RICH MCGUIRE: A16 Trifecta Finisher 2016-2017
START: December 26, 2016 at 8:00am
FINISH: December 26, 2016 at 5:00pm
How you Pulled it Off: We were lucky to get a ton of snow on Christmas eve in the local mountains, so I called some friends and told them it was on for the day after Christmas. We hit the slot canyon first, had lunch at Red Feather Market in Ocotillo (best burgers in the desert), hit the snow (although the entire county hit the snow due to the holiday and there was a ton of traffic!) This was a blessing, since we snorkeled just in time to catch the sunset after! We were going to hit our local beach, but went to Mission Beach instead. An excellent day, thanks to A16!
Challenge Highlight: Snorkeling, I thought the water would be ice cold, but it was about the same as the air temperature. The surf was relatively flat, and my buddy brought his GoPro. People on the shore looked at us strange, but we told them it was for the Trifecta, a free plug for A16.
DESERT location & activity: Slot canyon 2 in Canyon Sin Nombre, Canyoneering
Flag shot wedged in the chimney | This is a tall slot, lots of fun!
SNOW location & activity: Mount Laguna, Snowshoe
OCEAN location & activity: Mission Beach, Snorkeling