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    • Wed, March 10, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (PST)
    • Fri, December 31, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
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                   OUTDOORS EXPERIENCE 

     Covid Protocols - Event Leaders    

    Beginning April 15, 2021 all chapters are authorized to conduct outdoor gatherings with limits and conditions in compliance with Federal, State and local guidelines.

    All Event Leaders need to complete this training prior to leading and event.

    Register here to acknowledge you are working on it and to receive updates.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the challenges of running a trip during COVID restrictions

    • Identify important considerations and limitations

    • Prepare for variable conditions on the day of the event 

    Review the following prior to leading an event: 

    If you have additional questions after reviewing all the resources required above, please send your questions or inquires to OE@greatoutdoors.org












    • Sat, May 08, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119
    • 0
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    Mission Trails-Kwaay Paay Peak Hike


    Kwaay Paay Peak Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Santee, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

    Length: 2.3 miles

    Elevation Gain:  875 ft. 

    Route Type:  Out & Back

    Meeting Time: 10 AM


    NOTE:  Due to COVID restrictions, please DO NOT show up for this hike unless you have completed a registration process here and have answered the required COVID questions. Also, do not bring any unregistered guests on this hike.

      Bring: Face mask, Ten Essentials, water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch/ snacks, sun protection, layered clothing, hiking poles may be helpful. Carry Emergency Contact Information. Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

      Contact hike leader: Tyler Redden, Redde022@umn.edu 

      Cancel: If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

      Health Problems/Allergies:  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike.

      Special COVID Related Requirements:

      Participants must comply with the following requirements as a condition of registering for this event:

      1. I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the leader.
      2. I will maintain social distance (min. 6') and wear a face mask if social distancing is not possible
      3. I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
      4. I will contact trip leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event 

       ‘I Accept’ and will comply with these requirements as a condition of participating in this event.


       




      • Fri, June 11, 2021
      • 2:00 PM (PDT)
      • Sun, June 13, 2021
      • 12:00 PM (PDT)
      • 10678 Sunrise Hwy, Descanso, CA 91948
      • 0
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      Mount Laguna Campout


      Description

      Laguna Campground is a great mountain getaway just one hour east of San Diego, California in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area. Campers can enjoy cooler temperatures, unique natural areas and an extensive trail system at this mountain facility from summer through early fall.Carpooling is not recommended except for members of same household. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation. 

      Facilities

      This large facility has five loops of campsites, with sites fairly close to one another. One campsite meets accessibility standards. The facility is equipped with campfire rings, flush toilet restrooms and coin-operated showers. Part of the campground is fenced off to protect the habitat of the endangered Laguna Skipper butterfly. Visitors are asked to respect the fence boundary and comply with the maximum site occupancy.

      Natural Features

      The campground sits at an elevation of 6,000 ft. in the Laguna Mountains. It is forested with pines and oaks that provide plenty of shade, in addition to a meadow. The area is home to many species of birds, as well as the endangered Laguna Skipper butterfly. Little Laguna lake is located just a short distance from the campground and is an excellent hiking destination for photographers and visitors looking to explore the area. 

      Recreation

      The Laguna Mountain Recreation Area is known for great horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking trails. Visitors can get their boots dusty on the Laguna Meadow Trail system or access a segment of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from California to the State of Washington. Wildflowers are usually abundant in April and May on the Big Laguna Trail, which takes visitors past Big Laguna Lake. In wet years there is water in Big Laguna Lake by December or January and ducks and other birds can be found. The trail presents a number of options to the user. A return to the trailhead parking can be made by cutting through the Laguna Campground or by taking the Pacific Crest Trail north. Families can learn about the area's flora and fauna by attending educational programs at the facility's amphitheater. Or for history buffs, the El Prado Cabin located at nearby El Prado Campground, is the first ranger cabin built in the Cleveland National Forest in 1911. The San Diego State University Observatory also sponsors "Star Parties" for campers most Saturday evenings during the summer (schedule can be obtained at the nearby visitor center or by calling 619-473-8547).

      Contact Leader:  Matthew Schreiner, matthew.schreiner@mac.com, 949.394.9607            

      Weekend Schedule

      Friday, June 11, 2021

      2:00 PM Arrival

      5:00 PM Meet & Greet

      Saturday, June 12, 2021

      9:00 AM Hike

      8:00 PM Bonfire

      Sunday, June 13, 2021

      12:00 PM Leave camp 


      Health Problems/Allergies:  Discuss any medical concerns with the trip leader that may affect your ability to complete the event.

      Special Covid Related Requirements:

      Participants will meet the following expectations as a condition of registering for this event:

      1. I will follow state and local Covid advisories and cancel my participation if such guidance changes before the date of the event.
      2. I will bring and wear face coverings and agree to follow the state guidance in place as well as follow the directions of the Leader.
      3. I will maintain appropriate social distancing as recommended and follow the guidance of the Activity Leader.
      4. I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
      5. I will contact Trip Leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event to support contact tracing

       ‘I Accept’ and will comply with these expectations as a condition of participating in this event”


       




      • Thu, November 25, 2021
      • 2:00 PM (PST)
      • Sun, November 28, 2021
      • 12:00 PM (PST)
      • Death Valley National Park, Furnace Creek Campground
      • 12

      Save The Date - Death Valley National Park Campout

      Description: 

      Looking for some alternative Thanksgiving plans, join us as we explore the National Park.  More information to come...

      Carpooling is not recommended except for members of same household. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation. 

      Unless otherwise noted, registration for this event is limited to Great Outdoors members. To sign up as a memberclick here 

      Contact Leader: Matthew Schreiner, matthew.schreiner@mac.com, 949.394.9607                   


      Health Problems/Allergies:  Discuss any medical concerns with the trip leader that may affect your ability to complete the event.

      Special Covid Related Requirements:

      Participants will meet the following expectations as a condition of registering for this event:

      1. I will follow state and local Covid advisories and cancel my participation if such guidance changes before the date of the event.
      2. I will bring and wear face coverings and agree to follow the state guidance in place as well as follow the directions of the Leader.
      3. I will maintain appropriate social distancing as recommended and follow the guidance of the Activity Leader.
      4. I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
      5. I will contact Trip Leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event to support contact tracing

       ‘I Accept’ and will comply with these expectations as a condition of participating in this event”


       




    Past events

    Thu, April 15, 2021 OCLB - Caspers Wilderness Car Camp
    Wed, April 07, 2021 CORP - Reopening Plan Review
    Sat, March 27, 2021 CORP - Training - Trip Leader - Outdoors Experience
    Tue, March 09, 2021 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
    Sat, January 30, 2021 CORP - Online Training - Outdoor Experiences
    Tue, January 19, 2021 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
    Thu, November 19, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
    Wed, September 16, 2020 SD - GOSD General Membership Meeting/Election 2020-2021
    Fri, August 21, 2020 CORP - Online Training - Outdoors Experience - Interest Survey
    Fri, August 14, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
    Fri, July 10, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
    Fri, May 22, 2020 Cancelled - SD - Campout - Lake Edison
    Fri, May 15, 2020 CANCELLED - CORP - Lake Perris Jamboree
    Sat, May 09, 2020 CANCELLED - SD - Day Hike - Cedar Creek Falls: West Approach
    Sun, April 26, 2020 CANCELLED - SD - Day Hike - Three Sisters Waterfalls
    Fri, March 27, 2020 SD - Campout - Agua Caliente Regional Park
    Wed, March 11, 2020 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Sat, March 07, 2020 SD - Whale Watching
    Sat, February 22, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Hike And Trip Leader Training
    Wed, February 12, 2020 SD - Core Group Meeting***Canceled***
    Sun, February 09, 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!!! SD - Day Hike - Woodson Mountain: West Approach (Potato Chip Rock)
    Fri, January 17, 2020 SD - Mojave National Preserve & Mitchell Caverns Campout
    Wed, January 15, 2020 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Sat, December 14, 2019 SD - Holiday Party/Sleepover/Hike
    Wed, December 11, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Sun, November 17, 2019 SD - Day Hike Santa Ysabel Preserve West
    Wed, November 13, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Sun, October 20, 2019 SD - Palomar Mountain Day Hike
    Fri, October 11, 2019 SBVC/CORP - 41st Annual GO Conference, Jamboree & Campout
    Wed, October 09, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Sat, September 21, 2019 SD - Coastal Cleanup Day
    Wed, September 11, 2019 SD - Core Group Elections
    Sun, August 25, 2019 SD - End of Summer BBQ, Hike and Pool Party
    Tue, August 20, 2019 SD - 2020 Event Planning Meeting and Member Appreciation Pizza Party
    Sun, August 11, 2019 GOSD - La Jolla Shores Snorkeling
    Wed, July 10, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Thu, July 04, 2019 SD - Kings Canyon National Park
    Sat, June 29, 2019 GO - Hike Leader Training - Outdoor Experience
    Sun, June 23, 2019 SD - Day Event - Mission Bay Kayaking/SUP Boarding
    Wed, June 12, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Sun, May 19, 2019 SD - Dripping Springs Hike (Cancelled due to Weather!)
    Fri, April 26, 2019 SD - Santa Cruz Island Camp Out
    Wed, April 10, 2019 SD - Monthly Core Group Meeting & Dinner

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