Get Out Here

The Outfitter Crew is passionate about this place we call home, and we are committed to helping you Get Out Here! Our goal is to provide the high-quality gear and the local knowledge you need to experience this place in a way that works for you. Check back here for blog posts on backyard adventuring and other fun stuff. We hope you will join us by tagging your adventure pics on Instagram @outfitterhs. Be safe, be smart and #getouthere!
Hourglass meets lava lamp. That image captures how I've been experiencing the world these past few weeks. According to google, nobody has invented such a contraption, yet. But imagine the hourglass inside the lamp–see the grains of sand streaming down as iridescent blobs burble around?!
Sunny days in March are extraordinary. The warm, shining sun is a promise of the Spring weather to come and an invitation to explore the landscapes uncovered by melting snow. In Northern Michigan, we are finally experiencing the Spring weather that we deserve. But in my family, the first of the sunny, somewhat warm days means something special: syrup...
If you’re a parent trying to wrangle your ‘littles’ with the Stay Home, Stay Safe order, I get it. And I’m here to help with a fun way to divert some time today. My ‘littles’ aren’t so little anymore (three teens), but I’m wrestling with the same stuff just on a different scale.  Yesterday’s divert-and-distract tally included a not-so-small kitchen fire. Today we’re headed to the backyard...
I woke up Tuesday to blue sky and sunshine, a perfect combination for a quiet hike and some fresh air. One of my favorite Little Traverse Conservancy properties is the Hoogland Family Nature Preserve.  For me, its proximity to home and 1.5 mile loop make it perfect before or after work hike...