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”.
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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.
SeaMade: Best Hikes | Central California Edition A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison
Being a California coastal dweller my whole life, I find myself getting jaded over the ability to be at the beach in an instant. Which is why I like to put some distance between me and the ocean sometimes and head for the hills. Immersing myself into nature on a hike is pretty meditative, kind of like surfing and waiting for waves in between sets. Hiking is also a killer workout that I love so much it doesn’t even seem like a workout. There’s always so much to look at and I love the curiosity that comes with never knowing what’s around the next bend. To begin this new Top Hikes series on SeaMade, we’re going to check out two of my favorite Central California hikes- Yosemite Falls and Vincente Flats…
(Pictured Above: Crossing the stream at Andrew Molera, another awesome Big Sur hike that ends up at a fun surf spot | Billabong Backpack | Hooded Flannel | Felt Hat )
This part sleeping bag, part puff jacket hoodie serves as both an apparel accessory and an impromptu sleeping ararngement. Friends will be jealous, significant others will be bummed, but you will be nice and cozy when-and-wherever you decide to pass out.
Here’s how it works:
Roll up the bottom, zip open the arm holes and you’ve got yourself a super warm and comfy puff hoodie complete with a front zipper and ipod compatible chest pocket. Use it as a changing robe or use is as a couch/campfire companion!
When you are tired, pull in your extremities, zip/cinch yourself up and voila! You’re snug as a bug down to 50 ° F. No more climbing out of your sleeping bag to check the surf or losing your warmth when nature calls!
When not in use, the Nap Sack rolls up into a convenient little bag that stores easily in your truck or pack making it a crucial item for the space-conscious wanderer. Take it with you backpacking or keep it close by when couch-surfing.
About the Brand: Poler
Born in Portland Oregon where the beards grow and the PBR flows, Poler Camping Stuff brings us a colorful assortment of high quality –well.. stuff! Check out the Magic Tarpit that’s half-poncho, half-tarp, part-makeshift-shelter, half hybrid camouflage as well as the other pioneer worthy soft goods from Poler.