Hiking Gear&Outdoor Apparel

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Olympic National ParkNews Release October 3, 2017 For Immediate Release Penny Wagner 360-565-3005 Overnight Closure Cancelled for October 10 on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent PORT ANGELES, WA: The overnight closure scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, 2017 has been cancelled due to a delay in the delivery of materials to the contractor. There are currently no scheduled closures for Highway 101 at Lake Crescent. Any future closures scheduled by the contractor will be announced in advance and posted on the park website along with updated project information athttp://go.nps.gov/LCHwy101Project Construction work is underway throughout the project area at Lake Crescent. Travelers on Highway 101 around Lake Crescent should continue to expect half-hour delays Monday through Friday during work hours. Culvert work and paving is ongoing west of Lake Crescent Road/Barnes Point. Travelers should expect short delays for a pilot car leading vehicles through several isolated work zones. Traffic signals are in place at two locations, please use caution. Traveling in the morning before 7:00 AM and after 7:00 PM may help travelers avoid the half-hour delays. East Beach Road paving is now complete. Striping is scheduled for Friday, October 6. Remaining work on East Beach Road includeslaying shoulder aggregate, grading turnouts, and installing a concrete collar and guardrail at the Piedmont Creek culvert. Expect delays during weekday work hours. Maps of the area and updated project information are available on the park website at http://go.nps.gov/LCHwy101Project www.nps.gov About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

Rental Gear

  • Snowshoe IconSnowshoes:
    One Day $18 | Add Days $9
  • Hiking Poles IconTrekking Poles:
    One Day $6 | Add Days $3
  • Crampons IconCrampons:
    One Day $14 | Add Days $7
  • Ice Ax IconIce axes:
    One Day $12 | Add Days $6

Availability & Reservations:



The day of after 9:30am.
The day before after 4pm.

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Road Conditions

Olympic Park: 360-565-3131

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

Sun 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.