The Deer Camp | Backyard Session in Aptos

Just another afternoon with local riders in Aptos, California. Tacos, beer and a bonfire round out the sick backyard action from riders Gregg Watts, Ray George, R-Dog (Ryan Howard), Paul Basagoitia, Tyler McCaul, Jackson Goldstone, Christian Wright and Alex Reveles.

Video by Rupert Walker
Photos by Anthony Smith

After only a few months of building The Deer Camp, one of the most progressive jump spots in Aptos, California, the locals came together for a routine backyard session.
After only a few months of building, The Deer Camp has become one of the most progressive jump spots in Aptos, California.

Gregg Watts keeping his bike tuned up in his bike shed, before getting steezy.
Gregg Watts keeping his bike tuned, before the evening session.
Jumps of this size don't just come from shovels and sweat, but many hours in the seat of a Bobcat.
Jumps of this size don’t just come from shovels and sweat, but many hours in the seat of a Bobcat.
... But the final touch does require shovels and sweat.
… But the final touch does require shovels and sweat.
All hands on deck, it's not all dirt-to-dirt.
All hands on deck. It’s not just dirt-to-dirt.
Ryan Howard gets right at home with his signature "flow."
Ryan Howard gets right at home with his signature “flow.”
You need the right equipment for the job.
You need the right equipment for the job.
Paul Bas securing the goods.
Paul Bas securing the goods.
Whipping up the goods.
Whipping up something nasty.
Alex Reveles attacks the nack.
Alex Reveles attacks the nack.
Even though The Deer Camp is a local's spot, Reno native Paul Bas was right at home.
Even though The Deer Camp is a local’s spot, Reno native Paul Bas was right at home.
Tyler McCaul pays rent.
Tyler McCaul pays rent.
It's not a barbecue without a bonfire.
It’s not a barbecue without a bonfire.

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