Each year the National Park Service celebrates our nation’s greatest parks with National Park Week. This week happens to be that week! And we are releasing a line of goods to honor our beautiful National Parks… and of all public lands that all of us get to enjoy.
At Gitchi, we feel pretty deeply about living life to the fullest and making the most of our time on this beautiful planet. We opt for experiences that make us feel fully alive. Hiking up mountains with amazing vistas, bombing down hills on bicycles, gazing up at the night sky and feeling part of something so much bigger. And we believe that the recipe for a life fully lived is actually pretty simple.
The air outside has a crisp edge to it, and the humidity and bugs have finally started to disappear. The first few yellow-tipped leaves are scattering across the grass, making the truth undeniable: like it or not, the fall season is comin' in hot.
In the Northwoods we take this time seriously, as it seems to come and go in a matter of days. And what better way to cherish the beautiful golds, burnt oranges, and bright reds of the season than by getting outside for a hike? There are many exceptional places to take in the fall scenery, but today we'd like to put in our plug for Jay Cooke State Park in northeastern Minnesota.
At Gitchi, we're always looking to raise the bar for our sustainability standards. Sometimes that means being mindful of big things -- like examining the environmental and social impacts of every product we put out into the world -- and at other times, it's simply making small but significant tweaks in the way already we do business.
One small step we're proud to take is investing in carbon-neutral shipping. You've probably heard the term "carbon neutral," but what exactly does it mean? Let's break it down.
Gitchi was founded in the hand-shaped state of Wisconsin, near the ring finger’s proximal phalange, a place called Eau Claire. While we love to travel and see the many natural wonders of the world, one of our favorite places is in our own state, a place we call “the most superior of lakes” for reasons both affectionate and literal.
Hi! We’re Sam and Sarah, founders of Gitchi Adventure Goods. In the relatively short time we’ve been in business, we’ve been asked one question many times: WHY? Why did we opt to hang a (e-commerce) shingle and wade into the scary/exciting world of business ownership? Well, we started Gitchi for three reasons.