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From first tracks with friends to relaxing fireside, our greatest experiences happen outside. Share your #GOATworthy moments. Browse & shop our feed:

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When you're driving to the river in the early morning darkness, long before the sunrise, you know it's going to be a good day. Last weekend, our @backcountrygearheads hit the water with our friends from @columbia1938 and @flyfishparkcity for a day of fly fishing. The conditions couldn't have been better, and lucky for us, the fish were biting – at one point, we had three people with a fish on at the same time. Needless to say, waking up early has its perks. #GOATworthy
What started as a high school graduation present has turned into a yearly tradition for Kurtis Minster (@kurtisminster ) and his sister Kyla (@kylaminster ). Every summer, they embark on a road trip to hike and camp in as many national parks as they can. After a late start, they managed to snag the last available backcountry permit for this Washington spot. Along the trail, they met people from around the world who were there for the same exact reason they were; their love of the wilderness. There's nothing quite like the different friendships you make when you're in the backcountry. #GOATworthy Photo: @kurtisminster
Summer is meant for magical sunsets and sunrises amongst the mountains. #GOATworthy Photo: @jitabebe
Last chance to enter our Stay-Cool Contest before it’s too late! You have just one more day to enter the contest, which offers up the chance to win either an alpine or water-based prize package to help you make the most of the last few weeks of summer. View our highlighted "Contest" Instagram Story for all of the details needed to enter. Good luck! Photo: @_lucasriley
"'You know … black people don’t climb.' It rang in my ears. The comment. The voice. All day. All night. 24/7." When this comment was directed at Backcountry Ambassador Gina Danza (@wildginaa ), she began to think: 'it was bound to happen in the outdoor space eventually, right?' But then the question became, "if the outdoors is free for all, why not for me?" This experience only fueled Gina's determination to make the outdoors a more diverse, welcoming space for everyone. We recently headed to NYC for an event with Gina and @arcteryx , where Gina reflected on her mission to diversify the outdoors "one climb at a time." Read more through the link in our bio.
Waking up atop a towering cliff band in a cozy sleeping bag definitely makes sleeping outdoors a rewarding experience. And seeing that summertime is flying by, it’s best to complete your warm weather trips before it’s too late. Tick off the adventures you’ve been longing for—all without giving up a sturdy shelter or toasty bed in the wild. Tap the link in our bio to shop Backcountry camp gear.
This hike was an impromptu, last minute, text all of your friends the night before kind of hike. Alex and her friends made their plans at midnight and hit the trail bright and early the next day. Spontaneous, throw-it-together trips are the best way to spend the weekend. #GOATworthy Photo: @col1017 with pines_to_peaks
There’s only one week left to enter our Stay-Cool Contest! View our “Contest” Story Highlight on our profile for all the rules needed to enter. We’ll select one lucky winner from each of the water and alpine prize packages, giving them the opportunity to beat the heat by escaping to cooler shores or higher ground this summer.
When Jack's friend Joe decided to make a trip through Washington and asked if there were any must-see sights, Jack knew just the place. After nearly 3,000 feet of elevation gain, Jack, Joe, and Buddy the dog reached one of the most awe-inspiring scenes in the Central Cascades. They headed down to the water for lunch, where they sat overlooking the scene, unable to stop grinning. Only when the sun began to disappear behind the clouds did they finally make their way back to the car. #GOATworthy Photo: @jacksonian7 with @2livefree and @buddygonewild
If you're planning to summit the highest peak in Utah, you'll want to have a solid crew. Last weekend, five @backcountrygearheads , along with some friends and customers, set out on a 3-day mission to conquer King's Peak. After 14 miles of hiking and a night spent camping under the Milky Way, they finally reached the summit, where they made new friends and shared food, drinks, and stories with fellow hikers. Back at camp, they gathered around the campfire, already reminiscing on the day's adventure. The retelling of this trip is sure to continue for years to come. #GOATworthy Photos: @ryan.anderson.foto
Summer is meant to be spent outdoors. Whether that means casting in your local fishing hole or sitting on the deck at your favorite restaurant, our own Backcountry summer apparel has you covered. Shop men's and women's Backcountry apparel through the link in our bio.
Minhthy (@mint.tea.le ) and her friend TJ road-tripped from Texas to Colorado for a month-long climbing adventure. This was Minhthy's first time rappelling on her own, and it happened to be the perfect time of day to lower down this rock face. #GOATworthy Photo: @tubbytj with @mint.tea.le
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