Outsideways is an outdoor adventure journaling community. A place for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers to gather and share their stories. A place for friends, family, and worried mothers to follow the journey. Think of it as a mashup of microblogging and social media, but strictly on the topic of outdoor adventuring.
To best serve the needs of the outdoors community, user content is organized along several facets:
By registering as a member of Outsideways (it is simple and free!), you can choose to follow other members, journals, activities, routes, or checkpoints. Following something means that journal entries posted in that category will be displayed in a feed, lovingly crafted just for you. Additionally, following other members means that you will also be notified when they create a new journal. It's the best way to not miss out.
This is just the beginning, we have a lot more features planned. Stay tuned for future updates!
My name is Damien Tougas (a.k.a. toesalad). In 2014 my family and I completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. We chronicled our journey through a video series called Beyond our Boundaries. We went into that adventure anticipating that it would change our lives. Boy did it ever. In ways we totally didn't expect... but that is a topic for another day.
While out on the trail, experiencing the unique community that exists around trail life, and spending six months living out of a backpack, I had an idea: What this world needs is a social/journaling site, geared towards the outdoors, without the irrelevant fluff found in "those other" social media sites. I don't want to wade through posts about silly pet tricks and political flame wars to find the good posts about people doing cool and inspirational stuff. I can't be the only one who feels this way.
Since nothing like that really exists, I decided to create it. What you see here is my labour of love. Bootstrapped in my spare time without any external funding, but with the generous help of a few good friends.
First day on the bike this year, moseying around South Portland with Hans (testing out his new bike, which will be used on a trans-US ...
Sunday River Whitecap, one of the highlights of the Grafton Loop Trail, is not very easy to get to in winter (even if it was ...
"Much after a beginning is difficult, as anybody knows who has crossed the sea, and as for the first step a man never so much ...