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I sell custom camper vans for up to $100,000 and business is booming since the pandemic

Dave Walsh founded Vanlife Customs in 2016. Vanlife Customs Dave Walsh, 39, is a USMC veteran and custom van builder based in Denver, Colorado. Since starting his company in 2016, Walsh says he's had more clients than ever during the last year as van travel grows in popularity. This is what his job is like, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers. See more stories on Insider's business page. This as-told-to essay is based on a transcribed conversation with Dave Walsh, a 39-year-...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Colorado, Iraq, Trends, Marine Corps, Boulder, Usmc, Walsh, VCL, Denver Colorado, Jomo, Pacific Crest Trail, Dave Walsh, National Outdoor Leadership School NOLS, Jenny Powers


The 22 best books to read in your 20s, from captivating memoirs to personal finance guides

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Some of our picks for the best books to read in your 20s include "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone," "Big Magic," and "Trick Mirror." Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Your 20s are probably spent answering some fundamental questions and gaining basic skills. I asked my coworkers to share the books that were most important to them in their "defining decade." You'll find everything from essay collections ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Books, Hollywood, Education, Cheryl Strayed, Trends, Walmart, Features, Broad City, Abbi Jacobson, Joan Didion, Jay, Hamilton, E-learning, Oliver


The first Europe to Asia thru-hike is coming, and you can help build it

The first major trek connecting two continents opens soon. By the summer of 2022, you’ll be able to hike north to south across Armenia. A few years later, you’ll be able to hike a triumphant route across the entire Caucasus Mountains, connecting Europe and Asia in one long, 1,864-mile behemoth of a path called the Transcaucasian Trail. When finished, this trail will connect four countries and more than 20 national parks and UNESCO heritage sites. It will also include climbs on some of the re...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Georgia, Unesco, Patagonia, Armenia, Himalayas, All, Caucasus, Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, Caucasus Mountains, Transcaucasian Trail, Khustup, Mike Ilchenko Shutterstock


Trail Love Letter: The Angeles Crest 100 Mile From Vincent Gap to Islip Saddle

The post Trail Love Letter: The Angeles Crest 100 Mile From Vincent Gap to Islip Saddle appeared first on iRunFar. [Author’s Note: This is the eighth installment of a monthly series to pay homage to some of my favorite trails. These are not trail guides, per se, but rather tributes to some of the finest running trails in the United States.] High above the Los Angeles Basin in Southern California is Angeles National Forest, home to one of North America’s oldest 100-mile ultramarathons, the Angel...
Tags: Sport, United States, Running, North America, Southern California, San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles Crest Highway, Pacific Crest Trail, WRIGHTWOOD, Los Angeles Basin, Baden Powell, San Gabriels, Monrovia California, AJW's Taproom, Angeles Crest, Angeles National Forest


Timothy Olson Shares His Pacific Crest Trail FKT Journey

The post appeared first on iRunFar. Timothy Olson recently set the men’s supported fastest known time (FKT) for the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of the longest trails in North America and an FKT premier route. Over 51 days, 16 hours, and 55 minutes, he ran 2,653 miles, covering 50-plus miles per day to complete the route. Running in supported style, crewed by his wife Krista, two boys Tristan and Kai, father-in-law Bob Loomis, and coach Jason Koop, Olson completed an incredible feat of endur...
Tags: Oregon, Los Angeles, Sport, Canada, Running, North America, Costa Rica, Sierra Nevada, Dad, Ashland, Olson, Krista, Pacific Crest Trail, Mount Shasta, Kai, Ashland Oregon


This Week In Running: July 26, 2021

The post This Week In Running: July 26, 2021 appeared first on iRunFar. The Skyrunner World Series and the World Mountain Running Association World Cup are in full swing. It’s great to see runners cross between these two circuits, as well as the highly competitive Golden Trail World Series all summer long. In the U.S., the Speedgoat 50k celebrated a new course record. Runners are starting to tune up for UTMB and its sister races, and that meant a lot of competition this weekend. Skyrace Comape...
Tags: Japan, France, Russia, Sport, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Canada, Italy, Running, Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Norway, Whitney, Andorra, University Of Colorado


Timothy Olson Sets the Men’s Supported Pacific Crest Trail FKT

The post Timothy Olson Sets the Men’s Supported Pacific Crest Trail FKT appeared first on iRunFar. On Thursday, July 22, 2021, ultrarunner Timothy Olson set a new men’s supported fastest known time (FKT) on the 2,653-mile Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in the western United States. His time of 51 days, 16 hours, and 55 minutes (to be confirmed) bests the previous record set by Karel Sabbe of 52 days, 8 hours, and 25 minutes in 2016. Olson started at the PCT’s southern terminus on June 1, hiking and r...
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, Oregon, Sport, Canada, United States, Running, Willamette, Sierra Nevada, Olson, Krista, Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia Canada, Pacific Crest Trail, California Oregon


Our Sport is Still in Good Hands

The post Our Sport is Still in Good Hands appeared first on iRunFar. In the winter of 2013, I penned a column titled “The Future is in Good Hands” in which I profiled two up-and-coming American ultrarunners, Dylan Bowman and Timothy Olson. At that time, North American ultrarunning was experiencing a boom, and young runners in particular were flocking to the sport. Many of the old timers, myself included, while excited about new energy in the sport, were also skeptical about how long these “yo...
Tags: New York City, Sport, Running, Timothy, Dylan, Bowman, Olson, Nick Clark, Pacific Crest Trail, Durango Colorado, AJW's Taproom, Timothy Olson, Dylan Bowman, Keith Ladzinski, Mammoth California, Alex Potter


This Week In Running: July 19, 2021

The post This Week In Running: July 19, 2021 appeared first on iRunFar. We’ve got the latest from the Golden Trail World Series and the World Mountain Running Association’s World Cup, and of course we dig into the Hardrock 100 too. It’s Monday, so jump on for the ride! Dolomyths Run – Canazei, Italy High-elevation fog pushed the start of the Dolomyths Run back 30 minutes, and cut the race distance short too. The race was intended to be 22 kilometers and with a giant 1,700-meter (5,575 feet) c...
Tags: Washington, France, Spain, Sport, Austria, Italy, Running, Switzerland, Poland, Finland, Ohio, Norway, Vermont, Eagle, Ryan Smith, Mont Blanc


Exploding 18,000-acre Tamarack Fire closes part of the Pacific Crest Trail as threats of dry lightning loom

Critically dangerous wildfire weather threatened to make the situation even worse.
Tags: Pacific Crest Trail, Tamarack


24 of the best summer travel reads, from Anthony Bourdain's posthumous guide to a coffee table book of the Amalfi Coast

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider To satisfy wanderlust, we rounded up 24 of the best travel books. Books on the list include coffee table books, fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, and coloring books. Want more books? Check out our lists of the and romance novels. Whether you're planning a trip or fulfill your wanderlust from the comforts of your living room, look no further. We rounded up the best trav...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Books, London, Sweden, Education, Yosemite, Cheryl Strayed, Bali, Australia, California, Mexico, Oregon, China, India


This Week In Running: June 7, 2021

The post This Week In Running: June 7, 2021 appeared first on iRunFar. France and Switzerland brought some big-time racing to the calendar, and a world record was set in Poland. Those European highlights top this week’s roster, and races in Washington, Ohio, and Virginia fill the round-up. Trail du Ventoux – Bédoin, France It happened later than usual and on a different course adding up to about 45 kilometers, but the 19th Trail du Ventoux again marked the year’s opener for the French sub-sec...
Tags: Usa, Washington, France, Oregon, Virginia, Spain, Sport, Indianapolis, Idaho, Running, Switzerland, Poland, Mark Scott, Denver, Full, Ray


California prosecutors sue over rules that could free thousands of inmates early

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO — Three-quarters of California’s district attorneys sued the state Wednesday in an attempt to block emergency rules that expand good conduct credits and could eventually bring earlier releases for tens of thousands of inmates. The lawsuit objects on procedural grounds, arguing that Corrections Secretary Kathleen Allison used the emergency declaration to bypass the usual regulatory and public comment process. The rules affecting 76,000 inmates, most serving time for vio...
Tags: News, Prison, California, Government, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Sacramento County, Public Safety, San Bernardino, Pacific Crest Trail, Anne Marie Schubert, Office of Administrative Law, DON THOMPSON


Missing in the mountains: 4 families ache for those lost

In the four years since David O’Sullivan went missing in the San Jacinto Mountains, several other missing-persons cases have intertwined with his and one another’s. The same group of volunteers who have been searching for O’Sulivan’s remains have gotten involved in at least three other local cases. A woman who helped search for a missing man later disappeared herself. And relatives of some of the missing people share a frustration with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for how they handl...
Tags: News, Colorado, California, Sport, Soccer, John, Johnson, Riverside County, King, Public Safety, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Grey, Missing Persons, Oceanside, Garcia, Department


4 years later, searchers seek an answer: What was David O’Sullivan’s fate?

This story is Part 3 of a series What actually happened to David O’Sullivan? Two weeks into what was supposed to be a 2,650-mile hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, the 25-year-old from Ireland made it to the Riverside County town of Idyllwild. He stopped for a couple of days to resupply, checked out of his hotel room the morning of April 7, 2017, and was never heard from again. After that, there are three broad possibilities. One: He died somewhere in the San Jacinto Mountains north of Idyllwild....
Tags: Facebook, Utah, News, California, Washington, France, Scotland, Virginia, Sport, David, Soccer, United States, Ireland, Missouri, New Hampshire, Day


Map: David O’Sullivan’s 180-mile Pacific Crest Trail journey

This map is part of a series In March 2017, 25-year-old David O’Sullivan came from Ireland to Southern California, intending to hike the Pacific Crest Trail 2,650 miles to Washington. Two weeks later, he vanished and has never been found. Follow along on his path and read what he wrote along the way. Read the series Part 1: The mysterious disappearance of Pacific Crest Trail hiker David O’Sullivan Map: David O’Sullivan’s 180-mile Pacific Crest Trail journey Part 2: Who’s looking for D...
Tags: News, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Ireland, Public Safety, Southern California, Missing Persons, Pacific Crest Trail, David O'Sullivan, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun


The mysterious disappearance of Pacific Crest Trail hiker David O’Sullivan

This is the last thing anyone knows for absolute certain about David O’Sullivan: On the morning of April 7, 2017, the 25-year-old from Ireland checked out of a motel in the snowy mountain town of Idyllwild. Sixteen days earlier, he’d set out hiking from the Mexican border. Nature and his own inexperience had made the 180 miles he’d covered, through deserts and up and down mountains, challenging. In one of the last messages he would ever send, he told a friend that he was getting things sorted ou...
Tags: Facebook, News, Cheryl Strayed, Reese Witherspoon, California, Sport, Dave, David, Soccer, Ireland, Riverside County, San Diego County, Sierra, King, Public Safety, Sierra Nevada


Who’s looking for David O’Sullivan? At first, almost no one

When David O’Sullivan was reported missing in the San Jacinto Mountains in 2017, his mother in Ireland thought the whole of California would be out there searching for her son. In reality, hardly anyone was. O’Sullivan, 25, had come to the United States in March to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile route from the southern border with Mexico to the northern border with Canada. But he made it only about 180 miles, to the Riverside County town of Idyllwild, before disappearing in early Apr...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, News, California, Washington, Mexico, Virginia, San Francisco, Sport, David, Canada, Soccer, United States, Ireland, San Diego, John


24 great books for recent college grads to guide them through their next chapter

There are many routes you can take for college graduate gifts- practical gifts, , and more. If you're looking for something that'll inform and inspire, you can't go wrong with a book. We rounded up 21 books that any recent college grad would love to read, from memoirs to self-help. Finding the right gift for a recent grad can be tough. Should you get them some decor to liven up a new apartment? Could you chip in for a ? Would they be better off with just a or some cash?As the co...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Books, Gift Guide, Cheryl Strayed, Navy, California, Oregon, Life, Africa, America, Trends, Features, Reading, Green, New York Times


The 18 best books to read in your 20s, from memoirs to cookbooks

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Your 20s are probably spent answering some fundamental questions and gaining basic skills. I asked my coworkers to share the books that were most important to them in their "defining decade." You'll find everything from essay collections and memoirs to money guides and cookbooks. As for many others, my 20s have been a decade of nonstop growth. From learning how to budge...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Books, Hollywood, Education, Cheryl Strayed, Trends, Walmart, Features, Broad City, Abbi Jacobson, Joan Didion, Jay, E-learning, Oliver, Stuart


11 of the best airbnbs for hiking in the US, including homes near national parks and sprawling properties with private trails

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Many Airbnbs are located near great hiking and some even have private trails. Unlike with camping, an Airbnb offers a hot shower and a real bed for after a long day on the trail. We've chosen highly-rated Airbnbs with great hiking options, ranging from $117 to $236 per night. Camping is fun, but when you're planning on doing a lot of hiking, it's nice to end each day with a hot shower...
Tags: California, Cdc, Washington, New York City, US, Trends, Georgia, Maine, New Jersey, Airbnb, Marshall, Murphy, Leavenworth, Parton, Dollywood, Charlottesville Virginia


31 page-turning memoirs to read in your lifetime, from searing essay collections to celebrity bestsellers

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Memoirs are the most personal account of nonfiction events. They give readers an engaging narrative that navigates historical hardships or personal triumph. The memoirs in this list were chosen for their unique stories and writing style. Memoirs are hugely popular as readers gravitate towards the personal lens of real events, with the best ones almost reading like fiction. ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Matthew Mcconaughey, Supreme Court, Education, Obama, Congress, Cheryl Strayed, Navy, Washington, White House, Virginia, Stephen King, Alabama, America, Barack Obama


4 Famous Walks To Discover In The Pages of a Book

Whether you’re a fan of the latest thriller or you prefer sporting autobiographies, books provide us with a sense of escapism. But they can also inspire us with a sense of wonder, and wanderlust! There is no shortage of books that have centred on great journeys – of both discovery of self and exploration of new places. And with that in mind, here are some of our favourite books that have inspired plenty of walking holidays as we follow in the protagonists footsteps.   Wild: From Lost t...
Tags: Fashion, Usa, England, Cheryl Strayed, America, Spain, Britain, Cotswolds, Bill Bryson, Cheryl, Laurie Lee, Rosie, Lee, Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, Rachel Joyce


A Trail that Connects the AT to the PCT & 6,000 Black Bears in TN

A trail that connects the AT to the PCT? Here’s what you need to know. Thinking of tackling the Appalachian Trail (AT) or the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)? What about hiking them both at once? The American Perimeter Trail, an idea cooked up by “devoted” hiker Rue McKenrick, will allow you to do just that. […] The post A Trail that Connects the AT to the PCT & 6,000 Black Bears in TN appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Hiking, Sport, Cycling, Pacific Crest Trail, Newswire, Rue McKenrick


El Dorado Fire in Yucaipa reaches 7,386 acres overnight

A wildfire started by a gender reveal party at El Dorado Ranch Park, above Yucaipa grew to 7,386 acres overnight. The fire had been at 7,050 acres as of Sunday night, Sept. 6. The fire calmed briefly overnight, but then picked up again around 3:30 a.m., according to the San Bernardino National Forest. The 619 firefighters working the blaze managed to reach 7% containment as of Monday morning, Sept. 7. Containment does not mean how much of a fire has been put out. Rather, it represents a border f...
Tags: News, California, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Red Cross, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Southern California, Bryant, Santa Ana, Azusa, San Bernardino County, Inland Empire, San Fernando Valley


Evacuations for El Dorado Fire, now at 8,600 acres, spreads into Riverside County

More than 20,000 people have evacuated due to the El Dorado fire, a 8,600-acre blaze ignited by a gender reveal stunt at El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The fire rapidly doubled in size to 7,050 acres Sunday, Sept. 6, then briefly slowed down overnight before picking up again about 3:30 a.m. It jumped from 7,386 acres to 8,600 acres between 8 a.m. and noon. The evacuation area spread into Riverside County by midday Monday. ...
Tags: News, California, Fire, Sport, West, Soccer, Wildfires, Red Cross, Cherry Valley, CAL FIRE, Riverside County, County, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Southern California, George


Firefighter & ER Nurse Raising Money For Burn Survivors By Hiking Part Of Pacific Crest Trail

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Tags: News, US, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, UC Davis, Fundraiser, Georgetown, Theresa, Pick, Pacific Crest Trail, Donner Pass, Anji, Marshall Hospital, Theresa Snoke, Anji Manning


Officials revise acres burned in Lake fire

LAKE HUGHES — Officials revised the number of acres burned in a fire near Lake Hughes today from 17,842 to 14,714 and attributed the change to better mapping. Nonetheless, the containment figure for the Lake fire remained at 12%, Cal Fire reported. “Improved infrared mapping of the fire perimeter revealed a decrease in acreage burned,” the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported. The blaze has destroyed six structures and damaged three others as firefighters prepared to battle flames in extr...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Red Cross, CAL FIRE, Lake, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, U S Forest Service, Lancaster, Azusa, American Red Cross, Pacific Crest Trail, Palmdale, Fairmont


Apple fire in Riverside, San Bernardino counties at 15,000 acres, 12% containment

The Apple fire that started in Riverside County’s Cherry Valley grew to 15,000 acres overnight, spreading its charred footprint by more than 13,000 acres in less than 24 hours with its smoke plume spreading to Arizona. It was at 12% containment Sunday morning, firefighters said. Despite the fire’s furious spread, which took it into San Bernardino County, one home and two outbuildings remain the only recorded structure damage, Cal Fire/Riverside County said. No injuries have been reported. The s...
Tags: Apple, News, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Arizona, San Diego, Breaking News, Cherry Valley, Shirley, Riverside County, Palm Springs, Onyx, South Coast Air Quality Management District, San Bernardino County, Coachella Valley


Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in Three Minutes

The Pacific Crest Trail runs 2650 miles from the border of Mexico to the border of Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. Hiking the whole thing usually takes months, but this video by Mac of Halfway Anywhere compresses the entire experience down to just three minutes presented in 1-second snippets. I was skeptical about this going in — I thought it was going to be like watching one of those impossible-to-follow “my life in one-second increments” videos — but the consistent pres...
Tags: Washington, Mexico, Canada, Continental, Jason Kottke, Pacific Crest Trail, California Oregon