About Outdoor Socal

Outdoor SoCal is the guide to outdoor adventure is Southern California, a region that offers a remarkable range of landscapes and adventures.

My name is Chris Emery, and on my back in the photo below is my son Kai.

I and my wife Monica and many of our friends have been outdoors enthusiasts for a long time, and have spent countless hours and days camping, kayaking, snowboarding, rockclimbing, surfing, hiking and mountain biking. Now we get to share these adventures with our son.

I started Outdoor Socal in 2011, when we first moved to San Diego, as a way to document our adventures and help other people get outside and have fun.

Please enjoy the articles, reviews, guides and event calendars on the site. I really hope you find them helpful and informative.

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