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EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

The City of San Diego, Parks & Recreation Department is hosting this fun event for children and families. There will be fort building, nature crafts, interactive nature experiences, a mud obstacle course, mud play, special music, and Dr. Bronner's Magic Foam Experience!
Saturday, June 23, 9am - 1pm: Golden Hill Rec Center, San Diego  
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE Posted on May 22, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

A16 Backpacker's Swapmeet

COME FOR THE DEALS, STAY FOR THE FUN!
Come buy, sell or trade gear! This is a fun opportunity to get rid of unused gear, update to new gear and meet other fun lovin' outdoor folks. We only do this once a year. Don’t miss it!
Saturday, May 19: A16 San Diego Store & A16 West L.A. Store
READ MORE ON: A16 Backpacker's Swapmeet Posted on May 17, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

10 Must-Do Hikes in the Mountain West

From sublime canyons, backcountry skylines, to alpine lakes, these must-do hikes in the Mountain West should be on any adventurer's bucket list. READ MORE ON: 10 Must-Do Hikes in the Mountain West Posted on May 15, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

Hiking Mt. Baldy via Ski Hut Trail

This hike takes you up past waterfalls, granitic cliffs, an old ski cabin, and culminates at the summit of the tallest mountain in the San Gabriel Mountains. READ MORE ON: Hiking Mt. Baldy via Ski Hut Trail Posted on May 14, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

EVENT: 3-Peak Challenge Clinic

Come meet and learn from John Drollinger, a “Three Saints” Challenge expert and seasoned veteran of SoCal's highest peaks: San Antonio (Mt. Baldy), San Gorgonio and San Jacinto, aka the “Three Saints.” 

Wednesday, May 9: A16 San Diego Store; Thursday, May 10: A16 Solana Beach Store;  Friday, May 11: A16 West Los Angeles Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: 3-Peak Challenge Clinic Posted on May 8, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

EVENT: Exploring and Protecting the Grand Canyon Wilderness--FREE!

Learn about recreation opportunities and stewardship challenges in one of the wild treasures of the American West and one of the planet’s most iconic landscapes! 
Presented by National Park Service Research Fellow, Tobias Nickel.
Wednesday, May 16: A16 San Diego Store, 7pm
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Exploring and Protecting the Grand Canyon Wilderness--FREE! Posted on May 8, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

EVENT: Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu--FREE!

Join Jose and Nicole Montes to learn about Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail in Peru. Find out all about this famous trail and Machu Picchu, one of the 7 man-made wonders of the world.
HAPPY HALF HOUR: 6:30; PRESENTATION:  7pm
Wednesday, May 30: A16 San Diego Store; Thursday, May 31:A16 Solana Beach Store;  Friday,  June 1: A16 West Los Angeles Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu--FREE! Posted on May 8, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

Climb for Heroes 2018

The annual Climb for Heroes event is a family-friendly day hike accessible to people of all fitness levels and age groups.
Sunday June 3, 2018
READ MORE ON: Climb for Heroes 2018 Posted on May 7, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

Why a National Park Hostel is the Way to Go

From a refurbed 1950s trailer to hot tubs, a national park hostel is a great way to add some creature comforts to your adventure. READ MORE ON: Why a National Park Hostel is the Way to Go Posted on May 7, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

Backpacking North Fork Big Pine Creek/ Big Pine Lakes 4/30-5/1

by Michael O'Dell
Assistant Manager, A16 West Los Angeles
 
READ MORE ON: Backpacking North Fork Big Pine Creek/ Big Pine Lakes 4/30-5/1 Posted on May 7, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

EVENT: John McKinney: The Trailmaster Talks

Join John McKinney, aka The Trailmaster, at A16  West Los Angeles for a series of ten inspirational talks about hiking, reconnecting with nature, and the amazing trail we call life. READ MORE ON: EVENT: John McKinney: The Trailmaster Talks Posted on May 6, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

A16 Vanlife

A16's full-time Van Life Ambassador and part-time Design Aficionado, Jay Golien, has embarked on a six-week Road Trip throughout the Southwest and East as far as the Mississippi River.
READ MORE ON: A16 Vanlife Posted on May 3, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

EVENT: Pick Pico Street Fair--FREE!

Eat great local food, buy local products, learn about your local government and non-profit organizations, and have LOTS of fun.
 
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 11am-3pm. West Los Angeles    
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Pick Pico Street Fair--FREE! Posted on May 1, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

EVENT: Camp Cooking Basics Demo & Recipe Sampling

Chefs from "Dirty Gourmet" will demonstrate some tips and tricks for all types of outdoor cooking, including recipes from their newly released cookbook. 
HAPPY HALF HOUR: 6:30pm; PRESENTATION: 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 13: A16 San Diego Store
Friday, June 15:  A16 West Los Angeles Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Camp Cooking Basics Demo & Recipe Sampling Posted on Apr 30, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

Backpacking Tanner Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, April 14-15, 2018

by Andrea Stofko
Assistant Manager A16 Solana Beach  
READ MORE ON: Backpacking Tanner Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, April 14-15, 2018 Posted on Apr 26, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

How to Travel 18,000 Miles With Your Dog

There's traveling with your dog, and there's journeying with your dog: 18,000 miles of adventure-centric road trip, to be exact. Here's how to do it without going doggone crazy. READ MORE ON: How to Travel 18,000 Miles With Your Dog Posted on Apr 24, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

EVENT: PCT Rendezvous--FREE!

Join A16 and PCT celebrity guests for a fun evening of all things PCT. Hang out with like-minded hikers, learn about the lightest-weight gear options, and get other PCT thru-hiking tips from people in the know.
GATHERING: 6:30 – 8:30pm;
PCT SHORT FILM FEST & CLASS VIDEO: 7pm
Friday, May 4. 2018:  A16 San Diego Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: PCT Rendezvous--FREE! Posted on Apr 23, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

EVENT: Whitney in a Day Clinic--FREE!

Hints, tips & inspiration for successfully summiting the highest mountain in the contiguous U. S. in a single day.
Wednesday, June 6: A16 San Diego Store
Thursday, June 7: A16 Solana Beach Store
Friday, June 8: A16 West L.A .Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Whitney in a Day Clinic--FREE! Posted on Apr 20, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail--FREE!

Learn tips for gear and trip planning for backpacking California's premiere long-distance backpacking trail from avid long-distance backpacker and Triple Crowner, Shian "Barrel Roll" Sung.

Wednesday, June 20: A16 San Diego Store
Friday, June 22: A16 West LA Store

 
READ MORE ON: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail--FREE! Posted on Apr 20, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

It's PCT Thru-Hiker Season!

The beginning of April through mid-May marks the season to start northbound from the Mexican/USA border in Campo, CA, where approximately 900 hikers are expected to set out in 2018. READ MORE ON: It's PCT Thru-Hiker Season! Posted on Apr 16, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

4 Southern California Hot Springs for Backpackers Only

For a resplendent escape from the sprawl of the Los Angeles area, grab your backpack and bathing suit and explore these incredible hot springs in Southern California. READ MORE ON: 4 Southern California Hot Springs for Backpackers Only Posted on Apr 12, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

How to Spring Clean Your Outdoor Gear

With a little know-how and elbow grease, you can save your trusty tent and hiking boots from becoming a Petri dish of nasty stuff or getting ruined from improper storage and care.   READ MORE ON: How to Spring Clean Your Outdoor Gear Posted on Apr 10, 2018 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: Travel Smart--Learn the "Art of Packing" with Travel Pro Angel Castellanos

Back by popular demand. Learn the Art of Packing from Angel Castellanos, The Travel Ambassador, as he delivers his popular and acclaimed “Travel Smart” seminar drawing from his experience and frequent travels. 
  Wednesday, April 11: A16 San Diego Store;
Thursday, April 12:  A16 Solana Beach Store; 
Friday, April 13: A16 West LA Store 
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Travel Smart--Learn the "Art of Packing" with Travel Pro Angel Castellanos Posted on Apr 9, 2018 by Adventure 16
EVENT: Nature Play Mud Day FREE

The 7 Best National Parks for Last-Minute Camping Trips

Craving a quick getaway into the great outdoors? With a little patience, know-how, and, yes, luck, you too can set up camp in some of our nation’s most scenic settings.  READ MORE ON: The 7 Best National Parks for Last-Minute Camping Trips Posted on Apr 4, 2018 by Adventure 16