Radical Sabbatical: The Road to SEMA

Welcome to the Radical Sabbatical – Outworld’s completely nonsensical route to SEMA 2019. Over the next two weeks we’ll be zig zagging up the west coast in our 2007 4Runner – rightly dubbed Bullhorn Edition. From Outworld HQ in San Diego, we’re hitting Big Sur, Santa Cruz, Yosemite, Tahoe, Downieville, Lost Coast, Redwood, Bend, Mt. Hood and Portland. Then, because …

Sedona

The American southwest is an adventurer’s paradise. With world-class features, parks, mountains and beaches all within a day’s drive, the bucket list compounds continuously and the hunger tends to be insatiable. Because of these vast options, potential destinations fall into one of two categories: “I’m going there next” or “One day, if the stars align”. I’ll admit, Sedona was in …

The Killer Kern

The Sierra Nevadas are a gift that keeps on giving throughout all four seasons. This past winter brought record-breaking snowfall and the best ski season in recent history, keeping Mammoth Mountain open to skiers and boarders into the first week of August. Meanwhile, summer is still on its normal course, bringing rising temperatures, melted snowpack, and a massive influx of …

The California Roll

Outworld requires substantial planning.  Logistics, camp and film permits, coordinating schedules – it can take lots of effort behind the scenes to appear effortless on camera. Sometimes a spur-of-the-moment solo trip is just what the doctor ordered. This past Friday I was sitting at work with every intention of a lazy weekend. The Saturday prior, we had to cut a …

Welcoming Spring in Post-Drought San Diego

San Diego typically gets painted with a broad brush stroke. Despite San Diego County encompassing 4,200 miles of nearly every climate and terrain, the city and beaches take the bulk of recognition. And with your attention on the lush coastline, it’s easy to overlook the severe drought that’s gripped the region for years. This time last year, the water levels …

Eastern Sierras Expedition

New Year’s resolutions are a dime a dozen.  This is the time of year where gyms are slap full and the healthy foods aisles are barren for all of one month.  Let’s face it – change can be difficult.  Challenging yourself is important, but it’s crucial to set a balanced bar between your professional self and your baser instincts.  Better …

White Christmas in San Diego

I’ll be the first to admit it.  Last week’s ‘snow trip’ was kind of…light.  But come on, we’re in San Diego – you can’t expect us to get a real dump, right? Wrong. I mentioned in the last article that despite the proximity to a city synonymous with summer, our local mountains are good for one or two legitimate dumps …

Snow in San Diego!

We’re ten days out from our New Year’s expedition in the Sierras and our minds are on powder.  So when our local mountains surprised us with the season’s first snowfall, a day trip was an easy sell to the team. Mount Laguna is one of San Diego’s true hidden gems.  With the coast dominating most of the attention, not much thought …

Trip Report: Ocotillo Wells

Welcoming winter in southern California is more than planning ski trips.  Around this time, the extreme desert temperatures start giving way to moderate climates, and thus the start of desert season. With our latest project begging to be tested, we took off to Anza Borrego for a day trip shakedown. Our CB radios arrived a couple days before, and we …

Mammoth Mountain to Mount Whitney

It’s officially ski season, and we wasted no time in getting up for first runs of the year. This was supposed to be an up-and-back trip, so we decided to task our newest project rig, the 2007 4Runner, and give it one last road trip while it was still stock. We’re used to long-haul overnighters. Driving 6+ hours, arriving in …