The Outbound Collective leads successful outdoors weekend with breakthrough moments

Pursuit Series

ON AUGUST 10-12, 2018, THE OUTBOUND COLLECTIVE HELD its second and final Pursuit Series event of 2018, an incredibly immersive and educational outdoors adventure weekend, in Bear Valley, Northern California. The event was a sold out experience, with 500 Pursuers coming out to the ultimate adult summer camp; a long weekend designed to increase participation, confidence and education in the outdoors.

Over 40 leading outdoors and consumer brands partnered with The Outbound to provide the best gear, expert guides and activity education for the Pursuers, resulting in participation in 38 different pursuits, from The Unexpected Night Out – Survival Tips, Standup Paddleboard Yoga, Intro To Mountain Biking, Trail Running Clinic, Ultimate Trail Hike, Campfire Cocktails Mixology, Nature Photography Hikes, Essential Oils For Your Outdoor Adventures, Backpacking Skills, and much more.

Pursuers at Bear Valley came from over 30 States, with a 58% Female to 42% Male split, with the the youngest Pursuer was just 14 years of age, and the oldest at 72 years of age. “The vast appeal of Pursuit Series comes from the dedicated and passionate brands that we are able to partner with and bring such variety to our Pursuers,” said Julia Stamps Mallon, Pursuit Series VP, Event Partnerships and Co-Founder. “There is an understanding that people are not experts in every activity that we offer, so we really encourage them to try something new and hone skills, rather than defer to a regular experience. We’ve got something for everyone!”

To lead the educational and experiential classes, Pursuit Series’ expert guides are integral to the experiences of the attendees and are qualified to the highest standard, coming from outlets such as Inspired Summits, Sierra Mountain Wilderness and Isle Surf & SUP, along with The Outbound Collective Guiding Community, proficient in multiple activities and high levels of safety.

“Over the last few days we’ve heard multiple inspiring stories from Pursuers. They would start off struggling through an activity, such as mountain biking or rock climbing and then, because of the instructors, had incredible breakthrough moments, and began mastery of that activity,” said Safety and Events Programming Director, Jason Flesher.

Brands bringing the action and adventure for 2018 include Merrell, Sufferfest Beer, Marmot, Igloo, Wigwam, Mountain Travel Sobek, Stanley, Sony, Pacific Overlander, Trek, Kenwood Wines, Boa, Rinse Bath & Body, Saxx, Mountain House, Cal Trout, Moosejaw, LEKI, GR Gear, Kuat, ENO, Eagle Creek, Inergy, Mpowerd, Tenkara, One Wheel, Under Canvas, Kicking Horse Coffee, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Brew Dr Kombucha, Red Bull, Kodiak Cakes, Chau Chocolatier, and Bare Republic.

Pursuit Series rounds out the 2018 offerings at Bear Valley, following a successful and also at capacity event in Hunter Mountain, NY earlier in the year. 2019 will see the addition of an event, Pursuit Series expanding to three adventure getaway weekends, opening new opportunities for more immersive experience for urbanites and mountain adventurers alike.

Inclusive and hands-on, this new summit of exploration, connectivity, and unforgettable activities is brought to you by The Outbound Collective, the world’s fastest growing online outdoor and travel community. More information and the full schedule for the two locations can be found online at

About The Pursuit Series

The Pursuit Series is an event that celebrates the outdoors with action-packed weekend getaways in beautiful places. Pursuit embraces people from all backgrounds to share in an unforgettable experience that each Pursuer can custom-tailor with activities and educational topics that range from mountain biking to kayaking to introductory seminars on photography or outdoor cooking. Participants choose from a vast number of choices and enjoy a premium experience with professional educators and the best gear.