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    • Wed, March 10, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (PST)
    • Fri, December 31, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    Register

                   OUTDOORS EXPERIENCE 

     Covid Protocols - Event Leaders    

    Beginning April 15, 2021 all chapters are authorized to conduct outdoor gatherings with limits and conditions in compliance with Federal, State and local guidelines.

    All Event Leaders need to complete this training prior to leading and event. Independent study and self certification.

    Register here to acknowledge you are working on it and to receive updates.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the challenges of running a trip during COVID restrictions

    • Identify important considerations and limitations

    • Prepare for variable conditions on the day of the event 

    Review the following prior to leading an event: 

    If you have additional questions after reviewing all the resources required above, please send your questions or inquires to OE@greatoutdoors.org












    • Wed, May 26, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online Zoom
    Register

        HIKING SAFETY PART I:

    PREVENTING FALLS AND STAYING FOUND

    The two most common incidents hikers face are falling and getting lost. Learn the important skills to keep upright and safe in a variety of hiking conditions, and how to "stay found," a critical hiker skill that means more than just not getting lost. One hour presentation followed by discussion and Q & A. 

    A good review for for both experienced hikers and  anyone headed out on the trail.

    Zoom meeting link and passcode will be send with registration confirmation and in the email reminder.

    Your host: Kirk Bell and Scott Connelly

    Outdoors Experience Committee 






    • Fri, June 11, 2021
    • 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Sun, June 13, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • 10678 Sunrise Hwy, Descanso, CA 91948
    • 0
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    Mount Laguna Campout


    Description

    Laguna Campground is a great mountain getaway just one hour east of San Diego, California in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area. Campers can enjoy cooler temperatures, unique natural areas and an extensive trail system at this mountain facility from summer through early fall.Carpooling is not recommended except for members of same household. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation. 

    Facilities

    This large facility has five loops of campsites, with sites fairly close to one another. One campsite meets accessibility standards. The facility is equipped with campfire rings, flush toilet restrooms and coin-operated showers. Part of the campground is fenced off to protect the habitat of the endangered Laguna Skipper butterfly. Visitors are asked to respect the fence boundary and comply with the maximum site occupancy.

    Natural Features

    The campground sits at an elevation of 6,000 ft. in the Laguna Mountains. It is forested with pines and oaks that provide plenty of shade, in addition to a meadow. The area is home to many species of birds, as well as the endangered Laguna Skipper butterfly. Little Laguna lake is located just a short distance from the campground and is an excellent hiking destination for photographers and visitors looking to explore the area. 

    Recreation

    The Laguna Mountain Recreation Area is known for great horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking trails. Visitors can get their boots dusty on the Laguna Meadow Trail system or access a segment of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from California to the State of Washington. Wildflowers are usually abundant in April and May on the Big Laguna Trail, which takes visitors past Big Laguna Lake. In wet years there is water in Big Laguna Lake by December or January and ducks and other birds can be found. The trail presents a number of options to the user. A return to the trailhead parking can be made by cutting through the Laguna Campground or by taking the Pacific Crest Trail north. Families can learn about the area's flora and fauna by attending educational programs at the facility's amphitheater. Or for history buffs, the El Prado Cabin located at nearby El Prado Campground, is the first ranger cabin built in the Cleveland National Forest in 1911. The San Diego State University Observatory also sponsors "Star Parties" for campers most Saturday evenings during the summer (schedule can be obtained at the nearby visitor center or by calling 619-473-8547).

    Contact Leader:  Matthew Schreiner, matthew.schreiner@mac.com, 949.394.9607            

    Weekend Schedule

    Friday, June 11, 2021

    2:00 PM Arrival

    5:00 PM Meet & Greet

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

    9:00 AM Hike

    8:00 PM Bonfire

    Sunday, June 13, 2021

    12:00 PM Leave camp 


    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 will meet the following expectations as a condition of registering for this event:

    1. I will follow state and local Covid advisories and cancel my participation if such guidance changes before the date of the event.
    2. I will bring and wear face coverings and agree to follow the state guidance in place as well as follow the directions of the Leader.
    3. I will maintain appropriate social distancing as recommended and follow the guidance of the Activity Leader.
    4. I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
    5. I will contact Trip Leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event to support contact tracing

     ‘I Accept’ and will comply with these expectations as a condition of participating in this event”


     




    • Fri, October 15, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Sun, October 17, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Table Mountain


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

    The dates are now set - Oct 15-17.  We are now planning the event.  Please check back later for details


    For further information, contact:

    Lance via email at: conferencechair@greatoutdoors.org







    • Thu, November 25, 2021
    • 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Sun, November 28, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Death Valley National Park, Furnace Creek Campground
    • 12

    Save The Date - Death Valley National Park Campout

    Description: 

    Looking for some alternative Thanksgiving plans, join us as we explore the National Park.  More information to come...

    Carpooling is not recommended except for members of same household. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation. 

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

    Contact Leader: Matthew Schreiner, matthew.schreiner@mac.com, 949.394.9607                   


    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 will meet the following expectations as a condition of registering for this event:

    1. I will follow state and local Covid advisories and cancel my participation if such guidance changes before the date of the event.
    2. I will bring and wear face coverings and agree to follow the state guidance in place as well as follow the directions of the Leader.
    3. I will maintain appropriate social distancing as recommended and follow the guidance of the Activity Leader.
    4. I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
    5. I will contact Trip Leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event to support contact tracing

     ‘I Accept’ and will comply with these expectations as a condition of participating in this event”


Past events

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
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 11, 2019 GOSD - 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:
Hikes - Camping Trips - Day Events  - Social Events - Meetings - All Events

To see all the events by the other GO Chapters, click on one of these links:
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