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Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

It has been a few weeks since we have pushed out any content. We are a two person team that works on this site out of our passion for the outdoors. But sometimes life catches up and gets in the way. That has been the case for me as I had surgery a few weeks ago to repair three ligament …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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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. …