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Lakai Desert Oasis

Went out to Jumbo Rocks Campgrounds at Joshua Tree for a day with Lakai and some of the Active fam from each shop who were slangin’ the most Lakai shoes (and who’s schedule permits). The weather was not too hot, not too cold. In fact, it was the best place to be. Isolated from society and no cell phone service (a lot of #latergrams.) We were climbing up on some rough rocks but well worth the view in the end. The sights were unbelievable, sorta like being at California Adventure in Disneyland… but the real thing! It was a great getaway before the Holiday season. Thank you BK & Culver for letting me tag along and document this!!!

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Pit stop to the Cabazon Dinosaurs. Active San DimasDenzel White pulls a fast one for the instagram. Too bad these dinosaurs are destined for extinction.

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Windmills for days…

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You know you hit Joshua Tree when you start seeing Joshua Trees. Eric Smellington navigates van.

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visited skull rock to see what it’s all about.

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Sized compared to Sallie.

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Camp Whatevs

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Greeted by Culver & BK!

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Lakai camp

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Denzel found some rocks to destroy.

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Justin Eldridge & Rick Howard arrives!

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Sallie from Active Burbank caves up.

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Iggy from Active Long Beach gets down.

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Sold out tents.

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Like the sign says, out kickin’ it!

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2 hard 2 resist.

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Rocksplorations with Rick

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Eric hops on over!

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this is what I call “Desert Landscaping”

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Do the gap!!!

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Denzel sparks up a boneless in this rock bowl.

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Justin & Rick here for the adventure.

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Denzel can’t stop! Wall ride ollie out this wedged rock.

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all you can eat.

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Lakai Desert Oasis class of 2013!

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The last shot before my fujiroid stopped working…

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Rick & Girl

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Vincent Alvarez shoes looking proper

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Ended up playing a few desert games. But ended up with a tie between to groups. We had to “Chug-o-War”, keep drinks in our mouths while pulling rope with one arm.

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Failing.

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Winners

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A tarantula encounter. Everyone was so about it.

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Rick fascinated

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Sharp Shootin’ Sallie

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afterwards, we wandered off for exploration before sundown, went on a hike and rock climb.

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Found some gnarly climbage.

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four of us separated from the group. here are the others across from us on top of those rocks.

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through crevices we go.

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hang in there BK!

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Jeff directs foot placement.

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Neat pans…

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Right before sunset.

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The next thing you know… a rosy glow appeared in the sky, reflecting gnarly on the rocks. This happend for about 5 minutes before it went back. Took as many photos as I could when it was happening.

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in awe…

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back to the camping ground.

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Culver on the grill

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Alex serenading away.

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Some late night horse shoe action

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how many points is that?!

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Gettin’ toasty

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a friendly stranger we met along while hiking brought over his banjo and harmonica. we were jamming it.

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S’more gnar!

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that’s how the night ended.

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’til comes the mornin’… someone’s car alarm that never went off woke me up. Maybe it was a good thing, so I wouldn’t miss this epic sunrise.

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Kellen slept on the rocks and then some…

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The Sun has risen.

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This Rocks!

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Culver’s trailer

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First ringer ever.

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Rick & Justin in the distance.

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That’s a wrap!!!