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    • Tue, August 03, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • Mt. San Jacinto State Park
    • 2
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    Experience Shangra-La in the cool mountain air on a summer evening and enjoy the sunset from top of the tram.  From the Mountain Station, we will hike through pine forest in Long Valley to a secluded scenic overlook that is located where few people visit. We will return to the Mountain Station at about 6 PM for dinner at the Pines Cafe.  Prepackaged sandwiches, salads, and beverages are available for purchase or bring your own. We will get a table out on the patio. Download Grab & Go Menu

    Meet at Valley Tram Station at 3:30 PM to take the  4:00 PM Tram  We will board the  tram  departing at 4:00 PM. To purchase a ticket, arrive at least15 minutes earlier.

    • Length: 2.0 miles 
    • Type: Loop Hiking Time: 1.5 hours
    • Elev. Gain/(Loss): +350 feet
    • Difficulty: Moderate-, some off trail hiking with uneven rough surfaces and vegetation in granite boulder area.

    You are welcome to join us for dinner if you can’t make the hike. 

    Adult Tram ticket $28.95 Senior $26.95. $10 parking fee waived for pass holders and local residents. There are no advance online tram tickets being offered. All walk up purchase. 

    What to Bring

    • Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters )
    • Sun Protection and layered clothing 
    • Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE).
    • Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 
    • Payment for your dinner if applicable.

    Hike Leader Scott Connelly contact click here 

    Registration required to acknowledge waiver electronically

    Covid guidelines:   Masks required onboard the tramway car.

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

     


    • Tue, August 03, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (PDT)
    • Moonlight Rollerway, Glendale

    UPDATE 8/2/21: --- We are postponing this indoor event out of an abundance of caution, due to changing conditions with the Covid-19 Delta variant and increasing cases. If you are NOT vaccinated yet and CAN be, don't wait any longer - lives are depending on you.

    Note: The Moonlight Rollerway is still open with its regular schedule if you wish to attend on your own! Also, If you pre-bought an online ticket and need a refund, please follow the Eventbrite refund steps.

    We will keep doing outdoor events! We still will be attending August 8th's DISCOASIS Bloom Ball! That skate night will be *outdoors* in a spacious botanic garden. We ask participants to be vaccinated. Hope to see you there!

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    SKATING 101: Let's get rollin'!  The famous Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale has a great LGBTQ+ Rainbow Skate every Wednesday which we will be joining soon... but FIRST, can we get some LESSONS? Because FALLING F*CKING HURTS!   

    TUESDAY Adult Classes include a 1-hour group lesson (7-8 pm, beginners & intermediates) PLUS staying for the open skate night (8-11 pm).* It's fun!

    You need to pre-buy your $20 event ticket on Eventbrite. They are not selling tix at the door. Bring your own skates, or pay $6 at the door for skate rental.

    Please register here on the Great Outdoors LA website (free) so we have a headcount, but buy your ticket through the link. We are not collecting any registration fees for this event, just organizing a group to go. Invite a friend, all are welcome!

    * MASKS ARE REQUIRED, and we ask all our participants to be VACCINATED. If you are NOT vaccinated, please stay home.  (Please go get vaccinated ASAP if eligible). We have no control over others who attend the rink, but masks ARE required indoors at all times, unless eating/drinking.  6:30 pm recommended to form line. Park on surrounding streets. Bring Eventbrite tix on phone, water. Snack bar, restrooms and coin lockers available!  See event details in link above.
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    How will you know who's there from Great Outdoors? Outside in line, look for Bryan Matsumoto with the rainbow headband. Inside, we'll meet by the bleacher seats (with the view below) at 6:55 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm, and 9:00 pm to meet each other and take group selfies!

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    We've scheduled this night to GET YOU READY for our very special BIGGER skating event on Sunday, August 8: DISCOASIS! Black Charmed's Bloom Ball. An outdoor immersive queer skate DJ event in a botanical garden! Don't miss.


    Trip Organizer: Bryan Matsumoto  E-mail: Outreach-LA@GreatOutdoors.org

    • Tue, August 03, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Fountain Valley Marie Callender's 18889 Brookhurst St. Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    • 10
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    Monthly Chapter Meeting

    Register on or after July 27, 2021

    August 3,2021, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    We meet at

    Fountain Valley Marie Callender's

    18889 Brookhurst St.

    Fountain ValleyCA 92708

    Phone714-963-6791

    Ask the receptionist where GreatOutdoors is sitting.

    At this meeting we will be discussing recent past events and planned activities for the next two months. We will also continue planning for our hosting of the all chapter conference in October. 

    The August meeting is also where nominations for the core group of the chapter are accepted. At the September meeting, nominations will be closed, and the core group for the next twelve months will be elected. The new core group takes over at the meeting in November, after the annual conference. The core group consists of Chapter President, Vice President of Outings, Chapter Treasurer and Board Representative. Additional officer positions may be created by the chapter.

    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. We have a $50 minimum for our group. The Core Group will be meeting briefly at 7 PM during the social hour and all are welcome to participate and give input. However, only Core Group Members can vote during this part of the meeting. The general meeting will start at 8 PM so that the various trip leaders will have a chance to highlight their recent and upcoming trips, and answer questions from the participants.  

    Where: 

    Fountain Valley Marie Callender's

    18889 Brookhurst St.

    Fountain ValleyCA 92708

    Phone: 714-963-6791

    Click here for map.

    We will let the receptionist know where we are sitting.

    SPECIAL COVID RELATED REQUIREMENTS:

    Participants agree to abide by the following as a condition of registering for this event:

    1 - Follow Federal, State, and Local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the event leader.
    2 - Maintain social distancing (min. 6') and wear a face mask if social distancing is not possible.
    3 - Do not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
    4 - Contact the event leader if you test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event.


    • Fri, August 06, 2021
    • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Mt. San Jacinto State Park
    • 0
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    • Distance: 9 miles
    • Total Elevation: 2560'
    • Duration: 7 hours
    • Difficulty: Strenuous
    • Maximum Elevation: 10,804’
    • Minimum Elevation 8400’
    • Type: Out and back loop
    • Terrain: Trail, rocky, and some non-maintained off trail route and bouldering
    Advisement: This is a high elevation hike with a lot of uphill hiking and some bouldering near the top. Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.
    • Meeting location: Tram valley station loading area 7:30 AM
    • Departure time: 8 AM Tram 

    Tickets for the Tram:  $28.95 Adult $26.95 Senior. Tickets are  available for first come walk up. Arrive early to purchase ticket beginning at 7:30 am. $10 parking fee waived for pass holders and local residents.  Our tram departure is 8 AM.

    What to bring: 

    Ten Essentials (click here), water (minimum 3 liters recommended), lunch/snacks, sun protection, layered clothing (bring light weight windbreaker jacket), hiking poles may be helpful. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required.

    Face mask required while onboard the tram car.  

    Hike Leader: Scott Connelly email click here

    DESCRIPTION

    This hike is as good as it gets. Our adventure starts out by taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway almost a mile straight up into the San Jacinto wilderness. The first 2 miles of trail traverses a pine forest through the Round Valley trail. The trail then begins a 1 mile accent to Wellman’s Divide which is a great spot for snacks/water break with breathtaking views. At this point the trail heads north towards the peak. The forest is somewhat open with the ground covered in lush vegetation, and ever more stunning views of the meadows and desert/valley below. Near the summit you will encounter a small stone cabin, and after a rock scramble up 100 yards or so, you will be at the peak. 

    Hike Leader: Scott Connelly email click here

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


    • Sun, August 08, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Abalone Cove Park, 5970 Palos Verde Drive South, Rancho Palos Verde, CA 90275
    • 5
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    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.

    Great Outdoors OC/LB Chapter presents

    Abalone and Sacred Coves Day Hike

    Sunday, August 8 2021 starting at 8 AM

     

    Contact: Frederick Brown. E-mail: fredincal346@gmail.com. Phone: 562-754-1838

    Abalone Cove Shoreline Park features 2 beaches (Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove), tidepools, bluff top viewing areas and trails crisscrossing the area. The park contains a State Ecological Preserve and taking of protected animals and marine life is prohibited. There is direct access to a parking lot off Palos Verdes Drive South. Access to Abalone Cove Beach is by a long trail from the parking lot. To access Sacred Cove, users must walk along Palos Verdes Drive South to 1 of 2 trails between Portuguese and Inspiration Points. Lifeguards are on duty at Abalone Cove Beach during summer hours and weekends only. The views of the ocean and Catalina Island are spectacular. Barbeques and fires are prohibited at this site. Dogs are prohibited on the beach; however, on-leash dogs are permitted in the upper picnic area and on designated trails.

    This can be a short easy hike, or a longer moderate hike, depending on participants ability and interest. The easy version includes Abalone Cove, and is just over  a mile. The moderate version is about 7-8 miles and includes Sacred Cove and Del Cerro Park via Palos Verdes North Drive and the Burma Road with a 1,200 foot gain/loss. 

    Park Hours

    Park grounds open everyday from 9 a.m.- Dusk

    Parking Lot Entry Way opened 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. ONLY Abalone Cove Beach

    There are an abundant amount of trails covering Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, whether you want to hike down to the beach below, or enjoy the views from high above on the bluffs. Please refer to the trail map below for more information.

     

    The parking lot is located at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 9027. Parking Rates and Admission Fees are as follows: First 30 Minutes FREE; 30 Minutes to 2 hours $6; Over 2 Hours $12; Buses $55; Seniors 62+ and and handicapped are FREE year-round.

    Features are: Beach, Drinking Fountain, Hiking Trails, Lifeguards (summer hours &weekends only), Paid Parking. Picnic Areas. Restrooms and Tidepools.

    For this trip, hiking boots are recommended. You will also need to carry two ro three liters of water. Click here to get your ten essentials you will need for the hike.There is no fee for this hike.

    Bring: Face mask lunch/snacks, sun protection, layered clothing, hiking poles may be helpful. Carry Emergency Contact Information. 

    Hiking Requirements - You will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.

    Carpooling is not recommended except for members of same household. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation. Arrive a few minutes early for briefing.

    Contact hike leader: fredincal346@gmail.com. 562-754-1838.

    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.

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

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

    Clear 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.

    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.

    • Sun, August 08, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • La Jolla Shores, Kellogg Park
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    GOSD Day Event - Snorkeling at La Jolla Shores

    Event Coordinator: Matthew Schreiner

    Come join us for some snorkeling, sharks, and socializing at La Jolla Shores! We've chosen August since that's when the Leopard Sharks typically come close to shore.

    We'll meet at Kellogg Park at 10:00 and be in the water by about 10:30. After snorkeling amongst the wildlife, those of us who are interested will grab lunch nearby afterwards.

    Please bring your snorkel gear (mask, snorkel, fins and a light wet suit if you tend to feel cold quickly), sunblock, some water, any snacks you may need for the morning, a towel, and a dry change of clothes. (Leave your valuables in your car, as any gear left at the park will likely be unattended while we’re in the water.)

    Parking can be a challenge. So please plan to allow yourself plenty of time for that – and carpool if possible.

    Fun facts about Leopard Sharks:

    La Jolla’s leopard sharks are almost all female, most of which are pregnant. Their gestation period is 10-11 months. They bear live young, and a litter will typically consist of 15-20 babies.

    They congregate at La Jolla Shores because of its calm, warm, shallow waters—an ideal natural incubator—and abundant food in the sand, rocky reefs and kelp forest of the protected preserve, including clams, crabs, shrimp, squid, fish and fish eggs. The sharks’ distinctive color pattern, resembling leopard spots, is so varied that they can be used to identify individuals, akin to fingerprints. Leopard sharks live along the Pacific coast of North America from Washington to Mazatlán, Mexico, including the Gulf of California.

    They arrive at La Jolla’s shores as early as June and as late as December, peaking in August and September.

    Leopard sharks have small mouths and teeth, perfect for feedings on crustaceans and bony fish. Adults can grow up to six feet in length, but the average size is four to five feet.


    VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org
    • Sun, August 08, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (PDT)
    • South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes
    Register


    Get your lewks ready - It's gon' get gay at the DISCOASIS! -- a summer-only outdoor roller disco light, music & skating immersive experience installed in the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes.

    For one night, special guests Black Charmed (queer club producers, Ostbahnhof) bring you the BLOOM BALL - Featuring DJ sets from @mezmonty and DJ Victor Rodriguez (Akbar/Bears in Space, Eagle LA/Cub Scout), and a "very special surprise performance" (?) ✨

    An outdoor immersive queer skate DJ event in a botanical garden?!? How can you miss this?

    We're excited to bring a Great Outdoors LA group and get our skate on... tell your friends! We ask all our participants to be VACCINATED.


    Stylin DiscoOasis attendees so far this Summer 2021

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    Highlights:

    • Dance (and skate) in the radiant, custom-designed Roller Disco area
    • Enter a disco-themed paradise in a botanic garden filled with dancing flowers
    • Be surrounded by groovy roller skaters and performers in dazzling costumes & on stage
    • Funk & soul music curated by the legendary Nile Rodgers
    • Food trucks available
    • The rink and dance/food/drink areas are outdoors, so *If You Are Vaccinated*, masks are optional. Masks are required for indoor restrooms.
    • Carpool! Parking is an additional $10.
    • ⏳: Tonight, no time limit - open skate from 6:30-10 pm. 
    • P.S. DiscOasis is only around til Labor Day!

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    We have a group discount with a $5 off code! ($54) Use this link to buy your ticket online:

    http://tickets.thediscoasis.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1&coupon=DISCOGRP5

    • Select BLACK CHARMED’S BLOOM BALL > Sunday, earliest time available > "Group Discount $5 off Adult" $54.00 tickets > Purchase!
    • Please register here on the Great Outdoors LA website (free) so we have a headcount, but buy your ticket through the link. We are not collecting any registration fees for this event, just organizing a group to go. Invite a friend, all are welcome!
    • Ticket *includes* skate rental, or bring your own.

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    READ full event details and FAQ at http://www.thediscoasis.com

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    SKATING 101: A little rusty? Join us also on Tuesday, August 3 for Roller Skate Lesson & Skate Night at Moonlight Rollerway!  We've scheduled this night to GET YOU LUBED & READY for the Discoasis Bloom Ball. See you there.


    Trip Organizer: Bryan Matsumoto  E-mail: Outreach-LA@GreatOutdoors.org

    • Fri, August 13, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sun, August 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Pinecrest, CA (Crabtree Trailhead)
    • 4
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    SBVC – Gem Lake Backpack (Intermediate)

    August 13-15, 2021

    Total Distance: ~20 miles  Elevation Gain: ~3300ft   Route Type: Lollipop Loop

    Note: Potential attendees must be screened by trip leader prior to registration. The Intermediate rating of this trip is based on distance traveled from vehicles, terrain, elevation, elevation gain, and expected weather.  Please contact the trip leader to discuss if this trip is right for you, and to obtain the registration code.

    The Gem Lake Loop is located in Emigrant Wilderness, which borders Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park, and offers incredible views, alpine lakes, lush forests, smaller crowds, and diverse terrain.  


    Along our hike, the trail meanders between thick forest and open granite-filled vistas.  This area is known for being easily accessible due to gently-sloping wide open granite bowls and domes.  The elevation changes will bring us uphill and downhill a few times, however there aren't any drastic or long uphills to dread.



    There are ample opportunities to filter water, both from the lakes and steams.

    Two overnights on the trail offer plenty of time to explore the area.  On our free day, we have the latitude to do whatever we desire, whether that be staying around camp and reading or lounging, or taking a day hike from base camp.  I recommend Jewelry Lake and Deer Lake as nice options with cool waters in which to dip on a warm day.


    Rest up well because on Sunday, we will eat breakfast, pack up camp, and hike the 10 miles back to our vehicles, mostly along a different trail before meeting back up with the main route.

    In order to acclimate to the elevation and allow folks time to group up, our first night will be car camping at Crabtree Trailhead (~7200ft). The next morning, we'll eat breakfast and get on the trail by 9:00am to make the most of our day on the trail.

    Thursday, 8/12 (Optional): Drive to Crabtree Trailhead for connecting with group (late afternoon) and elevation acclimation. Day hikes available.

    Friday, 8/13: Breakfast, break camp and be at the Crabtree Trailhead ready to start hike at 9:00am. Hike 10 miles to Gem Lake.

    Saturday, 8/14: Free day!  Lounge around camp or indulge in a day hike to Jewelry Lake or Deer Lake.

    Sunday, 8/15: Breakfast, break camp and head 10 miles back to the trailhead via loop trail


    Weather: Expect warm days and chilly evenings and mornings. Dressing in layers is the best way to manage the possible range of temperatures. Precipitation is always a possibility, so rain gear is mandatory.

    Bring: 10 Essentials (no kidding, every person needs a personal first aid kit); water filtration; food for each meal plus extra snacks; water bottle and filter system; sleeping bag and pad; tent; broken-in hiking boots; layered clothing; jacket; rain gear; wide hat; compass; toilet paper & trowel; compact camp stove; fire starter; headlamp; sunglasses; sunscreen; insect repellant; camera and entertainment (book, card game, etc). Topographic maps of the area will be provided at the trailhead.

    Cost: $20. Backpacking permit for each person is included. Maximum 8 people. When capacity is reached, a waiting list will be in effect. Cancel before August 1 to receive a refund.

    Other considerations: As with any backcountry experience, this one is "Leave no Trace" - our trash comes out with us. Active bear area - mandatory use of either bear cannisters or hanging food sacks.

    Directions: From Los Angeles take I-5 North to CA-99 North. Take Exit 186C E 16th St in Merced. Merge onto E 16th St. Turn Right onto G St and drive for 6.6 miles. Stay Right on Snelling Rd and drive for 9.4 miles.  Turn Right onto CA-59 North and drive for 1.5 miles.  Turn Left onto LaGrange Rd (signs for County Road J59 and Don Pedro Lake) and drive for 26.1 miles.  Turn Right onto CA-108E/CA-120E and drive for 40.4 miles.  Slight Right onto Pinecrest Lake Rd and drive for 0.4 miles. Turn Right onto Dogde Ridge Rd and drive for 3 miles.  Turn Right at Dodge Ridge Loop Rd and drive for 0.5 miles.  Turn Left onto Crabtree Road and drive for 4.9 miles. Carpooling is highly encouraged.

    Trip Leader: Please contact Chris Fava at 805-509-8240 or at cfava79@gmail.com


    • Sun, August 15, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Palm Springs - Wilmington
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    CicLAvia–Wilmington


    On Sunday, August 15, streets will be opening up in Wilmington for a 2.25 mile route connecting Banning Park and Wilmington Waterfront Park. Bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, and enjoy the route however you want. We welcome people of all ages and abilities! CicLAvia is a free, open event 

    GETTING THERE

    CicLAvia encourages the use of public transportation to its events, but with the limited Sunday schedule, it is not feasible to go there by public transportation.  It is 118 miles from Palm Springs to Wilmington, or about a 2 hour + drive, depending on traffic.

    Those wishing to carpool/caravan from Palm Springs should meet at Palm Springs Petsmart at Ramon/Crossley (Map) at 8:00 am to allow time to reach the event by 10:00 am or so.  Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share and for bringing your own bicycle.

    Bike Rentals

    Please note that CicLAvia does not provide bike rentals. Plan ahead and visit ciclavia.org/rentals for more information about bike rentals in Los Angeles County.

    Parking Along the Route

    There is one city-owned public lot near the route, listed here:

    • LADOT Lot 650 | 922 Marine Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744 | Open air lot, 1 block from the route

    Additional parking is available in the neighborhood surrounding the route.

    CicLAvia—Wilmington route map.
     

    What to Bring: Water, small day back, sun protection and helmet.

    Trip leaders :

    Dan Haueter (909) 227-2537, Email

    Scott Connelly Email  

    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 event leader(s).
    2. If not vaccinated, I will wear a mask where social distancing is not possible(min. 6') 
    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.







      • Thu, August 19, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • Sun, August 22, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • Sequoia National Forest
      • 0
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      Quaking Aspen Campground rests in a high mountain valley in the Sequoia National Forest, 27 miles east of Springville and 41 miles from Porterville. It provides a great escape from the summer heat, and the site is among towering aspens and pines along a lush meadow. We will be close to hiking trails, Giant Redwood groves, and the famous Trail of 100 Giants.  Also, close by is Dome Rock and the Needles Lookout.  Elevation is 7,000 feet.

      Campground Information

      We will be at the Group Site B at Quaking Aspen Campground in the Sequoia National Forest, which holds a maximum of 25 campers. The site has improved vaulted toilets, fire ring, tables and potable water. Parking space is very limited, and carpooling is highly recommended.  There is overflow parking available.

      Activities – We are also a short drive from Peppermint Creek Falls and the California Hot Springs Resort.

      Thursday

      Arrive any time after 2 PM and set up your tent.  Meet and greet snacks around 5-6 PM and dinner is on your own with campfire at sundown.

      Friday

      Group hike or explore, GO tea 4PM, group campfire

      Saturday

      Group hike or explore, potluck dinner, group campfire

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      Sunday

      Breakfast on your own and relax until check out time at 12 noon. 


      How to Get There/Transportation

      From Porterville take route 190 east toward Springville.  The campground is about 28 miles past Springville and not far once you reach Camp Nelson.  The road has many curves and switchbacks.  Please use Google maps or Mapquest for specific directions from your address.

      Carpooling is highly recommended.   Please plan on making your own carpooling arrangements.  The trip leader will provide possible carpooling suggestions. Due to parking restrictions, we cannot accommodate large RV’s on this trip.

      Equipment

      This site is for tent camping.  All regular camping equipment is needed, including a tent, ground cloth, sleeping bag, stove and fuel, cooking utensils, dishes and cutlery, folding chair, and a cooler with food. Very limited parking is available for trailers or small RV’s. The weather is variable, so be prepared for cool nights.  

      Prices: Prices are based upon you being a GO paid member. If not currently a GO member, you will have the option of joining at an additional $25 per person for a one (1) year club membership prior to registration. Each person going must complete a separate registration. You can click here to join.  


      What to BringTen Essentials, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, shorts for kayaking, potluck item for Saturday night, TWO bundles of firewood (please no particle board, old furniture, plywood or construction materials. These cause the release of toxic gases when burned) 

      Don't forget your towel, swim suit and water shoes.

      We recommend you read our suggested 10 essential items to bring - click here

      GO GREEN!  Please bring your own plates, cups, mugs, eating utensils, napkins, paper towels, camp soap, etc.  There are water spigots located in the camp or in the nearby restroom for washing dishes.

      Important reminder everyone: Fill up on gas in Porterville or Springville. There’s sometimes gas at Camp Nelson but it’s not reliable


      Cancellation

      Cancellation for a full refund must be received by August 13.  


      Special COVID Related Requirements:


      These may be updated/amended by the time of the event


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


      I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the event leader(s).

      I will maintain distance (min. 6') and wear a mask if social distancing is not possible.

      I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.

      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.




      Health Problems/allergiesIt 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.


      • Sat, August 21, 2021
      • 11:00 AM (PDT)
      • Goleta Beach Park, Site B

      Flying Club Picnic in Goleta

      For the past several years, GO SB/VC has been hosting a joint picnic with Unusual Attitudes Gay Flying club at Goleta Beach Park. 

      Enjoy great company, yummy food and the beach air.  Weather permitting, maybe even a ride up in the sky!

      GO will supply burgers, dogs, watermelon, drinks etc.  

      Cost: $5+ donation suggested. Feed the donation jar at the event.


      • Sun, August 22, 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
      • SANTA ANA (Address to be emailed on August 20 to Registrants)
      • 28
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      OCLB - AUGUST GREAT OUTDOORS POOL PARTY

      SANTA ANA

      SAVE THE DATE

      SUNDAY AUGUST 22 NOON-5PM

      REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AS OF AUGUST 1

      ALL DAY DO-IT-YOURSELF BARBECUE

      Please bring towel and seating.

      This pool party will have a Registration Fee of $8 for all members. We have a capacity of 40 for this event.

      All participants must be fully vaccinated.

      Great Outdoors will provide for the Grill: chicken, beef, salmon, and vegan options. Sides and a dessert or two! A variety of beverages.

      This is also an opportunity to introduce a new member to the Great Outdoors family. If you would like to bring a non-member, they will need to first join as a member online and they must register online for this pool party. See COVID restrictions.

      All attendees must register individually and pay the event registration fee. You will be furnished the event address prior to the event.

      This pool party will be at a GO member's home in Santa Ana close to the Orange Crush (I-5/57/22 and about 18 minutes from Long Beach). Plenty of street parking, AND you will need a neighborhood Parking Pass for your dashboard that you pick up upon arrival.

      Your GO member host: Lloyd Queen Lloyd.queen@sodexo.com

      Schedule

      Sunday, August 22

      • Noon – Begin to Arrive (Pool, Drinks and Relax)

      • All day - DIY barbecue. Eat when you want to.

      • 5 PM - Day’s end

      What to Bring: Towel, swimsuit, suntan lotion, folding chair.

      Directions: The address will be included in the e-mail reminder That email reminder will be sent to you on Friday, August 20th. 

      This event includes indoor activities, including the use of restrooms, changing rooms and the kitchen, so the Great Outdoors COVID policy on indoor events will apply.

      Due to COVID indoor/outdoor event restrictions you must:

      • Be a GO member to attend this event (you may become a member - click here); and

      • Have completed a COVID vaccination +14 days; and

      • Not attend if feeling ill, have any symptoms of COVID and/or test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event; and

      • Contact the event leader if testing positive for COVID within 14 days of the event;

      Refunds - There are no refunds for this event because the purchase of supplies is based on the number of reservations. However, we do request that, if you are unable to attend, cancel your registration so someone on the wait list might be able to attend in your place.

      • Tue, August 24, 2021
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
      • Online Zoom meeting
      • 30
      Register



      Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, the GOPS Monthly Core Group Meeting is being held as an on-line meeting of the Core Group Members, and is available to the public. The Core Group members will meet in an on-line meeting starting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

      GOPS Members can attend by registering for the meeting; Core Group members do not need to register. For best results, plan to use a computer or tablet equipped with a camera and microphone. Information on how to enter the meeting will be provided to registrants in their Confirmation and Reminder emails.



      • Sun, August 29, 2021
      • 10:00 AM (PDT)
      • Palomar Mountain
      Register


      You're invited to join us for the Great Outdoors San Diego (GOSD) Palomar Mountain Day Hike. It’s located in the Palomar Mountain State Park, a gem of a small State Park here in San Diego County. With an average elevation of 5,000 feet, this three square mile park has some of the best mountain scenery in the county. White fir and incense cedar trees, normally found much farther north in the Sierras are abundant here. Dogs are not permitted on this hike. 


      There is an entrance fee of $10.00 per vehicle, so carpooling is highly encouraged. A California States Park Annual Pass will also get you in. If you're using GoogleMaps or MapQuest, the park's physical address is: 19952 State Park Rd. Palomar CA 92060.

      Meeting location: Silvercrest Picnic Grounds at Palomar Mountain State Park

      Please plan to arrive before 10:00 am, as we will leave for our hike at 10:00.

      Hike Description (total distance 6.2 miles)

      Boucher Trail, Thunder Spring, Silvercrest Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palomar Mountain, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

      For any questions about this hike, please contact the hike leader, Matthew Schreiner.

      • Tue, September 07, 2021
      • 5:30 PM (PDT)
      • Cathedral City
      Register

      Do you have ideas for camping trips and outings? Have you discovered a great adventure or a hidden gem?

      We are now planning all our overnight trips for 2022.

      In addition to overnight trips, we are also interested in ideas for day activities such as hikes,  educational outings, tours, winter events, kayaking, backpacking,  4x4 outings, volunteer work projects, and any activity that would be of interest to the group.

      We are also looking for speakers and programs for our monthly meetings and welcome your suggestions.

      FYI, we'll be taking the results of this meeting with us to the October all-chapter Great Outdoors planning conference, where we'll match up calendars with the other chapters and finalize the 2022 trips for all 5 chapters.

      We are also looking for new Trip Leaders. If you are interested let us know. You can work with a Trip Leader as an assistant in planning and leading a trip. We also have a one day Trip Leader training program available.

      Contact Scott Connelly click here with your ideas and suggestion which will be considered at a planning session.

      Special COVID Related Requirements:

      GOPS policy for attending this event is:  You have to be fully vaccinated and be willing to submit a copy of your completed COVID-19 vaccination card. The only exception will be for those who have a medical reason and a note from their personal physician that you can't take the vaccine.  Therefore, you must:

      • Be a GO member to attend this event (you may become a member - click here); and
      • Have completed a COVID vaccination +14 days; and
      • Not attend if feeling ill, have any symptoms of COVID and/or test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event; and
      • Contact the event leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event; and
      • Be willing to send us a copy of your vaccination card within two (2) days of registering for this event. If you have already submitted your vaccination card to GOPS, you don't need to send it in again. See submission procedure below.
      You can send in a copy of your COVID vaccination card using either of the following methods:
      • Using a phone with a camera, take a picture of your COVID card with your thumb (or other method) hiding your date of birth. Email the photo to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com; or
      • Submit the photo of your vaccination card to our membership person (Ed Emond-Worline) via a text message sent to: 760-902-1850


      • Thu, September 09, 2021
      • 12:00 PM (PDT)
      • Sun, September 12, 2021
      • 11:00 AM (PDT)
      • Silent Valley Camp, Poppet Flats
      • 33
      Register

      Silent Valley Club

      A full service resort campground located at 3500 feet elevation in the San Jacinto Mountains between Banning and Idyllwild. Great Outdoors has arranged a special group gathering with adjacent sites and full access to all facilities and amenities. You are invited to join us 3 nights for the cooler temperatures located here and spacious and wooded campground. 

      Schedule of Events*

      Thursday, September 9

      • Noon - Check-in at the gate. Your name will be on the list.
      • 2:00 pm - Pool/spa time
      • 4:00 pm - Sunset hike nearby location*
      • 6:00 pm - Potluck bring a main dish, appetizer, salad, or side dish to share
      • 7:00 pm - Group camp activities*

      Friday, September 10

      •  6:30 am - Coffee and continental breakfast provided
      •  9:00 am - Hike Fuller Ridge or bike ride
      •  2:00 pm - Pool/spa time or other posted on camp board*
      •  6:00 pm - Restaurant group dinner - RSVP and pay during registration. $21 includes Tax, Tip.   
      •  7:30 pm - Group campfire activities

      Saturday, September 11

      •  6:30 am - Coffee and continental breakfast provided
      •  9:00 am - Black Mountain Fire Tower* 
      •  2:00 pm - Pool/spa time or other posted on camp board* 
      •  6:00 pm - Dinner on your own. Restaurant available on site  
      •  7:30 pm - Group campfire activities* 

      Sunday, September 12

      •   6:30 am - Coffee and continental breakfast provided
      •   9:30 am - See camp board* 
      • 11:00 am - Check-out time

      * Check campground white board for activities updates

      Contact: Doug Wylie email click here, or Scott Connelly email click here

      AmenitiesWi-Fi located at registration near restaurant, restrooms have electricity, flush toilets, running water and hot showers. All campsites have electricity, paved sites and shade. Cell service Verizon is limited and spotty. Bicycle friendly. 

      What to Bring: Ten Essentials, bicycle, camping/cooking gear, name tag, swimsuit, hat and sunscreen, food, potluck. No wood fires are allowed at the campground.  Propane fire ring is allowed.  

      Registration notes: 

      RVs and Tents: Campsites may be shared between tents and RVs; either an RV and a tent or two tents will share each site.  Parking is limited to 1 RV and 2 non-camping vehicles per site. All vehicles must park with all wheels on the pavement. 

      RV campers: Bring water pressure regulator, the pressure is very high! All sites are full hook-up (electric, water and sewer). Bring wood or plastic base to place under leveler jacks to protect the asphalt.

      Tent campers: These are large sites and room to set up tent in the grass area. Electric available for tents; you can bring an electric extension cord. 

      Trailer rental:  You can reserve a trailer onsite: Click here. Mention you are with the Great Outdoors event on this date when your reserve. After you reserve a trailer, register here for the GO camp event as 'reserved onsite trailer' $90.

      All persons must register and be on the roster to be admitted at the gate. No visitors allowed.  You must be a paid GO member to attend this event.  You may apply for GO Membership ($25 per year) during the registration process. 

      Directions:

      • I-10 to Hargrave St. in Banning. Take CA-243 to Poppet Flats. 
      • Address: 46305 Poppet Flats Road, Banning CA 92220
      • Map - Directions: click here

      ClimateHigh Temp: 90 °F Low Temp: 73 °F Mean Temp: 81 °F

      Current weather: click here

      Photos: Prior trip to Silent Valley - click here

      Refunds: Cancellation for a refund, minus a  service charge ($15 for RV, $10 for tent, $5 other), must be received by August 25.

      Pets:  Dogs are welcomed. Must be kept on leash. Please clean up after your pet. No pets at Village Center.

      Silent Valley Resort additional - click here:

       

      Special COVID Related Requirements:

      GOPS policy for attending this event isYou have to be fully vaccinated and be willing to submit a copy of your completed COVID-19 vaccination card. The only exception will be for those who have a medical reason and a note from their personal physician that you can't take the vaccine.  Therefore, you must:

      • Be a GO member to attend this event (you may become a member - click here); and
      • Have completed a COVID vaccination +14 days; and
      • Not attend if feeling ill, have any symptoms of COVID and/or test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event; and
      • Follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the event leader(s).
      • Contact the event leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event; and
      • Be willing to send us a copy of your vaccination card within two (2) days of registering for this event. If you have already submitted your vaccination card to GOPS, you don't need to send it in again. See submission procedure below.
      You can send in a copy of your COVID vaccination card using either of the following methods:
      • Using a phone with a camera, take a picture of your COVID card with your thumb (or other method) hiding your date of birth. Email the photo to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com; or
      • Submit the photo of your vaccination card to our membership person (Ed Emond-Worline) via a text message sent to: 760-902-1850

      Health Problems/allergiesIt 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/trip leader if you wish.


      • Sun, September 12, 2021
      • 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
      • Laguna Beach, CA
      Register

      Annual End of Summer Hike, BBQ, and Pool Party!


      GOSD will hold our annual end of summer hike and pool party in Laguna Beach again this year.  Join us for a morning hike followed by a BBQ and dip in the pool, GOSD will provide the food for this event.

      HIKE - Boat Canyon Loop

      Meeting time: 9:30 AM

      Location: 505 Dartmoor Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

      Distance: 4.7 miles

      Rating: Moderate


      Don't forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, and water along, as it will be warm in September!

      As with any outing, don't forget your 10 essentials!

      BBQ & POOL PARTY

      After the hike is over, approximately 12:00 PM, come over and cool off in the pool and enjoy some BBQ & drinks.

      Address: 159 Nyes Place, Laguna Beach, CA

      Phone: 949-394-9607 

      We look forward to seeing you there, if you have any questions, please contact Matthew Schreiner at matthew.schreiner@mac.com or 949.394.9607.

      • Sat, September 25, 2021
      • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • Icehouse Canyon
      • 9
      Register

      Icehouse Canyon to Timber Mountain Day Hike

      Saturday, September 25, 2021

      Start time: 7:00 A.M. Meeting Place: Trailhead near the restroom.

      Details: Moderate – 9.0 miles – 3355 ft gain/loss – Trail: Icehouse Canyon

      The scenery is stunning. Precipitous canyon walls rise steeply into the blue sky. Soaring peaks and ridges contour the skyline. Huge boulders dot the canyon bottom. A year-around creek provides a delightful soundtrack. Majestic fir, pine, and cedar reach to the sky while alder, oak and sycamore fill out a shady canopy in places. Snow can linger in shadowy recesses long into the spring and early summer. Old cabins and cabin ruins sprinkled along the lower canyon remind hikers of a simpler yesteryear.

      The V-shaped canyon starts at Icehouse Canyon above Baldy Village and extends east a mile and a half and 2600 feet to Icehouse Saddle, a conspicuous notch in the Telegraph-Ontario Ridge. The classic, hand-built trail provides a portal for a web of trails which extend deep into the magnificent high country. The upper half of the trail lies within the Cucamonga Wilderness, a 12,781-acre sanctuary set aside by federal law to remain pristine and wild. From the saddle to the top of Timber Mountain is another 700 feet and roughly 1 mile. For those not wishing to go on to the peak, the saddle provides a nice resting and waiting place. Returning back to the trail head, we have the option of taking the Chapman Trail, which adds one additional mile to the trip, making the entire trip about 10 miles.

      Getting to the Trailhead:

      From the 210 Freeway extension, driving east: Exit Baseline Road in Claremont. Turn left on Baseline. In one block turn right onto Padua Avenue. In 1.7 miles turn right onto Mt. Baldy Road (stop sign). After 7.2 miles you pass the Angles National Forest Mt. Baldy Visitor Center in Mt. Baldy Village. Continue 1.5 miles to the Icehouse Canyon entrance. Veer right and park in the large parking area.

      From the 210 Freeway extension, driving west: In Upland, exit Mountain Ave./Mt. Baldy Exit, Exit 54. Turn right and proceed north on Mountain Ave. Drive 5 miles to Mt. Baldy Road. Turn right (north) and after 5 miles you pass the Angles National Forest Mt. Baldy Visitor Center in Mt. Baldy Village. Continue 1.5 miles to the Icehouse Canyon entrance. Veer right and park in the large parking area.

      The trail starts at the east end of the large parking lot, just to the right of the ruins to the old Ice House Canyon Resort. A National Forest Adventure Pass is required for parking.You will need to obtain this before Sunday, June 7, as the Mount Baldy Visitor Center will be closed when we start. Here is a link to locations that sell the pass: 

      The parking lot can get full on weekends. 

      What to Bring:

      You should bring your ten essentials (Click here for the list.), a day pack, water (2 to 3 liters), trekking poles, sunscreen, hat, trail snacks, lunch, and plan on wearing hiking boots or shoes (preferably waterproof), as well as cold weather clothing. Carpooling is recommended to help reduce gas cost and parking. There is NO FEE for this trip.


      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.

      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.

      • Sun, September 26, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • TBD


      GOPS Pool Party

      Save The Date - 9/26/2021 / Times - TBD

      This event is in the planning stages.  Check back for updated information.

      GO Members will be sent an invitation to this event once the details are completed.


      • Thu, October 07, 2021
      • 2:00 PM (PDT)
      • Sun, October 10, 2021
      • 12:00 PM (PDT)
      • Lone Pine Campground Inyo National Forest
      Register

      LONE PINE/WESTERN FILM FESTIVAL WEEKEND

      October 7-10 (Thurs to Sun), 2021

      Howdy Great Outdoors Partners’

      Finally, a use for our bandanas aside from masks!  Break out your boots, belt buckles and western gear, we are going to be in Lone Pine during the Western Film Festival!

      We have reserved nearly every campsite for tents and Trailers/RV’s at the Lone Pine Campground in Inyo National Forest, 6.5 miles west of Lone Pine near the base of Mt. Whitney. And we have five RV full hookups sites on hold at nearby Boulder Creek RV Park just south of Lone Pine. Call Boulder Creek RV Park, 760-876-4243 and ask to reserve one of the Great Outdoors Palm Springs sites. When you get a site reserved return here and register using the "Reserved own site..."  $10 category.  Coordinate with Scott

      Nestled between two creeks and just off Mt. Whitney Portal Road is the Lone Pine Campground in the Inyo National Forest. This is the perfect spot for our long weekend of activities and very convenient to town, movie venues and showers.

      In addition to the all-weekend Western Film Festival sponsored by the Museum of Western Film History, optional excursions to: Manzanar (the Japanese American WWII Detention Camp just north of Lone Pine (bring your bicycle the place is huge), the “Movie Road” (follows where Sci-Fi and Westerns were filmed in the Alabama Hills), the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, bass fishing and of course hiking the numerous trails on and around Mt. Whitney including Cottonwood Lakes.

      With all the available activity this will be a mostly unscripted campout apart from our customary opening Meet & Greet Tea 5 pm Friday at Lone Pine campground site TBA. Check whiteboard for additional / updated activities. We can help facilitate any group wishing to do a similar activity together.

      IMPORTANT NOTES:

      • At the Lone Pine Campground some of us will have to use overflow parking which is within the campsite about 100 yards from the campsite loop. Note: your RV and any tow vehicle must fit on the site; otherwise overflow parking must be used.
      • Several of the Lone Pine campsites still have the original 1940’s US Forest Service small ovens built of steel and stone. If you think you will want to use one to make popovers or oven items, we suggest you bring charcoal for the heat.
      • Day fishing licenses are available at Lone Pine Sporting Goods 220 S Main Street for about $17/day. Basically, it’s bass fishing in October. The store owners can let you know where to go fishing.
      • If you plan to attend the Western Film Festival either for individual films, Movie Road trips, or purchase an entire weekend pass to all activities, these tickets will go on sale shortly after July 4.  You will want to act on this soon. The link to the site:  https://www.lpmuseum.org
      • All the Lone Pine campsites have the similar amenities as those pictured: fire ring, picnic table, bear boxes. Some have short access to Lone Pine creek. There is running potable water from faucets around the campground and vault toilets. No hookups - dry camping. When you back in, most sites have 3 to 5 feet of overhang which will provide more space in front of your RV. See photo below:
      • As we get closer to the event, we will follow-up with our suggested restaurant picks in town, grocery store shower location and additional detail.



      Your Trip Leaders:

      Itinerary - Check whiteboard for additional / updated activities.

      • Thursday Oct 7     2 pm       Check in
      • Friday Oct 8         5 pm       Meet and Greet BYOB, bring something to share
      • Saturday Oct 9     7 pm       Campfire activities
      • Sunday Oct 10   12 Noon   Check out

      Registration:  Second person in tent/RV/Trailer registers as a guest. All guests must be GO member. 

      All overflow parking is covered in your registration fee. No extra charge

      What to BringTen Essentials, camp chair, daypack for hiking, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, firewood, some cash, and your name tag. Bring your senior Golden Age park pass if you have one.

      Climate: Average temps: 79° / 47° Current weather click here

      Location  Latitude: 36.597069  Longitude: -118.185447 Elevation : 5,800 feet

      Directions: Map Click Here      Inyo National Forest 

      RefundsCancellation for a refund, minus any service fee, must be received by Sept 29. Contact trip leader to cancel: click here.

      Payment:  You can pay with the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Full payment is due within 7 days of you registering for this event.

      Pets: Are welcomed. Must be kept on leash. 

      Membership Required: All registrants, including guests, must be a GO member.  If not currently a GO member, you will have the option of joining at an additional $25 per person for a one (1) year club membership prior to registration. Each person going must complete a separate registration. You can click here to join.  

                       

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

      Participants must comply with any current COVID related requirements in effect as a condition of registering for this event.

      • Fri, October 15, 2021
      • 12:00 PM (PDT)
      • Sun, October 17, 2021
      • 12:00 PM (PDT)
      • Table Mountain


      Each year GO holds an annual conference/camp out for all members.

      The dates are now set - Oct 15-17.  We are now planning the event.  Please check back later for details


      For further information, contact:

      Lance via email at: conferencechair@greatoutdoors.org







      • Fri, November 05, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • Sun, November 07, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • Death Valley N.P., CA (Emigrant Canyon Road Trailhead)
      • 8
      Register


      SBVC – Wildrose Peak Backpack (Intermediate)

      Death Valley National Park

      November 5-7, 2021

      Total Distance: ~8 miles  Elevation Gain: 2460 ft   Route Type: Out and Back

      More information coming soon!

      Note: Potential attendees must be screened by trip leader prior to registration. The Intermediate rating of this trip is based on distance traveled from vehicles, terrain, elevation, elevation gain, and expected weather.  Please contact the trip leader to discuss if this trip is right for you, and to obtain the registration code.


      Friday, 11/5: Drive to the charcoal kilns for connecting with group (late afternoon). 

      Saturday, 11/6: Breakfast, break camp and be at the charcoal kilns ready to start hike at 10:00am. Hike 4 miles to Wildrose Peak. Set up camp for one overnight.

      Sunday, 11/7: Breakfast, break camp and head 4 miles back to the trailhead.   

      Weather: Expect warm days and chilly/windy evenings and mornings. Dressing in layers is the best way to manage the possible range of temperatures. Precipitation is always a possibility, so rain gear is mandatory.

      Bring: 10 Essentials (no kidding, every person needs a personal first aid kit); water filtration; food for each meal plus extra snacks; water bottle and filter system; sleeping bag and pad; tent; broken-in hiking boots; layered clothing; jacket; rain gear; wide hat; compass; toilet paper & trowel; compact camp stove; fire starter; headlamp; sunglasses; sunscreen; insect repellant; camera and entertainment (book, card game, etc). Topographic maps of the area will be provided at the trailhead.

      Cost: $20. Backpacking permit for each person is included. Maximum 8 people. When capacity is reached, a waiting list will be in effect. Cancel before October 20 to receive a refund.

      Other considerations: As with any backcountry experience, this one is "Leave no Trace" - our trash comes out with us. Keep your food safe from critters - mandatory use of either bear cannisters or impenetrable food sacks.

      Directions: TBD. Carpooling is highly encouraged.

      Trip Leader: Please contact Chris Fava at 805-509-8240 or at cfava79@gmail.com

      • Sun, November 07, 2021
      • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
      • Downtown Palm Springs


      GOPS Palm Springs Pride Parade

      Save The Date - Sunday November 7, 2021

      Time: Morning - start time to be announced

      This event is in the planning stages.  Check back for updated information.

      GO Members will be sent an invitation to this event once the details are completed.


      • Mon, November 15, 2021
      • 2:00 PM (PST)
      • Thu, November 18, 2021
      • 11:00 AM (PST)
      • Joshua Tree National Park

      Save the Dates!

      Watch for email announcement when it is open for registration.

      Ryan campground  is nestled among the iconic rock formations and centrally located in the park. Mid November is prime time to visit our desert paradise and we have reserved some of the prime sites. 

      Please check back here for updates; or contact our PS Chapter VPO - via email: VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org


      Schedule of Events*

      Monday, Nov 15

      • Noon - Check-in 

      • 4:00 pm - Sunset hike nearby location*
      • 5:30 pm - Tea Time meet and greet BYOB
      • 6:00 pm - Dinner on your own 
      • 7:00 pm - Group camp activities*

      Tuesday, Nov 16

      •  6:30 am - Coffee and continental breakfast provided
      •  9:00 am - Hike 
      •  2:00 pm - posted on camp board*
      •  6:00 pm - Potluck bring a main dish, appetizer, salad, or side dish to share
      •  7:30 pm - Group campfire activities

      Wednesday, Nov 17

      •  6:30 am - Coffee and continental breakfast provided
      •  9:00 am - Hike* 
      •  2:00 pm - other posted on camp board* 
      •  6:00 pm - 
      •  7:30 pm - Group campfire activities* 

      Thursday, Nov 18

      • 11:00 am - Check-out time

      * Check campground white board for activities updates

      Contact:  Scott Connelly email click here or Dennis Curran email

      Amenities

      What to Bring: Ten Essentials,camping/cooking gear, name tag,   food, potluck. 

      Registration notes: 

      RVs and Tents

      RV campers: 

      Tent campers: 

      All persons must register and be on the roster to be admitted at the gate. No visitors allowed.  You must be a paid GO member to attend this event.  You may apply for GO Membership ($25 per year) during the registration process. 

      Directions:

      ClimateHigh Temp: 90 °F Low Temp: 73 °F Mean Temp: 81 °F

      Current weather: 

      Photos: 

      RefundsCancellation for a refund, minus a  service charge ($15 for RV, $10 for tent), must be received by 

      Pets:  Dogs are welcomed. Must be kept on leash. Please clean up after your pet. No pets on trails.

      Special COVID Related Requirements:

      GOPS policy for attending this event is:  You have to be fully vaccinated and be willing to submit a copy of your completed COVID-19 vaccination card. The only exception will be for those who have a medical reason and a note from their personal physician that you can't take the vaccine.  Therefore, you must:

      • Be a GO member to attend this event (you may become a member - click here); and
      • Have completed a COVID vaccination +14 days; and
      • Not attend if feeling ill, have any symptoms of COVID and/or test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event; and
      • Follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the event leader(s).
      • Contact the event leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event; and
      • Be willing to send us a copy of your vaccination card within two (2) days of registering for this event. If you have already submitted your vaccination card to GOPS, you don't need to send it in again. See submission procedure below.
      You can send in a copy of your COVID vaccination card using either of the following methods:
      • Using a phone with a camera, take a picture of your COVID card with your thumb (or other method) hiding your date of birth. Email the photo to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com; or
      • Submit the photo of your vaccination card to our membership person (Ed Emond-Worline) via a text message sent to: 760-902-1850



      Experience sitting atop a towering boulder as the golden glow of sunset lights up the desert before the stars take over the sky. These formations become even more fantastic when light from flickering campfires illuminates them against the dark night sky. Add twisted Joshua Trees, howling coyotes and a billion stars overhead, and you’ll start to understand why so many people love Joshua Tree camping.

      Campsites are nestled on a flat, sandy surface between large boulders that tower in unique shapes over the campground.







      • 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”


      • Thu, February 03, 2022
      • (PST)
      • Sun, February 06, 2022
      • (PST)

      Save the date announcement at this point. 

      February 3rd to 6th, 2022, Furnace Creek Campground, Group sites B & C. 

      Group sites allow tents only, so if you plan to attend, and are bringing an RV/trailer, you may want to try and get your own reservation at a private site nearby. http://www.furnacecreekresort.com/lodging/fiddlers-campground/

      Once the 6 month window opens, we will try and get some additional sites within the campground, but it's very competitive, so no guarantees.

      More details to follow. 


      • Thu, May 12, 2022
      • 12:00 PM (PDT)
      • Sun, May 15, 2022
      • 11:00 AM (PDT)
      • 43365 Sierra Drive Three Rivers, CA 93271
      • 30


      Save the Date! Watch for email announcement when it is open for registration.

      If you want to reserve a cabin, call Three Rivers Hideaway now to make a reservation. Mention you are with Great Outdoors.

      Whitewater rafting on the Kaweah River.

      Different levels of rafting offered, from beginners to advanced.

      Three Rivers Hideaway is a full service RV Park, with cabins & campground, tent sites near the river. Group event area with BBQ, and seating.

      Conveniently located 3.5 miles from the Foothills Entrance (Hwy. 198) to Sequoia National Park and 5 miles from Lake Kaweah. Three Rivers Hideaway is a quiet park on the banks of the Kaweah River

      Activities


      Prices are based upon each person going being a GO Chapter paid member  You can join - click here - and then register for this campout. Each person going must complete a separate registration. We do this so each registrant acknowledges our liability waiver condition.

      Contact Trip Leaders:

      Schedule of Events

      Wednesday, May 11

      Optional first night in Tehachapi. Mountain Valley RV Park, Tehachapi. Optional overnight. RV Park: 661-822-1213

      Thursday, May 12 

      • 1:00 pm - Check-in 
      • 4:00 pm - Sunset hike nearby location*
      • 6:00 pm - Tea Time meet and greet BYOB. Dinner on your own
      • 7:00 pm - Group campfire activities 

      Friday, May 

      • 9:00 am - Hike or other activity posted*
      • 6:00 pm - 
      • 7:00 pm - Group Campfire (bring firewood)

      Saturday, May

      • 9:00 am - Hike or other activity posted *
      • 7:00 pm - Group Campfire

      Sunday, May

      • 11:00 am Check out


      *Check campground white board for updates and hike/outing details.

      CABIN RENTALS - Call the park (559-561-4413) to reserve and check prices.

      Cabin #1 sleeps four guests in two queen beds with a full kitchen. Cabin #2 sleeps three guests in one full size and one twin bed. All cabins feature AC, hot showers, cable TV, WiFi and linens. (No pets and no smoking).

      Amenities: 

      RV and campground facilities include a dump station, free showers, flush toilets, laundry room and WiFi.

      All sites have picnic tables with a fire ring and grill. Many are shaded and some have adjoining lawn areas.

      RV sites are (70′) deep by (25′) wide. 

      All Tent sites have fire ring and picnic table

      What to BringCamp chair, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, rafting gear, wetsuit, water shoes, potluck item, two bundles of firewood and the Ten EssentialsPets welcomed. Sequoia Park entrance fee $30 or bring you entry pass. 

      Directions

      Climate:  May 84° / 51°

      Payments:  We accept the following credit cards:  MC, VISA, Discover or Amex.

      Pets: We are pet friendly. We ask that you keep dogs on a leash at all times, do not leave them unattended and clean up any droppings. There is no additional fee for pets. Pets are not allowed in cabins.

      Photos: 

      Campground Map and NPS website 

      RefundsCancellation for a refund must be received by   .   All cancellations must be sent to the Trip Leader (see email above). 

      RV Camping: 

      Health Problems/allergiesIt 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 trip/ hike leader if you wish.

         

    Past events

    Sat, July 31, 2021 OCLB - Aliso and Wood Canyons
    Fri, July 30, 2021 PS - HIKE: Tamarack Valley-Harvard Peak
    Tue, July 27, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - July 2021
    Sun, July 25, 2021 SD - Day Event - Mission Bay Kayaking/SUP Boarding
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    Wed, June 23, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Tue, June 22, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - June 2021
    Sat, June 19, 2021 PS - Power Baseball Pride Night & BBQ
    Fri, June 18, 2021 PS - Hike: Round Valley
    Thu, June 17, 2021 LA - Dogwood Campground (Lake Arrowhead)
    Tue, June 15, 2021 PS - Hike - Fuller Ridge Trail
    Sat, June 12, 2021 PS - Bike Ride - Palm Springs North
    Fri, June 11, 2021 SD - Mount Laguna Campout
    Wed, June 09, 2021 PS - Hike - Eagle Canyon
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    Sat, June 05, 2021 Hike - Coyote Hole Canyon June 5
    Tue, June 01, 2021 OCLB - Monthly Meeting
    Mon, May 31, 2021 PS - Bike Ride - CV Link
    Sat, May 29, 2021 Hike - Coyote Hole Canyon May 29
    Sat, May 29, 2021 PS - Hike - Black Mountain Fire Tower
    Wed, May 26, 2021 CORP - OUTDOORS EXPERIENCE - HIKING SAFETY
    Wed, May 26, 2021 PS-Hike: Roadrunner/Chuckwalla Trail
    Tue, May 25, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - May 2021
    Sun, May 23, 2021 OCLB - Mount Baldy Day Hike (rated Difficult)
    Wed, May 19, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Wed, May 19, 2021 PS - Hike - Deep Creek Hot Springs
    Sat, May 15, 2021 PS - Hike - Mission Creek
    Fri, May 14, 2021 PS - Picnic/Hike: Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
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    Fri, May 07, 2021 PS - Hike: Earl Henderson Trail
    Wed, May 05, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Tue, May 04, 2021 OCLB - Monthly Meeting
    Tue, May 04, 2021 PS - Hike - Pipes Canyon
    Sun, May 02, 2021 PS - Desert X Bike Ride
    Sat, May 01, 2021 PS - Hike - Coyote Hole Canyon May 01
    Thu, April 29, 2021 PS - Hike: Oak Glen Preserve
    Wed, April 28, 2021 PS - Hike - Shannon Trail
    Tue, April 27, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - April 2021
    Mon, April 26, 2021 PS - Hike The Maze
    Sun, April 25, 2021 PS - Bike Ride
    Sat, April 24, 2021 CORP - Board Mtg
    Wed, April 21, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Wed, April 21, 2021 PS - Hike Willow Hole
    Sat, April 17, 2021 OCLB -San Mateo Peak Day Hike - Moderate to Difficult
    Thu, April 15, 2021 OCLB - Caspers Wilderness Car Camp
    Tue, April 13, 2021 PS - Hike Leader Update meeting
    Thu, April 08, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Wed, April 07, 2021 CORP - Reopening Plan Review
    Tue, April 06, 2021 OCLB - Monthly Meeting
    Wed, March 31, 2021 PS - Wildflower Festival
    Mon, March 29, 2021 PS - Trail Talk
    Sat, March 27, 2021 CORP - Training - Trip Leader - Outdoors Experience
    Wed, March 24, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Tue, March 23, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - March 2021
    Wed, March 10, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Wed, March 10, 2021 CORP - Training - Covid Protocols Event Leader
    Tue, March 09, 2021 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
    Sat, March 06, 2021 CORP - Board Special Meeting
    Tue, March 02, 2021 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting
    Mon, March 01, 2021 PS - Trail Talk
    Wed, February 24, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Tue, February 23, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - February 2021
    Wed, February 17, 2021 PS - Yosemite High Sierra Camps - Virtual Tour
    Wed, February 10, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Tue, February 02, 2021 PS - Trail Talk
    Sat, January 30, 2021 CORP - Online Training - Outdoor Experiences
    Wed, January 27, 2021 PS - Exploring the Backcountry in 4WD - Virtual Tour
    Tue, January 26, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - January 2021
    Tue, January 26, 2021 PS - Info-A-Go-Go
    Sat, January 23, 2021 CORP - Board Mtg
    Thu, January 21, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Tue, January 19, 2021 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
    Wed, January 13, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Tue, January 05, 2021 PS - Trail Talk
    Wed, December 23, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Wed, December 16, 2020 PS - Camping Adventures - Virtual Tour
    Tue, December 15, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - December 2020
    Sun, December 13, 2020 PS - Holiday Party - 2020 Virtual Edition
    Wed, December 09, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Tue, November 24, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Tue, November 24, 2020 LA - Thanksgiving-edition LA Monthly Core Meeting & Zoom Social
    Thu, November 19, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
    Wed, November 18, 2020 PS - Hiking Adventures - Virtual Tour
    Tue, November 17, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - November 2020
    Fri, November 06, 2020 SBVC - Lucidity Festival - CANCELLED
    Wed, November 04, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Tue, October 27, 2020 LA - Halloween-edition LA Monthly Core Meeting & Zoom Social
    Tue, October 27, 2020 PS - Monthly Core Group Meeting - October 2020
    Sat, October 24, 2020 CORP - Virtual Campfire & Raffles
    Sat, October 24, 2020 CORP - Awards Ceremony
    Sat, October 24, 2020 CORP - Outings Mtg
    Sat, October 24, 2020 CORP - Incoming Board Mtg
    Sat, October 24, 2020 CORP - Elections Mtg
    Sat, October 24, 2020 CORP - Nominations Committee & Outgoing Board Mtg
    Wed, October 21, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Fri, October 09, 2020 PS - "A History of Off-Roading in the California Desert"
    Wed, October 07, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Wed, September 23, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Tue, September 22, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting and ELECTION OF OFFICERS - September 2020
    Thu, September 17, 2020 PS - 4x4 Adventures- Virtual Tour
    Thu, September 17, 2020 PS/SBVC - CANCELLED - Hearst San Simeon SP
    Wed, September 16, 2020 SD - GOSD General Membership Meeting/Election 2020-2021
    Wed, September 16, 2020 SBVC - OFFICER ELECTIONS & Core Group Meeting/Pizza Social
    Wed, September 09, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Mon, August 31, 2020 PS - GOPS T-Shirts and Hats
    Wed, August 26, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Tue, August 25, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - August 2020
    Tue, August 25, 2020 SBVC - cancelled - Jalama Beach
    Fri, August 21, 2020 CORP - Online Training - Outdoors Experience - Interest Survey
    Thu, August 20, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Backpacking Plus - Horse and Mule Spot Trip
    Wed, August 19, 2020 SBVC - Core Group Meeting/Pizza Social
    Sun, August 16, 2020 OCLB - McGee Pass Backpack
    Fri, August 14, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
    Thu, August 13, 2020 SBVC - Wonder Lakes Backpack (Intermediate)
    Wed, August 12, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Fri, August 07, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Big Bear Barton Flats
    Wed, July 29, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Tue, July 28, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - July 2020
    Thu, July 23, 2020 PS - Death Valley Pt 2 - Virtual Tour
    Wed, July 15, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Wed, July 15, 2020 SBVC - Core Group Meeting/Pizza Social
    Sun, July 12, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Rock Creek Tent Camping
    Sun, July 12, 2020 OCLB - Olympics National Park Backpack
    Sat, July 11, 2020 LA - [CANCELED] GO Picnic and Social Hike at Chilao
    Fri, July 10, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
    Thu, July 09, 2020 PS - Death Valley Pt 1 - Virtual Tour
    Wed, July 01, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Thu, June 25, 2020 SBVC - Hamilton Lakes Backpack (Strenuous)
    Tue, June 23, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - June 2020
    Sat, June 20, 2020 LA - Pasadena Architectural House Walking Tour
    Wed, June 17, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Wed, June 17, 2020 SBVC - Core Group Meeting/Pizza Social
    Tue, June 16, 2020 LA - Cancelled -Virtual Open Mic/Show & Tell Social!
    Sun, June 14, 2020 OCLB - Cottonwood Lakes Beginner Backpack
    Fri, June 12, 2020 PS - Name That Campout-Jeopardy
    Sun, June 07, 2020 PS - CANCELLED - Guajone Regional Park, Oceanside
    Thu, June 04, 2020 SBVC - El Capitan State Beach
    Wed, June 03, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Thu, May 28, 2020 PS - Staycamp -Saline Valley - Virtual Tour
    Thu, May 28, 2020 OCLB - Buckhorn to Mount Waterman Day Hike
    Tue, May 26, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - May
    Fri, May 22, 2020 Cancelled - SD - Campout - Lake Edison
    Thu, May 21, 2020 SBVC - CANCELED: Aliso Park Campground-Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival and Cuyama Valley Exploration
    Wed, May 20, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Wed, May 20, 2020 SBVC - CANCELED: Core Group Meeting/Pizza Social
    Fri, May 15, 2020 PS - Staycamp - Lake Perris Virtual
    Fri, May 15, 2020 CANCELLED - CORP - Lake Perris Jamboree
    Sat, May 09, 2020 PS -Our Amazing Desert: The Diversity of Life!
    Sat, May 09, 2020 CANCELLED - SD - Day Hike - Cedar Creek Falls: West Approach
    Wed, May 06, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Tue, May 05, 2020 LA - Virtual Cinco de Mayo Social!
    Fri, May 01, 2020 PS - Yosemite High Sierra Camps - Virtual Tour
    Thu, April 30, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike Deep Creek Hot Springs
    Thu, April 30, 2020 SBVC - CANCELED: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
    Wed, April 29, 2020 PS - Deep Creek Hot Springs - Virtual Tour
    Tue, April 28, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - April
    Sun, April 26, 2020 CANCELLED - SD - Day Hike - Three Sisters Waterfalls
    Sat, April 25, 2020 CORP - Board Meeting
    Fri, April 24, 2020 PS - CANCELED - April Game Night Hosted by Jody King
    Wed, April 22, 2020 PS - Earth Day 50 Years - Wild and Scenic Short Films
    Tue, April 21, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Sun, April 19, 2020 OCLB - Mount Lowe, day hike - Moderate
    Thu, April 16, 2020 PS - Virtual- Joshua Tree NP (Cottonwood Campground)
    Wed, April 15, 2020 SBVC - CANCELED: Core Group Meeting/Pizza Social
    Tue, April 07, 2020 Cancelled - OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting
    Tue, April 07, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
    Sat, April 04, 2020 Cancelled: OCLB - Irvine Ranch day hike, Orange County
    Thu, April 02, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: Eagle Cliff Hills
    Tue, March 31, 2020 LA - Virtual Happy Hour
    Mon, March 30, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Emma Wood State Beach Campout
    Mon, March 30, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Bike Ride - Palm Springs North
    Sat, March 28, 2020 Canceled: OCLB - Arroyo Seco Day Hike
    Sat, March 28, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Cathedral City Pride Booth Volunteers
    Fri, March 27, 2020 SD - Campout - Agua Caliente Regional Park
    Fri, March 27, 2020 SBVC - CANCELED: Sespe Wilderness/Bear Creek Backpack (Beginner)
    Tue, March 24, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Monthly Membership Meeting - March 2020
    Tue, March 24, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: The Maze
    Sun, March 22, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: Whitewater PCT To I-10
    Sat, March 21, 2020 PS - Cancelled - March Game Night: Gather Your Balls for BOWLING!!
    Sat, March 21, 2020 LA - Cancelled - Condor Peak Hike
    Thu, March 19, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: Cathedral Canyon Loop
    Wed, March 18, 2020 SBVC - CANCELED - Core Group Meeting/Pizza Social
    Tue, March 17, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: Pipes Canyon
    Tue, March 17, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: Red Canyon via 4x4 trail
    Sat, March 14, 2020 PS - BIKE AND HIKE INDIAN CANYONS
    Thu, March 12, 2020 SBVC - Morro Bay Campout/Cayucos Sea Glass Festival
    Thu, March 12, 2020 PS - Organ Pipe Cactus
    Wed, March 11, 2020 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Tue, March 10, 2020 PS - Speaker Program- -CANCELLED -Mar. 2020 Bats, Man! What GOPS Members Might Want To Know About Bats
    Tue, March 10, 2020 PS - Hike: Pipes Canyon
    Sat, March 07, 2020 PS - WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL
    Sat, March 07, 2020 SD - Whale Watching
    Sat, March 07, 2020 OCLB - Blackstar Canyon Day hike, Easy/moderate
    Fri, March 06, 2020 PS - Birding at the Salton Sea
    Tue, March 03, 2020 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting
    Sun, March 01, 2020 PS - Mineral Hot Spring
    Sun, March 01, 2020 PS - Hike: Whitewater Red Dome Plus
    Sat, February 29, 2020 OCLB - O'Neill Regional Park day hike, Orange County
    Fri, February 28, 2020 SBVC - Movie Night - "Boys Don't Cry"
    Fri, February 28, 2020 PS - Hike: Slot Canyon Experience
    Thu, February 27, 2020 PS - HIKE: North Lykken to Museum Trail
    Thu, February 27, 2020 LA - Joshua Tree N.P. - Jumbo Rocks Campground
    Tue, February 25, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - February 2020
    Tue, February 25, 2020 PS - Hike: Hayfield Canyon
    Sat, February 22, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Hike And Trip Leader Training
    Fri, February 21, 2020 PS - February Game Night Hosted by Robert Varga and John Simonsen
    Fri, February 21, 2020 PS - Bike Ride -Las Palmas Stars
    Wed, February 19, 2020 SBVC - Core Group Meeting/Pizza Social
    Wed, February 19, 2020 PS - Hike: Whitewater View Loop
    Sun, February 16, 2020 PS - Hike: Eagle Canyon
    Sat, February 15, 2020 PS - Architectural Bike Ride
    Sat, February 15, 2020 LA - Echo Mountain: Hike through History
    Fri, February 14, 2020 PS - Hike - La Quinta Cove Oasis
    Wed, February 12, 2020 SD - Core Group Meeting***Canceled***
    Wed, February 12, 2020 PS - Hike: Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
    Tue, February 11, 2020 PS - Speaker Program- Understanding Coyotes
    Tue, February 11, 2020 PS - Ski Outing Big Bear
    Sun, February 09, 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!!! SD - Day Hike - Woodson Mountain: West Approach (Potato Chip Rock)
    Sat, February 08, 2020 LA - Oak and Fascination Springs Hike
    Thu, February 06, 2020 PS - Salton Sea - Mecca Beach Campground
    Tue, February 04, 2020 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting
    Sun, February 02, 2020 LA - Kayaking and Birding in Beautiful Newport Back Bay
    Sun, February 02, 2020 PS - Bike Tahquitz Loop Plus
    Sat, February 01, 2020 OCLB - Irvine Ranch Conservancy Day Hike
    Fri, January 31, 2020 SBVC - Movie Night - "Third Man Out"
    Fri, January 31, 2020 PS - Hike: Earl Henderson Trail
    Wed, January 29, 2020 PS - Hike: Tachevah Waterfall
    Tue, January 28, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - January 2020
    Tue, January 28, 2020 PS - Hike Leader Training: Garret's Arch
    Sun, January 26, 2020 PS - Hike - East Indio Hills Badlands
    Sat, January 25, 2020 OCLB - Tour of the Art of the Metro Gold Line
    Fri, January 24, 2020 PS - January Game Night Hosted by Tom Bolton and Jim Copeland
    Thu, January 23, 2020 PS - Hike: Hermans Peak
    Sat, January 18, 2020 OCLB - Bowers Museum day tour
    Fri, January 17, 2020 SD - Mojave National Preserve & Mitchell Caverns Campout
    Fri, January 17, 2020 SBVC - Yosemite National Park
    Thu, January 16, 2020 PS - Hike: Grotto To Mecca Hills
    Wed, January 15, 2020 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Wed, January 15, 2020 SBVC - Core Group Meeting/Pizza Social
    Tue, January 14, 2020 PS - Speaker Program-Jan. 2020 A 50th Anniversary Pilgrimage to the Sites of Apollo 11 Mission
    Sun, January 12, 2020 OCLB - Palos Verdes Day Hike
    Sat, January 11, 2020 CORP - Board Meeting
    Wed, January 08, 2020 PS - Hike Indian Canyons
    Tue, January 07, 2020 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting
    Tue, January 07, 2020 PS - Bike Ride - Amtrak Station
    Sun, January 05, 2020 LA - New Year's Hike: Bear Canyon
    Thu, January 02, 2020 PS - HIKE: South Lykken North
    Sat, December 28, 2019 SBVC - Holiday Party
    Sat, December 28, 2019 PS - Tecopa Hot Springs
    Fri, December 27, 2019 SBVC - Movie Night - "Shelter"
    Wed, December 25, 2019 PS - Bike Ride Christmas Morning
    Tue, December 24, 2019 PS - Hike: Pushawalla Palms Oasis
    Sun, December 22, 2019 PS - 4x4 Meccacopia Trail
    Sat, December 21, 2019 OCLB - Santiago Oaks Regional Park Day Hike
    Thu, December 19, 2019 PS - Hike: Whitewater View Loop - PCT
    Wed, December 18, 2019 SBVC - Core Group Meeting/Pizza Social
    Tue, December 17, 2019 PS - Speaker Program-Dec. 2019 The Palms to Pines Birding Trail
    Mon, December 16, 2019 PS- Cruise of Lights and Dinner - Newport Beach Holiday
    Sun, December 15, 2019 PS - Hike: Hayfield Canyon
    Sat, December 14, 2019 SD - Holiday Party/Sleepover/Hike
    Fri, December 13, 2019 PS - Holiday Theme Game Night. Hosted by Ed and Peter Emond-Worline
    Thu, December 12, 2019 PS - HIKE: BISKRA PALM OASIS
    Wed, December 11, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Tue, December 10, 2019 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - December 2019
    Sun, December 08, 2019 PS - Holiday Party
    Sun, December 08, 2019 LA - Holiday Party 2019 at DeSano Pizza Bakery!
    Sun, December 08, 2019 PS - Bike Ride
    Sat, December 07, 2019 OCLB - Irvine Ranch Conservancy Day Hike
    Thu, December 05, 2019 PS - HIKE: CHOCOLATE DROP
    Wed, December 04, 2019 PS - WILD COACHELLA THE NATIONAL MONUMENT
    Tue, December 03, 2019 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting
    Tue, December 03, 2019 PS - BIKE AND HIKE INDIAN CANYONS
    Sun, December 01, 2019 OCLB-2019 Holiday Party
    Sat, November 30, 2019 PS - HIKE: EAST INDIO HILLS
    Thu, November 28, 2019 LA - Ensenada, Mexico (Condo Or Hotel)
    Tue, November 26, 2019 PS - Hike: Suicide Rock
    Mon, November 25, 2019 PS - Hike -Skyline Trail to First Rescue Box
    Sun, November 24, 2019 PS - HIKE: CACTUS SPRINGS TO HORSETHIEF CREEK
    Sun, November 24, 2019 LA - Fish Canyon Hike
    Fri, November 22, 2019 SBVC - Movie Night - "4th Man Out"
    Thu, November 21, 2019 PS - HIKE & DOCENT TOUR LIVING DESERT
    Wed, November 20, 2019 SBVC - Core Group Meeting/Pizza Social
    Sun, November 17, 2019 SD - Day Hike Santa Ysabel Preserve West
    Sat, November 16, 2019 PS - HIKE: JANE'S HOFFBRAU
    Sat, November 16, 2019 OCLB - Whiting Ranch Day Hike
    Thu, November 14, 2019 PS - Kartchner Caverns
    Wed, November 13, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Tue, November 12, 2019 PS - Speaker Series - Joshua Tree Park Jeopardy
    Tue, November 12, 2019 PS - HIKE: SHANNON
    Sun, November 10, 2019 PS - HIKE - SAVE OSWIT CANYON
    Sat, November 09, 2019 PS - NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY TRAIL CLEANUP
    Fri, November 08, 2019 PS - November Game Night Hosted by Brian Davis
    Thu, November 07, 2019 PS - HIKE: MAGNESIA FALLS NORTH
    Tue, November 05, 2019 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting
    Tue, November 05, 2019 PS - Bike Ride - S. Palm Springs
    Mon, November 04, 2019 PS - HIKE: MISSION CREEK - WHITEWATER PCT
    Sun, November 03, 2019 LA - Central Gabrielino Trail
    Sat, November 02, 2019 PS - Skyline Trail to Mountain Station
    Wed, October 30, 2019 PS - Save Oswit Canyon Fundraiser
    Sat, October 26, 2019 OCLB - BBQ and Pool Party
    Fri, October 25, 2019 SBVC - Halloween Party
    Thu, October 24, 2019 PS - Joshua Tree NP (Black Rock Campground)
    Tue, October 22, 2019 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - Meet Your Hike Leaders!
    Sun, October 20, 2019 PS - HIKE: BEARPAW RESERVE
    Sun, October 20, 2019 SD - Palomar Mountain Day Hike
    Sat, October 19, 2019 OCLB - Mount Baldy Day Hike
    Sat, October 19, 2019 LA - Blue Ridge to Baldy summit (via Pine Mountain) aka “The North Backbone”
    Thu, October 17, 2019 PS - Sunset Hike and Campfire Event
    Wed, October 16, 2019 SBVC - Core Group Meeting/Pizza Social
    Wed, October 16, 2019 PS - HIKE: OAK GLEN PRESERVE
    Mon, October 14, 2019 PS - Bike Ride - Palm Springs Loop
    Sat, October 12, 2019 Corp - Incoming Board Meeting
    Fri, October 11, 2019 Corp - Outgoing Board Meeting
    Fri, October 11, 2019 PS - October Game Night and Pool Time Hosted by Bond Shands
    Fri, October 11, 2019 SBVC/CORP - 41st Annual GO Conference, Jamboree & Campout
    Fri, October 11, 2019 PS - HIKE: WELLMAN DIVIDE CIENEGA
    Thu, October 10, 2019 PS - HIKE: HIDDEN DIVIDE PLUS
    Wed, October 09, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Wed, October 09, 2019 PS - HIKE: UPPER CARRIZO CANYON
    Tue, October 08, 2019 PS - GOPS Speaker Series - Save Oswit Canyon
    Sat, October 05, 2019 PS - HIKE: HIDDEN DIVIDE PLUS
    Tue, October 01, 2019 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting
    Tue, October 01, 2019 PS - HIKE & YOGA
    Sun, September 29, 2019 LA - Huntington Brunch and Chapter Elections
    Sun, September 29, 2019 OCLB - Crystal Cove Day Hike
    Fri, September 27, 2019 SBVC - Movie Night - "Rebel Without a Cause"
    Fri, September 27, 2019 OCLB - Planes of Fame Air Museum
    Thu, September 26, 2019 PS - Silent Valley Camp Resort
    Tue, September 24, 2019 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting and Officer Elections - September 2019
    Sat, September 21, 2019 PS - Autumn Pool Party
    Sat, September 21, 2019 LA - Scenic hike along Bluff Cove in Palos Verdes
    Sat, September 21, 2019 SBVC - Day Hike in Carpinteria
    Sat, September 21, 2019 SD - Coastal Cleanup Day
    Thu, September 19, 2019 PS - TOUR AMAZON FULFILLMENT CENTER
    Wed, September 18, 2019 SBVC - Overnight Trip Planning Meeting
    Wed, September 18, 2019 SBVC - OFFICER ELECTIONS & Core Group Meeting/Pizza Social
    Wed, September 18, 2019 PS - Trip Planning For 2020
    Tue, September 17, 2019 PS - Bike Ride - Las Palmas Neighborhood
    Sun, September 15, 2019 OCLB - Aliso Wood Canyon Day Hike
    Sat, September 14, 2019 PS - September Game Night and Pool Time Hosted by Jim, Brian & Ed
    Wed, September 11, 2019 SD - Core Group Elections
    Tue, September 10, 2019 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting
    Tue, September 10, 2019 PS - September Monthly Speaker Program
    Tue, September 10, 2019 PS - Hike _ Sunrise S. Lykken
    Fri, September 06, 2019 PS - HIKE: Round Valley-Tamarack Valley
    Thu, September 05, 2019 SBVC - Morro Bay State Park
    Wed, September 04, 2019 PS - LA County Fair
    Thu, August 29, 2019 PS - HIKE: Tamarack Valley
    Tue, August 27, 2019 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - August 2019
    Sun, August 25, 2019 OCLB - Autry Museum
    Sun, August 25, 2019 SD - End of Summer BBQ, Hike and Pool Party
    Sat, August 24, 2019 SBVC - Santa Barbara Pride Festival
    Sat, August 24, 2019 PS - Hike: Round Valley
    Fri, August 23, 2019 SBVC - Movie Night - "Bridegroom"
    Fri, August 23, 2019 OCLB - Aquarium of the Pacific
    Wed, August 21, 2019 SBVC - Core Group Meeting and Pizza Social
    Tue, August 20, 2019 SD - 2020 Event Planning Meeting and Member Appreciation Pizza Party
    Tue, August 20, 2019 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting Udate
    Sun, August 18, 2019 PS - Bike Ride CicLAvia-Hollywoods
    Sat, August 17, 2019 PS - August Game Night: Gather Your Balls for BOWLING!!
    Sat, August 17, 2019 SBVC - Ventura Pride Festival
    Thu, August 15, 2019 PS - HIKE: Wellman Divide-Tamarack Vly
    Thu, August 15, 2019 LA - Rock Creek Canyon (near Mammoth)
    Fri, August 09, 2019 OCLB - Silver Lake to Thousand Island Lake Intermediate Backpack
    Thu, August 08, 2019 PS - Discovery Hike
    Wed, August 07, 2019 SBVC - Mid-Week Day Hike
    Tue, August 06, 2019 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting
    Sun, August 04, 2019 SD - Day Event - La Jolla Shores Snorkeling
    Sat, August 03, 2019 LA - Chinatown Urban Walk & Wine Day
    Fri, August 02, 2019 PS - Hurkey Creek Campout (Idyllwild)
    Tue, July 30, 2019 PS - HIKE: SUNSET HIKE AND DINE
    Sun, July 28, 2019 PS - Hike: Mt. San Jacinto Peak
    Sat, July 27, 2019 SBVC - Movie Night - "Hit and Runway"
    Sat, July 27, 2019 PS - July Game Night and Pool Time Hosted by George Gosselin
    Sat, July 27, 2019 Corp - Quarterly Board Meeting
    Fri, July 26, 2019 PS - DISCOVERY HIKE
    Thu, July 25, 2019 PS - Bike Ride
    Wed, July 24, 2019 PS - Summer Pool Party
    Tue, July 23, 2019 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - July 2019
    Sun, July 21, 2019 OCLB - Long Beach Ranchos Day Trip
    Sat, July 20, 2019 LA - Long Beach Beach Party 2019
    Thu, July 18, 2019 PS - Hike: Tram To Idyllwild
    Sun, July 14, 2019 PS - HIKE: ISLAND IN THE SKY
    Sat, July 13, 2019 LA - Big Rock Creek / Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness day hike
    Fri, July 12, 2019