013 Appalachian Trail Alumnus, he knows the true joy of Trail Magic and was happy to pass on some cheer for his fellow Ambassador Retha as she hiked through his area in 2021. If we had to guess where Michael is right now, we'd guess his camera is on a tripod, while he's capturing epic views and hanging in his hammock with a local craft brew in hand.

What's your favorite Mountain House meal?

My favorite Mountain House meal is a tie between Homestyle Chicken Noodle Casserole & Yellow Curry.

How did you first hear about or experience Mountain House?

I first heard about Mountain House when I was in Boy Scouts but didn't truly use the freeze dried meals until my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2013.

What's your favorite place to hunt/hike/fish/camp/be?

Anywhere on the Appalachian Trail but specifically, Grayson Highlands State Park. What beats wild ponies roaming the land?

Top three pieces of gear that you never leave home without?

Pocket knife, camera, and hammock

What's one bucket list item you plan on checking off this year?

Summit more of the 4000' footers in The White Mountains of New Hampshire

Mountain House Ambassador Michael Begansky kneeling down by frozen mountain lake taking a picture with a camera on a tripod Close-up of Michael with hands on brim of Mountain House hatMichael giving two thumbs up snowboarding