Best Photos of the Week – (10 Photos)

  Stunning sunset shot! 🌄🌅 ___________ Photo by: @youthgroupnick ・・・ An amazing sunset in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska! #sunset #sunsetsky #sunsetpic #orangesky #colors #colorful #beautiful #beautifulsunset #beautifulplace #travel #travelphotography #explore #explorer #nationalpark #amazing #boat #boatlife #boating #alaska #feature #getoutside #outdoors #nature #naturephotography #earth #earthpics #photography #photographer #outdoorsociety #optoutside A post shared by Outdoor Society (@outdoorsociety) on Dec 1, 2016 …

Best Photos of the Week – (10 Photos)

Over on Instagram we have a great community of individuals who love the outdoors. We are blessed to have so many share their hikes and adventures with us. In honor of some of the amazing pictures shared to us, we will be posting a Best Photos of the Week post every week reflecting these awesome shots. Enjoy! This looks like …

Iceland in Pictures

Oh Iceland. The land of Fire and Ice. An outdoor paradise. You have won my heart. Working day jobs and then working on this site in the evening has put a lot of stress on the Outdoor Society team. So to celebrate the site’s new design being live for almost a year, we decided to disconnect and get away. I …

Trip Report: Mt. Rainier National Park – Paradise

Our favorite time of the year… fall. Cooler temperatures, less crowds on the trails, wildlife scurrying around preparing for the upcoming winter, and of course the magnificent falls colors. Once you look past the constant political talks and the overuse of pumpkin spice, it is clear that fall is the best season. To celebrate the arrival of fall, the Outdoor …

What to do in a Lightning Storm

Cover photo: US Department of Interior via Flickr A few weekends ago we had the pleasure of summiting Mt. Adams. As we descended the mountain, the weather began deteriorating quickly and we found ourselves in the middle of a lightning storm. Thankfully we were only a mile from the trailhead and car at this point but it made me realize …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …