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Two Brothers, a New Brand and the Eastern Sierra

Last October, we ran a photoshoot for our company, Be Outfitter, in the Eastern Sierra and the result was better than we ever could have imagined. By capturing those special moments of exploring and sharing laughs around a campfire, we learned that whether you’re camping with new companions or old in the Eastern Sierra, you’re going to have a damn good time.

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The Eastern Sierra can make a 2 day trip seem like a 5 day trip, in a good way!

Living in San Diego we’ve made the trek up to Mammoth a handful of times to meet our close friends. We’ve skied on Mammoth Mountain, bouldered at the Happy Boulders in Bishop; we’ve camped up on top of North Dome to witness Yosemite’s grandness and stopped at Convict Lake along the way. So when we began planning locations to shoot for our Kickstarter campaign and knowing our time constraints, it was an easy choice of where to go.

Nothing beats waking up to the sun falling on Mt. Whitney

We awoke early the first morning bundled in our sleeping bags almost unwilling to leave the comfort of our tents. But imagining that outside the morning sun was draped over the mountain tops around Mt. Whitney soon became too much to handle, and so we quickly unzipped our tents to a beautiful sight.

Jumping in ice cold lakes is good for the soul

We find something about hopping in cold water painfully thrilling. So when we journeyed up to to a frozen lake past Rock Creek we couldn’t pass up. To date, it was is the most difficult lake we’ve hopped into considering the ice had to be broken on the way out and you’d walk 20 feet and still only be up to your shin. At the end of it, we got out shivering but gritting our teeth into a smile...and the beer and hammock were much needed.

Campfire meals are far more rewarding than any other meal

Making food when you’re hungry is always difficult. Doing it while camping can be unbearable. After a long day starving from being out we made the most out of our cooking on the trip with breakfast burritos and burgers.

Reverence for the Human Spirit

After two days, the trip was a success. We had a collection of not only photographs and video clips but moments; moments that six guys will share for the rest of their lives. In those two days, we were reminded once again of the reverence for the human spirit which we all gain when we step foot into the outdoors. That is why BE exists to create quality goods for the curious crowd. Designed to Explore. Built to Discover. BE is the Outfitter. Check out our Kickstarter Campaign to learn about the Tahquitz Pack and the Cabrillo Dry Bag that we used on this trip. 

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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