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Luxury Car Camping Gear

car camping gear

Throughout the fall, we spent lots of time car camping, whether it was up at Crater Lake in order to ride the rim, or weekends spent in Tahoe so Lola could swim. The nice thing about car camping is that since you don’t really have to worry about weight or space, you can bring all the extra luxuries. Here are ten items that have been some of our favorites this fall and would make a great gift for the camping enthusiast on your holiday list.

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What I’m Wearing: Fall Running Edition

Fall running essentials

The end of daylight saving time brings dark evenings for that after work run. Since 70% of all pedestrian deaths occur between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, you need to take steps to mitigate your risk when running on dark roads or even trails. Here is the gear I am running in this fall–it is all about comfort and maximizing my visibility.

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Fall Day Hiking Essentials

Fall Day Hiking Essentials

Fall has finally descended on the Bay Area which means lots of day hiking with Lola and longer backpacking trips to the Sierras. Most of the gear listed here I have been using on day hiking trips throughout the summer in places like Utah and Colorado, but will continue to pack these essentials for weeks to come.

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Rocktober Climbing Essentials

Climbing Essentials

If you didn’t get that big climbing trip in this Sendtember, not to worry as you still have all of Rocktober, probably my favorite month for climbing trips. Places like Red Rock Canyon, Nevada and even Smith Rock, Oregon still offer up warm and sunny days, but won’t leave you baking on the wall. Here is some of my essential gear for rock climbing trips this month.

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