CANCELLED AND REPLACED WITH A HIKE AT THE TOP OF THE TRAM
Horsethief Creek via Cactus Springs
Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch and trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. Hiking poles may be helpful.
Contact hike leader: Kirk Olsen Email Click Here
Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Arrive a few minutes early for briefing and carpooling. Departure is at 8:00 am AM. Distance to Cactus Spring trailhead is 21 miles. Map Direction to trailhead
Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels
More trail information: USFS click here.
Special COVID Related Requirements
This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated.
Health Problems/allergies: Advise hike leader of any medical or other issues that may affect your ability to complete this hike.
Escape the summer heat by taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to an elevation of more than 8,500 feet to hike in the Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness. In addition to hiking the well-known loop trail we will explore the interesting rock formations in the Shangri-La area. Temperatures at the tram’s Mountain Station can be 30 degrees cooler, so check at https://www.pstramway.com/weather/ before you leave home to determine how to dress.
Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 to 3 liters recommended), trail snacks/ lunch. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.
Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required.
Hiking Requirements: You will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.
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.
You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
Special COVID Requirements: This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated. For more information - see the GOPS COVID Vaccination policy dated 4/26/2022 (click here).
Health Problems/allergies: Discuss any conditions or medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike.
This discovery hike will be an exploration beyond the normal confines of the trail on a moderately strenuous backcountry hike in the San Jacinto Wilderness. There will be some deviation from the trail to “discover” locations not typically seen by the average day hiker.
Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.
Tickets for the Tram: $28.95 Adult $26.95 Senior. Summer and Annual passes available. If online tickets are sold-out or grayed-out for any day, tickets are still available, but can only be purchased on the day of your visit at the Tram’s Valley Station on a first-come, first-served basis. If you need to purchase a ticket, arrive by 9 am to get in line to get a ticket. Parking fee waived for pass holders and local residents. Our tram departure is 10 AM. Purchase tickets here: Palm Springs Tram Tickets
What to bring: Ten Essentials (click here), water (2-3 liters recommended), lunch, energy snacks, sun protection, layered clothing and hiking poles. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required.
Questions contact hike Leader: Scott Connelly Email click here
Escape the summer heat by taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to an elevation of more than 8,500 feet to hike in the Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness. Temperatures at the tram’s Mountain Station can be 30 degrees cooler, so check at https://www.pstramway.com/weather/ before you leave home to determine how to dress.
Orange County/Long Beach Chapter of Great Outdoors presents:
Grand Teton National Park Trip with Day Hikes
July 13-20, 2022
Trip Leader Contact: Doug Cable, firstname.lastname@example.org
Preliminary Trip notes for Scouting Hikes, Grand Teton National Park
July 13 to 20th.
Save the date and make your reservations.
July 13 to 20 we will scout the day hike trails in the Grand Teton National Park.
There are multiple trails that range from easy, to easy/moderate, to moderate, to strenuous and to very strenuous. We will not be doing the very strenuous hikes. Which trails we pick will depend on the preferences of the group. There will be hikes for every level of fitness. We can also break up into several groups depending on what people want to do, but I'm hoping not to do that. Nevertheless, there will be no solo hiking because the area has Grizzly Bears. Bring a bear bell.
Participants will be responsible for their own transportation, food and lodging. Make your lodging reservations now. Sharing of lodging is encouraged to decrease cost and facilitate communications. Lodgings available include tent cabins, camping, cabins. You can click on the names of Luton's Teton Cabins, Rustic Inn, Colter Bay Village Tent Cabins and Jackson Lake Lodge to go to their websites. Luton’s Teton Cabins is recommended, as is the Rustic Inn. Larry Purtle and Frederick Brown have each reserved a Tent Cabin in the Park. Each cabin can accommodate four non snoring sleepers. Combined, Larry and Frederick have four extra beds. Space is still available in the Jackson Lake Lodge within the park as of this writing. Coulter Bay campground is available. There are also motels in Jackson. This is not really a campout; it is a series of dayhikes.
There is a modest Great Outdoors cost of $20 to cover planning logistics. I have 2 books of potential hikes and also park information. We will have a zoom orientation meeting prior for planning. This entire adventure is a scouting trip.
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:
1. I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the event leader(s).
2. I will maintain distance (min. 6') and wear a 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.
North Fork Big Pine Creek Trailhead to Big Pine Lakes Backpack
August 14 - 20, 2022.
To apply for this backpack, you must click I’m interested. Please be aware that the trip leader will determine who is eligible for this trip. He will then send out a registration form. If you change your mind before receiving that registration form, please cancel on Wild Apricot. That form needs to be returned to him and payment made of the $40.00 fee. You need to return the fee and submit payment within 7 days of receiving the registration form or he will contact the next person on the waiting list, and you will forfeit your spot. No refunds after July 15, 2022.
As summer in Los Angeles and environs heats up, this is an opportunity to escape to the High Sierra. You‘ll notice stunning vistas along the way. Beautiful alpine flowers, tumbling waterfalls and serene lakes await you. In the evenings, you can watch the sunset wash the peaks with Alpenglow. We will hike up Big Pine Canyon to the Big Pine Lakes basin and establish a bae camp at Sixth lake, from where we will spend days exploring. Since this is a base camp style trip, people can shorten their stay as they see fit.
This trip is limited to 7 hikers plus the leader.
Although not part of the official trip, it is recommended to drive up on 8/14 and camp near the trailhead, Big Pine Creek Campground, to better acclimatize to the altitude of about 8,000 feet and rest up for the hike the next day.
8/15: Hike from the trailhead near the Big Pine Creek Campground to the shores of First Lake; 5 miles & 2350 ft gain. The trail goes up Big Pine Lakes Canyon, which was arved by the glaciers so is narrow and steep sided, passes the historic Lon Chaney cabin and 2 sets of waterfalls. This is likely to be a moderately strenuous day due to the altitude effects, so we will pause at First Lake to allow us to acclimatize.
8/16: Hike from First Lake to Summit Lake; 2.5 miles, 930 ft. gain. This will be our base camp. We will pass along 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Lakes enroute which are milky turquoise in color from the glacial powder carried down from the glacier.
8/17 – 8/19: Various day hikes to explore the Big Pine Lakes basin and the Palisade Glacier. We will have spectacular views of the Glacier and the Palisade Crest which averages 14,000 feet, and is the southernmost glacier in the United States. It is estimated to be about two miles in length and several hundred feet thick. The trip to the glacier tops out at about 13,000 feet.
8/20: Return to the trailhead via Black Lake.
You will need your ten essentials and appropriate backpacking gear. Please request a list if needed. Carpooling is recommended to reduce fuel costs and vehicle emissions.
Location Approx. Altitude
Big Pine Campground 7,700 ft
First Lake 10,033
Summit Lake 10,960
Third Lake 10,293
Fourth Lake 10,778
Fifth Lake 10,806
Sixth Lake 11,191
Great Outdoors OC-LB Chapter presents
El Moro Canyon - Crystal Cove Day Hike
(Registration is open from August 28 through September 17, 2022)
Contact: Frederick Brown. E-mail: email@example.com. Phone: 562-754-1838
Come join our group for a pleasant moderate day hike in scenic El Moro Canyon located near Crystal Cove Park in Newport Beach, CA. We will be gathering at the trailhead adjacent to Lower Parking Lot in the Day Use Area. Day Use parking fee is $15.00 so please carpool / rideshare with others.
The hike will begin promptly at 8:00AM when we will proceed northward through the center area of the canyon. The path rises quickly at the 1.1 mile cut across. We will then hike along the perimeter of the park in a counterclockwise direction, passing various campground sites and making our way back to the lower use area trailhead. The total distance is roughly 9.0 miles with variation in elevation between 35 and 1800 feet.
Bring your ten essentials. Click here for list. Snack breaks will be taken at regular intervals. A scenic break is planned at the lower campground site on the east of the park with a beautiful panoramic view of the canyon and Pacific Ocean.
Driving southbound on the 405 FWY from Long Beach, take 73 HWY South in Costa Mesa. Exit the 73 at MacArthur Blvd. and head west toward the Pacific Ocean. (Note that the TOLL Road applies after the MacArthur Blvd. exit). Turn left at PCH in Newport Beach and head southbound. You will pass through Newport Beach village and Crystal Cove Park. Make a left at the El Moro Elementary school road. Keep right and you will see the Ranger Station entrance. After paying the day use fee, make your way past RV Park down the path to the lower and last parking lot adjacent to the amphitheater. Trailhead is at the edge of the parking lot.
After the hike, we can enjoy a refreshing dip in the ocean and a picnic on the beach. If you are interested, please bring swimming / beach attire and extra food.
Click here for a map of the parking area.
Click here for the park website.
Click here for a trail map of the park.
If you cannot attend, please cancel your registration, so the next person on the waiting list can have a chance to register.
SAVE THE DATE
Breakfast - Hike - Soak
Note: Have your credit card ready as you'll need it to pay your registration fees (breakfast & optional spa) within 15 mins. There are no refunds for this event. Address will be sent in reminder email sent 3 days prior to event.
9 AM - energized with breakfast, drive/carpool 10 minutes to the Long Canyon trailhead in Desert Hot Springs; directions click here. The hike is rated a moderate 4 miles total out and back in with minimum elevation gain. This trail is located in a wide wash between canyons leading into Joshua Tree National Park and was recently designated as part of the Sand to Snow National Monument.
After taking in the sites, we retrace our steps back to the trailhead and move onto Miracle Springs Resort & Spa for lunch at their indoor/outdoor Capri Restaurant and then “take the waters” in any of the mineral pools of different temperatures.
We have a special discounted group rate for the spa admission: $9 senior / $13 adult. Lunch not included. Option to sign up for the Spa and pay when you register for this event. No refunds.
Make sure you go to the correct Spa resort. There are two adjacent resorts, go to the Miracle Springs Resort & Spa to the North of the other spa, address is: Miracle Springs Resort & Spa 10625 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA
Bring: Swimsuit - Towel
Ten Essentials (click here), water, 1 or 2 liters recommended, snacks, sun protection, layered clothing , hiking poles may be helpful. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. Inclement weather may cancel.
Meeting location will be sent in a separate event reminder email.
Health Problems/allergies: Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike.