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The 8 Best Places to Camp Near Santa Barbara

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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

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EVENT: 50 Best Short Hikes, San Diego, 2nd Edition – Presentation & Book Signing FREE!

Join co-author Don Endicott for a 45-minute presentation on the revised 2nd edition of 50 Best Short Hikes, San Diego, the last book originally written by groundbreaking local hiking expert Jerry Schad,  Wednesday, March 28: A16 San Diego Store READ MORE ON: EVENT: 50 Best Short Hikes, San Diego, 2nd Edition – Presentation & Book Signing FREE! Posted on Mar 1, 2018 by Adventure 16
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How to Travel Around the Maldives on Just $100 a Day

You don’t need to own a private jet or charter a yacht to enjoy the natural beauty of this stunning archipelago. By tweaking your itinerary, being smart about activity choices, and staying at affordable guest houses, you can create a trip rich in adventure—without breaking the bank. At $100 a day, your experience of the Maldives will be decidedly more quotidian, authentic, and—at least in our humble perspective—fun. Here’s how to do it. READ MORE ON: How to Travel Around the Maldives on Just $100 a Day Posted on Feb 27, 2018 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: Outdoor Women's Night

Don't miss this opportunity to gain confidence and knowledge, enjoy women-specific gear specials and hang out with other like-minded, outdoorsy women!
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23: A16 San Diego Store  
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24: A16 West Los Angeles Store  
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Outdoor Women's Night Posted on Feb 22, 2018 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: Outdoor Photography Workshop

International Travel & Adventure Photographer Rick Saez will show you how to capture Landscape, Nature and Travel Photos people will fall in love with.

Thursday, March 8:  A16 Solana Beach Store, 7pm
Friday, March 9: A16 West L.A. Store, 7pm
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Outdoor Photography Workshop Posted on Feb 21, 2018 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: Banff's Winter Wonderland--FREE!

Learn all about Banff's winter wonder land. Professional photographer/adventure traveler Philip Roullard will show you how easy it is to get to the ski trails, find excellent restaurants, bed and breakfasts and relax in the steaming Banff Springs thermal pool after a day in the cold.

PRESENTATION: Wednesday, March 14: A16 San Diego Store; 7pm
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Banff's Winter Wonderland--FREE! Posted on Feb 21, 2018 by Adventure 16