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    • Sun, August 08, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • La Jolla Shores, Kellogg Park

    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.
    • Sun, August 29, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • Palomar Mountain

    You're invited to join us for the Great Outdoors San Diego (GOSD) Palomar Mountain Day Hike. It’s located in the Palomar Mountain State Park, a gem of a small State Park here in San Diego County. With an average elevation of 5,000 feet, this three square mile park has some of the best mountain scenery in the county. White fir and incense cedar trees, normally found much farther north in the Sierras are abundant here. Dogs are not permitted on this hike. 

    There is an entrance fee of $10.00 per vehicle, so carpooling is highly encouraged. A California States Park Annual Pass will also get you in. If you're using GoogleMaps or MapQuest, the park's physical address is: 19952 State Park Rd. Palomar CA 92060.

    Meeting location: Silvercrest Picnic Grounds at Palomar Mountain State Park

    Please plan to arrive before 10:00 am, as we will leave for our hike at 10:00.

    Hike Description (total distance 6.2 miles)

    Boucher Trail, Thunder Spring, Silvercrest Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palomar Mountain, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

    For any questions about this hike, please contact the hike leader, Matthew Schreiner.

    • Sun, September 12, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Laguna Beach, CA

    Annual End of Summer Hike, BBQ, and Pool Party!

    GOSD will hold our annual end of summer hike and pool party in Laguna Beach again this year.  Join us for a morning hike followed by a BBQ and dip in the pool, GOSD will provide the food for this event.

    HIKE - Boat Canyon Loop

    Meeting time: 9:30 AM

    Location: 505 Dartmoor Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

    Distance: 4.7 miles

    Rating: Moderate

    Don't forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, and water along, as it will be warm in September!

    As with any outing, don't forget your 10 essentials!


    After the hike is over, approximately 12:00 PM, come over and cool off in the pool and enjoy some BBQ & drinks.

    Address: 159 Nyes Place, Laguna Beach, CA

    Phone: 949-394-9607 

    We look forward to seeing you there, if you have any questions, please contact Matthew Schreiner at or 949.394.9607.

    • 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:

    • 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


    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,, 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

Sun, July 25, 2021 SD - Day Event - Mission Bay Kayaking/SUP Boarding
Fri, June 11, 2021 SD - Mount Laguna Campout
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

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