I spent last weekend covering The Outpost for She Explores and it was a fabulous good time! Camp Navarro on the Mendocino coast was a great spot to spend some time and the weather was perfectly summer. So glad I got to see this area and meet tons of like minded folks.

We slept in open camp style bunk beds, tents, little cabins, and tons of nice little RV vanagons. Loved the smell of the trees in the morning and the camaraderie of sharing a cabin with new friends!The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us

We started on Friday with a relaxed trade show on the lawn, among the redwoods. Such a good way to browse, network, and chat!The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us

There was a falconry class and owls! This little one was full grown (although also a baby) and the big owl was insane. We got to pet both: a definite highlight.The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us

The outdoor camp showers were so much fun. A little chilly (okay, just cold), but under the redwoods and so pretty. Would recommend.The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us

I went for a morning trail run, which was an excellent idea and perfect start to the day. The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us

And then followed that up with some kayaking on the Navarro river. It was slow moving, but oh so pretty. And we saw a beaver!The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us

Then I got paired up with two neat arborists and climbed a redwood! SO. FLIPPIN. NEAT. Would do this again in a heartbeat. The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us v

Me! Thanks to Jake at Candy Mountain Collective. 🙂 The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us

Some drawing and wine by the river. Too perfect in the late afternoon sunshine.The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.usTasty treats all over the place. Also so much swag, but like good outdoor adventure swag. I think I would have made back the ticket price in swag alone, haha.
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My friend Oscar and his new van, who made it up here on their maiden voyage together! The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us

And Jad from Go Westy‘s rig, soaking up the pretty sunshine and trees.The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us

There were epic smores with homemade marshmallows and shortbread cookies instead of boxed graham crackers. Taking it to a new level!The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us

And tons of adorable little vans and airstreams and mobile shops. Soooo cute.The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us

Also, one of the organizers grew up with TYCHO so he played a set. We got up on stage and danced and danced and danced and it was THE MOST FUN. Seriously. SO glad we had this opportunity. Also, you’d be hard pressed to find another celeb as kind and humble and friendly. Seriously. So many hugs, so much graciousness when we all jumped on stage, and he was clearly having so much fun.The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us

He’s wearing those silly crystal glasses in this pic, which just makes me laugh. He made some silent jokes about how he’d possibly DJ with these on… too funny.The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us

Oh yeah, and Verve was there serving up yummy espresso drinks out of their van! Yum!The Outpost, Camp Navarro, Mendocino County // WeAreAdventure.us

I didn’t pay for my ticket since I was covering it for She Explores as media, but I wasn’t required to write about it on my blog or anything. Now you know.

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