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Distance: 10 miles Elevation gain: 3500 ft.
Please read this entire description before registering for the hike! Important safety and logistical information below.
Our first truly challenging hike of 2023 will be the popular “Three T’s” trail in the eastern high country of the Angeles National Forest. The trail hits the summits of three peaks that all begin with T: Thunder, Timber, and Telegraph. Stunning views over the San Gabriel Valley and Cajon Pass, beautiful alpine landscape, and the chance to see Nelson’s bighorn sheep are all reasons to join us!
Note that this hike as described below will require you to reserve a lift ticket with Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts ($30 round-trip for non-members). Parking in the ski lift parking lot costs an additional $10. The bottom paragraph below describes some options to pay less (but hike much more!)
We will meet at the ski lift parking lot at 8:45am. You must purchase a lift ticket for 9:00 here: https://www.mtbaldyresort.com/scenic-chairlift-rides (and then click the Get Your Tickets button). Be sure to add the $10 parking ticket as an “Add On” to your lift ticket if you intend to park in the lot. At 9:00 we’ll get in line for the lift.
Once we’ve ridden the lift up to the Notch the hike starts. We begin on a fire road to one of the ski runs then climb the trail up to the summit of Thunder Mountain. Drop 500 feet to a saddle and then climb 800 feet to the summit of Telegraph Peak. From there it’s mostly downhill (with a short climb to the summit of Timber Mountain) over a distance of about 2 miles to Icehouse Saddle, where we will stop for lunch. After lunch we backtrack over the three peaks back to the Notch and then ride the lift back down to the parking lot.
As always on Great Outdoors hikes, we recommend having the ten essentials (list here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QIjEn0BQvPDH_5bSThKYl4or02Ncu5XQTun5VywOIo4/edit?usp=share_link). In particular bring lunch and snacks, enough water and electrolytes, sunscreen, and a hat if you wear one. Also bear in mind that this entire hike takes place above 7500’. If you have any history of altitude sickness and/or don’t know if you get it, we strongly advise taking medication for it ahead of time (if you know it works) or skipping this hike. Anyone experiencing symptoms of altitude sickness will be asked to return to the Notch immediately.
Reach out to Matthew Bokach at email@example.com with any questions. You can see plenty of photos and a more detailed hike description here: https://hikingguy.com/hiking-trails/los-angeles-hikes/hike-three-ts-trail/ (keeping in mind that we’re only doing a portion of the hike as described on that web page).
Cheaper options: If you’re trying to save some cash, you could take your chances with finding a parking spot in the Manker area about a half mile down the road from the ski lifts. To save the $30 lift ticket cost, you would have to walk up the road from the parking lot and meet the group at the Notch at the top of the lifts. This option adds about 7 miles of hiking and 1500’ of elevation gain round-trip. If you plan to exercise either of these options PLEASE let the trip organizer know! And also plan your timeline to meet up with the group either in the parking lot (if you park further down) or up at the Notch (if you hike up the road rather than take the lift).
Great Outdoors Los Angeles
Bicycle Ride in Griffith Park and Los Angeles River Bike Path
We will meet at the Los Angeles Zoo free parking lot on Zoo Drive at 11:00 AM. This trip has no hills and anticipated mileage is 15 miles round trip. This is a fairly easy bike ride with great views of Glendale and the LA River along the way. The half-way point is at the outdoor Bicycle Spoke Cafe in Frogtown (Elysian Valley) where we can stop for coffee or brunch at 12:30 PM or so.
Attendance to this event is open to ALL!
Bring lots of water, sunscreen, and money for brunch break. Riders are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet on all bike rides and inflate their tires to the correct pressure. Please be prepared to address any breakdowns on your own. Bring a spare inner tube, tire pump, repair kit, ability to call Lyft/Uber, etc. The trip leader/group may not have the capacity to repair your bike. Participants are also expected to bring their own first aid kit appropriate for the event. Thanks for your understanding.
Trip Leader: Michael Wickstrom email: President-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
45th ALL CHAPTER CAMPOUT & CONFERENCE
45th ALL CHAPTER CAMPOUT & CONFERENCE
Lake Perris State Recreation Area This year's theme:
Our 45th Anniversary! Join us and celebrate our sapphire anniversary with a weekend of entertainment and a variety of activities including, hiking, biking, boating, swimming, museum visit, multimedia presentation - GO past and present, special activities, contests, raffle prizes, and campfire activities.
Our camp -"A sparkling jewel and a land of mystery..." Hidden among rock-studded hills, Lake Perris State Recreation Area’s 8,800 acres of broad valley are bounded on three sides by low ridges. The surrounding hills obscure the view of nearby cities. The San Bernardino, San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains stand tall in the distance. We have dedicated tent only sites under large shade trees. RV sites with hookups with a group gathering area in the middle.
Registration options include: Tents and RV’s. Tents will be in tent only sites. RV sites are located adjacent to the tent only sites, separated by a grassy area. We will have a group campfire located in a central spot. A few tents may be placed on RV site in an area away from the RVs if needed. Sites will be preassigned with site assignments and updated details in an email one week prior to the event. Registration is available to Great Outdoors members only. If not a member, you may join and purchase a membership - Click Here for Membership
Amenities for Tent and RV
Campers: Every site has a picnic table and a fire ring with a grill. There are shade trees in the tent site areas. Water and restrooms with free hot showers is available. Up to three vehicles may be parked at any one campsite.
Amenities for RVs: The RV sites have fresh water, electrical hook-ups and gray water drain. RV dumping is available for $10. Camping fees do not include using the dump station. RVs must be parked in provided space and may not protrude into roadway. Maximum length 31' but RVs up to 40' may be backed in with tail overhanging campsite. Roadway must be kept open and clear. Quiet hours 10pm - 6am.
Non-Campers: Lodging can be found in nearby Moreno Valley
Pets: welcomed - leashed, controlled, picked up after, allowed on paved trails.
What to Bring:
Schedule of Events:
All members are encouraged and welcome to attend the business meetings.
Check white board at camp for updates and details
Sunrise 6:58 AM Sunset 6:09 PM
Friday Oct 20
Saturday Oct 21
9:00 - 11 am General Business meeting, Corp Board and elections**
Incoming Board Meeting***
11:00 am Outdoor Experience Committee meeting****
Sunday, Oct 22
* Attended by current Corp Board and Committee Chairs.
** Attended by outgoing Corp Board, Chapter Delegates, Committee Chairs. We elect a Corp. Chair, Secretary and Financial Officer. The Chair then appoints Committee Chairs.
*** Attended by the newly elected Corp Board and Committee Chairs.
**** Attended by VPOs of each Chapter and other interested parties.
Directions: The recreation area is located 11 miles south of Riverside via Highway 60 or I-215. Google map
Climate and Elevation: Average high/low: 82° / 52° ; Elevation 1595'
Cancellation/Refund Policy: Cancellations must be received by Oct. 5 to receive a refund minus a $10 service fee.
Payments: Online payments only using credit cards.
What is the difference between a regular GO campout and a conference campout?
Conference is held once every year in October (as required in the by-laws) where delegates from each of the five chapters and the Corp board come together to:
Who puts on the Conference?
Do I need to attend any of these business meetings?
Can I come to any of these meetings if I am not on the Corp board or a delegate?
What if I am not part of the Corp board or a delegate, can I still attend the conference?
Can I attend the day activities without camping?
Any other questions? - contact Trip Leaders or Board Members
If you would like to know more about the history and founding of GO click here.
Health Problems/allergies: Discuss any medical concerns with the trip leader that may affect your ability to complete this event.
ALL CHAPTER JAMBOREE - PALM SPRINGS PRIDE
Palm Springs Jump 'Everybody's jumping down in Palm Springs...'
You are invited to experience one of the most popular free Pride events in Southern California and help promote your chapter at our All-Chapter Corporate booth at the Pride Festival. More than just getting members together and joining forces, this GO Corporate sponsored event is also an opportunity to grow our memberships and show our community that we are here for their health, wellness, and camaraderie. Each chapter will be represented and able to make multiple contacts and invite new members to join. This is a three-day weekend with attendance of over 125,000.
Registration allows members to sign up for one or more shifts staffing our festival booth in downtown Palm Springs on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5. All attendees are invited to a Friday afternoon welcome pool party and catered dinner at a member’s residence.
Bring your Great Outdoors branded T-Shirt / hat to wear at the festival and your chapter information promo handouts.
Members must handle their own accommodations. You may indicate if you are interested in staying with a Palm Springs host during registration. The host can contact you to make arrangements. Palm Springs-area members will have the opportunity to indicate if they would like to host members from other chapters.
To register, select the time slot you would like to be at the booth. You may register for multiple time slots. Complete your first registration, then register again for another time slot. Guests and nonmembers are welcome and may register for this event.
Accommodations: Click here for more information
Friday, November 3
Saturday, November 4 - Festival Booth - downtown Palm Springs
Sunday, November 5 - Festival Booth
Pride Parade steps off at 10 am Sunday
A street fair, a music festival, and gathering place, the Pride festival celebrates all that is LGBTQ+ in Palm Springs. Sip, sashay, and celebrate in several downtown Palm Springs open-air event venues.
“We’re a small little town, but we have a huge impact. We’re like Hollywood meets L.A. meets New York meets San Diego, and all rolled into one. It’s a very small-town feel with a very big-city approach, and a very big-city draw.” — Bella da Ball, a.k.a. Brian Wanzek.
37th annual Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival
Above is a just a partial list of past Great Outdoors LA events. We've had many events each year going way back to 1978!
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