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In part two of the clothing layering system I continue my discussion about how to put together a simple system of base layer shirts, midlayers and outer layers to keep you warm in the backcountry.

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Vintage Mountaineering Wear

Vintage Mountaineering Wear

In this episode I talk about my exciting adventure driving through a rare snowstorm in Southern California and talk about some of the different types, materials and styles of outerwear for your outdoor adventures. From the superlight Montbell Down Vest to the heavy and durable Filson Mackinaw Cruiser Coat and everything in between.

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Blankets, Bags & Bed Rolls

Blankets, Bags & Bed Rolls

In this episode I talk a little about sleeping bags, quilts, wool blankets and other ways to stay warm on your overnight back country adventure. I also give you some of my top tips  to boost the rating in your sleeping bag.

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Final approach to Lake Arrowhead

Final approach to Lake Arrowhead

In this final chapter of our Big Bear Adventure we pack up camp at the Holcomb Creek Crossing Camp and head north on the P.C.T. toward Deep Creek. Along the way we run into an wise old hiker who gives us some warnings about a rattlesnake, cross the Deep Creek Bridge and meet a pair of hikers as we head towards our final destination at San Bernardino County Fire Station 92 in Lake Arrowhead.

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Vintage Pack and Bedroll along the PCT

Vintage Pack and Bedroll along the PCT

In this second part of our adventure in Big Bear we pack up at Little Bear Springs Trail camp and continue North on the Pacific Crest Trail toward Holcomb Creek Crossing Camp.

Along the way we hike through dry desert like conditions, meet a jeep caravan and finally get relief after finding water at Holcomb Creek.

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Start of the Cougar Crest Trail

Start of the Cougar Crest Trail

In part one of our adventure in Big Bear we begin our trip at the Big Bear Discovery Center and hike up the Cougar Crest Trail to the Pacific Crest Trail before heading northbound toward our first nights destination at the Little Bear Springs Trail Camp

Trip Video – Big Bear Day One

Trip Photos – Big Bear to Lake Arrowhead

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Cypress Trees along Icehouse Canyon

Cypress Trees along Icehouse Canyon

In this episode Gerry, Jacob, Dave and I take a hike up along Icehouse Canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California to visit one of Los Angeles’s highest peak.

Trip Video: Ontario Peak along Icehouse Canyon

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