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Upcoming & Past PS Chapter Camping Trips

    • Sun, June 06, 2021
    • 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Wed, June 09, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • California 38, Angelus Oaks, CA. San Bernardino National Forest
    • 6
    Register

    Experience the cool mountain starlit sky among conifer forest at 6500' elevation. This is a great summer mid-week excursion where you will find a less crowded campground surrounded by mountain pines and vegetation. Jenks Lake and Santa Ana River are nearby and twenty-five miles to Big Bear Lake. Three nights of camping, hiking and exploring the area.

    All activities will require 6' social distancing, and if unable to maintain distance, a mask must be worn.

    Sun, June 6

    • 2:00 pm - Check-in  
    • 5:30 pm - Tea Time meet and greet BYOB. Dinner on your own
    • 7:00 pm - Group campfire activities

    Mon, June 7

    • 9:00 am - Kayaking Jenks Lake if available*
    • 2:00 pm - Hike*
    • 5:00 pm - Check white board*
    • 7:00 pm - Group campfire and raffle

    Tue June 8

    • 9:00 am - Hike* or 4x4 trip*
    • 1:00 pm - Big Bear town* 
    • 6:30 pm - Check white board*
    • 7:30 pm - Group campfire

    Wed, June 9

    •  12:00 pm - Check out

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

    Amenities and Notes:

    • Tents will be on the large spacious double sites separate from RV's
    • Flush toilets, picnic tables, grill/fire rings, and drinking water. Showers may be be available depending on COVID rules. 
    • Bears frequent the area; follow all food and garbage disposal regulations. Food storage lockers on site.
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov. - 'Buy It Where Your Burn It' Available on site at $8 a bundle, cash only
    • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. Campfires must be kept small and in the fire ring
    • No display of firearms
    • Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am
    • Each "tent first person" registration includes parking for 1 vehicle. Second person sharing a tent must arrive with first person in same vehicle. No extra parking available.  Tent sites will not be shared with RV's.
    • Back into your site - safety requirement for emergency evacuation
    • Park all tires on pavement - environmental issues - strictly enforced
    • Specific campsite assignments will be sent a week before the event

    Notes/conditions for RVs:  This is a dry camping. Fresh water spigots available throughout camp and at the dump station. The dump site is located nearby ($10 fee)  Generators may be operated between 7 am and 10 pm. Maximum site size is 35 feet. Maximum of 2 vehicles per site. RV with tow vehicle attached upon arrival counts as 1 vehicle. If tow vehicle is not attached upon arrival, occupant is responsible for extra parking fees $8 per day. Your tow vehicle must fit on your site with all tires on the pavement. 

    What to BringFace mask, hand sanitizer, Ten 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.

    Hazard Warning!! - Dangerous intersection at entrance to camp from Highway 38 - limited visibility. Use extra caution when exiting the camp back on to the highway.

    Consider going green! Please bring your own plates, cups, mugs, eating utensils, etc. 

    Location/Directions:   Latitude 34.171955  Longitude  -116.875098

    Distance is approx. 70 miles from Palm Springs

    From I-10 take SR-38 North. From the Mill Creek Ranger Station it is approximately 18.8 to the campground entrance. Turn left into the campground. From the Big Bear Discovery Center take SR-38 towards Redlands for 25.8 miles and turn right into the campground.

    Nearby Trails:

    • Ponderosa Vista Nature Trail .6 mile
    • Whispering Pines Trail .5 mile
    • Rio Monte Trail 2.5 miles
    • Big Falls Trail .3 mile
    • Jenks Lake Trail 1 mile
    • Wild Horse Creek 5 miles

    Website: San Bernardino National ForestCampground map click here

    Climate:   Ave Temps: 77° / 44°     Current Weather click here

    RefundsCancellation for a refund, minus any service fee, must be received by May 29.

    Payment:  You can pay with the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. 

    Pets: Are welcomed. Must be kept on leash. Please pick up after your pet. 

    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.  

    Contact Leaders:

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

    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.

    • Tue, July 20, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Fri, July 23, 2021
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • Idyllwild CA
    • 11
    Register

    Experience the cool mountain star-lit sky among conifer forest camping at Idyllwild Regional Park. This is a great summer mid-week excursion where you will find an uncrowded campground surrounded by mountain pines and vegetation. Three nights of camping, hiking and exploring the village shops and restaurants.

    Tuesday, July 20

    • 12:00 pm - Check-in  
    • 6:00 pm - Meet and greet BYOB. Dinner on your own
    • 7:00 pm - Group campfire activities 

    Wednesday, July 21

    • 9:00 am - Hike or other activity *
    • 2:00 pm - Explore Idyllwild 
    • 5:00 pm  
    • 6:30 pm - 
    • 7:00 pm - Group campfire and raffle

    Thursday, July 22

    • 9:00 am - 4 wheel drive road trip to Thomas Mountain*
    • 1:30 pm - Hike board* or see Idyllwild 
    • 6:30 pm - Optional group dinner in town*
    • 7:30 pm - Group campfire

    Friday, July 23

    •  1:00 pm - Check out

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

    Amenities: Restrooms have flush toilets, hot showers that take quarters, picnic tables, fire rings, and drinking water. The town of Idyllwild is 1/2 mile away with shops and restaurants.

    Amenities For RVs:  This is a dry camping event.  There is a dump site located nearby at Lake Hemet.  Generators may  be operated between 7 am and 10 pm.

    What to Bring: Ten Essentials, camp chair, daypack for hiking, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing,  potluck item, firewood, quarters for showers. The are water spigots located in the camp.

    Consider going green! - Please bring your own reusable plates, cups, mugs, eating utensils, etc. 

    Directions 54000 County Playground Road, Idyllwild, CA 92549             Map Click Here.

    Website:  IDYLLWILD REGIONAL PARK

    Climate:   Ave High 80  Ave Low 47        Weather forecast click here

    Photos:  Click Here

    RefundsCancellation for full refund must be received by July 1, half refund up to July 12, no refunds after July 13.

    Payment:  You can pay with the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. 

    Contact: Trip Leader John Niedzwiedz: Click here email

    Pets: Pets are welcomed. $2 per day pet fee payable upon arrival. Must be kept on leash.  Please pick up after your pet. 

    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

     

    Health Problems/allergies:It 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.

    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.


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

    HOLD THE DATES!

    LONE PINE/WESTERN FILM FESTIVAL WEEKEND

    October 7-10 (Thursday to Sunday), 2021


    Howdy Great Outdoors Pardners’

    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 under 36 feet at the Lone Pine Campground in Inyo National Forest, just three miles west of Lone Pine.

    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, trout fishing and of course hiking the numerous trails on and around Mt. Whitney.

    Look for the registration later this year.

    Your Trip Leaders,  Scott Connelly and Lloyd Queen


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

    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 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.

    • 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! Not open for registration. Watch for email announcement if and when it is available. 

    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

Thu, April 15, 2021 OCLB - Caspers Wilderness Car Camp
Thu, September 17, 2020 PS/SBVC - CANCELLED - Hearst San Simeon SP
Fri, August 07, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Big Bear Barton Flats
Thu, July 23, 2020 PS - Death Valley Pt 2 - Virtual Tour
Sun, July 12, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Rock Creek Tent Camping
Thu, July 09, 2020 PS - Death Valley Pt 1 - Virtual Tour
Fri, June 12, 2020 PS - Name That Campout-Jeopardy
Sun, June 07, 2020 PS - CANCELLED - Guajone Regional Park, Oceanside
Thu, May 28, 2020 PS - Staycamp -Saline Valley - Virtual Tour
Fri, May 15, 2020 PS - Staycamp - Lake Perris Virtual
Fri, May 15, 2020 CANCELLED - CORP - Lake Perris Jamboree
Fri, May 01, 2020 PS - Yosemite High Sierra Camps - Virtual Tour
Wed, April 29, 2020 PS - Deep Creek Hot Springs - Virtual Tour
Wed, April 22, 2020 PS - Earth Day 50 Years - Wild and Scenic Short Films
Thu, April 16, 2020 PS - Virtual- Joshua Tree NP (Cottonwood Campground)
Mon, March 30, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Emma Wood State Beach Campout
Thu, March 12, 2020 PS - Organ Pipe Cactus
Tue, February 11, 2020 PS - Ski Outing Big Bear
Thu, February 06, 2020 PS - Salton Sea - Mecca Beach Campground
Sat, December 28, 2019 PS - Tecopa Hot Springs
Thu, November 14, 2019 PS - Kartchner Caverns
Thu, October 24, 2019 PS - Joshua Tree NP (Black Rock Campground)
Fri, October 11, 2019 SBVC/CORP - 41st Annual GO Conference, Jamboree & Campout
Thu, September 26, 2019 PS - Silent Valley Camp Resort
Wed, September 18, 2019 PS - Trip Planning For 2020
Fri, August 02, 2019 PS - Hurkey Creek Campout (Idyllwild)
Fri, July 12, 2019 PS - Silverwood Lake - Cancelled
Sat, June 22, 2019 PS - Mt Baldy Hike and Camp
Sun, June 09, 2019 PS - Big Bear (Serrano Campground)
Sat, June 01, 2019 PS - Mt Baldy Hike and Camp
Wed, May 15, 2019 PS - Snow Canyon-St. George Utah
Thu, April 11, 2019 PS - Joshua Tree NP (Cottonwood Campground)

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