People have been sharing stories and beta around the campfire since we figured out how to build a campfire. Think of Outdoor SoCal as your digital campfire.

Got something to share? Drop us a line through our contact form or at editor at outdoorsocal dot com.

Photos and videos

Maybe you just want to contribute some photos from your recent adventure. That’s fine: we can publish a single stunning photo or a gallery of photos. For a single photo, we’ll need a caption. For a gallery, you’ll need to provide captions and a short intro about the photos.

Submit Photo

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Adventure Stories

Tell it! We love a good outdoors adventure narrative. Even more if its a great story – You got kidnapped in TJ? The bear ate what? How did you end up naked?

Remember, Outdoors SoCal is all about human-powered outdoor adventure – hiking, climbing, paddling, biking, surfing and such. Trip reports can be any combination of text, photographs or video. We’re looking for a good, well-written story or good beta on the place you visited. Ideally, your report should include both.

Adventure Guides

Some places draw outdoors enthusiasts like a black holes devour light. Outdoor So Cal Adventure Guides help people enjoy these places that are exceptional for outdoors adventure.

We’re talking climbing areas, mountain biking spots or maybe a state park that offers opportunities for a range of different activities. While Trip Reports focus on a specific outing to an area, Adventure Guides are all about providing beta for other people who might visit the place.

Now, send us your idea!

Please note that Outdoor SoCal is a journalistic and community enterprise, and our editorial content reflects the ethics of journalism. As such, submissions should avoid commercial financial conflict of interest and promotional messages. We do, however, invite commercial entities to become Outdoor SoCal sponsors and to advertise through our online platform.