Hiking Gear & Outdoor Apparel

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Olympic National Park News Release October 8, 2015 For Immediate Release Barb Maynes 360-565-3005 Elwha Valley Road Updates: Whiskey Bend Road Repairs to Begin October 12, Road Will Close to All Use Olympic Hot Springs Road Will Reopen to Boulder Creek Trailhead on October 10 On Monday, October 12, the Elwha Valley’s 4.5 mile Whiskey Bend Road will close to all use for approximately five weeks to allow repairs. The road has been closed to vehicle use since severe storm damage occurred in late 2014. During the Whiskey Bend Road closure, contractors will stabilize the slope and build a retaining wall to support a 70-foot section of road that was destroyed during a landslide last winter. Because heavy equipment and large trucks will be used to haul equipment and supplies, the road will be closed to foot, bicycle and stock travel during the project. On Saturday morning, October 10, the Olympic Hot Springs Road will reopen to its terminus at the Boulder Creek Trailhead. The road has been fully or partially closed since early September to allow construction projects to be carried out safely. Once reopened, the Olympic Hot Springs Road will provide access to the Glines Canyon Spillway Overlook and the Boulder Creek trailhead. For more information about visiting Olympic National Park, people may visit the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/olym.

Rental Gear

  • Snowshoe IconSnowshoes:
    One Day $15 | Add days $7
  • Hiking Poles IconTrekking Poles:
    Each Day $5
  • Crampons IconCrampons:
    One Day $14 | Add Days $7
  • Ice Ax IconIce axes:
    One Day $12 | Add Days $6

Availability & Reservations:



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The day before after 4pm.

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Road Conditions

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Find out if the road is open. Vehicles are required to carry chains when heading to Hurricane Ridge during winter.


Performance & Casual

From fleece to flannel. We have apparel fit for the active person. Technical & demanding activities call for the most advanced materials & design, but sometimes an active lifestyle demands flexibility. A quick hike in the morning with a late lunch or a matinee, Brown's Outdoor carries a full line of fashionable & technical sportswear.

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The "Art" of Layering

Findng exactly what layering garments work best for you, will requires a lot of trial & error. Depending on the level of your exertion, you may need to layer up or down multiple times during an activity.

  • Outer Layer
  • Mid Layer
  • Base Layer

Outer layer, is also the barrier layer providing protection from wind, rain & snow. The outer layer also improves core warmth by reflecting more body-heat back onto you. This layer is usually only warn during more extreme conditions in order to avoid over-heating during aerobic activities.

  • Rain-shells & Rain Pants:

    Lightweight, highly water resistant, with good breathablility.

  • Soft-shell Jackets & Pants:

    Very beathable, warm, flexible, water resistant.

  • Ski Jackets & Pants:

    Very Warm, highly water resistent, breathable.

Discover the olympic peninsula

Washington's North Olympic Peninsula is an amazing place to explore. Olympic National Park features nearly one million acres including 73 miles of wilderness coastline, the majestic Olympic Mountains, pristine glacially-carved lakes, temperate rain forests, alpine meadows, waterfalls and more. Outside the park, you will find another half-million acres of recreation lands in Olympic National Forest.

In addition, you will find plenty of state and county parks. Friendly communities welcome visitors and offer unique Northwest experiences including delicious seafood and fresh-from-the-farm cuisine, wonderful art and entertainment, Native American museums and so much more.

Start your visit at Brown's Outdoor to pick up supplies to enjoy your adventures on the North Olympic Peninsula.

North Olympic Peninsula Resources

Mon - Sat 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

112 W Front St, Port Angeles, WA 98362 112 W Front St, Port Angeles, WA 98362

(360) 457-4150


Thanks, From the Browns Family

We've anchored Brown's Outdoor in friendly service & expert advice. With help from our great customers we are raising a forth generation, keeping things just that simple. Establishing a tradition in serving the Olympic Peninsula.

Trading with loggers & hunters, our store started as a consignment shop almost a century ago. Now we outfit hikers & backpackers with the most modern gear. Those first costumers couldn't have imagined nylon jackets that fend off the elements, & titanium cooking stoves that fit in your pocket.

Here's looking at what the future holds, great service & friends.