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    • Wed, July 13, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • UTC Mall - Outside Tender Greens
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    The Great Outdoors San Diego (GOSD) Core Group meets every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month to conduct GOSD business and share a meal together. Members and interested others are welcome to join. If you'll be joining us, please RSVP so we can reserve the right number of seats at the restaurant.

    Westfield UTC La Jolla Mall Job Fair – NBC 7 San Diego

    Location: Westfield UTC Mall 4545 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122 

    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm, Note: From 12pm-1pm official business will be conducted

    Parking: Free in lot.

    Contact: Tyler Roosden (651.497.1611)

     




    • Sun, July 17, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Aqua Adventures Mission Bay
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    Day Event - Mission Bay Kayaking/SUP Boarding

    It’s become an annual summer tradition for us in GOSD to meet up at Aqua Adventures on Mission Bay and go kayaking and stand-up paddle (SUP) boarding as a group. Those who want to kayak can kayak. And those who want to SUP board can SUP board. Renting a kayak costs $20/hr for a single and $25/hr for a tandem. SUP board rental cost is $25/hr. Each person will pay for his/her rental there that morning. Lockers are available.

    We'll be out on the water for at least an hour, stopping at one of the beaches out in the bay, then heading back. It’s always a great time, as we even see some wildlife on the way, including sea lions!

    We'll meet at 10 AM at Aqua Adventures and rent our gear. We should be in the water by 10:30 AM. Please plan to bring clothes you can get wet in, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat if you like. You might also bring a dry change of clothes, if not a towel for the shower as well. Some of us may go grab lunch afterwards.

    Event Coordinator: Tyler Roosden (651) 497 - 1611
    Location: Aqua Adventures
    1548 Quivira Way
    San Diego, CA 92109

    Please register via our website so we know to expect you.

    We hope to see you there!

    • Sat, August 06, 2022
    • 8:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 2600 Bayside Ln, San Diego, CA 92109
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    Mission Bay Bike Ride

    Saturday, August 6th 

    • 8:45 Meet up at  Mission Point Park
    • 9:00 Start the bike ride
    • 1:00 Finish the bike ride  


    Event Lead: Steven Stowe (619-309-5674)

    We will be meeting at Mission Point Park (2600 Bayside Ln, San Diego, CA 92109). I will be there at around 8:30 am, muster at 8:45am, and we will leave promptly at 9am. Bike ride is about 20 miles. Moderate to almost Expert Activity (from the mileage not the difficulty of the ride). It’s a Beautiful loop around the bay. Elevation is fairly flat with an increase maybe 100 ft in a few places across some bridges.  Once we depart Mission Point Park we will travel around the east side of Mission bay heading east and then north.  Then we will enter Fiesta Island and loop around the island.  Once we exit fiesta island we will continue north around mission bay, this will take us to the west side of mission bay (I know, obviously LOL).  We will continue south on Mission bay and end up back at Mission Point Park.  For those who done this bike ride last time, it’s the same route but I am adding Fiesta Island to the map and we are going the opposite way this time.  So, expect more mileage.  Fiesta Island isn’t as small as it seems.

    We’ll be making plenty of stops and water breaks, I calculate about 5 restroom stops, at least 2 water breaks but no limit to the amount of breaks the group needs, and 4 different stops for group pictures with beautiful backgrounds of nature


    What to bring: 

    Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, extra air pump for your tires, any snack/s you may want, any medications you may need, and weather-appropriate clothing. 

    Hope you can join us!



    • Sat, August 20, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • La Jolla Shores, Kellogg Park
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    GOSD Day Event - Snorkeling at La Jolla Shores

    Event Coordinator: Matthew Schreiner

    Come join us for some snorkeling, sharks, and socializing at La Jolla Shores! We've chosen August since that's when the Leopard Sharks typically come close to shore.

    We'll meet at Kellogg Park at 10:00 and be in the water by about 10:30. After snorkeling amongst the wildlife, those of us who are interested will grab lunch nearby afterwards.

    Please bring your snorkel gear (mask, snorkel, fins and a light wet suit if you tend to feel cold quickly), sunblock, some water, any snacks you may need for the morning, a towel, and a dry change of clothes. (Leave your valuables in your car, as any gear left at the park will likely be unattended while we’re in the water.)

    Parking can be a challenge. So please plan to allow yourself plenty of time for that – and carpool if possible.

    Fun facts about Leopard Sharks:

    La Jolla’s leopard sharks are almost all female, most of which are pregnant. Their gestation period is 10-11 months. They bear live young, and a litter will typically consist of 15-20 babies.

    They congregate at La Jolla Shores because of its calm, warm, shallow waters—an ideal natural incubator—and abundant food in the sand, rocky reefs and kelp forest of the protected preserve, including clams, crabs, shrimp, squid, fish and fish eggs. The sharks’ distinctive color pattern, resembling leopard spots, is so varied that they can be used to identify individuals, akin to fingerprints. Leopard sharks live along the Pacific coast of North America from Washington to Mazatlán, Mexico, including the Gulf of California.

    They arrive at La Jolla’s shores as early as June and as late as December, peaking in August and September.

    Leopard sharks have small mouths and teeth, perfect for feedings on crustaceans and bony fish. Adults can grow up to six feet in length, but the average size is four to five feet.


    VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org
    • Sat, October 01, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Zoom online
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          OUTDOORS EXPERIENCE

    Hike Leader - Morning 
    Trip LeaderAfternoon 

      You may attend either one or both.

      DAY HIKE LEADER - SECTION I

                             8am - 12 pm

      Be a Hike Leader!  Not just someone who knows the way, but someone who applies safety, best practices, fun, and local knowledge to make a successful outing. In addition to the course outline we will discuss any issues with past hikes and plan for future hikes. We will review basic hike leader procedures and techniques and latest technology and information.  Completing this course will provide participants with Day Hike Leader Certification. Also a good refresher for hike leaders.

      Hike Leader Syllabus

      Prerequisites: Great Outdoors member (click here to join). The course is  for anyone interested in becoming a hiker leader, learning more about leading effective hikes, or becoming a more confident and capable hiker.

      This Hike Leader Certification course is for hikers who are interested in learning new skills as well as experienced hike leaders  who are looking to update or refresh their outdoor leadership skills. It is suitable for all ranges of hiker abilities, from novice up to very experienced hikers.

      Objectives: Introduce participants to the skills, knowledge and attitudes of a trained hike leader, including appropriate risk management for day hikes. Present skills for leading a safe, environmentally responsible and enjoyable hike.

      Content/Topics Covered:  Hike planning, description, screening participants, trail group management, emergency management, medical issues on the trail, map reading and navigation, outdoor techniques, environmental protection, and problem solving techniques and scenarios.

      Course Format: The training includes online instruction with group discussion and problem solving  applications and trail-based scenarios.

      Pre-Course Assignment:  Review training manuals and video:

      Link to Training Resources: Click Here

      How to Lead a Hike: Video: Click Here

      Course Length/Hours: 4 hours.


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      TRIP LEADERSHIP - OVERNIGHT EVENTS - SECTION II

       1pm - 5 pm

      One of the premier features of Great Outdoors is overnight trips. As a leader you will propose, research and design overnight trips. You will manage and administer the trip using leadership and group management skills. Completing this course will provide participants with Trip Leadership Certification.

      Course Outline:

      • Create a new trip or update a former trip.

      • Planning, scouting, securing reservations.

      • Finances and budget.

      • Create a trip description and promotion.

      • Secure all logistics including any permits, and support staff as necessary.

      • Communicate with participants to provide information and answer questions.

      • Conducting your trip, safety issues, group management issues - preventing and solving.

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      Location: Zoom online 

      Course Preparation: We will send you a link to the Outdoor Experience Training Manuals. You are encouraged to review the material ahead of time. 

      Link to Training Resources: Click Here

      Course Length/Hours: 4 hours.

      Contacts:

      Suggested Reading:

      1. Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter, & GPS. Bob Burns, Mike Burns
      2. The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide Mark Harvey
      3. How to Lead a Hike by the Sierra Club  15 min. video click here




      • Fri, October 14, 2022
      • 12:00 PM
      • Sun, October 16, 2022
      • 12:00 PM
      • To Be Determined


      Each year GO holds an annual conference/campout for all members.

      The dates are now set - Oct 14-16.  Our OCLB Chapter is now planning the event.  Please check back later for details


      For further information, contact:

      Lance via email at: conferencechair@greatoutdoors.org







    Past events

    Sun, June 26, 2022 SD - Social - The Fifth Element
    Sun, June 26, 2022 SD - Hike - Seven Bridges Walk & Brunch
    Sat, June 25, 2022 SD - Biking - Coronado Island to Silver Strand
    Sat, June 18, 2022 SD - Hike - Torrey Pines, Guy Fleming, EB Scripps Overlook, Red Butte and Razor Point Loop
    Wed, June 15, 2022 SD - Core Group Meeting Luncheon
    Sun, June 12, 2022 SD - Social - Out At The Fair
    Sat, June 11, 2022 SD - Social - Pride By The Beach
    Sat, June 04, 2022 SD - Biking - Liberty Station to Embarcadero
    Mon, May 30, 2022 SD - Hike - Mission Trails Ethnobotany Nature Walk (& Brunch)
    Wed, May 25, 2022 SD - Core Group Meeting Luncheon
    Mon, May 23, 2022 SD - T-Shirt Design Competition
    Sat, May 21, 2022 SD - Hike - Mission Trails Regional Park Ethnobotany Hike
    Fri, May 20, 2022 SD - Social - Fiesta Island Movie Night
    Sat, May 07, 2022 SD - Hike - Sunset Trail to Water of the Woods (& Dinner)
    Sat, May 07, 2022 SD - Bird Walk in Big Bear Lake
    Fri, May 06, 2022 SD - Social - Out At The Park (Padres Vs Marlins)
    Fri, April 29, 2022 SD - Catalina State Park Campout
    Sat, April 23, 2022 SD - Hike - Volcan Mountain Trail
    Fri, April 22, 2022 SD - Social - Cosmic Bowling
    Wed, April 20, 2022 SD - Core Group Meeting Luncheon
    Sun, April 17, 2022 SD - Hike - City Heights Canyons Hike + Lunch
    Sat, April 16, 2022 CORP - Board Mtg
    Sat, April 09, 2022 SD - Social Hike - Fiesta Island Dog Walk
    Sat, March 26, 2022 SD - Hike - Iron Mountain
    Sun, March 20, 2022 SD - Biking - Mission Bay
    Fri, March 18, 2022 SD - Social - St. Patrick's Day Movie Night
    Sun, March 13, 2022 SD - Urban Hike/Social - San Diego Zoo
    Wed, March 09, 2022 SD - Core Group Meeting Luncheon
    Sun, March 06, 2022 SD - Hike - Ranch Penasquitos Loop
    Sat, February 26, 2022 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Hike and Trip Leader Training
    Wed, February 23, 2022 SD - Biking - Chula Vista River (Cancelled due to bad weather)
    Fri, February 11, 2022 SD - Campout - Agua Caliente Regional Park
    Sun, February 06, 2022 SD - Hike - Balboa Park
    Wed, February 02, 2022 SD - Core Group Meeting Luncheon
    Sun, January 30, 2022 SD - Biking - Coronado Island
    Sun, January 23, 2022 SD - Hike - Daley Ranch
    Sat, January 22, 2022 CORP - Board Mtg
    Thu, December 16, 2021 SD - Social - Gas Lamp Bowling
    Sat, December 04, 2021 SD - Hike - Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
    Wed, December 01, 2021 SD - Core Group Meeting Luncheon
    Thu, November 25, 2021 SD - Campout - Death Valley National Park
    Sat, November 20, 2021 SD - DAY ACTIVITY - MISSION BAY BIKE RIDE
    Wed, November 03, 2021 SD - Core Group Meeting Luncheon
    Sat, October 23, 2021 SD - Day Hike - Tecolote Canyon
    Thu, October 21, 2021 SD - Monthly Bonfire
    Wed, October 20, 2021 SD - Social Event - Haunted Trail and Experiment Maze of Balboa Park
    Sat, October 16, 2021 CORP - Outings Committee Mtg
    Sat, October 16, 2021 CORP - Annual Conference and Election of Officers
    Thu, September 16, 2021 SD - Monthly Bonfire
    Sun, September 12, 2021 SD - Day Event - End of Summer Hike, BBQ, and Pool Party
    Sun, August 29, 2021 SD - Day Hike - Palomar Mountain Day Hike
    Thu, August 19, 2021 SD - Monthly Bonfire
    Sun, August 08, 2021 SD - Day Event - La Jolla Shores Snorkeling
    Sun, July 25, 2021 SD - Day Event - Mission Bay Kayaking/SUP Boarding
    Fri, June 11, 2021 SD - Mount Laguna Campout
    Wed, May 26, 2021 CORP - OUTDOORS EXPERIENCE - HIKING SAFETY
    Sat, May 08, 2021 SD - Day Hike - Mission Trails-Kwaay Paay Peak Hike
    Thu, April 15, 2021 OCLB - Caspers Wilderness Car Camp
    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
    Thu, November 19, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
    Wed, September 16, 2020 SD - GOSD General Membership Meeting/Election 2020-2021
    Fri, August 21, 2020 CORP - Online Training - Outdoors Experience - Interest Survey
    Fri, August 14, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
    Fri, July 10, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
    Fri, May 22, 2020 Cancelled - SD - Campout - Lake Edison
    Fri, May 15, 2020 CANCELLED - CORP - Lake Perris Jamboree
    Sat, May 09, 2020 CANCELLED - SD - Day Hike - Cedar Creek Falls: West Approach
    Sun, April 26, 2020 CANCELLED - SD - Day Hike - Three Sisters Waterfalls
    Fri, March 27, 2020 SD - Campout - Agua Caliente Regional Park
    Wed, March 11, 2020 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Sat, March 07, 2020 SD - Whale Watching
    Sat, February 22, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Hike And Trip Leader Training
    Wed, February 12, 2020 SD - Core Group Meeting***Canceled***
    Sun, February 09, 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!!! SD - Day Hike - Woodson Mountain: West Approach (Potato Chip Rock)
    Fri, January 17, 2020 SD - Mojave National Preserve & Mitchell Caverns Campout
    Wed, January 15, 2020 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Sat, December 14, 2019 SD - Holiday Party/Sleepover/Hike
    Wed, December 11, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Sun, November 17, 2019 SD - Day Hike Santa Ysabel Preserve West
    Wed, November 13, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Sun, October 20, 2019 SD - Palomar Mountain Day Hike
    Fri, October 11, 2019 SBVC/CORP - 41st Annual GO Conference, Jamboree & Campout
    Wed, October 09, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Sat, September 21, 2019 SD - Coastal Cleanup Day
    Wed, September 11, 2019 SD - Core Group Elections
    Sun, August 25, 2019 SD - End of Summer BBQ, Hike and Pool Party
    Tue, August 20, 2019 SD - 2020 Event Planning Meeting and Member Appreciation Pizza Party
    Sun, August 04, 2019 SD - Day Event - La Jolla Shores Snorkeling
    Wed, July 10, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Thu, July 04, 2019 SD - Kings Canyon National Park
    Sat, June 29, 2019 GO - Hike Leader Training - Outdoor Experience
    Sun, June 23, 2019 SD - Day Event - Mission Bay Kayaking/SUP Boarding
    Wed, June 12, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
    Sun, May 19, 2019 SD - Dripping Springs Hike (Cancelled due to Weather!)
    Fri, April 26, 2019 SD - Santa Cruz Island Camp Out
    Wed, April 10, 2019 SD - Monthly Core Group Meeting & Dinner

    You may filter the San Diego Chapter event selections by clicking on one of these links:
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