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THE SCOOP

We asked our outdoor enthusiast team and compiled all our tips, tricks, favorite hikes, and store news all into once place
to make your outdoor experience as easy, safe and adventurous as possible.

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OUTDOOR TIPS & TRICKS

We love to share our knowledge, not just our knowledge of the products we carry, but the experience our staff has out on the trails.
Here are some go-to lists to help ensure you're having the best, safest and
most nature-conscious trips!

Backpacking Tips from Vince at Walkabout

Are you thinking about getting out on the trail backpacking?  Is it your first time and aren't...

Tick Awareness

Keep yourself protected during the hot months with Joshua Tree sunscreen (REEF SAFE!) and lip balms. Tick season is...

Leave No Trace Principles

Leave No Trace Principles Plan Ahead and Prepare • Know the regulations and special concerns for the...

HIKES WE LIKE

Looking for hikes near you? We asked our outdoor enthusiast team and we condensed all of their choices down to a few hikes with different levels of difficulty. Have a hike you think we should publish? Email info@WalkaboutOutfitter.com or leave a comment on our Facebook page.

Please use caution and common sense when exploring nearby trails. Always be prepared for an emergency situation. Hike with a buddy and Leave no Trace!

STAFF ADVENTURES

Colorado Adventure

Jordan - Richmond Store

Recently on a trip to Colorado, I visited the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, a grouping of natural rock formations in which concerts are held in an open air space!

Mt. Washington Adventure

TARA - LEXINGTON Store

Several climbing friends and I climbed to the summit of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire recently. It was a challenging and awesome experience.

False Cape Adventure

FRANK - RICHMOND Store

We took a trip and spent the night just off shore in Virginia's False Cape State Park.


Bluff Mountain Adventure

ALICIA - LEXINGTON Store

I recently decided to do a hike up Bluff Mountain in the Blue Ridge to catch the sunset and to try out my Deuter trekking backpack.

Connecticut Adventure

CLAIRE - VALLEY VIEW ROANOKE Store

A 498.8 mile drive from my apartment in downtown Roanoke to home, I decided it would be best to do it while the weather was still turning from winter to summer.

Beruit Adventure

VINCE - HARRISONBURG Store

I recently took a trip of a lifetime to the Middle East to visit my brother, Jason.


"Pawfect" Adventure

CHELSEY - HARRISONBURG Store

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have the two greatest hiking buddies that accompany me whenever and wherever
I go.