GEAR Up Expo Exhibitors and Speakers!

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Adventure Cascades

White river rafting, scenic river floats

Adventure Travel Tour Association

Vested in sustainable development

Adventures Down Under

One-stop scuba shop

Adventures Northwest Magazine

American Hiking Society

Nature preservation

Anacortes Diving & Supply

Scuba rentals, repairs

Backcountry Essentials

Outdoors specialty shop

Bar 3 Ranch

Darrington horse ranch

Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism

Visitors association

Bicycle Adventures

Guided bicycle tours

Boat Country

Everett boat dealership


Outdoor gear retailer

Cedar Ridge Winery

Winery and Distillery

Cedar Springs Camp

Outdoor education

Club Sunglass, Inc.

Sunglass retailer


For more than 45 years, CORDURA BRAND fabrics have been selected by makers of high performance gear and apparel where durability counts.

Cressi & Scuba Shoppe

Watersports products

Crooked Trails

Travel with a purpose


Mapping, GPS

Dive Industry Association of British Columbia

Nonprofit, promotes and supports BC scuba

Dive into your Imagination

Store and community, ocean preservation

Dreamcatcher’s Enterprises

Family outdoor gear

Dwayne Lane’s Auto centers

Eddie Bauer

Outerwear, gear

Everett Children’s Museum

Children’s activity area

Everett Herald


Everett Mountaineers

Outdoor adventure club

Evergreen Dive Service

Scuba dive training

Evergreen Escapes

Nature and adventure tours

Fourth Element

Equipment for adventure


Real-world treasure hunt

GO Pacific Northwest / SylvanSport

Adventure delivered

Green Trails Maps

Since 1973, publisher of over 140 topographical recreational maps.


Geocache and GPS technology

Health First Chiropractic

Care for headaches, head and neck injuries

Helen Thayer

Keynote speaker

Hilleberg Tents

Tent manufacturer

ING Financial Partners

Retirement planning

Innerspace Productions

Scuba photojournalism

Innova Kayaks

Innova Kayaks in Burlington, Wash., offers inflatable boats for every paddling niche – from expedition sea kayaks to whitewater canoes.

International Sherpa Guides

Guided mountain adventures on seven continents

Kitsap Sports

Family-owned recreation retailer

Leash Boutique

Boutique dog leashes, harnesses


Interlocking tie-down system

Mansfield Outdoors / Tentipi

One-of-a-kind adventure tents, accessories

Massaging Insoles / KATO Enterprises

Therapeutic, glycerin-filled insoles

Mountain Loop Tourism Bureau

Visitors association, nonprofit

Mountaineers Books

Outdoor book publisher

Mt. Pilchuck Ski & Sport

Outdoor recreation gear

New Balance Seattle

Athletic-shoe retailer – let our fit experts help you geared up for the running/walking season!

North Cascades Institute

Outdoor learning, retreats; connecting people, nature and community since 1986.

Octopus Gardens Diving

Full-service dive center

Odyssey Adventures

Adventure tourism group

Outdoor Adventure Center

Discover. Challenge. Inspire.

Outdoor Panda

Bamboo sportswear

OutdoorsNW Magazine

Serving the outdoor recreational community since 1988! Stop by our interactive booth to check out new gear and WIN prizes!

Outfitter Kitchens

Mobile kitchens, by hunters for hunters

Paddle Pilgrim

Adventurer’s journey


Multi-use rotating clip hook

Rack N Road

Travel-rack retailer

American Red Cross Snohomish County Chapter

Donate to the Red Cross at GEAR Up to provide aid to people struggling in the aftermath of the Oso Landslide.

REO Rafting Resort

River rafting, adventure resort in BC

Rich Nature

Health snacks, supplements

Run 2 Be Fit

Total body workout

Salish Sea Explorers

Dive club

Sasquatch Books

Seattle-based Sasquatch Books is one of the country’s leading independent publishers, known for its innovative and eclectic list of nonfiction books.

Scuttlebutt Brewing Co.

Northwest family brewery

Sea Shepherd

Marine wildlife protection

Snohomish County

Centennial trail, smart car

Snohomish County

Mt. Baker, Everett, Lake Stevens and more

Snohomish County Tourism Bureau

Just north of Seattle, our county features some of the most spectacularly beautiful scenery in the United States!

South Pacific Island Travel

Adventure tourism group

Sports Physical Therapy

Rehabilitation and training

Still Hope Productions

Video production company

Stringer Chiropractic & Massage

Office of Dr. Charles Stringer

Summer Meltdown

Annual music festival (Aug. 8-11)

Sweet Spot Skirts

Skirts for active women

The Daily Herald

Everett and Snohomish County Daily News

Thrive Life

Emergency preparedness supplies

Tim’s Bike Shop

New, used and vintage bikes

Un-Cruise Adventures

Small-ship cruises

US Forest Service

Nature stewardship

Vacation Internationale

Leisure travel community

Vertical World

Indoor climbing gym

Washington State Parks

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cares for Washington’s treasured lands, waters and historic places – celebrating a diverse natural and cultural heritage.

Washington Trails Association (WTA)

Trail stewardship

Washington Wild

Nature advocacy, education

Western Wildlife Outreach

Education, outreach about bears, cougars and wolves

Wolf Camp and the Wolf College

Conservation education



Explorer Helen Thayer keynotes Gear Up

Adventure Theatre

Saturday, April 26

11:45 a.m.: Hiking with Dogs, Whitney LaRuffa
12:30 p.m.: How to Train for your first Triathlon, LaVonne Finnerud
1:30 p.m.: KEYNOTE, Helen Thayer, Adventure Pioneer Explorer
2:30 p.m.: Diving in Puget Sound, Annie Crawly
3:15 p.m.: Learning Kayaking, Dave Ellington
4 p.m.: Mount Baker Adventure, Todd Warger, John D’Onofrio

Sunday, April 27

11 a.m.: Nambia: Travel Destination, Tyler David
11:45 a.m.: How to Train for your first Triathlon, LaVonne Finnerud
12:30 p.m.: Bicycling Vacations, Brad Barnard
1:15 p.m.: BC Coastal Shipwrecks, Barb Roy
2 p.m.: Un-Cruise Adventures, Andy Larsen
2:45 p.m.: Walking the Camino de Santiago, Heather Knight

Outdoor Recreation Seminars

Saturday, April 26

11:30 a.m.: Backcountry Safety, Animal Encounters, Chris Chisholm
12:15 p.m.: BC Coastal Shipwrecks, Barb Roy
2:30 p.m.: Health and Nutrition, Kelly Turner
3:15 p.m.: Geocaching, Amy Faulkner
4 p.m.: Thrive Foods, Demo

Sunday, April 27

11:15 a.m.: Hiking with Dogs, Whitney LaRuffa
Noon: Health and Nutrition, Kelly Turner
12:45 p.m.: Salmon Fishing in Puget Sound, John Martines
1:30 p.m.: Leading Hiking and Backpacking meetups, Chris Chisholm
2:15 p.m.: Geocaching, Amy Faulkner
3 p.m.: Thrive Foods, Demo

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