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Our Monthly Social Meeting is at:

Marie Callender's

16390 Beach Blvd.

Westminster, CA 92683

Phone: 714-847-6600

Come and Join Us

Our next Gathering will be on 

January 8, 2019


OC / LB Chapter Monthly Social Meeting is on the (second Tuesday in January, 2019) first Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

 We have a social hour at 7 PM, and dinner service will begin at about 7:30 PM.  Each person is responsible for their own food and beverage bill.  

During the Social Hour, the Core Group will be meeting briefly. You are welcome to participate in  the Core Group Meeting and give input. Only Core Group Members can vote.

San Gabriel River Trail Bicycle Tour 

Sunday, 16th December 2018

Please advise the trip leader if you plan to attend.

Join us for a leisurely bicycle tour along the San Gabriel River Trail

We will meet up in Seal Beach, CA at the corner of Main Street and Ocean Ave. adjacent to Eisenhower Park. The bicycle tour will begin at 9:00 AM, sharp.

The route will take us briefly along side streets in Seal Beach until we connect with the

SGRT on Marina Dr. We will follow along the Alamitos Bay Marina and then El Dorado Park. Once we have comfortably reached the ten-mile marker, we will return along the same path back to Seal Beach.

Afterward we can enjoy breakfast/lunch at a restaurant of our choice near that area.

Please bring your well-maintained bicycle with properly inflated tires, bicycle helmet, riding attire (shirt/ shoes / pants / gloves / jacket), and any repair equipment that may be needed along the route (small pump, spare inner tube, repair kits, tools,... ). Trip leader will not furnish any repair and maintenance equipment for this event. Bring a liter of water and snacks for our rest breaks.

Total round trip distance will be 20 - 25 miles and will take approximately 2.0 hours to complete. Please notify the trip leader in advance if you are interested and plan to attend

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Dawn Mine Day Hike

January 6, 2019 Starting at 7 AM

Please advise the trip leader if you plan to attend.

This is a moderately difficult day hike. From the trailhead, we hike up along the south wall of Millard Canyon. After a junction at about 1 mile, we continue up the canyon where the trail becomes indistinct. In some places, we will need to climb up some rocks. As we approach the mine, we will see pieces of machinery and debris from the mining days. The mine was active until the 1950s.

Leaving the mine, we will follow a trail which climbs out of the cabin. This trail was used by the mules who hauled the ore from the mine up to the Mount Lowe Railway. The trail joins the old railway where there was a small depot until it was destroyed by the Station Fire.

We follow the old rail line down to the Cape of Good Hope, where we turn onto the Sunset Ridge Trail. That trail will take us back down to our parking area.

The total distance is about six miles with approximately 1,600 foot gain/loss. Wear sturdy hiking boots, and clothing to adequately protect you from Poison Oak. Also, bring your ten essentials (listed on GO website at www.greatoutdoorsla.org/essen.html), food, warm/cool weather clothing and at least two liters of water.

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Aquarium of the Pacific

January 12, 2019 

Please advise the trip leader if you plan to attend.

Join Great Outdoors for a 9am Saturday morning visit to the amazing Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. The Aquarium is located just across the street from the Long Beach Convention Center, off of Shoreline Drive at 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802. This is just a show-up event.

Parking: When the Aquarium lot is full, you will be directed to ‘The Pike’ parking structure (which is about two blocks away). The Pike Parking entrance is on Chestnut and Shoreline, just across the street from the Aquarium’s main lot.

Lunch Afterwards: We will decide collectively on a nice place for lunch for those interested! 

See the Trip Note for details and cost of this event!

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Los Angeles Chapter

Palm Springs Chapter

San Diego Chapter

Santa Barbara/Ventura County Chapter

Upcoming Events for 2018

Great Outdoors Annual Conference 10/12/2018 to
San Diego Chapter
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Santa Ana Zoo
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Gary Spake

Crystal Cove Day Hike November 3, 2018
Frederick Brown
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California Science Museum
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Gary SpakeTrip TripNotes not yet available
Holiday Party December 2, 2018
Doug Cable
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Bike Ride
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Lance Whitmier

Dawn Mine Day Hike January 6, 2019
Frederick Brown
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Aquarium of the Pacific Day Trip
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January 12, 2019
Gary Spake

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