The Backpacker's Shop (Sheffield Village, OH)
The Backpacker's Shop is as well stocked as any premier independent outdoor retailer, but the store is separated by its passion for adventure. The store keeps an extensive log of the current and past treks of their staff: from what they ate for lunch in-between summiting two 14'ers in Colorado to how they were able to scare bears away from camp on the John Muir Trail. With every visit, you can learn from the staff's experience to make the best of your own.
More info: backpackersshop.com