Entries from 'Camping'

Road Tripping up BIG SUR | CALIFORNIA

The idea of the road-trip up the California Coast to San Francisco started when my two good friends, Beau and Jon and I were talking and we realized that none of us had actually explored the stretch of coast between Santa Barbara and San Francisco. After hardly any planning and talking to our friends Toby…

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STAFF RIDE 2014 | California

WOW! Where to start… The Backroads Staff Ride 2014 held in California’s Wine County was hands-down the best week I have ever had on a bike! What the 4 night / 5 Day trip was made up of was: 300 of your best friends hanging out and biking together, glamping, camping, hotels, Tomales Bay Oysters,…

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LIFE is ELEVATED in UTAH

The Utah State slogan is “Life Elevated.” In my free time for the past month and a half I set out to see what this “Elevated Life” was all about… Here are some experiences from my time in the Beehive State: National Parks, Forests, Deserts, Hiking, Cycling, Sunrises, Trail-runs, Snowboarding, Sugar House, Peaks, Snow, Bad…

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Hiking along the Inca Trail in PERU

The idea to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu all started over a few drinks down in Ecuador. I had met up with my friends Alex & Frank the Tank for some adventures. We had just finished Language School in Montañita and needed to take some time to explore. So the decision was made…

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Melting in Morocco

If headed to Morocco make sure you do your research because we didn’t. The plan was to meet my friend, Randy, at the Casablanca Airport, rent a car, and head south to find surf. We did just that but it was a comedy of errors, and quite a bit of time driving in circles. But,…

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Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

A few weeks between Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks gave me a greater appreciation for U.S. National Park system, and allowed me to see the deep connection us North Americans have with our open-spaces. Although these National Parks are great to visit year around, I still prefer the summer months because you can really…

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A Taste of the John Muir Trail

Although we only hiked a small section of the John Muir Trail we got a feel of what it would be like to hike the entire thing. The John Muir Trail runs from Yosemite Valley to Whitney Portal and is 210 miles long. A group of three of us camped at Onion Valley the evening before…

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A High Sierra Hike

Almost every summer for the past 15 years my Dad and I have traveled up to the Sierra Nevada Mountains to hike, fish, and backpack. In 2007 my Dad, myself, and our good friend Duncan drove up Highway 395 to the town of Bridgeport where we spent one night a Twin Lakes to prepare for…

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A Bloody Good Time in the Sierras

Every time that you head into the mountains you have to expect adverse weather conditions even if it is in the middle of summer. In 2006 a group of three of us went up to the Sierras just north of Mammoth Mountain to do a loop hike that ended up much differently than we anticipated. The plan…

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2013 SPRING BREAK | YOSEMITE

Spring Break 2013 was all about doing as much as possible on a budget. So, some phone calls were made and we quickly discovered that our friend Joe had wilderness permits for Yosemite and knew the area like the back of his hand, so the decision to go to Yosemite was an easy one. Yosemite is one…

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