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Video of the Week: Popup Life Episode 1

“The caravan of American Off-Road Vehicles, equipped with Four Wheel Campers’ lightweight, low-profile, durable pop-up campers, crossed through six western states and included a wide cast of characters including climber Jonathan Siegrest, climber/surfer Jessica O’Bryan, professional snowboarders Danny Kass, Chad Otterstrom, and Alex Andrews, snowboard mountaineer Laura Hadar, and many more.

The adventures begin at the Four Wheel Camper factory in Sacramento, CA., where climber Jonathan Siegrist picks up his new rig and then heads west, to climb at Donner Summit. A trip to visit snowboarder Danny Kass in Mono Lake takes an unexpected turn due to wildfires nearby.

About the trip, caravan producer and photographer Matt Alberts had this to say: “Traveling in these AEVs, kitted out by Four Wheel Campers, allowed us to get to places you could never get to in a van. We were mindful of the resources we used including water and solar power and took great efforts to leave each place better than we found it. New Belgium Brewery, America’s first carbon-neutral brewery, even paid to offset the carbon used on the trip. It truly blew my mind how simple this style of living can be.”



An additional four episodes of Popup Life will air on the Four Wheel Campers YouTube channel, one every Saturday for the remainder of November 2020.

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Matthew Swartz is originally from Connecticut and currently lives in Denver, Colorado where he passionately pursues rock climbing, trail running, and skiing. Matt’s love of travel has inspired him to through-hike the JMT and part of the PCT, bike across the United States, and explore the West coast of South America from Ecuador to Patagonia. Matt and his partner Amanda have also travelled across much of the Western US in their 1964 Clark Cortez RV, which they lived in, on the road for the better part of three years. Matt has worked for the USFS as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and Matt's photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.