Bear Spray Guide and FAQ

Being out in the woods, whether you are hiking, fly fishing, paddling, or just exploring, can make for some of the most memorable days of your life.  Maybe you are finding that new trout hole, or the view you haven’t seen before makes it all worth it. With all of the benefits, there are a …

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Common Hiking Injuries

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I love getting out and hiking, in fact I try to do it as much as I can. Every once-in-a-while, though, I twist my ankle or take a spill and it reminds me that hiking is not a completely harmless activity. You can hurt yourself. Don’t let that stop you, but be aware of the …

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Hiking Washington’s Heather Lake Trail

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If you love nature and happen to be within a couple hours of Granite Falls, Washington, then working the Heather Lake Trail Loop into your routine should definitely be a plan. Below, we will provide you with all the necessary information to equip yourself before embarking on this adventure.  Where is the trail? Heather Lake …

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Best Ice Fishing Boots

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Ice Fishing Boots I’ve spent more days than I can count standing on a frozen lake trying to catch everything from Northerns to Perch. One thing I have learned is that if my feet get cold or wet, the whole experience starts to become less fun. When it comes to ice fishing, having the right …

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Finding Tide Pools

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When our kids were young, we would actively seek out tidal pools wherever we were. Tide pools were a safe and interesting way for the family to view sea life, without spending a bunch of money on snorkeling or excursions. Tide pools can be some of the most exciting natural areas to find, and the …

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