- Eagle Creek QUIT YOUR JOB Travel Trailer Tour
Did you know you’re twice as likely to get a raise when you use your vacation days? It’s time to Quit Your Job & Find Your Unknown! Eagle Creek is rolling up to Adventure 16 West Los Angeles on Saturday, March 30. Come meet up, get out of your routine, and start traveling! The Quit Your Job Trailer will be packed with all kinds of surprises and giveaways. Come enjoy family-friendly games and competitions – and you just might walk away with some FREE gear! Stick around to hear from Eagle Creek travel experts about how to maximize space inside your luggage, chat about international travel, and to have all your travel questions answered. We’ll be doing raffles all day and will be giving away product to anyone who shows up! And for those of you who need to update your travel luggage, backpack or duffel bag, Adventure 16 is offering 20% OFF Eagle Creek products in-store during the event, so it’ll be a GREAT day to shop! SATURDAY, MARCH 30: 11:00am - 3:00pm Adventure 16 West Los Angeles store
- BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019
A showcase of the best action, travel & adventure films! Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica. Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks. TICKETS: $22 per person, per night, while supplies last. No refunds or exchanges. Tickets are on sale NOW in store at Adventure 16 West LA and online at https://www.adventure16.com/blog/banff-mountain-film-festival-world-tour-2019 $1 service fee when purchased online. Limit 8 tickets per showing. https://www.adventure16.com/blog/banff-mountain-film-festival-world-tour-2019 Lincoln Middle School, Santa Monica 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403 FILM PRESENTATIONS: 7pm As in year's past there will be two different nights of Banff Mountain Film Festival programming. PROGRAMS A and B. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3KrMH57Sl4
- American Pilgrims on the Camino
The Camino de Santiago de Compostela has become much more than just a pilgrimage route; today, it is a continuous World Cultural Event that brings people and cultures together from all over the globe. Join our presentation by the Southern California Chapter of APOC (American Pilgrims on the Camino) and learn the "who, what, where and when" of the Camino and how you can share in this world-changing cultural event. The Camino de Santiago de Compostela is a pilgrimage way that is over a thousand years old and exists to this day. In 2018, more than 325,000 people walked the 500-mile long Camino francés (and other routes) to arrive in Santiago de Compostela. HAPPY HALF-HOUR: 6PM, PRESENTATION: 6:30PM Friday, February 22, Adventure 16 West Los Angeles Store ABOUT THE PRESENTERS APC LOGOSouthern California Chapter of APOC Southern California (Los Angeles) Chapter The Southern California Chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino serves the greater Los Angeles area. Broadly stated, the purpose of this local chapter is to keep members connected to the Camino and to introduce new people to the phenomenon. Contact: [masked] for more information or visit https://www.adventure16.com/blog/event-american-pilgrims-on-the-camino
- EVENT: Mt. Whitney Permit & Planning Clinic--FREE!
Now is the time to prepare for climbing the highest peak in the contiguous U.S.! Whitney expert and Mountain Guide, Kurt Wedberg, will discuss gear, trip planning and popular routes. In addition, we’ll give you insider tips and walk you through the latest system for booking your permit online. You won't find a more knowledgeable source of Mt. Whitney all in one place, anywhere! Don't miss it! FREE 6:30pm Happy Half-hour; 7:00pm Mt. Whitney Presentation
- Banff Mountain Film Festival Fall Showing
A showcase of the best action, travel & adventure films! Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival FALL Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks. Note: The new Fall Tour replaces Radical Reels. No films from the Banff Spring showing will be duplicated and shown again. All locations and dates will be showing the exact same films. Click here for film list. https://www.adventure16.com/info/adventure-16-2018-banff-mountain-film-festival-fall-showing TICKETS: Tickets on sale NOW, at Adventure 16 stores and online. Due to limited supplies we recommend confirming availability via phone with the stores. We cannot hold tickets. $22 per person, while supplies last. $1 service fee when purchased online. No refunds or exchanges Lincoln Middle School, Santa Monica 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403 FILM PRESENTATIONS: 7pm Due to limited supplies we recommend confirming availability via phone with the stores. We cannot hold tickets. ***This is a ticketed event. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.adventure16.com/blog/banff-mountain-film-festival-fall-showings
- Sierra Club Wilderness Travel Course: Preview Night & Alumni Gathering
HAPPY HALF-HOUR: 6:30pm, PRESENTATION: 7:00pm Friday, September 14, 2018: Adventure 16 West Los Angeles Store LEARN to feel at home with wilderness navigation, mountain and snow travel. Leave the trail and crowds behind to experience the freedom of the wilderness. ACQUIRE skills in planning, preparation, equipment and safety to take you into the back country in all seasons. Learn to invest your recreation money wisely. EXPECT Challenge and Adventure to realize your potential to reach new heights. SHARE fun times and make new friends who share your interest in the outdoors. All the information about joining the Wilderness Travel Course beginning January 2019 will be provided at this event. For those already registered in WTC 2019, this is an opportunity to learn about upcoming conditioning hikes, informal training and social gatherings prior to the start of class. WTC Staff Instructor Pamela Sivula and other WTC alumni will be on-hand to share their experiences of the Sierra Club's popular 10-week outdoors course. Arrive early for Happy Half Hour Gathering of WTC students, past, present, and future. Light snacks provided. HAPPY HALF-HOUR: 6:30pm, PRESENTATION: 7:00pm Friday, September 14, 2018: Adventure 16 West Los Angeles Store
- EVENT: Hiking on Catalina Island--FREE!
Learn the basics of hiking and camping on Catalina Island, and receive the new Catalina Island Trails map which features over 165 miles of recreational roads and trails. Discover and plan for hikes of all levels, including the 38.5 mile Trans-Catalina Trail. Gina Dartt, Development Manager at the Catalina Island Conservancy will guide you through the ins-and-outs of how to get to Catalina Island, reserve campgrounds, and the basic gear needed to hike this rugged Island terrain. Also, learn about the Conservancy’s conservation efforts to protect wildlife and restore native habitat. ABOUT THE PRESENTER Gina DarttGina Dartt is the Development Manager for Membership and Annual Giving at the Catalina Island Conservancy. Previously, Gina worked at the Los Angeles Zoo for more than 10 years where she built a strong connection and appreciation for conservation of plants and wildlife that she continues to apply to her current role with the Conservancy. She is thrilled to be a part of the Conservancy team, where she interacts with Conservancy members through Island camp outs, hikes, events and more. Gina has a long-standing appreciation for the beauty and ecological diversity that is unique to Catalina Island as she grew up sailing to the Island as a child and ran the Catalina Island Marathon as an adult, with more adventures still to come.
- Phil's Camino Film Screening
PHIL'S STORY He’s a veteran, husband, father, outdoorsman, and Catholic. He also has Stage IV cancer. For years, Phil dreamt of walking the 500-mile ancient pilgrimage route across Spain, El Camino de Santiago. Although this was an unattainable dream due to weekly chemo treatments, it did not stop him from walking. Crafting a path through wood and pasture on his 10-acre plot of land on Vashon Island, Seattle, Phil re-creates the Camino path in his own backyard. After each 0.88 km lap, Phil plots his progress on a Camino map. As he measures his daily steps towards the end destination of Santiago, Phil finds that the rhythm of walking presents healing in a way he had never experienced before. The journey continues… After two clean scans from his doctors, Phil receives a “chemo-holiday,” and is finally able to make his long-awaited dream of Spain become a reality. Through the act of walking, Phil learns to stop fighting to cure his cancer, and embraces physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. For those have the tremendous privilege of taking part in Phil's journey, it is evident that he does not allow circumstances to define him; but views cancer as a catalyst to a life of rich moments in the tension of suffering and gratitude. Phil’s Camino captures Phil’s story from Vashon to Spain and back again. His determined character, life of simplicity, and joy in the everyday presents a story of what it means to live vibrantly in the face of adversity. HAPPY HALF-HOUR: 6:30pm, FILM SCREENING 7:00pm Friday July 13: A16 West L.A Store http://philscamino.com/
- Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail--FREE!
Is backpacking or section-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail on your bucket list? PCT thru-hiker Shian "Barrell Roll" Sung will offer tips for gear and planning and present a slideshow on his 5-month thru-hike from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. If you've ever wanted to hike a section of the PCT or do all 2,650 miles of this premiere long-distance backpacking trail that offers the best of the west, don't miss this show! HAPPY HALF-HOUR: 6:30, PRESENTATION: 7pm
- EVENT: Camp Cooking Basics Demo & Recipe Sampling
When people get ready for an outdoor adventure, they spend a great deal of time planning all the details of their trip- from gear lists to weather reports to topographical maps- but food is usually treated as afterthought, with last-minute plans to grab hot dogs and peanut butter on the way out of town. Food is an essential that provides sustenance for survival, but also comfort on a cold night under the stars. We will teach you how to make food an elevated part of the experience for any type of outdoor adventure by providing tips, tricks, and adaptable recipes that take specific trip considerations into account, whether it’s a day trip, glamorous car camping trip, or backcountry adventure. HAPPY HALF HOUR: 6:30pm; PRESENTATION: 7:00pm Dirty Gourmet started as a blog in 2010 by three women with lots of outdoor experience. Aimee and Mai-yan had just returned home to LA from a 4-month bike tour across Canada, and Emily had been working in the outdoor industry as a technical product expert and outdoor science instructor her whole adult life. The company has grown to include camp chef services for large scale outdoor events as well as a newly released cookbook! RECOMMENDED GEAR Gear we love, and will be using for our demo this evening: • Camp Chef Everest or Kovea two-burner propane stove • Lodge 10” Cast Iron Skillet • MSR camp kitchen supplies (Chef’s knife, cutting board, foldable backpacking utensils) • Rome Pie Iron