August 28th, 2015
Posts Tagged ‘camping’
The Art of the Microadventure A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall.
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My life sometimes feels like one, big, long, ridiculously wonderful adventure—but there are times I feel almost guilty about it. Why is that I find myself sleeping under the stars by a campfire every weekend? How is it that I spend my weeknights running through a forest or rock climbing at sunset?
Ok, having a Sprinter helps. But here’s the thing: I’m no trust fund baby. I work full time. I have a house to clean, dogs to feed, bills to pay, and grass to mow. I think the secret is that I’ve mastered the art of the microadventure. (more…)
Does an alfresco happy hour count as being “outdoorsy” in your book?
Whether you’re a seasoned s’mores maker or novice in the world of Nalgene bottles and pitching tents, setting up a plush campsite is something we can all appreciate from time to time. It’s about loving being outdoors…and loving being comfortable whilst outdoors.
More of the roughing it type? Feel free to choose your own adventure:
Malibu Camping with the CityWild Crew
North County San Diego Camping
Top CA Surf Campgrounds
Big Sur Camping
Joshua Tree Camping and Climbing
Hollister Ranch Road Trip
North LA, Ventura and Santa Barbara Camping
Ready to get glamping? Read on for tips + 10 essentials…
The big day had arrived- the day of hiking 10 miles to go surf. Once we set forth from camp, the CityWild crew wandered down Las Virgenes road for about half a mile before dropping into the Malibu Creek Canyon. While walking through an emerald green meadow just off the hot black pavement, I turned and asked Adam, “When does the trail start?” With a sly grin he replied, “I don’t know- you’re on it I suppose”.
Take a moment to visualize complete chaos. Got it? Rush hour traffic in the middle of Los Angeles is a prime example that quickly comes to my mind. Now visualize the complete opposite. If you need some help, imagine this: a nature zone with over 4,000 acres just 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles, complete with hiking trails and an iconic point break. When presented with an opportunity to escape chaos, Malibu Creek State Park was our calling.