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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!

Fall Favorites from Our Stores' Gurus

Check out these go-to items for the Fall season!  Amy - Lexington Oboz Sawtooth Low and Darn...

Quality Time, Quality Views: Our Favorite Campsites for Twos and Crews (part 2)

Welcome back to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here you’ll find dripping caves, whitewater, horse trails, and climbing...

Quality Time, Quality Views: Our Favorite Campsites for Twos and Crews (Part 1)

We’ve made a list of our favorite campsites in the Blue Ridge Mountains so you can get...

Rainy Day Hiking Adventures - Tips and Benefits

Hiking in the rain is its own experience that requires special gear and safety precautions. We've compiled...

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.