In Episode 80 of Grand Adventure we head west to southern California to Joshua Tree National Park. We get lucky and score a secluded spot in the park’s famed Jumbo Rocks Campground as we explore Joshua Tree, then move on to Catalina Spa RV Resort in Desert Hot Springs to take a ride on the engineering marvel that is the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, see the Salton Sea, and hit up an all-you-can-eat lobster and seafood buffet at an area casino.

Filmed: November 6-10, 2018


* Jumbo Rocks Campground, Joshua Tree National Park
* Catalina Spa RV Resort


Gear used in the filming of this episode includes:

* Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera
* Sony SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS lens
* DJI Mavic Pro drone for 4K aerial videography 
* DJI Osmo+ 4K video stabilized heldheld gimbal camera
* Samsung Galaxy S8+  
* Rode VideoMicro microphone
* Sunpak TravelLite Pro tripod 
* Neweer Video Tripod Fluid Drag Pan Head
* Peak Design Capture Camera Clip V3
* PolarPro DroneTrekker backpack
* MindShift Ultralight Dual 36L hybrid camera backpack

Video editing software:

* Cyberlink PowerDirector

We also use:

* Sony SEL35F18 E 35mm F1.8 OSS Prime Lens
* GoPro Hero 5 Black
* Insignia omnidirectional lapel microphone
* Movo Photo MB700 camera chest holster
* Vivitar DVR917HD 4K action camera 
* Monoprice MHD Sport 2.0 Wi-Fi Action Camera 
* various other tripods and mounts


* 2016 Evo by Forest River T2050 (23′)
* 2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7L V8
* Renogy 200W Eclipse folding monocrystalline solar suitcase with PWM solar controller:
* Renogy MC-4 to SAE adapter:
* Halo 1500W power inverter:
* Champion 3100-Watt RV Ready Portable Inverter Generator with Wireless Remote Start
* KING VQ4550 Tailgater portable automatic satellite TV antenna and DISH Wally HD receiver:
* weBoost 4G-X RV cell phone signal booster
* HooToo TripMate portable 12V Internet router
* Mopeka LP Tank Check
* Mr. Heater F232000 MH9BX Buddy 4,000-9,000-BTU Indoor-Safe Portable Radiant Heater:
* Oxygenics Body Spa RV
* Large folding moon camp chairs:
* Magma stainless steel Marine Kettle gas grill
* Magma round rail grill mount
* Magma low pressure control valve
* Magma Marine Kettle grill cover
* DOZYANT 12 Feet RV Connection Hose, 3/8 inch Female Flare x 1/4 inch Full Flow Quick-Connect Male Plug
* 3M Command products:
* CleverMade CleverCrates 46 Liter collapsible storage totes:
* 45-gallon fresh water folding storage tank
* 12-volt water transfer pump
* Orbit water flow meter
* Teknor Apex Zero-G 4001-50 Lightweight, Ultra Flexible, Durable, Kink-Free Garden Hose, 5/8-Inch by 50-Feet


* All music in this episode is open source and obtained from the YouTube Audio Library, or licensed from Soundstripe


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