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8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

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
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

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
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

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
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

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
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

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
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

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
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

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
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

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
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

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
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

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
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

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
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

EVENT: Walking the Dolomites, Croatia & Slovenia with Gary Scott--FREE!

Professional walking guide, Gary Scott, will share photos, stories and travel tips about the Dolomites, Croatia and Slovenia--three of the most stunning travel destinations in Europe. You'll be inspired to get out there and travel more as he talks about these "best kept secret" spots. 
Wednesday, April 4: A16 San Diego Store
Thursday, April 5: A16 Solana Beach Store
Friday, April 6: A16 West LA Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Walking the Dolomites, Croatia & Slovenia with Gary Scott--FREE! Posted on Apr 2, 2018 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

EVENT: NORTH--Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail

Scott Jurek, one of the greatest runners of all time, will discuss unique insights into running, as well as fascinating facts about the people, places, and history of the Appalachian Trail. 
HAPPY HALF-HOUR & BOOK SIGNING: 6:30pm; PRESENTATION: 7:00pm
Friday, April 27: A16 West Los Angeles Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: NORTH--Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail Posted on Apr 2, 2018 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

EVENT: Mt. Whitney Trip Planning Clinic--FREE!

Whitney Bound? Whitney expert, Dr. Ken Murray, will offer tips for gear and trip planning, and show detailed slides of various approaches. If you did not get picked in this year’s permit process we will also offer suggestions for several popular routes and options to still get you on the trail in 2018.
Wednesday, April 18: A16 San Diego Store
Thursday, April 19: A16 Solana Beach Store
Friday, April 20: A16 West LA Store
 
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Mt. Whitney Trip Planning Clinic--FREE! Posted on Mar 29, 2018 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

Spring Break A16 Style: Exploring Zion National Park

Forget Panama City and opt instead for stunning sunsets, towering canyon walls, and panoramic views that take your breath away.
By: Sharon Saltoon
A16 West Los Angeles Sales Associate
Trip Date: 3/10 - 3/16
 
 
READ MORE ON: Spring Break A16 Style: Exploring Zion National Park Posted on Mar 27, 2018 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

Backpacking Joshua Tree National Park: California Riding & Hiking Trail: East to West

This 37.5-mile trail traverses the park between Black Rock Canyon just south of Yucca Valley and the park’s North Entrance in Twentynine Palms.
by Dan Byrnes, A16 Buyer's Assistant
 
READ MORE ON: Backpacking Joshua Tree National Park: California Riding & Hiking Trail: East to West Posted on Mar 26, 2018 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

15 of the Most Iconic Hikes in the World

The planet is crisscrossed with epic trails, from the Alps to the Andes. There are snowy summit trips for fleet-footed peak-baggers, long and leisurely rambles for wildlife lovers, and everything in between. READ MORE ON: 15 of the Most Iconic Hikes in the World Posted on Mar 26, 2018 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

5 Oregon State Parks That Offer Cabin and Yurt Camping

For anyone craving an adventurous, but not too rigorous, weekend away, yurts and cabins require relatively little work, come with heaters to keep campers warm through frigid winter nights, and afford outdoor enthusiasts close proximity to awesome outdoor adventures.   READ MORE ON: 5 Oregon State Parks That Offer Cabin and Yurt Camping Posted on Mar 21, 2018 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

Gary Hogue Summits Cowles Mtn in San Diego for the 10,000th time

Gary Hogue, now 72,  hiked Cowles Mountain for the first time in 1983. READ MORE ON: Gary Hogue Summits Cowles Mtn in San Diego for the 10,000th time Posted on Mar 20, 2018 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

EVENT: Trekking in Nepal--FREE!


Adventure travel guide Steve Tickle will share stunning photos and stories from his experiences while trekking, climbing and traveling in Nepal for the last 15 years.
 

Wednesday, June 27: A16 San Diego Store
Thursday, June 28: A16 Solana Beach Store
Friday, June 29: A16 West L.A. Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Trekking in Nepal--FREE! Posted on Mar 19, 2018 by Adventure 16

8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

How to Pack Lightly for a Winter Trip

When you are packing for a cold-weather destination, the trick is to strike a balance between being well-prepared and not over-packing. Follow these tips for keep your luggage manageable. READ MORE ON: How to Pack Lightly for a Winter Trip Posted on Mar 14, 2018 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

Snowy dayhike to Iron Mountain, Azusa, CA 2/27/18

Surrounded by a dense fog, temperatures below freezing, with the peak nowhere in sight, adventure still called out to us. This is the story of Joe and Tim’s journey to Iron Mountain
by Joe Flores, A16 West Los Angeles Sales Associate
 
READ MORE ON: Snowy dayhike to Iron Mountain, Azusa, CA 2/27/18 Posted on Mar 8, 2018 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

Van Camping at Joshua Tree National Park 3/2/18 - 3/4/18

Exploring and hiking - but not mountain biking - the tracks and trails of Joshua Tree. By Jay Golien, Adventure 16 Graphic Designer READ MORE ON: Van Camping at Joshua Tree National Park 3/2/18 - 3/4/18 Posted on Mar 8, 2018 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

5 Best Weeklong Backpacking Trips for Spring Break

Our top picks for Spring-season backpacking trips ranging from 35-75 miles (or more), all with mostly temperate weather and moderate elevation, and all doable during your spring break! READ MORE ON: 5 Best Weeklong Backpacking Trips for Spring Break Posted on Mar 5, 2018 by Adventure 16