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Pacific North Best

A Letter of Affection

sitting in a hammock next to a lake

 

Here at GSI Outdoors, our affection for the Pacific Northwest is pretty apparent. It’s where GSI was born and still lives today. It’s where we find inspiration for new ideas and the perfect proving grounds for putting our products through the test. If they can survive here, they can survive anywhere. So this week, we bring you a poem about this amazing place we call home.

 

standup paddle boarding in a lake with a dog

 

Entire lifetimes can be spent searching for the holy grail
Spanning ocean, continent, road and winding trail

 

There’s a magical place unmatched by the rest
A not-so-secret hideaway that always impressed

 

Lakes are haphazardly dotted across the sprawling landscape
And ribbons of water connect the dots as rivers begin to take shape

 

friends cheers coffee mugs next to a lake

Valleys stretch far and wide across the luxurious lands
From the lumbering redwoods to the coastal sands

 

And visible all around, the towering venues we seek
Rising up from the depths into great mountain peaks

 

The springtime brings rain, the summer flowers
And winter rolls in leaving endless white powder

 

friends cheer on a friend while snowboarding in the backcountry

It’s where we frolic and bike and hike and camp
We’ll never admit it but at times we even glamp

 

Likeminded community spiderweb the distance
People of unmatched fortitude; unequaled resilience

 

Embedded in the landscape, working for the weekend
Planning the next adventure, maps navigated by moonlight
If you listen closely, you can hear in the distance
The gathering call echoed loudly; Squad unite.

 

So next time you’re gramming and throw up a #blessed
You can be sure you’re in the Pacific North Best

 

splashing in a lake at sunset

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