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All Alone @ Alabama Hills

All Alone @ Alabama Hills

No matter how much you get out and adventure, it always feels like there is more to explore. I have wanted to sleep out at Alabama Hills for a while. Part Joshua Tree, part Sierras, Alabama Hills offers incredible views and tons of BLM land to play. It’s also more remote being further from the…

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Admiring the View @ Prewitt Ridge

Admiring the View @ Prewitt Ridge

Prewitt Ridge in Big Sur has been on my “Must Camp” list for years. I have explored a lot of Big Sur, including several multi-day backpacking trips, but I have never made it up to Prewitt Ridge. With the 808Van ready to prove itself and the long July 4th weekend we decided to head South…

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Victory Lap @ Potem Falls

Victory Lap @ Potem Falls

Its taken me three years to get to the point where I felt comfortable bringing friends on a 500 mile camping trip in the 808Van, and here we are. After sheltering-in-place for several months we were in desperate need of some nature time over Memorial Day weekend. So we packed up the van and headed…

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808Build: Overland Prep

808Build: Overland Prep

But wait, thereโ€™s more! Over the past few years the 808Van has left me stranded on the road a few times. Sometimes due to old parts breaking, other times due to debugging new upgrades. Getting stranded on public roads is unfortunate. Getting stranded off-road is dangerous. So before taking the 808Van anywhere too remote I…

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On Thin Ice @ Ice House

On Thin Ice @ Ice House

No build is without it’s setbacks, and the 808Van had its fair share. Installing the new motor created a bunch of issues and required a lot of extra work to get it running properly. My partner-in-adventure put up with a lot over the years. So we were hoping for a fun and carefree trip over…

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