Ten Essentials for Hiking and Camping

Whether you are hiking, backpacking, kayaking or any other outdoor activity that takes you out into nature, you need to have some sort of emergency plan if things were to go wrong. Though the chances of something bad happening are slim, having a plan in place in the event something did go wrong, can be the difference between life or …

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 …

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 …

Some of Our Favorite Outdoor Quotes of All Time

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES TO BRING IN THE NEW YEAR We’ve compiled some of our favorite quotes related to adventure and the outdoors. We hope these will bring you motivation to get outside and experience nature in this new year. These quotes are from some of the most famous conservationists, explorers and authors. 1) Gary Snyder – “Nature is not a place …

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 …

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 …

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 …