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8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

Outdoor Biz Podcast with John D Mead

A16's President, John D. Mead, has been guiding the troops at A16 for over 20 years. He talks about the history of A16, his perspective on 2017, the great events A16 has planned for 2018 and what is in the water that produced the many outdoor industry leaders and execs that have come out of A16. READ MORE ON: Outdoor Biz Podcast with John D Mead Posted on Jan 11, 2018 by
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

Patch of the Month

Each month A16 offers a new, often hard to get, outdoor gear or adventure patch. Proceeds from your purchase of each patch helps to support conservation and restoration efforts of local, California outdoor non-profits. READ MORE ON: Patch of the Month Posted on Jan 11, 2018 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

The Best Backcountry Camping Destinations in Death Valley National Park

With 3.4 million acres and 91% designated wilderness, Death Valley's landscape of sparkling salt flats, winding canyons, shifting sand dunes, and towering mountains is the perfect place to sleep under the stars and experience true solitude. READ MORE ON: The Best Backcountry Camping Destinations in Death Valley National Park Posted on Jan 8, 2018 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

EVENT: Make-a-Wish Trailblaze Challenge San Diego--Info Sessions

INFO SESSIONS for the Make-a-Wish Trailblaze Challenge—a 1-day, 28-mile hike on the PCT  
A16 SAN DIEGO STORE
Tuesday, Jan 23: 7:00pm  • Monday, Jan 29: 7:00pm  • Saturday, Feb  3: 10:30am
  A16 SOLANA BEACH STORE
Saturday, Jan 27: 10:30am  •  Monday, Feb 5:  7:00pm  • Wednesday, Feb 7:  7:00pm
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Make-a-Wish Trailblaze Challenge San Diego--Info Sessions Posted on Jan 4, 2018 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2018

A showcase of the best action, travel & adventure films! Tuesday, March 6 - Sunday, March 25, 2018 at various locations. Tickets on sale at 10am, Friday, February 2nd online and in stores. READ MORE ON: BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2018 Posted on Jan 3, 2018 by
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

EVENT: Anza Borrego 101: An Introduction--FREE!

Join Anza-Borrego Foundation and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Staff for part 1 of a 4-part series all about Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. 

Wednesday, January 24: Adventure 16 San Diego Store
Friday, January 26: Adventure 16 West Los Angeles Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Anza Borrego 101: An Introduction--FREE! Posted on Jan 3, 2018 by Adventure 16

8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

Where, Why and How to Embrace "Learn to Ski Month" This January

Make this the year that you finally learn to ski or snowboard. Luckily, many ski resorts make it easy with special programs specializing in beginner lessons. Read on for some great options. READ MORE ON: Where, Why and How to Embrace "Learn to Ski Month" This January Posted on Jan 2, 2018 by adventure16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

OUTDOOR GEAR RENTALS

Try Before You Buy!
Rent camping gear and equipment like tents, sleeping bags and backpacking packs for your next adventure. Adventure 16 camping rentals allow you to use great equipment during an excursion, save on the costs of a trip and try gear out in the wild before making a purchase.
READ MORE ON: OUTDOOR GEAR RENTALS Posted on Jan 1, 2018 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

EVENT: Day Hiking Los Angeles Presentation & Book Signing

Modern Hiker founder and Editor-in-Chief, Casey Schreiner, will sign copies of his book: "Day Hiking: Los Angeles,” and lead a brand new presentation highlighting some of the best trails in the Los Angeles area. Q&A follows the presentation.
Wednesday, January. 10: A16 West L.A. Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Day Hiking Los Angeles Presentation & Book Signing Posted on Jan 1, 2018 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

EVENT: Avalanche Awareness & Preparedness--FREE!

An avalanche safety seminar with SoCal Snow Avalanche Center
Wednesday January 17: A16 San Diego Store
Thursday, January 18: A16 Tarzana Store
Friday, January 19: A16 West L.A. Store
Read More >
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Avalanche Awareness & Preparedness--FREE! Posted on Dec 25, 2017 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

EVENT: Mt. Whitney Permit & Planning Clinic--FREE!

If Whitney is on your "DO" list for 2018, NOW is the time to prepare! Whitney expert and Mountain Guide, Kurt Wedberg, will discuss gear, trip planning and popular routes. 
A16 Solana Beach Store: Tuesday, January 30 •  A16 San Diego Store: Wednesday, January 31
A16 Tarzana Store:Thursday, February 1 •  A16 West LA Store: Friday, February 2
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Mt. Whitney Permit & Planning Clinic--FREE! Posted on Dec 25, 2017 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

Mountain Biking near Joshua Tree

You can't ride trails in the National Park but, Desert View Conservation Area, just two miles from the town of Joshua Tree and literally adjoining the national park itself, features a network of dusty roads popular with off-roaders, a smattering of dispersed campsites, and an offering of nearly-indiscernible MTB trails.  READ MORE ON: Mountain Biking near Joshua Tree Posted on Dec 25, 2017 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

6 Hot Cocktails for Warming Up Your Winter Adventures

These hand-picked hot cocktail recipes can be made at home or in the outdoors to warm the fingertips and elevate the spirits of those who play in the snow and cold temperatures.  READ MORE ON: 6 Hot Cocktails for Warming Up Your Winter Adventures Posted on Dec 18, 2017 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

Do You Know Your Mountain Trivia?

From the fundamentals, to the obscure little tidbits and other random stuff in between, here’s a brief breakdown of some of America’s best mountains. READ MORE ON: Do You Know Your Mountain Trivia? Posted on Dec 11, 2017 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

Small Town, Big Backyard: 6 Reasons Why Bishop is a Must-Visit Destination for Outdoor Lovers

Bishop, California boasts just about every ecosystem imaginable within reach—the Owens Valley, alpine forests, the deserts of Death Valley, hot springs, the oldest trees in the world, canyons, and everything in between. There are mountains and forests and lakes and every kind of outdoor recreation imaginable. Here are just a few reasons why Bishop is a must-visit place for outdoor lovers.   READ MORE ON: Small Town, Big Backyard: 6 Reasons Why Bishop is a Must-Visit Destination for Outdoor Lovers Posted on Dec 4, 2017 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

48 Hours of Adventure in Tahoe/Truckee During the Shoulder Season--Part 2

While you’re waiting for the first real powder day of the season to strike, the North Tahoe and Truckee region has a plethora of adventure waiting to fill your days. READ MORE ON: 48 Hours of Adventure in Tahoe/Truckee During the Shoulder Season--Part 2 Posted on Nov 30, 2017 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

EVENT: Nature Adventures Book Signing

Guidebook of Nature Facts, Songs, and Hikes in San Diego County by Author Linda Hawley
• Saturday, Dec 2,  11am-2pm: A16 San Diego Store
• Saturday, Dec 9: 1:30-4pm: A16 San Diego Store  
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Nature Adventures Book Signing Posted on Nov 29, 2017 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

Car Camping & Exploring California's Highway 395, 11/24/17 - 11/25/17

Highway 395 travels North & South in California’s Owens Valley. East of the Sierra Nevada and West of the White Mountains. Outdoor activities abound: camping, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing & horseback riding. Good times are had by all!

by Jay Golien, A16 Designer
READ MORE ON: Car Camping & Exploring California's Highway 395, 11/24/17 - 11/25/17 Posted on Nov 28, 2017 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

EVENT: Anza Borrego Desert Region--Book Launch & Presentation

Your Complete Guide to the State Park and Adjacent Areas of the Western Colorado Desert.  This NEW,  6th Edition includes new areas, cultural preserves and trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. Presentation / Q & A by authors Lowell and Diana Lindsay.
Wednesday, November 29: A16 San Diego Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Anza Borrego Desert Region--Book Launch & Presentation Posted on Nov 28, 2017 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

Backpacking Utah's Grand Gulch-- October 14 - 17, 2017

Backpacking in Grand gulch is like walking into a space untouched by time. by James O'Connell, A16 West Los Angeles Sales Associate READ MORE ON: Backpacking Utah's Grand Gulch-- October 14 - 17, 2017 Posted on Nov 22, 2017 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

The Myth of the Shoulder Season: 48 Hours of Adventure in South Lake Tahoe--Part 1

A crisp calm fills the thin mountain air of South Lake Tahoe in early November. The hustle and bustle of summer has long faded, and the surrounding mountains lie in wait of their winter coat to return. This could possibly be the best time of year in Tahoe. READ MORE ON: The Myth of the Shoulder Season: 48 Hours of Adventure in South Lake Tahoe--Part 1 Posted on Nov 22, 2017 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

A Beautiful Day at San Jacinto State Park, 11/19/17

by Robin Peterson, A16 Sales Audit
 
 
READ MORE ON: A Beautiful Day at San Jacinto State Park, 11/19/17 Posted on Nov 20, 2017 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

Shop Small with A16 this Holiday Season!

When Customers spend where they live, communities get stronger!
Shop with us and show support for your local Mountain Shop.

 
READ MORE ON: Shop Small with A16 this Holiday Season! Posted on Nov 20, 2017 by Adventure 16
8 Adventure-Filled Mountain Towns to Visit This Summer

A Beginner's Guide To Outdoor Climbing Equipment

Choosing the right climbing gear to suit your climbing needs can be tricky. We've put together a little beginner's guide to aid you in your quest.  READ MORE ON: A Beginner's Guide To Outdoor Climbing Equipment Posted on Nov 16, 2017 by Adventure 16