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The 8 Best Places to Camp Near Santa Barbara

A16vanlife - Utah to Tennessee

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: A16vanlife - Utah to Tennessee Posted on Jun 26, 2018 by Adventure 16
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8 of the Best Hikes Near Bishop

California, is packed full of wilderness adventure. Here are eight incredible treks, perfect for your adventures around this idyllic California town. READ MORE ON: 8 of the Best Hikes Near Bishop Posted on Jun 22, 2018 by
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Phil's Camino Film Screening

This is the story of Phil, a man living with Stage 4 Cancer, dreaming of walking the 500 mile Camino de Santiago across Spain. Unable to make the trip, he builds a camino in the forest behind his house,  starts to walk,  and traces his progress on a map. This remarkable journey is one of hope, acceptance, and freedom, and is sure to inspire anyone who has ever dreamed of doing something that sounded impossible. 
 
HAPPY HALF-HOUR: 6:30pm, FILM SCREENING 7:00pm
Friday July 13: A16 West L.A Store
READ MORE ON: Phil's Camino Film Screening Posted on Jun 20, 2018 by Adventure 16
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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 Jun 19, 2018 by Adventure 16
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Camping, Hiking and Climbing at El Capitan State Beach 6/1/18-6/4/18

by Ryan Pinza
Sales Associate, A16 West Los Angeles
 
READ MORE ON: Camping, Hiking and Climbing at El Capitan State Beach 6/1/18-6/4/18 Posted on Jun 18, 2018 by Adventure 16
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Banff Mountain Film Festival Fall Showings

An all new showcase of the best action, travel & adventure films! 
Santa Monica: Sun., Sept. 23
Encinitas: Fri., Sept. 28 and Sat., Sept. 29
San Diego: Sun., Sept. 30 and Mon. Oct. 1
READ MORE ON: Banff Mountain Film Festival Fall Showings Posted on Jun 13, 2018 by Adventure 16
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How to Have an Adventure-Filled Road Trip Through Southern Utah and Colorado

Beginning in St. George and ending in Telluride, here's how to make the most of a weeklong road trip that travels from the sand to the snow across Southern Utah and Colorado. READ MORE ON: How to Have an Adventure-Filled Road Trip Through Southern Utah and Colorado Posted on Jun 4, 2018 by Adventure 16
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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 30, 2018 by Adventure 16
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Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler 60L Duffel - A Long Term Review

A16 Adventure Travel Ambassador, Tim Axall, spent five months humping, hoisting and hauling this duffel all across SE Asia on planes, trains, boats, buses, motorbikes and more. How did it hold up? Read on... READ MORE ON: Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler 60L Duffel - A Long Term Review Posted on May 24, 2018 by Adventure 16
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Backpacking North Fork Big Pine Creek/ Big Pine Lakes 4/30-5/1

by Michael O'Dell,Assistant Manager and Shannon Clair, Sales Associate
 A16 West Los Angeles store
 
READ MORE ON: Backpacking North Fork Big Pine Creek/ Big Pine Lakes 4/30-5/1 Posted on May 7, 2018 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: John McKinney: The Trailmaster Talks

Join John McKinney, aka The Trailmaster, at A16  West Los Angeles for a series of 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
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A16 Vanlife

A16's full-time Van Life Ambassador and part-time Design Aficionado, Jay Golien, has embarked on a four-week Road Trip to Oregon. READ MORE ON: A16 Vanlife Posted on May 3, 2018 by Adventure 16
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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
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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
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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
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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