7 Peaks. 7 Weeks. Free Hiking Classes in partnership with Roanoke 7 Summits

Free Hiking Classes

The Roanoke 7 Summits is for everyone: beginner and expert hikers alike. From Mill Mountain to McAfee Knob and every peak in between, these introductory level classes will cover the basics of what you’ll need to get the most out of your next hike.

Class #1: 7 Summits and Beyond: An Introduction to Hiking

Thursday, October 9, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
4822-J Valley View Blvd NW, Roanoke, VA
Cost: FREE!

In partnership with the Roanoke 7 Summits series, we are excited to offer FREE hiking and backpacking classes. From McAfee Knob to Mill Mountain and every peak in between, these introductory level classes will cover the basics of what you’ll need to get the most out of your next hike. Topics in the first course will range from trail maps and first aid to water filtration and footwear. Be prepared for your 7 Summits journey and gear up locally!

Class #2: 7 Summits and Beyond: Walkabout After Hours

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
7:00 – 8:30pm
4822-J Valley View Blvd NW, Roanoke, VA
Cost: FREE!

Now is your time to ask questions of Walkabout Staff and outdoor adventure instructors from City of Roanoke Parks and Recreation about the ins and outs of gear. There are a ton of options out there–what ones are right for you? Is your pack even the right size or type for what you need? Try the gear, ask questions, and prepare to conquer Roanoke’s 7 Summits!

Class #3: 7 Summits and Beyond: Summit Celebration

Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:00 – 8:30pm
Stop by anytime to pick up your t-shirt!
4822-J Valley View Blvd NW, Roanoke, VA
Cost: FREE!

You’ve conquered Roanoke’s 7 Summits! Time to celebrate with your fellow Summiteers! Be ready to be recognized if you hiked all 7 peaks in 7 weeks, enjoy some light snacks and refreshments and stick around for our closing ceremony.

 

Celebrate the Great Outdoors
October 17-19, 2014

The Anthem Go Outside Festival in Roanoke, VA is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor recreation. By combining the things outdoor enthusiasts love – camping, music, gear, races, and demos, and a beautiful outdoor setting – GO Fest is a celebration of everything outdoors.

This isn’t your ordinary sit-in-your seat kind of event – you’re encouraged to get involved. Walk around, touch gear, try stuff out, and above all, have fun.

Come visit us! We’ll be there with the Klean Kanteen water station, demo LEKI hiking poles, Ruffwear Performance Dog Gear for the adventure dog and much more!

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You’re Invited to Carytown Fashion Feeds the Bird


The Byrd Theatre
209 W. Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221

Tickets on Sale NOW!

We are proud to sponsor “Fashion Feeds the Byrd“, an event to raise funds for our very own Byrd Theater.  You are cordially invited to the Carytown Fashion Feeds the Byrd  — presented by the Carytown Merchant Association — a fashion show event set to celebrate the glamorous history of the Byrd Theater Foundation.

This spectacular, one-day charity fashion show event will begin with a cocktail hour, featuring complimentary light hors d’oeuvres provided by the restaurateurs of Carytown, as well as a cash bar. A silent auction featuring must-have, one-of-a-kind items, all from local proprietors, will be held in the mezzanine during cocktail hour with all proceeds going to the Byrd Theatre Foundation.

Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the show begins at 7:00 PM. Tickets are on sale at http://www.showclix.com/event/3871096!

  • Student: $10
  • General Admission Advance: $20
  • General Admission at the Door: $25
  • VIP: $50

 

Seating is limited. Tickets are on sale at http://www.showclix.com/event/3871096!

  • Student: $10
  • General Admission Advance: $20
  • General Admission at the Door: $25
  • VIP: $50

Join us for an amazing night!

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Summer Sale is NOW 50% OFF! And Don’t Miss the Roanoke Sidewalk Sale!

 Summer Sale – Now 50% Off!

As much as we don’t want to admit it, summer is coming to a close. But don’t be sad! It’s a great time to grab select summer clothing and shoes as our Summer Sale continues with markdowns now at 50% off!

Lots of styles are available! Enjoy 50% off  your favorite brands, like The North Face, Arc’teryx, Patagonia, and Mountain Hardwear. Stock up on shorts and tops and sandals, for men and women, up to 50% off! Hurry while supplies last.

Saturday, August 23, 10 AM – 5 PM
Market Street in Downtown Roanoke

Join your favorite Downtown Roanoke retailers when they step out of their storefronts to offer you end of the season savings! On Saturday, August 23rd, from 10am to 5pm, along Market Street in Downtown Roanoke, you can find one-of-a-kind deals from Downtown merchants! Don’t forget – everyone who makes a purchase will receive a raffle ticket. You could have a chance to win a beautiful basket full of goodies from your favorite Downtown retailers!

Back to School Night in Lexington

Friday, August 22nd from 5:30 – 7 PM is Back to School Night at our Lexington store. We have all the gear — like Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, and The North Face backpacks;  Kleen Kanteen and Camelbak water bottles; kids’ rain jackets; sneakers; SmartWool and Injinji toe socks; fleece jackets and vests — you need to the start the year off right!

We also have fun prizes and will donate 10% of all purchases made during the event to the PTA or school of your choice! That’s right: we’re giving money back to the local schools in our community.

As always, thank you for your patronage. We love serving our customers!

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High Knob Fire Tower Group Hike

 Come Hike With Us!

The High Knob Fire Tower is located at an elevation of 4,107 feet, on the state line between Virginia’s Rockingham County and West Virginia’s Pendleton County on Hwy 33 west, less than 25 miles from Harrisonburg. The views from the top of the tower are outstanding.

High Knob Fire Tower was declared a National Historic Lookout on January 27, 1994. It is unique in that it is constructed of rocks; most others were made of wood or metal. Construction started in 1939 by WWI veterans and was completed by the CCC in 1940. The tower is no longer used for fire detection. The public may climb up the tower and enjoy the view from the tower’s catwalk.

The details:

  • We will leave from Walkabout Outfitter (90 N. Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22803) at 12:30pm on Sunday, August 24. Carpooling is encouraged.
  • The hike is approximately 3 miles total with significant elevation gain as we approach the Fire Tower. The overall goal will be to have an enjoyable, casual hike; not to set any speed records!
  • Of course, stop by the shop if you’re in need of any gear for the hike and we’ll be happy to get you outfitted.
  • Bring plenty of snacks and water for the hike. Following the hike, we will also have an optional “bring your own picnic” at the beautiful Riven Rock Park, which will be on Route 33 on our way back to Harrisonburg.
  • Although it will ultimately be dictated by the group, we will shoot to be back at the store by 5pm. If you drive separate and choose to only do the hike, you could expect be back around 3:30pm.

Email questions to harrisonburg@walkaboutoutfitter.com or call (540) 434-9900 to RSVP!

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Summer Sale Goes to 40% OFF on Friday!

 The Savings Keep Getting Bigger!

Beginning Friday, our annual summer sale drops to 40% off at all five locations. Select summer clothing by The North Face, Arc’teryx, Patagonia, and Mountain Hardwear, as well as up to 40% off summer shoes from Keens, NAOT, Merrell and all flip-flops. What are you waiting for? Shop now!This deal won’t last!

 Reminder: Lexington Sidewalk Sale is This Weekend!

On Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16, our downtown Lexington store will open bright and early at 9 AM for the annual Sidewalk Sale.

Like many other Lexington merchants, the sidewalk sale is one of our biggest and best sales of the year … it’s worth the drive to Lexington. But be sure to arrive early for the best selection, because things go fast.

Made in the USA for Long-Lasting Comfort on the Trail!

These premium performance socks are made in Vermont and unconditionally guaranteed for life.

Darn Tough is a brand uniquely created around a single, fine gauge needle, which means all their socks, from the Mesh running sock, to the over-the-calf Full Cushion ski sock, fit your foot exactly the same. It’s custom counts of Merino wool and an exclusive blend of Coolmax® which makes their socks incredibly strong and comfortable.

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Win a Kayak + Save Big at the Lexington Sidewalk Sale

 Win a Kayak & Support the James River Association

We’ve paired up with Sweetwater Brewery, a craft brewery founded in 1997 by Freddy Bensch and Kevin McNerny in Atlanta, Georgia, to raffle off a Perception 9.5 kayak on September 1.

Raffle tickets are only $5 each and all money will go to the James River Association,  a non-profit organization that serves as a guardian of the James River. Tickets are only available at our Richmond location, but you are welcome to call us at (804) 342-5890 and buy a raffle ticket over the phone.

 Lexington Sidewalk Sale is This Weekend!

On Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16, our downtown Lexington store will open bright and early at 9 AM for the annual Sidewalk Sale.

Like many other Lexington merchants, the sidewalk sale is one of our biggest and best sales of the year … it’s worth the drive to Lexington. But be sure to arrive early for the best selection, because things go fast.

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Win a Sweetwater Brewery Perception Kayak!

Sweetwater Brewery, a craft brewery founded in 1997 by Freddy Bensch and Kevin McNerny in Atlanta, Georgia, has donated a kayak to us to raffle off on September 1.

Raffle tickets are only $5 each and all money will go to the James River Association,  a non-profit organization that serves as a guardian of the James River. Tickets are only available at our Richmond location, but you are welcome to call us at (804) 342-5890 and buy a raffle ticket over the phone.

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30% OFF Summer Sale & Tax Free Weekend This Friday!

 Our End of Summer Sale Begins on Friday!

Take advantage of our exciting Back to School sales! Yup, starting this Friday, August 1st, you will save 30% on select summer items from The North Face, Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, Horny Toad, and more. Plus, take 30% off flip flops by Teva, Sanuk, Olukai, and the North Face, as well as other select footwear.

And don’t forget, we have all the back to school gear you need, like The North Face and Mountain Hardwear backpacks, Camelbak water bottles, Kleen Kanteen stainless food canisters, plus Merrell and Keen shoes and autumn necessities like vests, fleeces, and jackets!

 

Virginia’s Back-To-School Tax Holiday Returns This Weekend

Families prepping for the upcoming school year will want to take advantage of Virginia’s sales tax holiday Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3.

For the ninth consecutive year, clothes, shoes and school and office supplies will be sales tax-free during the three-day event. School supplies that cost $20 or less each, as well as clothing and shoes priced at $100 or less each will be exempt from the 5.3 percent state and local sales tax.

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Intro to Backcountry Cooking — A Free Class!

Cooking Outdoors - A Free Class

Free “Cooking in the Outdoors” Demo

Saturday, July 26th, 2– 7:00pm — stop by any time!

On July 26th, our Valley View location will be making meals, answering questions and providing ideas for camp (and kid) friendly dinner options. Whether you’re a professional campfire chef or new to the outdoor scene, you’ll walk away from the demonstration with tons of delicious ideas and a full belly.

The Menu

  • Hungry Hikers Murray’s Hurried Curry (coconut chicken curry)
  • Backpacker’s Pantry Pad Thai (Thai seasonings over rice noodles with vegetables and roasted peanuts)
  • Backpacker’s Pantry Spaghetti and Sauce (noodles covered with a rich tomato sauce)
  • Hungry Hikers Beef Stroganoff (noodles cooked in rich beef and velvety mushroom sauce)

Featured Equipment

  • Jetboil Flash Cooking System

    Whether you’re out on the river or up on the summit, the Jetboil Flash Cooking System gives you hot drinks or a quick, satisfying meal in just over 2 minutes.

  • MSR WhisperLite 

    Backpackers, climbers, hikers and adventuretravelers alike have come to rely on its easy-to-use design and durable, stainless steel and brass construction to deliver dependable performance in most any situation.

  • MSR PocketRocket

    The PocketRocket backpacking stove provides full cooking functionality in an incredibly efficient form. Barely noticeable in your pack, it delivers impressively in camp. Precision flame control goes from torch to simmer while the Wind Clip wind shield boosts efficiency in breezy conditions.

    FREE SAMPLES!

    FREE Recipes for Trail Pizza & Grilled Banana Boats!

    FREE MSR Aquatabs!

    FREE 3.9 oz condensed gas canister with the purchase of a JetBoil cooking system!

    Hope to see you on Saturday … just stop by any time between 2 and 7 pm! Bring your questions and your appetite!

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Honey Stinger placed in Camp Food Hall of Fame by Backpacker Magazine!

Honey Stinger placed in Camp Food Hall of Fame by Backpacker Magazine!

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