Ben Erickson - furniture designer and founder of Erickson Aesthetics - has always been outdoorsy. "I grew up going to the woods, going to the country," says Erickson. "As a teenager, my friends and I would just out to the Delaware Water Gap and go hiking or rock climbing."
Join Nathanael Billings as he takes you on a tour of his favorite spots in Washington's Olympic National Park:
Lately I’ve been finding myself in the mountains more and more... Of all the places to choose from in Washington, I always find myself roaming around Olympic National Park. Its uniqueness is only trumped by the solitude you find while walking its steep hillsides. You see, ONP (Olympic National Park) may be one of the most popular national parks in the United States...
We caught up with Mark McInnis to learn some of his tips from years of shooting in the upper-left USA.
Splitting his time between Maui and central Oregon, Mark McInnis grew up developing his photographic eye among the natural beauty of our home state with a deep appreciation for the unique surf lifestyle that can only be found in the coastal Pacific Northwest.
Learn from the the staff at Seacat Creative as they explain the most common hunting mistakes they encounter.
"Our team at Seacat Creative is collective of hunters and outdoorsmen and women. There really isn’t a time of year that one of us isn’t on a hunt or prepping for the next one. Water-cooler talk on Monday morning is far too often composed of the previous hunts mishaps. The unsuccessful hunts typically share some common mistakes that our successful hunts tend to lack. So we compiled a list of the common mistakes we here at Seacat Creative have gotten pretty good at making over the years. Try to avoid these mistakes if you want to end your next hunt with a notched tag."
Follow Justin Block as he encounters the men and machines unique to the Race of Gentlemen:
I thought I stepped into a James Dean movie. Hoards of vintage motorcycles and cars came screaming from under the boardwalk and onto the beach. Drivers were adorned in club sweaters, leather, denim and racing numbers. Some could have played the good guys - others their rivals. Crowds lined the boardwalk and streets to catch a glimpse of the ear-splitting machines and the characters racing them to the water."The Race of Gentlemen" is held just twice a year - each time on an opposing coast. At its core, it’s a period correct drag race on the beach featuring American-made hot rods and motorcycles from the 30’s, 40's & 50’s.
Read how Allison Kelly Howe and Nathanael Billings battled the weather to take in the natural wonders of Yosemite National Park.
Being from the Pacific Northwest, where we live under a perpetual ceiling of clouds, I assumed anywhere in California would be sunny. I didn't even bother to check the forecast before Nathan and I made plans and packed up the car to road trip from Seattle to Yosemite National Park. I was so excited to have been granted the time off of work that I was convinced the weather would be on my side. Needless to say I was incredibly naive.
Discover what adventures the fringes of the Tennessee-Georgia state line hold for Parker Hilton and Jenelle Kappe.
“What do you think about Tennessee?”
“My words hung on the line for a moment, as if they took an extra couple of seconds to zip across our home state of New Jersey. To put it frankly, my fiancé, Jenelle, and myself had both been in New Jersey for far too long. It was the longest stretch we’d spent there in years. Being pretty adamant travelers and van-lifers, stagnation was never really our thing.”
Explore Peru by way of motorcycle with Charley Zheng.
With one hand on the clutch, the other on the throttle, my left foot balanced precariously on the ground, and my right foot on the rear brake to keep the motorcycle from rolling back down the cobblestone incline, I attempted what must have felt like my hundredth start up the road — wet, black, and shiny from a fresh rain. Other motorists swirled around me, looking curiously at me with muffled laughter in their eyes.
Greg Hatten pursues the elusive steelhead in the Wallowas of the Pacific Northwest.
Over two hundred years ago the summer home of the Nez Perce Native American Indians was in the steep mountains and deep valleys of Northeastern Oregon. It’s in the Wallowa Range in the Eagle Cap Wilderness and it’s almost as remote and obscure now as it was back then.
“You’re invited back to the ranch, you in?” My best friend Andy texted. I hesitated.
Most hunters wouldn’t think twice before saying yes. Hunting Texas quail and predators on a 180,000 acre private cattle ranch is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most. It’s a place where they filmed “No Country for Old Men”, near the border of Mexico. You just drive 10 hours southwest of Dallas, Texas to the middle of nowhere, take a left on an unmarked gravel road and then go an hour further.
Chances are you have heard of little place in Canada called Banff National Park. There is even a better chance you have seen pictures of some of the natural beauty of this area. However, as many times as you have seen this area in pictures, there is nothing like exploring it for the first time.
When you visit friends in Switzerland, and their family has a chalet in the mountains, you definitely find a way to fit a trip to the chalet into your schedule. The chalet is in a small village with a handful of other homes, a church, and a couple restaurants, tucked away in a high mountain valley next to a beautiful lake, Lac De Taney.
Chris Zimmerman visits Oregon's 8th highest mountain.
In a remote corner of southeast Oregon, generally labeled as “barren scrubland” on many maps, there is a mountain that creeps to nearly 10,000 feet, only to end in a sheer dropoff down to a starkly contrasting 4,000 foot desert below.
After 12 months of testing, Men’s Journal magazine revealed its new favorite products in tech, tools and toys. Here’s what it had to say about our Mountain 600 hiking boot:
On trails from Texas to Thailand, we've put thousands of miles on Danner's classic Mountain Lights — but now we have a new favorite in the Portland, Oregon bootmaker's retinue: the Mountain 600.
Follow Anthony Ferro's firsts in Upland hunting.
Every year around early August the instinctive desire to head to the woods for another Upland Season begins to beckon my wild heart. This is the time of the year where the culmination of all my summer conditioning and training are called to question. If you’re anything like me; September 1st as a pointing dog handler is better than Christmas for a young boy. For most, September 1st is opening day of dove season, and who doesn’t love sitting down and shooting 100 shells to harvest 15 dove? But for a select few states, the first of September is opening day of grouse and prairie chickens.
Eric Jacobs reflects on the season of archery elk hunting in Montana.
Waiting. Listening. Trying to control the shivering. Two days of near-relentless rain had given way to snow and wind, and moisture seemed to have permeated everything. Dense clouds had us socked in high on the mountainside, rendering binoculars and rangefinders useless. Unable to glass any of the open parks or timberlines that surrounded me, I simply sat, tucked back into a stand of cedars a short way below the ridge, and waited for the elk to meander their way out of their bedding grounds and announce their presence.
For Fall/Winter 2016, we’re introducing two new mountain-inspired collaborations. The first collaboration is in partnership with Burton Snowboards - a company that has served a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a backyard hobby to a word-class sport by creating groundbreaking products, supporting the world’s best riders and pushing more resorts to allow snowboarding. In addition, we also partnered with Danny Davis, Burton and Mountain Dew-sponsored professional snowboarder, Olympian and visionary of style.
Fred Bohm takes the high road in Western Colorado.
“Uhhh… there’s a what?” I stammer out in stupefied confusion. “Yea, right behind you. Comes all the way to the top.” Our newfound friend eagerly feeds us the locals’ inside information. “All the way from the bottom? All the way to the top?” Bryce points off the cliff that our camp is so precariously perched on. “Like a road you can drive on, with a car?”
We’ve joined forces with Boston-based New Balance for the Danner x New Balance “American Pioneer Project,” which includes the New Balance MiUSA 585 and Danner Light Pioneer boot. The collection is a celebration of two authentic American brands, on opposing coasts, creating two premium, domestically manufactured models that represent the spirit of American craftsmanship, heritage and quality.