A few weeks ago our Events Director, Amy, had the honor of representing Skout Backcountry at the Canadian Health Food Association Trade Show in Vancouver, BC. She had a blast meeting hundreds of people from the food industry! Hundreds of delicious organic products were represented, which allowed many small business founders to tell the stories behind their businesses. It was amazing to hear what inspired … Continue reading Exploring the Backcountry of Canada
We are so honored to have been the official On-Course Nutrition Sponsor for the Bend Marathon! The marathon’s incredible organizers, Traci and Kerry, strive to partner with local small businesses for the event. The marathon attracts people from all over the world, but the main crowd comes from the PNW. If you’ve ever visited Bend, Oregon, you know that it is a special place surrounded with endless opportunities for adventure. … Continue reading Bend Marathon, 2017
It’s amazing to live in the Pacific Northwest where there are so many ways to connect with the earth and so many opportunities to get involved with environmentally-focused organizations! Skout Backcountry is all about providing the best provisions for outdoor adventures. Our goal is to motivate and inspire people to get outside and take care of their bodies by providing organic, raw, vegan, seasoned Pumpkin Seeds and organic, gluten-free, … Continue reading Happy Earth Day!
Fastpacker, ultrarunner, climber, biker, whitewater guide, kayaker, surfer, writer, photographer, and fiddler, Brian Donnelly has done it all – and quite successfully! Brian has held the speed record for the 456-mile Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail since 2013, completing it in 7 days, 22 hours, and 37 minutes. Most recently, Brian set the Haleakala National Park Sea-to-Summit fastest known time, climbing 10,023 feet over roughly 19 miles and … Continue reading PCT Record-Holder to Conclude #skoutoutside Speaker Series
Technology has opened the doors to many possibilities that would have been unimaginable 50 years ago. National Geographic has utilized the power of satellites and GPS technology to make yet another of these projects a reality. Since 1879, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has taken upon themselves the responsibility of mapping the country and “has been the primary civilian mapping agency of the United States ever since,” according to the … Continue reading #skoutfind: National Geographic PDF Quads
Our friend Eñaut Izagirre, who conducted Incognita Patagonia in 2016, left today on an exploration expedition to the southwestern part of the South Patagonian Icefield. Eñaut tells us the plan is to check the status of the active Reclus volcano, “where pristine lakes and rivers flow down from the large icefield, making the area remote and unexplored.” Then, with funding from National Geographic, Universidad De Magallanes, and … Continue reading Expedition to the Unexplored Reclus Volcano
120 miles of one of the very last untraversed mountain ranges in Alaska, John Wros was written into a grant to try to cross Baranof Island in June of 2017. Funded by the American Alpine Club, the objective is the first lengthwise ridge traverse of Baranof island in Southeast Alaska. According to John, “The island is 100 miles long by 20 wide and made up of … Continue reading John Wros – First to Traverse Baranof Island