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A weekend full of activities and friendship during CamelBak Pursuit at Sanborn Park.

By: Chris Engelsman + Save to a List

This past weekend I attended The Outbound Collective's event, CamelBak Pursuit, at Sanborn County Park located in the Santa Cruz mountains just outside San Jose, CA.

CamelBak Pursuit is a weekend full of activities with some of the guests arriving Thursday evening so they could get an early start to Friday's adventures. The earliest class was surfing, and they had an early departure to get to Santa Cruz in time for a sunrise session. 

Some of the other many activities included standup paddleboarding, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, intro to fly fishing, yoga and much more. 

One of the unique experiences was Smith Optic's Focus meditation sunglasses. They have a new sunglass frame with sensors that measure your brainwaves and helps you calm your mind and focus. I thought it was a bit hooky until I tried it. 

Chef Jack at the Camp Chef tent led some great cooking classes that were always delicious, and Tito's Vodka created three campfire cocktail recipes that are perfect for your next camping adventure. 

The brothers Jeff and Justin were up early every morning to fuel everyone with their Kuju pour over coffee, and Altra helped everyone improve their trail running skills with tips on proper form! 

The CamelBak tipi was the center of the action where people checked-in to receive their daypack and gifts. At night, Icebreaker provided musical entertainment by bringing in Kiwi artist Matt Hoyles.  There was also night mountain bike rides and hiking under the stars in case you weren’t already exhausted.

One of the greatest aspects of the weekend was getting to meet so many new folks interested in getting outdoors. I can't wait for next year!

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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