The Outdoor Society is for those who love nature and discovery

The Outdoor Society is a publishing house dedicated to help outdoor enthusiasts find new locations and experience wilderness bliss for the first time. Two parts John Muir, one part Steve Jobs and a dash of Mark Twain, The Outdoor Society is a respected, connected and beautifully designed publisher that aims to not just motivate, but excite and encourage each of us to get outside and get exploring.

Focusing on everything that’s great about the outdoors, The Outdoor Society is your source for the best content in the Pacific Northwest. Our work speaks for itself, having been read by millions and inspiring countless trips to the very best outdoor destinations. Our published works combine the very best in design with passionate, accurate and inspiring descriptions of destinations around the west. Through our writing and publishing, we give you the very best hiking guidebooks for the region. Our inspiring pieces showing off the beauty of the land through gorgeous and inspiring photography. Coupled with in-depth descriptions written by National Park and travel experts, The Outdoor Society gets you accurate information, ensuring you and your family are ready for an adventure of a lifetime.

The Outdoor Society is the collaboration between Douglas Scott and Einmaleins. Douglas Scott is nationally recognized as an expert on the Pacific Northwest’s Olympic National Park, with works featured in magazines, website and publications across the nation. Joining with Einmaleins, who is known as a tech and community leader in Washington’s capitol city of Olympia, The Outdoor Society has raised the bar for nature writing and design. Hiking to the great sights in the Pacific Northwest, The Outdoor Society started as a seed of conversations on the trails. Working together, the Outdoor Society has established itself as a leader, flourishing in the rich soil of the Pacific Northwest. In just a short time, we have weathered storms and rough winters, becoming a trusted and respected, long-lasting cornerstone of the Pacific Northwest outdoor recreation community.


The works published by the Outdoor Society are positive, inspiring, colorful and sexy, everything you deserve from a guidebook, calendar and coloring book. We want to share our love of the great outdoors with you, not hold onto it for ourselves. Our books will motivate you to start hiking for the first time, encourage you to explore a bit longer and even possibly transform you into a long-distance hiker or trail runner. We want you to head out in every weather and to love nature adventures in the Pacific Northwest as much a we do. We do this through incredible writing and impossibly gorgeous designed books, intertwined with jaw-dropping photography. We are not your parent’s guidebook company. We focus on nature, not ourselves and are dedicated to making sure you can always find the perfect adventure out in the wild lands of the Upper Left Corner of America.

The Outdoor Society published works invite you to take adventures to waterfalls, lakes, mountains and rivers. We want you to join us on trips to the ocean, to volcanoes and into underground caves. With the collective works of The Outdoor Society, you can feel confident you will stay updated on road and trail conditions; learn which gear is best for you and which areas are best for any weather. If you are looking to be inspired to explore your “backyard” National Park or looking for tips about one you are vacationing to, The guidebooks published by Outdoor Society will help you get there in out beautifully designed books, full of accurate and immaculate pictures and words. We are the publishing company the Pacific Northwest deserves.

We are The Outdoor Society


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