Location: Big Sur, California
Experience start: Fort Point, San Francisco, 10am Friday, December 7th, 2018
Experience end: Dolores Park, 6pm, Sunday, December 9th, 2018
$550 per person
your spot in a Toyota 4Runner or Jeep Wrangler - you’re welcome to drive or ride along!
Lunch at Fort Point Park before we depart for our adventure
3 delicious breakfasts and 2 tasty dinners, cooked together.
Each night, gather around the campsite for hot food, cold drinks, and maybe even a ghost story or two.
tents and all other camping equipment - just bring a sleeping bag
optional activities all down the coast (think: surfing, spikeball©, hikes)
endless games of Cards Against Humanity©.
alcohol and soft drinks
lunches along the way
We departed from Fort Point, just under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA.
Members flew into SFO, 15 miles south of the city, easily accessed with direct flights from airports around the country.
overlanding vehicles on a mission down the coast. Drive by day and pop the rooftop tent by night.
Wake up to sunrise over the coast
California. It’s a dream.
A new campsite every night, complete with Delicious food and epic hangs.
Jeeps. 4Runners. Rooftop tents for days.
R & R At your own speed.
In December, 2018, we partnered with our friends at Pacific Overlander for a journey down Highway 1 through Big Sur. This wasn’t just a drive down the coast, though - we ventured south in roof-top-tented, 4WD-equipped, fully-kitted-out Toyota 4Runners and Jeep Wranglers. We met up Friday for breakfast in Fort Point, San Francisco before starting out south for a weekend of wonder and discovery. This was a mix of individual vehicle travel and caravanning, and we stopped at our leisure for photography, hikes, oysters, brisk water dips and croissants from Big Sur Bakery. In true overlanding spirit, our itinerary was rough, but we enjoyed a sunset at Pfeiffer Beach (with a bit of sun peeking through the keyhole) and great campsites. Four wheel drive and high clearance gave us access to often-overlooked parts of the coast.
By day, each vehicle chose its own adventure - a relaxing beach vacation with book in hand, or some of the great hikes across the parks. We had a beach station set up with snacks, cold drinks, Spikeball, and more. On Saturday, thanks to our friends at Omni, we also had a full suite of wetsuits and surfboards if for folks to paddle out - December is the Pacific Coast at it’s most pumping.
By night, we met up at campsites for delicious food, cold beers, and plenty of time for late-night hangs. Alongside the vehicles’ rooftop tents, we had have camping gear - folks just brought their sleeping bags. December in Northern California means shorter days and longer nights, so we had early wake-up calls to make the most of that precious sunlight.