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Top 5 Hiking Backpacks 2017

Choosing a backpack is one of the most important decisions you will need to make when it comes to gear. A backpack that fits you properly and is comfortable can be the difference between an enjoyable hike and a miserable one. Nothing is worse then a backpack that makes you back ache or that rubs on your skin. Below, we …

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Latourell Falls Loop

Last weekend the Outdoor Society team went and hiked the Latourell Falls loop. This is a short 2.5 mile hike with only about 500 feet of elevation gain. A very easy, not intense hike that would be great for all ages.

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Dog Mountain/Augspurger Trail Loop

loading map – please wait…click here for troubleshootingMap could not be loaded – please enable Javascript!→ more information I once asked a Mount Hood mountain guide how to get in shape to climb Mt. Hood. He said, when you can hike Dog Mountain with ease, then you are physically ready for Mt. Hood. That should give you a small glimpse …

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Devil’s Bridge via Chuck Wagon Trail

loading map – please wait…click here for troubleshootingMap could not be loaded – please enable Javascript!→ more information Devils Bridge Trail. One of the most visited and iconic spots in Arizona. This arch is the largest natural arch in the Sedona area. It is a sandstone arch created from years of wind and rain erosion.   There are two parking …

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What to do if you Lose the Trail while Hiking?

Getting lost in the woods is never our plan. But sometimes it happens. Sadly, on many occasions this leads to severe injury or death. Our hope is that the next time it happens to you, you remember this article and put a plan into action that will get you home safe. Before a Hike Preparation is half the battle. Preparing for …

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A Year in Photos – 2016

A Year in Photos – 2016 2016 has been an incredible year. Moving the company to Oregon has put us in close proximity to some of the most amazing hiking locations this country has to offer. And we took full advantage of it this year. We completed over 100 hikes. Way more than we could keep up with writing reviews …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …