Aaron Rickel

Climber. Writer. Filmmaker. Traveler. Musician. Currently has base camp set up in Los Angeles, CA.

How to Camp in Joshua Tree National Park for Free

Joshua Tree is one of my favorite national parks - it has charming campgrounds, otherworldly rock formations, super bright stars at night, and (let’s not forget) Yucca brevifolia - those wonky, gorge.

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The Emerald Valley: 72 Hours of Food & Adventure in Napa Valley, Winter/Spring Edition

Napa Valley, California

Most people think of Napa Valley as miles of vineyards surrounded by golden hills, but during California’s rainy season the state turns a vibrant green and the whole Valley feels more akin to a dream.

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Camp at Thornhill Broome State Beach

Malibu, California

Take PCH through Malibu towards Oxnard and the campground will be on your left. There is no day use here and you can drive right to your campsite.

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The North Face, Patagonia, REI Respond to Trump's Executive Order on Public Lands

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this year, you’ve probably read about the controversy surrounding the Bears Ears National Monument in Southern Utah.

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Camp at Pleasant Valley Pit

Bishop, California

Pleasant Valley Pit offers 75 sites, fires outside camping area need a permit, a dumpster is in the campground, 4 vault toilets, no water, some tables, fire rings. To get here, head 0.

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