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Our Favorite Hikes in the Pacific Northwest

We wanted to compile a list of our favorite hikes in the PNW that we have done in the first half of 2016. We plan on doing this twice a year (January and July) Let us know your thoughts and what hikes would be apart of your favorite list! 1) Munra Point [wpgmza id=”57″] 2) Sahalie Falls to Tamolitch (Blue) Pool …

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Deadly Grizzly Bear Attack

Kalispell, Montana. – Authorities in Montana are reporting that a Grizzly bear has attacked and killed a bicyclist. This occurred in Flathead National Forest, not far from Glacier National Park. Local sheriff department has told the Associated Press that the attack occurred a mile from the popular West Glacier KOA Campground. As of the evening of June 29th, authorities had yet to …

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My Pursuit to find Mountain Goats

One of our goals we set for ourselves when moving out west was to photograph certain animals in the wild. This list is composed of: Rattlesnake (completed) Bald Eagle (completed) Golden Eagle (completed) Mountain Goat Big Horned Sheep Black Bear Mountain Lion Bison So last weekend I set off to track down mountain goats to photograph. Doing some research online, it appeared my best opportunity …

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Trip to Olympic National Park

We here at Outdoor Society have been wanting to take a trip up to Olympic National Park for awhile. So with the weather starting to warm up, we made sure to get up there before the masses. Now we plan on taking many trips to this Park in the future to fully document it, but this trip was just a …

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Yellowstone NP back in the News

How many days can we go without talking about Yellowstone National Park and the stupid things visitors do there? Well, it doesn’t seem like very long. From people putting a baby Bison in there cars to people trying to get a selfie with a fully grown Bison or Bear, the stupidity of certain individuals is mind boggling. The latest incident …

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Sad Week for Wildlife in out National Parks

This has been a sad week for wildlife in our National Parks. To start it off, Yellowstone National Park had to euthanize a baby Bison. This baby had been reported last week to be placed in the back of an SUV when tourists thought it “looked cold”. Park officials tried to reunite the baby Bison with the herd and its …

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A Trip Through Southern Oregon

I am very fortunate to have a job that allows me to travel throughout the Pacific Northwest. And with that, I am given the afternoon and evenings to explore the surrounding sites. This past week I had to take a work trip all through Southern Oregon. Day 1 – Monday I started my trip leaving Portland around 6:30am Monday morning. From …

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Painted Hills – 2 of 7 Oregon Wonders

Painted Hills We now head over to our second stop on the Seven Wonders of Oregon. Painted Hills Oregon. Painted Hills is part of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. It is located in Wheeler County Oregon, about 3.5 hours from Portland. When you get close, there are well marked signs to navigate you to the park. Painted Hills is …

Help Arches NP Catch Vandals

National Park Rangers are investigating large graffiti that has been so deeply etched into the face of the rock, that it may be impossible to remove. If you are visiting this site, it is probably because you love the great outdoors like we do. Well this post is sure to tick you off. Arches National Park is asking for the …

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Happy Earth Day

Earth Day A day where the world comes together to bring attention and support to environmental protection. And then on April 23rd, the world will go about its business and act like Earth Day never happened. It is quite sad that there is even a thing called Earth day. Why wouldn’t everyday be Earth Day? I mean the Earth is …

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Hiking Hydration Tips

Water is essential for life. You know that already. But every year, hikers perish from dehydration and heat exhaustion. Planning your water and having emergency plans can save your life. Searching the internet, you can quickly find articles of hikers sadly perishing due to poor planning. Many times it is just not being aware of the environment they are going into. …