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In this episode we take a quick day hike up along the John Muir Trail above Purple Lake to visit nearby Virginia Lake

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In part two of our backpacking adventure near Mammoth Mountain California we pick up where we left off at Duck Pass. In this episode we hike down into Pika Lake for our first nights camp. In the morning we reclimb Duck Pass and head along the legendary John Muir Trail to our next nights destination at Purple Lake

Trip Video Duck Pass to Pika Lake

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Over Barney Lake near Duck Pass

In this episode we begin our four day adventure deep into the John Muir Wilderness near Mammoth Lakes California. Hiking along the Duck Pass Trail from Lake Mary we begin our backpack trip by starting out at Lake Mary and climbing up Duck Pass before dropping down into the John Muir Wilderness along the JMT.

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The Devil's Punchbowl

The Devil’s Punchbowl

 

In this episode I take a solo spring hike to one of the tallest waterfalls in San Diego County.

 

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Entrance to the Barker Dam Trail

Entrance to the Barker Dam Trail

In this episode Dave, Gerry, Mike and I set off into the interior of Joshua Tree and explore the Cholla Garden, Arch Rock, Skull Rock, Cap Rock, Keys View and do a couple of day hikes out to see the Barker Dam and the Wall St. Mill

 

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Entering Rattlesnake Canyon

Entering Rattlesnake Canyon

 

In this episode Dave, Gerry, Mike and I explore Joshua Tree National Park. We set up basecamp at the Indian Cove Campground before heading out into Rattlesnake Canyon.

 

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At The Top

At The Top

In this episode Dave, Gerry and I set off on an extreme day hike to the tallest peak in Southern California. At 11,503 feet San Gorgonio is a tough climb on the Vivian Creek Trail, the shortest and steepest route to the top.

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Ferris Bueller's House

Ferris Bueller’s House

In this episode Lindsey and I take a drive up to Malibu California, home of the rich and famous to take a hike up the Los Liones Trail to the Parker Mesa Overlook, one of the best viewpoints along the California Coastline.

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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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