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    • Sat, May 21, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Forrestal Nature Reserve and Founders Park/Ocean Trails Reserve
    • 6
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    Please join us on Saturday, May 21st from 2 PM - 6 PM for a combination of hikes along the trails of Forrestal Reserve (https://www.rpvca.gov/1153/Forrestal-Reserve)  and Ocean Trails Reserve in Rancho Palos Verdes 

    (https://www.rpvca.gov/1154/Ocean-Trails-Reserve) 

    The hikes offer stunning scenic views and are good for beginning to moderate skill levels. The trails are along mixed dirt terrain and the ocean trail leads down to the rocky beach, so make sure to wear sturdy hiking boots or strong hiking sandals.

    Parking: Free at both Ladera Linda Park (adjacent to Forrestal Reserve) for Hike One and at Founders Park (next to Trump Golf Course) for Hike Two.  Also, there is plenty of free street parking adjacent to the lot along Trump National Drive between Palos Verdes Drive.  Carpool if possible!

    About: Trump was required by the California Coastal Commission to keep the park, parking lot, restroom and golf course path open to the public for public access to the coast. A conservation easement over the land preserves the sensitive habitat from development. 

    Contact: John Blasco, 562-726-4165, JohnLongBeach@gmail.com

    Locations:

    • Hike OneForrestal Reserve 

    Length: 2.7 mi  Elevation gain: 757 ft  Route type: Loop

    Starts at 2 PM

    Meet at Ladera Linda Park parking lot:

    32201 Forrestal Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275





    Hike Two: Founders Park/Ocean Trails Reserve 

    Length: 2.0 mi   Elevation gain: 265 ft   Route type: Out & back

    Starts at 4 PM

    Meet at Founders Park parking lot:

    1 Trump National Drive, Palos Verdes, 90275




    Hike leaders: John Blasco and Joe Holliday (geologist and nature guide)

    Contact: John Blasco, 562-726-4165, JohnLongBeach@gmail.com

    Registration is free and required (please include email address).

    Bring: drinking water in a reusable bottle, snacks, sun protection, wear sturdy footwear.  Hiking poles may be helpful.  Carry Emergency Contact Information.

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

    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.

    Current COVID-19 Requirements: Most of our participants are vaccinated, and we ask that you get vaccinated and boosted if able to. Together, we are fighting the spread of this deadly virus and its variants! We ask all outing participants to comply with the following:

    1. I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the event leader(s). See Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
    2. I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
    3. I will contact the Trip Leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event.





Past LA Chapter Events

Sat, April 16, 2022 LA - Eaton Canyon Hike
Sat, March 12, 2022 LA - Temescal Canyon Loop in the Santa Monica Mountains
Sun, February 27, 2022 LA - Beautiful Bear Canyon Hike in the San Gabriel Mountains
Sat, February 26, 2022 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Hike and Trip Leader Training
Sat, February 12, 2022 LA - Second Saturdays Hike: Sandstone Peak
Sat, January 08, 2022 LA - Bluff Cove and Lunada Bay hike in Palos Verdes
Sat, December 18, 2021 LA - Long Beach | Belmont | Naples Boat Parade and Decoration Walk
Sat, December 18, 2021 GO LA with OC/Long Beach Chapter present: The Belmont -Naples Boat Parade and Decoration Walk
Sat, December 18, 2021 LA - Abalone and Sacred Coves Palos Verdes Hike
Sun, December 12, 2021 LA - Holiday Party 2021 at DeSano Pizza Bakery!
Sun, November 21, 2021 LA - Bicycle Tour Shoreline Long Beach
Tue, November 16, 2021 LA - LA Chapter Monthly Meeting
Sun, November 07, 2021 LA - Hike: Windy Gap, Crystal Lake Recreation Area
Sat, October 23, 2021 LA - SOLD OUT! - Camp Mozumdar Historic Walking Tour and Lunch
Tue, October 19, 2021 LA - LA Chapter Monthly Meeting
Sun, October 17, 2021 LA - Palos Verdes Coastal Walk: Point Vicente to Terranea
Sat, October 16, 2021 CORP - Annual Conference and Election of Officers
Sun, September 26, 2021 LA - Palos Verdes Hike: Founders Park/Ocean Trails Reserve
Sat, September 18, 2021 LA - Malibu Hindu Temple
Sun, August 29, 2021 LA - Ballona Creek Bike Ride
Sat, August 28, 2021 LA - Lake Shrine Walk
Tue, August 24, 2021 LA - Monthly LA Chapter Planning Meeting
Thu, August 19, 2021 LA - Camping Trip Quaking Aspen, Sequoia National Forest Campout
Sun, August 08, 2021 LA - DISCOASIS Skate Night: Black Charmed's Bloom Ball!
Tue, August 03, 2021 LA - [POSTPONED]: Roller Skate Lesson & Skate Night at Moonlight Rollerway!
Sun, July 18, 2021 LA - Los Angeles River Bike Path Bike Ride
Thu, June 17, 2021 LA - Dogwood Campground (Lake Arrowhead)
Wed, May 26, 2021 CORP - OUTDOORS EXPERIENCE - HIKING SAFETY
Wed, April 07, 2021 CORP - Reopening Plan Review
Sat, March 27, 2021 CORP - Training - Trip Leader - Outdoors Experience
Wed, March 10, 2021 CORP - Training - Covid Protocols Event Leader
Tue, March 09, 2021 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
Sat, January 30, 2021 CORP - Online Training - Outdoor Experiences
Tue, January 19, 2021 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
Tue, November 24, 2020 LA - Thanksgiving-edition LA Monthly Core Meeting & Zoom Social
Thu, November 19, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
Tue, October 27, 2020 LA - Halloween-edition LA Monthly Core Meeting & Zoom Social
Fri, August 21, 2020 CORP - Online Training - Outdoors Experience - Interest Survey
Fri, August 14, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
Sat, July 11, 2020 LA - [CANCELED] GO Picnic and Social Hike at Chilao
Fri, July 10, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
Sat, June 20, 2020 LA - Pasadena Architectural House Walking Tour
Tue, June 16, 2020 LA - Cancelled -Virtual Open Mic/Show & Tell Social!
Tue, May 05, 2020 LA - Virtual Cinco de Mayo Social!
Tue, March 31, 2020 LA - Virtual Happy Hour
Sat, March 21, 2020 LA - Cancelled - Condor Peak Hike
Sat, February 22, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Hike And Trip Leader Training
Sat, February 15, 2020 LA - Echo Mountain: Hike through History
Sat, February 08, 2020 LA - Oak and Fascination Springs Hike
Sun, February 02, 2020 LA - Kayaking and Birding in Beautiful Newport Back Bay
Sun, January 05, 2020 LA - New Year's Hike: Bear Canyon
Sun, December 08, 2019 LA - Holiday Party 2019 at DeSano Pizza Bakery!
Thu, November 28, 2019 LA - Ensenada, Mexico (Condo Or Hotel)
Sun, November 24, 2019 LA - Fish Canyon Hike
Sun, November 03, 2019 LA - Central Gabrielino Trail
Sat, October 19, 2019 LA - Blue Ridge to Baldy summit (via Pine Mountain) aka “The North Backbone”
Sun, September 29, 2019 LA - Huntington Brunch and Chapter Elections
Sat, September 21, 2019 LA - Scenic hike along Bluff Cove in Palos Verdes
Thu, August 15, 2019 LA - Rock Creek Canyon (near Mammoth)
Sat, August 03, 2019 LA - Chinatown Urban Walk & Wine Day
Sat, July 20, 2019 LA - Long Beach Beach Party 2019
Sat, July 13, 2019 LA - Big Rock Creek / Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness day hike
Thu, July 04, 2019 LA - Mount Hillyer Day Hike
Sat, June 29, 2019 LA - Big Gay Picnic + Victorian Urban Stair Hike
Sun, June 23, 2019 LA - Beginner Pride Bike Ride
Thu, June 20, 2019 LA - Core Group & Member Meeting *Canceled*
Thu, June 13, 2019 LA - Kern River Camping and Rafting
Thu, June 06, 2019 LA - Pride Pop-Up! Rocketman Movie Night + Happy Hour
Thu, May 23, 2019 LA - Core Group & Member Meeting
Wed, April 17, 2019 LA - Monthly Core Group and Member Meeting

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!