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Since 1995



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Established in 1995, Outpost is America's oldest adventure travel website. Its thousand pages contain information and photos to help you plan day, weekend or two week trips. Coverage includes hiking, canoeing, backpacking, rafting, skiing, bicycling, amusement parks, historical sites, cities, beaches, national parks and even Route 66. Details on lodging, restaurants, trails, rivers, slopes, rides, beaches and other features are included.

We post news affecting the adventure travel community daily. If you "like" our page on Facebook, you'll be notified whenever we post a new story. Our Facebook page also allows you to comment on the articles.

This is an American travel site. We leave the coverage of international sites to other publications. We do stray slightly over the border into Canada, Mexico, or various islands. But keeping up with all the parks, wilderness areas, cities, historical sites, ski resorts and rivers within the U.S. is an all consuming task. We don't have the time or resources to cover the rest of the world.

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Parks, Wilderness Areas Debate Cell Phones
Trump Report Card Not Good So Far
National Trail Use Back Up
Warming Oceans Favor Female Turtles
Isle Royale Wolf Population in Crisis
Trip Updates
Yellowstone National Park In Winter
Whitefish : Skiing's Best Kept Secret
Canoeing The Pascagoula River
Canoeing The Everglades


You will immediately notice the menu bar is not in alphabetical order. It is in order of popularity. Hiking is the section most frequently visited, so we place it first. Beaches is the section least frequently visited so we place it last. This is not purely due to popularity. Beaches have the shortest season. Readers visit our pages as they are planning trips, and they're not usually planning beach trips in the Winter months. But our readers hike from March through November and some of them use insulated boots and/or snowshoes and hike year round.

Our equipment reviews are unique. We do not accept advertising from companies whose products we review. We do our reviews ourselves, based on using the products on our trips. We test each one in various parts of the nation. We update our reviews as companies update products. Instead of 8-10 items, which bewilder you with too many choices, we select the one we think best and review it in detail.
Equipment Reviews
Vasque Sundowner Backpacking Boots
Soto OD-1R New #1 Backpacking Stove
Columbia Interchange Jacket
Nikon Coolpix L840 Camera
Thermacell Vanquishes Mosquitoes
Becca Metts Examplifies Women In Fishing
Falcon Motel Bought, Will Reopen Spring 2019

The destinations radiate out from Kentucky but include trips to all corners of the nation.

We accept no ads from ski resorts, rafting companies, hotels, restaurants or any companies we cover. Our content is not influenced by money.

70% of our readers live in the seven Ohio Valley states, so directions start from there.

Unlike many web sites, we never evaluate anything we have not personally experienced, be it trails, rivers, slopes, rides, lodging, restaurants or beaches. And we return to these sites annually, to keep the information as up to date as possible. Whenever you see an asterisk (*), it means that section or page is temporarily unavailable while we update it.

This is not a site where readers post their own reviews. While that is an easy way to create content in a hurry, it is not reliable. You don't know who the people are. The internet is filled with restaurants, motels, guide services and others paying their employees to go to those sites and post negative reviews of their rivals and glowing reviews of their own businesses. Here, you can get to know us, then read our reviews confident that we are very consistent in what we're looking for and what we dislike.

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