Hey, hikers and campers! Show off your pride in our National Parks as two big celebrations approach.
National Parks Week starts Saturday, and this year is also the 100th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. National Park Service.
Participate in the celebration of nature’s splendor with these five National Parks themed items.
1. Pendleton National Park Pet Bed ($99–$139 at pendleton-usa.com and orvis.com). Who will love a Pendleton pet bed more: you or your dog? Based on the company’s wool blankets designed to represent 10 different parks, these beds have machine-washable cotton covers and come in two sizes. There are also National Park leashes, collars and dog sweaters if you want to get totally decked out.
2. Schoolhouse Electric National Parks Print ($110 unframed or $299 framed at schoolhouseelectric.com). Designed by Ello There for Portland’s Schoolhouse Electric, this beautiful print on archival paper has a subtle wood-grain theme and will inspire future travels.
3. Parks Project Olympic Raglan ($40) and Shortcut Hat ($34, both at parksproject.us). This new company out of L.A. uses sales of its hip merchandise to fund park conservation projects. Sales of the Olympic tee, for example, benefit wildlife restoration in the Elwha Valley.
4. North Drinkware The Washington Pint ($45 at northdrinkware.com), Handblown in Portland, this attention-grabbing glass has Mount Rainier molded into the base, with topography based on U.S. Geological Survey data. There’s also an Oregon Pint featuring Mount Hood. Test your friends to see if they can tell the difference.
5. Anderson Design Group National Parks Coffee Table Book ($50 at adgstore.com). Five years ago, Joel Anderson started creating poster art for each of the National Parks. Now the work is collected in a generously sized book that also includes 12 oil paintings by Seattle artist Kai Carpenter, along with historical photos, quotes from retired park rangers and narratives about each park.