View Post

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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post

Saddle Mountain

Saddle Mountain Hike Type: Out and Back Distance: 5.2 miles round trip Elevation gain: 1600 feet Difficulty: Intermediate Family Friendly: Not for young kids. Well behaved teenagers would be fine. Crowded: Yes. Get there early. Getting There Saddle Mountain Trailhead is fairly easy to locate. You will want to take HWY 26 to Saddle Mountain State Park Road. It is …

View Post

Multnomah Falls to Wahkeena Falls Hike

What a hike this was. It absolutely blew my expectations out of the water. I came into this hike with little excitement (although a day outside is still better then a day in the office). If you are familiar with the Multnomah Falls area you know that it is beautiful, but very touristy. Something I despise when it comes to outdoor …

View Post

Devils Lake State Park

Devils Lake State Park Trail Map: OfficialDevilsLakeMap1 Devils Lake State Park is a gem in southern Wisconsin. It offers plenty of hiking trails, although most people will stay on the loop that follows around the beautiful lake. The lake is surrounded by large rocky bluffs and the trail takes you high above the lake on top of these bluffs. Be warned that …

View Post

Maryland Heights Trail

Maryland Heights Trail The Maryland Heights Trail is as beautiful as it is difficult. We hiked the entire trail which includes the Stone Fort Trail and the Overlook Cliff Trail. Let me just say, prepare to sweat when going up the Stone Fort Trail. We parked at the main lot and took the free bus to the town of Harpers …

View Post

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls   A trip to Oregon is not complete until you drive into the Columbia River Gorge and see Multnomah Falls. The most picturesque and the most visited falls in the Northwest. It is also the tallest waterfall in the state of Oregon and the second tallest year-round waterfall in the United States, towering at 620 feet. What shocked …