Hank in the Wild

“THEY’RE ONLY CALLING FOR 4-6 INCHES TONIGHT,” I CONFIDENTLY TOLD MY FIANCÉE, ELISE, AS WE PULLED INTO GOLD LAKE SNO-PARK IN THE MIDST OF A WHITEOUT. FAMOUS LAST WORDS, RIGHT? It was 4:30 PM on a Friday when we got …

How To Choose a Backpack

HOW TO CHOOSE AN OUTDOOR BACKPACK Warmer days are coming and with it, the need to spend more time outside. Camping and hiking are great ways to enjoy the warmth spring and summer bring, but the wrong backpack can quickly …

Hiking Taiwan

Here at US Outdoor, we believe that nature should be experienced in as many different places as possible. Each new place brings a cultural perspective to continue building our relationship with the outdoors. This is the story of our team member hiking with family who live across the globe.

The first time I heard of Mount Saint Helens was when I was 10 years old. It had just erupted and my family and I were getting ready to move to Seattle from Detroit, Michigan. It was both excited and …

I first went to Smith Rock State Park in the late 1990’s. It is truly one of the most beautiful and unique places that I have ever seen. As with all things cool, it was born out of a volcanic …

Mt. Baker Base Camp

How many times in your adult life have you said to yourself, “I want to do ___but I don’t know how.” Or “I wish I would have ____ when I was younger so that I could be good at that …