Outdoor Essentials

The Pacific Northwest is gifted with a variety and abundance of natural wonders — we have mountains, rivers, trees and ocean available in which to recreate and immerse ourselves. Unfortunately, it’s not always as simple as we might wish to get out there and enjoy these natural wonders. The information you’ll find below is meant to make your backcountry travel in this region a little easier. We’ve compiled information on permits, animals, transportation, ethics and more. Whether you’re new to the Northwest or have been living here for years, there’s something useful on this page for everyone