Editor’s Note – Summer 2019



Solo travel: Love it or hate it, exploring on your own is always a rewarding experience. Last summer, I road tripped on my own from California’s South Lake Tahoe all the way to Mammoth Lakes, stopping to see the valleys of Yosemite, the tufa towers of salty Mono Lake, and the crumbling ghost town of Bodie. With no one’s opinions to consider, I braked for Mono Cone’s soft serve, detoured for sunset snapshots, and selfied with every road sign. The simple freedom of riding solo made it one of my best trips of the year. If you’ve only seen California’s coastline, it’s time to venture inland to these wild wonders.

Also in this issue, find undiscovered northern Utah and Idaho vacation destinations, a guide to the West’s best music fests, and our picks of the summer’s best travel gear. Happy adventuring!

Jenny Willden
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About Author

Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.

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