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My Trail’s featherweight 850 fill hyperlight down jacket is a bargain for $199! It’ll keep you toasty warm and packs up tiny for even the smallest of packs, making it perfect to take on any adventure!

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Who inspires you to get out and explore? My outdoor hero is my amazing 70-year old dad who is living proof that staying fit and having an intrepid spirit keeps you eternally youthful.

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It’s February, the time of year for wilderness permits and lotteries for Mount Rainier, the Enchantments and more! Read on for what’s right and wrong with reservation systems as well as important upcoming dates to know!

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Are the StormTracker heated gloves from Outdoor Research worth their spendy price tag? Find out when I put them to the test!

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My Trail’s featherweight 850 fill hyperlight down jacket is a bargain for $199! It’ll keep you toasty warm and packs up tiny for even the smallest of packs, making it perfect to take on any adventure!

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Are the StormTracker heated gloves from Outdoor Research worth their spendy price tag? Find out when I put them to the test!

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A great rain jacket is a must-have for adventures, especially in the PNW. On sale for $79, My Trail’s Storm UL rain jacket is a steal of a deal and its features, weight, and price make it one of the best options on the market!

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Solight Design makes beautiful origami-inspired portable, water-resistant solar lanterns that fold flat when not in use and are perfect for unique outdoor ambience, emergencies, or even camping! Solight donates a portion of sales to bring light to communities in need. They also make great gifts!

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The My Trail hyperlight tee shirt is lightweight, breathable, wickable, and comfortable and also comes with a UPF rating of 30 to protect you from the sun. I’ve used mine hiking, running, backpacking, and even paddleboarding and it’s become one of my favorite pieces of trail tested gear!

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Want to enjoy your summer on the water and get a great full-body workout while doing it? XTERRA inflatable paddleboards are made of high quality, durable materials. are easy to store and even easier to transport. There is no shortage of places you can take them!

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WA State Fire Lookouts

I’m currently on a journey to visit and document all 93 remaining fire lookouts in Washington State!

Total Visited: 41
Trail Miles: 181
Road Miles: 6,415
Elevation Climbed: 56,913′

#37 | Kitsap Lookout | 2.24.18

Kitsap Peninsula

#38 | Ned Hill | 3.4.18

Olympic Mountains

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It’s February, the time of year for wilderness permits and lotteries for Mount Rainier, the Enchantments and more! Read on for what’s right and wrong with reservation systems as well as important upcoming dates to know!

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Make a year-end donation to one of the following 18 national and local organizations that support trails, promote stewardship, and conserve our wild places. As outdoor adventurers it’s our duty to support these groups!

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The 10 essentials get a lot of press, but what about safety gear for your vehicle? Lots of scenarios can leave you stranded unexpectedly—a blown tire, inclement weather, challenging terrain, or simply bad directions. Check out this list of vehicle safety items that can make a big difference when the unexpected happens.

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