El Camino Sierra Part 1
Our latest trip edit featuring Jordan Maxham, Danny Hamaguchi, Brett Sube and special guest Chris Colbourn. The first recorded journey along El Camino Sierra was by Jedediah Smith in 1826. The trail was in common use by prospectors passing through the area because of the California Gold Rush. It connects Los Angeles to Lake Tahoe & Reno. Today it is better known as the Sierra Highway or Route 395. We thought it would make for a great trip so we set out with the Quintin Co skate team to check it out. From Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes, Lake Tahoe, Reno & Sacramento follow along on our journey in this 3 part series.
The Quintin Skate crew met at Quintin Co headquarters downtown LA and packed the van and headed out for a 5 hour drive up the 395 to Mammoth Lakes. Arriving in Mammoth just before sunset with enough time to skate the Mammoth Volcom Brothers skatepark. The park was HUGE and they filmed what they could with light fading fast, checked into the hotel and were reminded not to leave any sweets/food in the van as they hotel staff assured them local bears would smell it and enter the garage to rip the van open in 2 minutes for it. They luckily double checked the van only to find a juicy Pineapple in a bag on the ground! Close one. The next day they explored the area and rented a boat at Convict Lake. After almost tipping the boat over from having too much fun they decided it was best to move on towards south Lake Tahoe. Next stop was Gardnerville, NV to check out the awesome local skatepark and ended the night in South Lake Tahoe.
Stay tuned to quintinco.com for South Lake Tahoe and more in Part 2 as we continue up El Camino Sierra!