Hiking Gear & Outdoor Apparel

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Olympic National Park Roads, Campgrounds Open for Holiday Weekend; Enchanted Valley Remains Closed to Camping Revealing a silver lining of this winter’s record low snowpack, high elevation roads in Olympic National Park will open in time for the Memorial Day weekend, a full month earlier than typical. High Elevation Roads The nine-mile Deer Park Road will open Friday, along with the 14-site Deer Park Campground. Visitors are advised to use caution while driving this winding gravel road. The campground provides a primitive camping experience, with vault toilets and no drinking water. The Hurricane Hill Road (the 1.5 mile of road that leads past the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center to the Hurricane Ridge picnic area and Hurricane Hill trailhead) is already open. The first three miles of Obstruction Point Road are open, providing vehicle access to the Waterhole area. The remaining five miles, leading from Waterhole to the road’s terminus at Obstruction Point, will open this Saturday, May 23. Low Elevation Roads and Campgrounds Most of the park’s low elevation campgrounds are also open including Elwha, Fairholme, Graves Creek, Heart o’the Hills, Hoh, Kalaloch, Mora, North Fork, Ozette, Queets, Sol Duc, South Beach, and Staircase. The Altair Campground in the Elwha Valley remains closed due to winter flood damage. All of the park’s low elevation roads are open, with the exception of the Whiskey Bend Road in the Elwha Valley. This road is closed to vehicles at the Glines Overlook because of a major slide but remains open to foot, bicycle and stock use. Olympic Wilderness, including Enchanted Valley Enchanted Valley will remain closed to camping through the Memorial Day Weekend as rangers and wildlife biologists will continue to monitor the situation in the coming weeks. The area was closed to camping in late April after black bears were observed consuming human food and hikers reported aggressive bear behavior. When Enchanted Valley re-opens to camping, the use of bear cans will be required for all overnight use in the area. Hikers are urged to check the following website for current trail conditions. http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/wilderness-trail-conditions.htm For more information on visiting Olympic National Park and current conditions of park roads, campgrounds, trails and other facilities, people should visit the Olympic National Park website at http://www.nps.gov/olym. --NPS—

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

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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.