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    • Tue, April 07, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Tue, December 01, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 9 sessions
    • Fountain Valley Marie Callender's 18889 Brookhurst St. Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    • 15

    Monthly Chapter Meeting

    January 7, 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    We meet at

    Fountain Valley Marie Callender's

    18889 Brookhurst St.

    Fountain ValleyCA 92708


    Ask the receptionist where Great Outdoors is sitting.

    At this meeting we will be reviewing activities since the December meeting and planned activities for the next two months. 

    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.  


    Fountain Valley Marie Callender's

    18889 Brookhurst St.

    Fountain ValleyCA 92708

    Phone: 714-963-6791


    We will let the receptionist know where we are sitting.

    • Thu, July 09, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom on line
    Join us to see some of the best attractions of Death Valley. Explore areas not open to the public, where you must be escorted with Park Service personnel. See some remote hiking locations with special attractions. One includes a rare ore cart still on the  tracks in the mine audit. Learn and see how and why the rocks move on the racetrack lake playa.

    We will experience Death Valley via multimedia virtual presentation. See how to get to some remote location and  amazing and unique attractions, hikes, hot springs, 4WD day trips and historical points of interest.  

    You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting: Click on the link below to automatically join the meeting:

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 898 1321 6028

    Password: 128072


    • Barker Ranch Manson hideout, before and after the fire
    • The Racetrack
    • Funeral Slot Canyon
    • Visit the site of the Superintendents summer house
    • Scotty's Castle 3 tours: Main house, Underground Tunnels, Lower Vine Ranch
    • Marble Canyon and UFO petroglyphs
    • Sulfur Mine
    • Paleontology Canyon
    • US Borax company town site 
    • Behind the scene NPS points of interest
    • Amargosa Opera House and Motel inside tour

    • Fri, July 10, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom online


    Meeting scheduled for Friday, July 10, 2020 at 4 PM.

    This is an update on protocols and guidelines for planning and conducting outdoor events during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

    We will review what other organizations have been doing and the protocols and guidelines they are developing  to deal with Covid-19. Your comments and recommendations are needed to help us develop procedures and guidelines for future outing.

    Topic: Outdoor Experience Committee - Covid-19 updates
    Time: Jul 10, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 814 9926 7491
    Password: 961315

    Looking forward to seeing you on July 10

    Scott   email click here


        • Sat, July 11, 2020
        • 11:00 AM (PDT)
        • Chilao Picnic Area, Angeles National Forest

        Great Outdoors Los Angeles presents

        LA - GO Picnic and Social Hike at Chilao

        Hi folks, this will be our first outdoor event/hike in months.

        For this activity we are limited to 12 members because of Covid-19.  

        We require that you wear a mask/face covering. We will be practicing physical distancing; bring your own chair & please agree to stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms' length) from other people. Bring hand sanitizer. Carpooling is not recommended at this time, except with your housemates. 

        *** Please only come if in good health, with no known Covid-19 symptoms or exposure. If you feel even the slightest bit ill, please do stay at home. Thank you for protecting everyone's health.***

        SUMMARY: Join us at the Chilao Picnic area, 5300’ elevation, to enjoy our 1st Great Outdoors outdoor picnic gathering and day hike since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

        We will gather in a designated picnic area and enjoy our own lunches. This will not be a potluck lunch. Please bring your OWN lunch; food sharing is not encouraged, but open to each member’s level of comfort.

        After our picnic, we will head off to the Silver Moccasin trailhead for an easy social group hike! There are easy trails at the day use area and we will venture off on one as we enjoy a day in the great outdoors. For those wanting some more “unofficial event” adventure, the Silver Moccasin trail heads up to Cooper Canyon where trails are more challenging.

        Please sign-up and come join us for a relaxing and safe picnic and fun hike!


        Driving directions & parking: Come up Highway 2. Don't turn in at the Chilao Campground entrance.  Do keep going and turn in at the "Chilao Visitor Center" sign.  Pass the Visitor Center lot on your right, then turn left into the Day Use/Picnic Lot.  We will try to get Picnic site #1 (red pin on map).