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Visit one of Los Angeles treasured jewels. The Nethercutt Museum and Collection features rare collectibles ranging from mechanical musical instruments and antique furniture to the true heart of the collection: over 250 American and European automobiles dating from 1898 to 1997. The Nethercutt Collection is comprised of two buildings, which are located across the street from each other: The Nethercutt Museum Building and The Nethercutt Collection building (Tower)
Self-guided entrance to the Museum is free.
The Collection group tour Admission is $10 per person, to be paid upon entry.
Click here for additional and up-to-date information about the Collection and Museum.
Meeting place: Main Entrance from the Museum parking lot. Museum parking lot entrance is on Bradley St. just off of Bledsoe. Parking is free.
Meeting time: 11:00 AM
Train tours are at 12:30 PM and our private Collection group tour is at 1:30 and will take about 2 hours.
In Great Outdoors, we do our part to protect nature. Please consider carpooling.
Trip Leader: Michael Wickstrom
Health issues/allergies: It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency. Discuss any medical concerns with the tour leader if you wish.
April 5 - 10, 2023
Join us as we explore the beautiful Morro Bay area, perhaps California's most scenic coastline, on a 6-day/5-night camping getaway - with showers!
Our theme will be "Explore Nature's Beauty and Experience our Magnificent California Central Coast."
Walk along empty sea cliffs with waves crashing on the rocks. Observe elephant seals, sea lions, and sea otters up close, and maybe gray whales at a distance. See spring wildflowers bloom on the green landscape of San Luis Obispo County. Hike up to a waterfall and see redwood trees along the Big Sur Coast. Discover the unique biology and geology from our trip leaders, and enjoy cooking, socializing and camp camaraderie.
We have reserved Group Site Osos at Morro Bay State Park Campground, which is within walking distance of trails in the Morro Bay wetland, the Natural History Museum, and viewpoints overlooking Morro Bay. The group site allows tents only. (There may be RV spaces available through the Morro Bay State Park reservation system which can be booked entirely separate from this event registration.)
Campground amenities include flush toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, and potable water. Showers are located about 1000 feet away in the lower part of the campground. Morro Bay village is about two miles away, with grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, and other amenities.
Activities will be located north and south of Morro Bay. Some planned hikes and walks are:
Campground Evening Activities:
Wednesday: Check-in after 2:00 pm. 5:00 pm: Welcome and Meet-n-Greet. 6:00 pm dinner (bring your own). 7:30 - 10 pm First night campfire.
Thursday: 6:30 pm: Sunset Dinner. Bring-your-own-picnic to dine and watch the sunset over the bay, a short walk from our campsite to the bay. Sunset 7:29 pm.
Friday: "Weenie Roast" Dinner (with vegetarian option) will be provided by Great Outdoors LA.
Saturday: 6:00 pm: Traditional Great Outdoors Potluck. Hello Top Chefs and foodies! Everyone makes or brings a main or side dish to feed 5-6 people. Healthy, organic, plant-based dishes encouraged. Some desserts will be provided by Great Outdoors LA.
Sunday: 5:00 pm: Farewell Happy Hour. Bring an appetizer and optional beverage (alcohol/non-alcohol) to share.
6 PM Dinner at a local restaurant in town.
Monday: Check-out by 12 noon.
Every night: Campfire (Bring your camp chair, highlights of the day, jokes, games, camp songs, etc.)
Think eco-friendly. Everyone brings their own reusable plates, utensils, cups, napkins, etc. For the potluck, remember to bring your own serving dishes, bowls or platters with serving utensils. Be sure to pick up your dishes when you leave. Let's aim to minimize trash/ single-use disposables. Thank you for pitching in to keep our camp clean.
Alcohol is allowed, please enjoy responsibly!
Registration, parking limits, carpooling:
This campout is limited by the number of vehicles allowed at the group sites. Our group site (25 persons max) comes with only 10 parking spaces. After the 10 spaces are full, during the day parking is available on the street outside of the campground, and at night extra cars will have to park in the town of Morro Bay about 3/4 of a mile away. Therefore, we encourage carpooling. Besides, it also saves gas, reduces traffic congestion and pollution, and may earn you the respect and admiration of your peers.
During registration, please note if/who you will be carpooling with. We will assign the first 10 parking spots in the order people register. The remaining vehicles will need to park outside as noted. It may be helpful to ask each other to help shuttle folks back/forth.
If the trip is sold out, please add yourself to the wait list. Based on the number of vehicles from other registrants, you may still be added to the trip in the order added to the waitlist if we can fit you in.
Directions from Route 1: Exit at South Bay Rd (Baywood Park) off ramp, turn left, go about 1 mile, turn right into park, go about 1 mile (do not go up the uphill road on the right), turn right into campground, check in at entry booth.
Full refunds will be issued if cancelled by March 22. No refunds will be issued after this date. If you need to cancel, email both trip leaders directly, as soon as possible so we can notify the next person on the waitlist.
Health issues/allergies: It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency. Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader if you wish.
Pet Policy: No dogs allowed on the beach.
San Luis Obispo Tribune
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at:
John Blasco: firstname.lastname@example.org, 562-981-4133 or John Buckley: email@example.com, 818-613-7602
Additional information will be mailed to registrants with more details as the trip nears.
Hike Leader - Morning 4 hrs
Trip Leader - Afternoon 4 hrs
You may attend either one or both.
Full Weekend Schedule:
Friday June 2
2 pm Check in campground
4 pm - Fun hike nearby. We will adjust the time if needed to accommodate those arriving on Friday and camping for the training. This is a welcome hike for attendees at the hike/trip leader training this weekend. We will discuss and demonstrate the Ten Essentials and safety on the trail.
6 pm Meet and Greet and dinner on your own or group selects a restaurant.
Saturday June 3 Training class at the Administrative Building.
· 8 am - 12 pm Hike Leader Training
· 1 pm - 5 pm Trip Leader Training
Sunday June 4 8:30 am -10:30 - Training hike nearby where participants will be confronted with a variety of situations that one may encounter on the trail.
DAY HIKE LEADER - SECTION I
Be a Hike Leader! Not just someone who knows the way, but someone who applies safety, best practices, fun, and local knowledge to make a successful outing. In addition to the course outline we will discuss any issues with past hikes and plan for future hikes. We will review basic hike leader procedures and techniques and latest technology and information. Completing this course will provide participants with Day Hike Leader Certification. Also a good refresher for hike leaders.
Hike Leader Syllabus
Prerequisites: Great Outdoors member (click here to join). The course is for anyone interested in becoming a hiker leader, learning more about leading effective hikes, or becoming a more confident and capable hiker.
This Hike Leader Certification course is for hikers who are interested in learning new skills as well as experienced hike leaders who are looking to update or refresh their outdoor leadership skills. It is suitable for all ranges of hiker abilities, from novice up to very experienced hikers.
Objectives: Introduce participants to the skills, knowledge and attitudes of a trained hike leader, including appropriate risk management for day hikes. Present skills for leading a safe, environmentally responsible and enjoyable hike.
Content/Topics Covered: Hike planning, description, screening participants, trail group management, emergency management, medical issues on the trail, map reading and navigation, outdoor techniques, environmental protection, and problem solving techniques and scenarios.
Course Format: The training includes in-person instruction with group discussion and problem solving applications and trail-based scenarios.
Pre-Course Assignment: Review training manuals and video:
Link to Training Resources: Click Here
Printed manuals available at the training location at no cost to participants. Option to have manual(s) mailed to you upon registration.
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TRIP LEADERSHIP - OVERNIGHT EVENTS - SECTION II
One of the premier features of Great Outdoors is overnight trips. As a leader you will propose, research and design overnight trips. You will manage and administer the trip using leadership and group management skills. Completing this course will provide participants with Trip Leadership Certification.
Create a new trip or update a former trip.
Planning, scouting, securing reservations.
Finances and budget.
Create a trip description and promotion.
Secure all logistics including any permits, and support staff as necessary.
Communicate with participants to provide information and answer questions.
Conducting your trip, safety issues, group management issues - preventing and solving.
Course Length/Hours: 4 hours.
What to bring: Lunch, water bottle, mug for hot drinks. If you are taking the Hike Leader course bring a day pack with your ten essentials. If you are tent camping, bring food, camp gear, warm clothing.
Weather: O'Neill Regional Park click here
Facilities: We will be in the campground conference room with tables, chairs, projector, TV monitor and restrooms. Trailheads located onsite.
Camping at O'Neill Regional park Group Site Sycamore D.
Motels located nearby.
Scott Connelly, Chair Outdoor Experience: email click here
Lance Whitmier, OCLB President: email click here
Course Preparation: You are encouraged to review the Outdoor Experience Training Manuals ahead of time.
Link to Training Resources: Click Here
Above is a just a partial list of past Great Outdoors LA events. We've had many events each year going way back to 1978!
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