The Trail So Far...
We started Wildernest Outdoor Store in Port Townsend, Washington with some partners in the spring of 2003 with the idea of bringing top quality outdoor equipment and clothing to the Olympic Peninsula. We found our niche pretty quickly and enjoyed and appreciated the support we received from locals and tourists alike.
When we were given the chance to be the sole owners of the PT Wildernest store in 2006, it gave us the opportunity to finally leave the drug and alcohol field after twelve draining and equally rewarding years. Who knew that our taking on a small outdoor store in Port Townsend would eventually grow into Wildernest on Bainbridge Island! God's plans for us were much bigger than ours were!
In 2008, we were offered a retail space on main street on Bainbridge Island. We were thrilled with the new opportunity and challenge, and again were blessed to be warmly welcomed and supported by the community. Over time, it became increasingly difficult to manage two stores that were 45 miles apart, so we closed the PT store in 2012 and moved to Bainbridge Island full-time.
We'll keep you updated on all of this here on our website, on Facebook, on Instagram, and through newsletters - we'll look forward to hearing your ideas and including you in on the fun!
We want to thank all of you for your ongoing support, encouragement and enthusiasm! We're grateful to be a part of the Bainbridge Island community and we are so blessed by the relationships that have been created in our store, whether they last years or moments! We love what we do and are excited to be a part of your lives and adventures!
The original store, Port Townsend WA