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Skyline Trail (Cactus to Clouds)

Cactus to Clouds 22-Mile Hike--May 14, 2016
by Ryan Mackenzie (A16 San Diego Assistant Manager) & Sierra ter Veer,  (A16 San Diego Sales Associate)  
READ MORE ON: Skyline Trail (Cactus to Clouds) Posted on Jun 2, 2016 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: Brendan Leonard--Sixty Meters to Anywhere--FREE!

Author and film maker Brendan Leonard shares how adversity can eventually lead to an outlook of enthusiasm and gratitude. Expect to laugh, maybe get a lump in your throat, and definitely leave inspired.
HAPPY HALF-HOUR: 6:30pm; PRESENTATION: 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 29:  A16 San Diego Store • Thursday, June 30:  A16 West Los Angeles Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Brendan Leonard--Sixty Meters to Anywhere--FREE! Posted on May 17, 2016 by Adventure 16
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FILM SCREENINGS: Noatak: Return to the Arctic & Paddle for the North--FREE!

Two inspiring paddling films: Noatak: Return to the Artic--a story of two friends, their genuine connection with nature, and the adventure that continues to enrich their lives; and Paddle for the North: Six Mates, Six Rivers, Three Canoes, Two Months. The Trip of a Lifetime
HAPPY HALF HOUR: 5:30pm; PRESENTATION: 6:00pm
Saturday, June 11: A16 West Los Angeles Store
READ MORE ON: FILM SCREENINGS: Noatak: Return to the Arctic & Paddle for the North--FREE! Posted on May 17, 2016 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: Adventure Africa--FREE!

Learn how to plan a trip to Africa like a pro. Get insider tips on what to do, where to go, what gear to pack, how to get off the beaten track, and discover adrenaline-fueled activities you never knew you do could in Africa.
HAPPY HALF HOUR: 6:30pm; PRESENTATION: 7pm
• Tuesday, May 24: A16 San Diego Store • Wednesday, May 25: A16 Solana Beach Store • Thursday, May 26: A16 West Los Angeles Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Adventure Africa--FREE! Posted on May 10, 2016 by Adventure 16
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14th Annual San Diego River Days

Over 40 fun, free, family-friendly events along the San Diego River during the final weekend of May 21-22. READ MORE ON: 14th Annual San Diego River Days Posted on Apr 21, 2016 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: Discover the San Dieguito River Park--FREE!

Join Trish Boaz, the Executive Director of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, as she explains the Conservancy, education and recreation programs.  Learn how you can help in your community while enjoying this beautiful park that offers 55 miles of trails and wildlife experiences.  Tuesday, May 10:  A16 Solana Beach Store, 6:30pm READ MORE ON: EVENT: Discover the San Dieguito River Park--FREE! Posted on Apr 19, 2016 by Adventure 16
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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 through-hiking tips from people in the know.
GATHERING: 6:30 – 9:00pm; CLASS VIDEO will begin showing at 7pm
Monday, May 2:  A16's shop in San Diego, Mission Valley
READ MORE ON: EVENT: PCT Rendezvous--FREE! Posted on Apr 6, 2016 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: Anza-Borrego 101: Part Six- Citizen Science in Anza-Borrego

Join Anza-Borrego Foundation staff and volunteers as we share different ways for you to give back to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park through service in the field.
HAPPY HALF-HOUR: 6:30pm, PRESENTATION: 7:00pm
Thursday, April 7:
A16 San Diego Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Anza-Borrego 101: Part Six- Citizen Science in Anza-Borrego Posted on Mar 30, 2016 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: To the Roof of Isla Monserrat--FREE!

Join Dr. Markes E. Johnson as he recounts one of his most harrowing adventures in pursuit of scientific knowledge in Mexico’s Sea of Cortés region. Johnson's talk will not only narrate the obstacles and sense of excitement surrounding the expedition, but also impart important observations that tie into a greater understanding of the ecology and geology of the entire region.  
PRESENTATION & BOOK SIGNING:
Monday, May 16:  A16 San Diego Store, 7pm
READ MORE ON: EVENT: To the Roof of Isla Monserrat--FREE! Posted on Mar 30, 2016 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: A16 Backpacker's Swapmeet & Sale 2016

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 21: A16 San Diego Store
Saturday, May 28: A16 West L.A. Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: A16 Backpacker's Swapmeet & Sale 2016 Posted on Mar 30, 2016 by Adventure 16
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The Almighty Guarantee

Every week, Adventure 16 has representatives from our suppliers come to our retail locations and train our staff on the latest and greatest products they’re bringing to market.  Recently, we had Osprey rep, Steve Ray, visit us with some exciting new product innovations. READ MORE ON: The Almighty Guarantee Posted on Mar 28, 2016 by Gareth Lintt
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Team Survivor Sea Dragons take on the A16 SoCal Trifecta!

READ MORE ON: Team Survivor Sea Dragons take on the A16 SoCal Trifecta! Posted on Mar 23, 2016 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: New Zealand: A Photo Travelogue--FREE!

Learn about the fantastic natural scenery, the Maori culture and some of the outdoor adventure New Zealand has to offer.
April 19, 20 & 22 at various A16 locations
READ MORE ON: EVENT: New Zealand: A Photo Travelogue--FREE! Posted on Mar 21, 2016 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: ANZA BORREGO PALEONTOLOGY--FREE!

Paleontologist Lyndon Murray will guide you through the types of fossilized plant and animal life in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and how those fossils came to be here. HAPPY HALF-HOUR: 6:30 pm; PRESENTATION: 7pm Thursday, March 24: A16 San Diego Store READ MORE ON: EVENT: ANZA BORREGO PALEONTOLOGY--FREE! Posted on Mar 10, 2016 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: Travel Smart--FREE!

Back by popular demand. Travel Smart: Know Before You Go! Experienced world traveler Angel Castellanos will teach you helpful travel tips to improve the quality of your excursion.
Tuesday, April 26: A16 Solana Beach Store
Wednesday, April 27:  A16 San Diego Store
Friday, April 29: A16 West LA Store
 
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Travel Smart--FREE! Posted on Mar 8, 2016 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: Thru-hiking the John Muir Trail--FREE!

Hints, tips, logistics, route planning and more to prepare for this hike of a lifetime!  Presented by USD Adventure Center Guide & JMT thru-hiker, Tobias Nickel. • Tuesday, May 3: A16 Solana Beach • Wednesday, May 4: A16 San Diego  • Friday, May 6: A16 West Los Angeles  READ MORE ON: EVENT: Thru-hiking the John Muir Trail--FREE! Posted on Mar 7, 2016 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: Anza Borrego--Part 4: Desert Archaeology--FREE!

Dr. Joan S. Schneider, will talk about the vast Cultural Heritage represented within Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, from human activities at least 5000 years ago to more recent times.
HAPPY HALF-HOUR: 6:30PM; PRESENTATION: 7:00PM
Thursday, March 3:  A16 San Diego Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Anza Borrego--Part 4: Desert Archaeology--FREE! Posted on Feb 17, 2016 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: Climb for Heroes

Take part in this non-competitive, family friendly day hike on Mt. Baldy, benefiting returning injured vets.  
Sunday April 3. 2016--departs from Mt. Baldy Ski lifts parking lot.
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Climb for Heroes Posted on Feb 15, 2016 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: Walking in the Dolomites of Northern Italy with Gary Scott--FREE!

Professional tour guide, Gary Scott shares photos, stories & travel tips of one of Europe's best-kept secrets and one of the world's best walking and hiking areas. 
Tuesday, March 28: A16 Solana Beach Store
Wednesday, March 29: A16 San Diego Store
Thursday, March 31 A16 West Los Angeles Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Walking in the Dolomites of Northern Italy with Gary Scott--FREE! Posted on Feb 15, 2016 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: Special Sneak Peek Screening: Phil's Camino

Join us for a sneak peek rough cut screening of "Phil's Camino" and a brief introduction to the Camino de Santiago.
A16 Solana Beach: Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30pm
A16 West Los Angeles: Friday March 4 at 6:30pm
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Special Sneak Peek Screening: Phil's Camino Posted on Feb 2, 2016 by
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EVENT: Anza Borrego--Part 3: Pines to Palms--FREE!

Join us on a virtual tour of the incredibly diverse plant life of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Thursday, February 18:  A16 San Diego Store
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Anza Borrego--Part 3: Pines to Palms--FREE! Posted on Feb 2, 2016 by Adventure 16
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EVENT: Date Change! Adventure Traveling with Your Dog--FREE!

Join Dawn Celapino and her dog, Jack as they give you a tour of their 10-week cross-country road trip through 25 states in their RV.
Wednesday, February 17: A16 San Diego Store; 7pm
Thursday, February 18 A16 Solana Beach Store; 7pm
READ MORE ON: EVENT: Date Change! Adventure Traveling with Your Dog--FREE! Posted on Jan 25, 2016 by Adventure 16
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CANCELED: Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser

CANCELED

Last April, an earthquake struck Nepal with such force that Katamandu’s monuments and villages were left in ruins and thousands lost their lives. Eric Poppleton will share his first-hand experiences about the earthquake and the help that is still needed.
PRESENTATION: Saturday, February 20, 2016: A16 West Los Angeles, 5pm
READ MORE ON: CANCELED: Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser Posted on Jan 18, 2016 by Adventure16
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MOVIE: Meru--FREE!

This Sundance Award winning film highlights the adventure of three world renowned climbers as they navigate nature’s harshest elements & their own complicated inner demons to ascend Mt. Meru, the most technically complicated & dangerous peak in the Himalayas.
HAPPY HALF-HOUR:  6:30pm, MOVIE: 7:00pm
Tuesday, February 9: A16 Solana Beach Store • 
Wednesday, February 10: A16 San Diego Store
• Thursday, February 11: A16 Tarzana Store • Friday, February 12: A16 West Los Angeles Store
READ MORE ON: MOVIE: Meru--FREE! Posted on Jan 13, 2016 by Adventure 16