GEAR Up Expo Exhibitors and Speakers!

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Adventure Cascades

White river rafting, scenic river floats
www.adventurecascades.com

Adventure Travel Tour Association

Vested in sustainable development
www.adventuretravel.biz

Adventures Down Under

One-stop scuba shop
www.adventuresdownunder.com

Adventures Northwest Magazine

www.adventuresnw.com

American Hiking Society

Nature preservation
www.americanhiking.org

Anacortes Diving & Supply

Scuba rentals, repairs
www.anacortesdiving.com

Backcountry Essentials

Outdoors specialty shop
www.backcountryessentials.net

Bar 3 Ranch

Darrington horse ranch
www.bar3quarterhorses.com

Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism

Visitors association
www.bellingham.org

Bicycle Adventures

Guided bicycle tours
www.bicycleadventures.com

Boat Country

Everett boat dealership
www.boatcountry.com

Cabela’s

Outdoor gear retailer
www.cabelas.com

Cedar Ridge Winery

Winery and Distillery
www.cedarridgewinery.com

Cedar Springs Camp

Outdoor education
www.cedarspringscamp.net

Club Sunglass, Inc.

Sunglass retailer
www.clubsunglass.net

CORDURA BRAND

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

Cressi & Scuba Shoppe

Watersports products
www.cressiusa.com

Crooked Trails

Travel with a purpose
www.crookedtrails.org

DeLorme

Mapping, GPS
www.delorme.com

Dive Industry Association of British Columbia

Nonprofit, promotes and supports BC scuba
www.diveindustrybc.com

Dive into your Imagination

Store and community, ocean preservation
www.diveintoyourimagination.com

Dreamcatcher’s Enterprises

Family outdoor gear
www.facebook.com/dreamcatchersllc

Dwayne Lane’s Auto centers

www.dwaynelane.com

Eddie Bauer

Outerwear, gear
www.eddiebauer.com

Everett Children’s Museum

Children’s activity area
www.imaginecm.org

Everett Herald

Newspaper
www.heraldnet.com

Everett Mountaineers

Outdoor adventure club
www.everettmountaineers.org

Evergreen Dive Service

Scuba dive training
www.everdive.com

Evergreen Escapes

Nature and adventure tours
www.evergreenescapes.com

Fourth Element

Equipment for adventure
www.fourthelement.com

Geocaching

Real-world treasure hunt
www.geocaching.com

GO Pacific Northwest / SylvanSport

Adventure delivered
www.sylvansport.com

Green Trails Maps

Since 1973, publisher of over 140 topographical recreational maps.
www.greentrailsmaps.com

Groundspeak/Geocaching.com

Geocache and GPS technology
www.groundspeak.com

Health First Chiropractic

Care for headaches, head and neck injuries
www.health1stchiro.com

Helen Thayer

Keynote speaker
www.helenthayer.com

Hilleberg Tents

Tent manufacturer
www.hilleberg.com

ING Financial Partners

Retirement planning
www.ing.us

Innerspace Productions

Scuba photojournalism
www.barbroyphotography.com

Innova Kayaks

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

International Sherpa Guides

Guided mountain adventures on seven continents
www.internationalsherpaguides.com

Kitsap Sports

Family-owned recreation retailer
www.kitsapsports.com

Leash Boutique

Boutique dog leashes, harnesses
www.leashboutique.com

LYNX HOOKS Systems

Interlocking tie-down system
www.lynxhooks.com

Mansfield Outdoors / Tentipi

One-of-a-kind adventure tents, accessories
www.mansfieldoutdoors.com

Massaging Insoles / KATO Enterprises

Therapeutic, glycerin-filled insoles
www.katoenterprisesllc.com

Mountain Loop Tourism Bureau

Visitors association, nonprofit
www.ml-tb.org

Mountaineers Books

Outdoor book publisher
www.mountaineersbooks.org

Mt. Pilchuck Ski & Sport

Outdoor recreation gear
www.facebook.com/mtpilchuck.skiandsports

New Balance Seattle

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

North Cascades Institute

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

Octopus Gardens Diving

Full-service dive center
www.octopusgardensdiving.com

Odyssey Adventures

Adventure tourism group
www.spislandtravel.com

Outdoor Adventure Center

Discover. Challenge. Inspire.
www.outdooradventurecenter.com

Outdoor Panda

Bamboo sportswear
www.outdoorpanda.com

OutdoorsNW Magazine

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

Outfitter Kitchens

Mobile kitchens, by hunters for hunters
www.outfitterkitchens.com

Paddle Pilgrim

Adventurer’s journey
http://paddlepilgrim.blogspot.com

Qlipter

Multi-use rotating clip hook
www.lulabop.com

Rack N Road

Travel-rack retailer
www.racknroad.com

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.
www.redcross.org/wa/Everett

REO Rafting Resort

River rafting, adventure resort in BC
www.reorafting.com

Rich Nature

Health snacks, supplements
www.richnature.com

Run 2 Be Fit

Total body workout
www.run2befit.com

Salish Sea Explorers

Dive club
www.salishseaexplorers.org

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.
www.sasquatchbooks.com

Scuttlebutt Brewing Co.

Northwest family brewery
www.scuttlebuttbrewing.com

Sea Shepherd

Marine wildlife protection
www.seashepherd.org

Snohomish County

Centennial trail, smart car
www.centennialtrail.com

Snohomish County

Mt. Baker, Everett, Lake Stevens and more
www.snohomishcountywa.gov

Snohomish County Tourism Bureau

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

South Pacific Island Travel

Adventure tourism group
www.spislandtravel.com

Sports Physical Therapy

Rehabilitation and training
www.irgpt.com

Still Hope Productions

Video production company
www.stillhopeproductions.com

Stringer Chiropractic & Massage

Office of Dr. Charles Stringer
www.stringerchiro.com

Summer Meltdown

Annual music festival (Aug. 8-11)
www.summermeltdown.com

Sweet Spot Skirts

Skirts for active women
www.sweetspotskirts.com

The Daily Herald

Everett and Snohomish County Daily News
www.heraldnet.com

Thrive Life

Emergency preparedness supplies
www.thrivelife.com

Tim’s Bike Shop

New, used and vintage bikes
www.timsbikeshop.com

Un-Cruise Adventures

Small-ship cruises
www.un-cruise.com

US Forest Service

Nature stewardship
www.fs.fed.us

Vacation Internationale

Leisure travel community
www.viresorts.com

Vertical World

Indoor climbing gym
www.verticalworld.com

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.
www.parks.wa.gov

Washington Trails Association (WTA)

Trail stewardship
www.wta.org

Washington Wild

Nature advocacy, education
www.wawild.org

Western Wildlife Outreach

Education, outreach about bears, cougars and wolves
www.westernwildlife.org

Wolf Camp and the Wolf College

Conservation education
www.wolfcollege.com

 

Speakers

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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