Bring Outdoor Project to the Entire US West

In search of a better way to explore outdoors, we created the first visual guide that's for adventurers, by adventurers. Now we need your help to keep growing.
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Aron Bosworth
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Video / Web
Portland, Oregon
United States
3 Team Members

Welcome to Outdoor Project

We started Outdoor Project because something was missing from online adventure resources. We noticed that, while the internet is an amazing platform for sharing inspirational content, there was no site connecting people to the resources, planning guides, maps, outfitters, and community they need to explore the outdoors. We are fixing that. Outdoor Project starts with exceptional photography and adventure videos and adds our own custom maps and guides. Our members complete the picture. As a member, you become an integral part of a community of outdoor enthusiasts that is working together to explore the outdoors and share incredible experiences.

   

With a team of 30+ contributors, we currently offer over 1,000 adventures to search through along the West Coast of the US, but this is just a start.          

With your help, we'll provide more West Coast adventure coverage where you want it. We've started the hard work of covering every trail, lake, river, mountain and campground in Oregon, Washington and California, and would like to do the same in Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Wyoming, Montana and New Mexico within the next two years. 


It's an ambitious goal, but as outdoor enthusiasts we all benefit. How often have you heard of an amazing place that you just have to visit, but no handy guide or resources exist to get you there and back? With every adventure on Outdoor Project, you don't just get the best guides and maps, you also get to see incredible imagery of these places, and you get to connect with your friends or outfitters to go with.

Our Mission

As lifetime adventurers, sharing our environmental and educational ethic through Outdoor Project is central to our cause. We believe in the age-old intrinsic value of connecting with Mother Nature. Our hope is that, by using Outdoor Project as your passport to outdoor adventure, you will also feel more connected to the natural world around you. 

To go further, we created OutdoorProject.org, a non-profit whose mission is dedicated to supporting outdoor conservation and environmental education groups working in the areas where Outdoor Project has adventure coverage.

Join Outdoor Project as a Giving Member or Donor Member and your monthly donation goes toward some amazing partners doing great work. 

With Your Help We'll Cover the US West

Your contribution toward our $50,000 goal will go directly into adding at least 500 adventures to Outdoor Project. More specifically, it will be used to fund key contributors in areas where you want more adventure coverage. We know it costs about $100 to produce each adventure on Outdoor Project. Anything we can raise beyond our goal will go into adding even more.


We realize 500 more adventures in these new areas is just a start, but with a few key contributors and 100 adventures in a specific area, we're able to attract a pool of additional contributors to keep adding to the site. We started in Portland with five contributors and 200 adventures. In less than a year we now have over 600 adventures in Oregon with 30+ photographers and videographers adding content. It's this success that we want to bring to every state, starting with this campaign to cover the US West.

New Adventures and Regions will include:

Glacier National Park, MT. Photo by Outdoor Project Contributor Eric Guth.

Montana. Photo by Outdoor Project Contributor Eric Guth.

Wind River Range, WY. Photo by Outdoor Project Contributor Heron Marychild.

Grand Teton NP, WY. Photo by Outdoor Project Contributor Eric Guth.

Yellowstone NP, WY. Photo by Outdoor Project Contributor Eric Guth.

Rocky Mountains, CO. Photo by Outdoor Project Contributor Eric Guth.

Salmon River, ID. Photo by Outdoor Project Contributor Aron Bosworth.

Zion NP, UT. Photo by Outdoor Project Contributor Race Jones.

Bryce Canyon NP, UT. Photo by Outdoor Project Contributor Tyson Gillard.

Grand Canyon, AZ. Photo by Outdoor Project Contributor Eric Adsit.

Superstition Mountains, AZ. Photo by Outdoor Project Contributor Race Jones.

Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA. Photo by Outdoor Project Contributor Aron Bosworth.

Other Ways to Support Outdoor Project

Although raising funds will go directly toward adding adventures, there are many other ways you can support Outdoor Project beyond providing direct financial support.

BECOME A  MEMBER; Membership is free. Sign up today!

BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR: Are you a photographer, writer or outdoor enthusiast who wants to share your adventures? Check out the perks you'll get as a contributor and apply to become one today!

SPREAD THE WORD: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram (tag photos #outdoorproject), Pinterest, email or plain old word of mouth it! Let people know how much you love Outdoor Project. It goes a long way.

The Product

Adventures

Outdoor Project covers the following adventure types, with more types to come in the future, including rock climbing, snorkeling + scuba diving.

Inspiring Photography


Field Guides + Maps

Every adventure comes with a downloadable PDF field guide and custom maps.

Print or cache on your mobile device.

Regional Maps

Trail Maps

Winter Maps

River Maps

Products Coming Soon!

  • Follow and invite friends on trips.
  • Mobile/App.
  • Forum.


The Perks

Outdoor Project stickers (2" x 5").

Outdoor Project hat (flex-fit baseball/skater or trucker style).

Special Addition Outdoor Project Retro Trucker Hat, available via the Great Horned Owl + Great Blue Heron perk and any other contribution over $100.

Outdoor Project 100% organic cotton t-shirt (icon or logo style).

Plywerk bamboo-framed prints of a photo of your choice. Feel free to choose from any photo found on outdoorproject.com.


Deviation Skis or Snowboard. Base graphic/photo background of your choosing.


Outdoor Project's Premium (PRO) Membership will be released later this year. With a Premium Membership you can download unlimited maps and trip reports and earn discounts at participating companies including on gear and apparel, lodging, restaurants and adventure outfitters. With a Premium Membership you will get the most out of Outdoor Project's suite of features currently available and to be released as we grow.


Special Perks

01 Referral Prize

Refer our Indiegogo Campaign to everyone you know, and if you and all of your referrals contribute a total of $250 we’ll get you an adidas Outdoor or NW Alpine fleece hoody, like the ones below ($130 value), or any other adidas Outdoor/NW Alpine product in-stock of equal or lesser value.

BONUS PRIZE!

If you help raise the most money (a min. of $300, by yourself and/or via your referrals), we’ll add on a $400 REI Gift Certificate.

Here’s how it works…

It’s actually pretty easy.  For you to get your referrals tracked you just need to create an account on IG first.  Steps are:

  1. Sign up/sign in to IG - It is super quick with a facebook account.
  2. Go to the top of the Indiegogo page and share via the share links (facebook, twitter, email, etc.). As long as you are logged in, your referrals will be tracked.


Find This Campaign On
$8,365USD
raised by 110 people in 2 months
17% funded
0 time left
$50,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on July 11, 2014
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  • $10USD
    Pacific Tree Frog Gift

    Outdoor Project high five. You'll be recognized on outdoorproject.com for your generous donation.

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    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $15USD
    Rough-Skinned Newt Gift

    You'll be recognized on outdoorproject.com, and we'll send you a personal thank you letter with Outdoor Project stickers.

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  • $25USD
    Red-Tailed Hawk Gift

    You'll be recognized on outdoorproject.com, and we'll send you a personal thank you letter with Outdoor Project stickers. You'll also be entered to win either skis or a snowboard from Deviation or a $500 REI Gift Card.

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  • $40USD
    Great Horned Owl Gift

    You'll be recognized on outdoorproject.com, and we'll send you a personal thank you letter, Outdoor Project stickers, and an Outdoor Project hat. You'll also be entered to win either skis or a snowboard from Deviation or a $500 REI Gift Card.

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  • $50USD
    River Otter Gift

    You'll be recognized on outdoorproject.com, and we'll send you a personal thank you letter, Outdoor Project stickers, and an Outdoor Project t-shirt. You'll also be entered to win either skis or a snowboard from Deviation or a $500 REI Gift Card.

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  • $100USD
    Great Blue Heron Gift

    You'll be recognized on outdoorproject.com, and we'll send you a personal thank you letter, Outdoor Project stickers, an Outdoor Project hat, and t-shirt. You'll also be entered to win either skis or a snowboard from Deviation or a $500 REI Gift Card. PLUS, get a lifetime premium membership.

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  • $150USD
    Mountain Goat Gift

    You'll be recognized on outdoorproject.com and we'll send you a personal thank you letter with Outdoor Project stickers. You'll also be entered to win either skis or a snowboard from Deviation or a $500 REI Gift Card. PLUS, receive an 8"x10" Plywerk print of your choice from any photo on outdoorproject.com, and a lifetime premium membership.

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  • $250USD
    Golden Eagle Gift

    You'll be recognized on outdoorproject.com, and we'll send you a personal thank you letter with Outdoor Project stickers. You'll also be entered to win either skis or a snowboard from Deviation or a $500 REI Gift Card. PLUS, receive a 12"x 18" Plywerk print of your choice from any photo on outdoorproject.com and a lifetime premium membership for you and two of your friends.

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  • $500USD
    Rocky Mountain Elk Gift

    For Individuals:You'll be recognized on outdoorproject.com, and we'll send you a personal thank you letter with Outdoor Project stickers. You'll also be entered to win either skis or a snowboard from Deviation or a $500 REI Gift Card. PLUS, get a 20"x30" Plywerk print of your choice from any photo on outdoorproject.com and a lifetime premium membership for you and 5 of your friends. or For Businesses:If in the outdoor/travel industry, get $1,500 in banner advertising on outdoorproject.com.

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    Grizzly Bear Gift

    For Individuals:You'll be recognized on outdoorproject.com and we'll send you a personal thank you letter with stickers. You'll also be entered to win either skis or a snowboard from Deviation or a $500 REI Gift Card. PLUS, get a 20"x30" Plywerk print of your choice from any photo on outdoorproject.com, a t-shirt and hat, and lifetime premium membership for you and 10 of your friends. or For Businesses:If in the outdoor/travel industry, get $3,000 in banner advertising on outdoorproject.com.

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