Since sharing the news of Adventure 16's closing, SNEWS has received dozens of messages from former employees, longtime customers, and admirers in the outdoor industry. It's clear that A16 had a wide reach and touched so many lives during its nearly six decades in business. It's truly the end of an era and one of the greatest outdoor shops to exist. Here are just a few of the memories.

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