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    • Wed, June 19, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • San Gabriel Peak
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    Let's do a Moderate Hike to

    San Gabriel Peak!

    Distance: 8 miles | Elevation gain: 1422 ft

    June 19 - Wednesday 9:00 AM

    There has been interest in weekday hikes (OCLB/LA), so this summer we will sponsor a few to those who have a free Wednesday!  We did this hike a few weeks ago, but thought a repeat would be nice for those who weren't able to attend at that time.


    Join us on Wednesday June 19 at 9:00 am for a moderate hike.

    HIKE RATING

    Just to give you an idea how I rate hikes, here is my scale:

    • Easy: Mostly flat, some slight gentle elevation gain.
    • Moderate: Some elevation gain. Easy trail and fire roads. Not too steep for the most part.
    • Moderate/Advance: Moderate elevation gain. Easy trail. Steep in parts. Some shade.
    • Advanced: A lot of elevation gain across short distances. Some shade. A lot of sun.
    • Advanced/Challenging: Hikes over 8 miles with challenging trails with a lot of elevation gain. Not much shade -- a lot of sun.

    Hiking to the the San Gabriel Peak is a Moderate/Advanced Hike. Although the trail is almost entirely uphill, it is well defined and easy to traverse. It is mostly all switchbacks until we meet up to a fire road (Mt. Disappointment Rd.) that will lead us to another trail head that will take us to the summit. In all, it is a 1,422 foot elevation gain.



    There are plenty of spaces to stop along the way for periods of rests. Luckily, the majority of the trail is very shady to help stay cool. There are steep portions, but you'll be rewarded with amazing views as we traverse the north-east facing mountain looking upon the stretch of the San Gabriel mountain range.


    So, Where Do We Begin?

    The first marker is the RED BOX Parking area just off the highway on your right.   Red Box is the name of the junction where the Angeles Crest Highway meets the Mt. Wilson-Red Box Road, and the Rincon-Red Box Road.


    Then head to the  Bill Reily Trail Head, which is just 1/4 mile away down the road.  We will be starting at 4,743 ft. above sea level.

    Parking is limited, but there appears to be room to stack cars behind other hikers that are in our same group. This being a weekday, there should not be any issues with availability of parking.



    THE HIKE

    We will be following a well-shaded trail through an oak forest. During the Fall of 2023, there was an inordinate amount of acorns. There were so many littering the trail, that it made it a bit more challenging to walk.

    Please bring walking sticks to help traverse the maze of acorns :-).

    The forest trail will take us up to Mount Disappointment Fire Road. We will have gained 949 feet when we meet the road at 5,692 ft. From here we will turn left onto the fire road and continue for about 0.2 miles where we will catch our second trail head that will take us to the summit San Gabriel Peak -- another 472 feet of elevation that will take us to 6,164 ft.

    On our way to this trailhead, we will be passing the foundation of an old Nike missile site and a clear view of the Mt. Disappointment electronic site. 

    Once we reach the summit, you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of Mount Baldy as well as also looking upon the Mount Wilson Observatory. Not to mention, an expansive view of the San Gabriel valley.

    At the summit we will find plenty of seating on a makeshift bench along with geocache box.

    We will return the same way we came.



    ANY QUESTIONS?

    If you have any questions about this hike, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, your trip leader:  

     Lance Whitmier


    Send an email to if you have questions or concerns:

    President-OCLB@greatoutdoors.org

    Once you have signed up, I will share my cell phone so that we can stay in touch in the morning of the hike, in the event you are running late.

    If there are any last-minute day-of cancellations, please let me know via text.  

    We look forward to seeing many old familiar faces and some new. 

    What to Bring:

    You should bring your ten essentials (Click here for the list.), a day pack, water (2 to 3 liters), trekking poles, sunscreen, hat, an trail snacks.

    We will take a long break at the top so you may want to bring a small lunch, but we will probably have an optional lunch for those who would like to grab lunch together at the end.

    Bring a Hiking Pole!

    BRING PLENTY OF WATER!!!!

    Carpooling is recommended to help reduce gas cost and parking may be a challenge. There is NO FEE for this trip.

    • Wed, June 19, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2030 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
    • 29
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    Riviera Business Park - Ontraport

    2030 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

    Wednesday, June 19, 2024

    6:00pm Pizza Social

    7:00pm Core Group Meeting

    Join us for our monthly social gathering and meeting. Thanks to our gracious hosts at Ontraport, we now have access to an indoor space with video conferencing abilities. Please register if you would like to attend remotely and we will email a Zoom link the day of the meeting.

    For those coming in-person, feel free to bring your favorite beverages (BYOB). To satisfy your appetite, we will have some delicious pizza on the menu. You can enjoy a slice or two for a small $5 donation (payable upon registration).

    We can't wait to extend a warm welcome to new friends and catch up with our cherished current members. We'll be talking about next year's trips and ways you can get involved! Discover what your Great Outdoors chapter has in store for you..

    • Thu, June 20, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Craig Regional Park, 3300 State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA
    • 18
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    Sweet & Tender Hooligans!

    (The Smiths/Morrissey Cover Band)

    FREE!

    OC Parks Summer Concert Series!


    Sweet & Tender Hooligans!

    (The Smiths/Morrissey Cover Band)

    Thursday, June 20, 2024

    Start time: 5:00 P.M. Music begins @ 6:00 PM

    Craig Regional Park in Fullerton!



    As the "ultimate tribute to Morrissey and The Smiths," LA-based Sweet and Tender Hooligans have been paying homage to the legendary British indie band for more than two decades with their finely crafted tribute show.  

    Performing to sold-out crowds throughout the US, Mexico and UK, frontman Jose Maldonado channels Morrissey so convincingly that Moz himself has even jokingly taken the stage with the opening line "Hello, we are the Sweet and Tender Hooligans and I'm Jose."  

    From their era-perfect style to Maldonado's Morrissey-inspired coif, the band never fails to satisfy even the most rigorous Smiths purists.  Not to be missed if you are a Morrissey and The Smiths fan!

        Opening Act:  Roderick Chambers

    Roderick Chambers (@musicbyroderick) • Instagram photos and videos

    Roderick Chambers was born and raised from south Florida and worked 8 years with a cover band performing all over the country. A typical performance with Roderick will sound like John LegendBob MarleySam SmithMarvin GayMichael Jackson, and John Mayer.

     Doors will open @ 5 PM for guests to enjoy the food trucks and concessions and to save a spot on the grass for the concert.  All concerts are from 5 to 8 PM (event starts at 5 PM, live music begins at 6 PM), free and open to the public of all ages. Bring your happiness and enjoy live music under the stars with OC Parks along with your Great Outdoors family.

    This event is great to attend as a group, the logistics makes it challenging since it is a weekday event while also having an early evening/late afternoon time period.  However if you register I will let you know where I will be sitting and possibly manage to save a space or two.  Even better if you can arrive early we can converge at a location within the park before officially being let into the concert space.

    All OC Parks Summer Concert Series events are entirely outdoors.

    Getting to the Music Trailhead:

    The official address for 

    Craig Regional Park

    3300 State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA  92835

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Craig+Regional+Park/@33.9027261,-117.887603,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x80dcd5ae58c55f1b:0xbf709eb1f5083292!8m2!3d33.9027217!4d-117.8850281!16s%252Fg%252F1tph20n1?entry=ttu

    FREE parking at this event!

    What to Bring:

    You should bring your happiness and tapping toes!  Also recommend bringing a folding chair and possibly a light jacket/sweatshirt.  There will be food trucks and concessions too but you can always bring your own picnic basket & BYOB/beverages!  

    Carpooling is recommended to help reduce electric, gas cost and parking congestion. There is NO FEE for this trip!

    Trip Leader:  Rick Ponce



    If you have any questions please contact him:

    VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org

    Photos from previous OCparks Concerts:




    • Thu, June 20, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Fri, June 21, 2024
    • 1:00 AM
    • Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
    Register

    Just Say Gay!

    Disneyland After Dark!


    Thursday, June 20, 2024

    9 PM to 1 AM

    (Entry begins at 6 PM)

    Disneyland After Dark!

    Pride Nite!

    Experience a joyous afterhours

    event at Disneyland Park—

    June 20, 2024

    —celebrating the diversity that makes us unique.

    Tickets Available Online Now!

    Link to buy tickets:

    https://disneyland.disney.go.com/events-tours/disneyland/after-dark-pride-nite/?ef_id=Cj0KCQjw2uiwBhCXARIsACMvIU185K4OVNg77d8J9pnX_Xmkpkkr6s0ygZfxtp0cPHJLEnvSb3G_4K8aAklXEALw_wcB%3AG%3As&s_kwcid=AL!5054!3!685092089449!p!!g!!disneyland%20pride%20night&CMP=KNC-FY24_DLR_TRA_LSC_LACN_SCP_DLAD_PHRASE%7CG%7C5242059.DL.AM.01.05%7CMGPU5RZ%7CBR%7C685092089449&keyword_id=kwd-2168359090492%7Cdc%7Cdisneyland%20pride%20night%7C685092089449%7Cp%7C5054%3A3%7C&gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw2uiwBhCXARIsACMvIU185K4OVNg77d8J9pnX_Xmkpkkr6s0ygZfxtp0cPHJLEnvSb3G_4K8aAklXEALw_wcB


    General admission tickets are $159 per Guest (ages 3+).

    WARNING!  These tickets sell out within days once ticket sales are announced. 

    If you would like to attend - BUY your ticket NOW!



    GO OCLB is providing announcements and links to purchase tickets to the event for those interested in attending.  There are two PRIDE NITES:  Tuesday June 20 and Thursday June 22.  Most GO OCLB members are going to try to get tickets for Thursday night.  

    The only reason to sign up for this event on the GO OCLB website is to let those going know who will be in attendance and we can all meet up to enjoy the park together or at least gather in a spot to greet each other then party on afterwards! 

    GO OCLB is NOT selling tickets - go to the Disney link to buy tickets - then signup on our website to let us know you are going!!!


    A Proud Celebration

    Come together with family, allies and friends to enjoy an unforgettable and fun-filled evening that recognizes and embraces the LGBTQIA+ community.

    During this separately ticketed event at Disneyland Park, Guests will delight in after-hours park admission to shorter attraction wait times, special entertainment, Character experiences, photo opportunities and much more!

    Event Details
    Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite

    • Location: Disneyland Park
    • Dates:  June 20, 2024
    • Time: 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
    • Ticket Price: $159 per Guest (ages 3+)

    The ticket to this event also includes admission to Disneyland Park as early as 6:00 PM—that’s 3 hours before the party begins—on the valid date of your ticket. Guests with a ticket to this event do not need to make a theme park reservation to enter Disneyland Park at 6:00 PM or later.

    Parking fees are not included in the ticket price.



    Important Information
    • The number of tickets available for each event date are limited, and event tickets are valid only for the specific event date and hours.
    • Parking fees are not included in the ticket price.
    • Tickets must be purchased online and are not available on the day of the event.
    • Limit 8 tickets per person, per event date, and no discounts apply.
    • Tickets are not required for Guests ages 2 and younger.
    • Tickets are non-refundable and may not be resold or transferred for commercial purposes.
    • Costumes are subject to Disney guidelines and should not be obstructive or offensive; please check special event costume guidelines for restrictions.
    • Only select attractions, experiences, offerings and services will be available during the event. Offer, event and event elements may be modified and limited in availability, and are subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice or liability.
    • No refunds will be given for any changes or cancellations due to inclement weather or otherwise.

    Disney PhotoPass
    Scan the QR code on your event wristband into the Disneyland app to access Disney PhotoPass digital photos captured during the event. Disney PhotoPass photos must be linked to your Disney account to be downloaded. Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads exclude separately priced Disney PhotoPass packages and products offered at select locations. Photos can be downloaded from your Disney account as often as desired, up to 45 days after initial capture. Disney PhotoPass service is subject to the Disney PhotoPass terms and conditions and the Disney PhotoPass expiration policy. Online registration required.

    Costume Guidelines
    Please read the official Costume Guidelines for children and adults. Costumes are subject to Disney guidelines and should not be obstructive or offensive. While we encourage creativity, we also value safety and good judgment. Our costume guidelines apply throughout the duration of the event.



    • Thu, June 20, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Vacation Island, to the right (north) of the Paradise Point resort (previously called Pacific Princess resort)
    Register

    Monthly Multi-Group Bonfire & Potluck

    Date:  Thursday, June 20, 2024

    Time:  6:00-9:00 pm

    Location:  Vacation Island, to the right (north) of the Paradise Point resort (previously called Pacific Princess resort)

    RSVP: None....Just show up!

    Event Cost:  Free (bring potluck stuff to share)

    Parking:   Easy.  Ample parking on site

    Questions?  Contact events.sd@thecmg.org

    DESCRIPTION: This will be the first of our bonfires 2024 season. Thanks go to Phil F for bringing supplies and saving the fire ring, Sam Cohen for bringing wood, and Jay & Luciano for handling supplies after May! We're ready for another great season of chilling together by the bay!

    VOLUNTEERS: We could ALWAYS use a couple of volunteers, particularly anyone who can arrive early to secure one of the fire rings. So please let us know if you can lend a hand!

    WHAT TO BRING:

    1) Potluck item and a beverage of your choice. (Alcohol is prohibited in Mission Bay Park.)

    Remember, we CAN have too many desserts, but we can never have too many entrees

    and sides. If you have a dessert you're eager to bring, lovely! But if you're on the fence,

    maybe think dinner instead.

    2) A beach chair if you'd like to sit. Bonus points if you bring a spare for others to use!

    3) A serving utensil if your dish needs one. A portable table, paper plates, cups, utensils, napkins or firewood are also much appreciated! (CMG will make sure these are covered.)

    4) A significant other, friend, or cuddle buddy (or all three).

    DIRECTIONS: Take the I-8 freeway west toward Mission Bay, exit onto Mission Bay Drive and make a right, then merge into the far left hand lane onto Ingraham Street, heading North, then make a left onto Vacation Rd as if you were heading into Paradise Point Resort (previously Pacific Princess Resort). Then an immediate Right before entering the resort to get to the side parking lot. We’ll be on the left (West) side of parking lot by the rest rooms. (Note: we're on the WEST side of Ingraham St. Don't confuse this spot with a similar one on the east side of the street.)


     

    Join us for our Potluck Bonfires by the Bay!

    DESCRIPTION: This will be the first of our bonfires 2024 season. Thanks go to Phil F for bringing supplies and saving the fire ring, Sam Cohen for bringing wood, and Jay & Luciano for handling supplies after May! We're ready for another great season of chilling together by the bay!

    VOLUNTEERS: We could ALWAYS use a couple of volunteers, particularly anyone who can arrive early to secure one of the fire rings. So please let us know if you can lend a hand!  

    WHAT TO BRING:  

     1) Potluck item and a beverage of your choice(Alcohol is prohibited in Mission Bay Park.)

    Remember, we CAN have too many desserts, but we can never have too many entrees

    and sides. If you have a dessert you're eager to bring, lovely! But if you're on the fence,

    maybe think dinner instead.

     2) A beach chair if you'd like to sit. Bonus points if you bring a spare for others to use!

     3) A serving utensil if your dish needs one. A portable table, paper plates, cups, utensils, napkins or firewood are also much appreciated! (CMG will make sure these are covered.)

    4) A significant other, friend, or cuddle buddy (or all three).

    DIRECTIONS: Take the I-8 freeway west toward Mission Bay, exit onto Mission Bay Drive and make a right, then merge into the far left hand lane onto Ingraham Street, heading North, then make a left onto Vacation Rd as if you were heading into Paradise Point Resort (previously Pacific Princess Resort). Then an immediate Right before entering the resort to get to the side parking lot. We’ll be on the left (West) side of parking lot by the rest rooms. (Note: we're on the WEST side of Ingraham St. Don't confuse this spot with a similar one on the east side of the street.)

    • Sat, June 22, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
    Register

    This summer, the San Diego County Fair returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds. With a nod to nostalgia and a focus on fun, the 2024 Fair will give our yesteryears another moment in the San Diego sun. Bop your way around the happy days of the ‘50s. Twist, shout, and shake it into the bewitching ‘60s. Move and groove through the disco nights of the ‘70s. Moonwalk it back to the gnarly age of big hair, shoulder pads, and parachute pants of the ‘80s. And enjoy the era of flannel and floppy drives of the ‘90s.

    Join us for Pride Out At The Fair.


    TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: https://www.sdfair.com/p/tickets 

    * Please note there will NOT be cash accepted for tickets sold the day of at the door & with only 60,000 tickets available the day will sell out. Please buy early & tell your friends to do the same.

    Please RSVP for a headcount.

    Contact KJ Archer at 619.221.3214 with any questions regarding this event. 

    • Wed, June 26, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Exact hike TBD


    Description:

    • Trail Length: 
    • Elevation Gain/Loss:  
    • Difficulty Rating:  

    Meeting Time/Location:  Arrive at the Tram base station in time for the 10AM tram (directions here).  If anyone is not able to board due to crowds, make yourself known to the hike leader so the group can wait for your arrival at the top of the tram on the second tram car.

    Tram Ticket Cost:  $28.95-$30.95.  To pre-purchase your ticket click here.

    What to Bring: Ten Essentials, water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch/ snacks, sun protection, layered clothing, hiking poles may be helpful. Carry emergency contact information. Winter hiking gear is required, including cleats and poles.  Snowshoes may be required.   

    Hiking Requirements:  You will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.

    Contact hike leader:  Kirk O

    Cancellation:  If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

    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 hike leader that may affect your ability to complete this hike. 


    © 1981 - 2024 CALIFORNIA GREAT OUTDOORS, INC., a 501(c)7 not-for-profit, all-volunteer LGBTQA+ organization dedicated to the enjoyment of the outdoors. All rights reserved. Privacy policy


    • Thu, June 27, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sat, June 29, 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • 1829 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302
    • 39
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    Join the Fun at

    Malibu Creek State Park

    June 27, 28 and 29, 2024


    Whether you are camping with us this weekend or not, we want to extend this invitation to you. Great Outdoors members are welcome to join us at Malibu Creek State Park for hikes around the park, trips to the beach, dinner or other. Park in the day-use lot if not camping and walk over to the group camping site for one or many of our activities. 

    Thursday, June 27

    8:00 AM Hike to Piuma Ridge trail, about 4-5 miles round trip. Some of this hike is shaded under a canopy of oaks, sycamores, bay trees. Bring 10 essentials, plenty of water, hiking poles, snacks, lunch, hiking shoes with good traction and grip, hat, sunscreen, etc.

    12:30 PM Lunch on your own

    1:30 PM Dan Blocker Beach swim and hang out

    5:00 PM Malibu Seafood, not expensive but excellent fish, picnic tables, outside. Bring a jacket! It can be cool in the evening by the ocean.

    6:30 PM Slow drive back to camp with stops at the pocket pullouts on Malibu Canyon Road. Relax under the oaks, board games, etc.

    Friday, June 28

    8:00 AM Hike to King Gillette Ranch and Visitors Center.

    11:00 AM Option to continue hike to Hindu Temple, however respectful attire requested, shoes are not worn around the temple.

    2:00 PM Malibu Lagoon, parking is just a few dollars, meet in the parking lot. Stroll around the lagoon, bird watch, walk to Surfrider Beach, swim, and hangout. Perhaps a walk to the end of Malibu Pier for a soda or coffee.

    6:00 PM Dinner on your own or possibly order from Mediterranean Pita Grill

    Saturday, June 29

    8:00 AM Hike to Mash site with a long stop at Visitors' Center, 4-5 miles at a moderate pace. Bring your own sack lunch, at least 2 liters of water, hiking poles, good traction hiking shoes and 10 essentials. In keeping with the theme of M.A.S.H. maybe wear something military? 

    2:00 PM Afternoon on your own. A suggestion is La Piedra, a pocket beach or relax at camp. It’s up to you.

    7:00 PM Potluck dinner, bring something to share 4-6 servings.

    Bring: Any items mentioned above, Ten Essentials (click here), drinking water in reusable bottle (1 to 2 liters recommended), sun protection, layered clothing and wear sturdy hiking footwear with a good tread. Carry your emergency contact info (ICE) with you at all times.

    Do not bring firewood into the park. It needs to be purchased from the camp host. See the link about the invasive beetle we are trying to keep out of the park.goldspotted oak borer killing Southern California Oaks 

    Other:

    • Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted. 
    • See Malibu Creek State Park brochure for additional details
    • The gates are open from 8am-10pm.
    • Parking rates will apply. All Day: $12
    • Dogs are not allowed on the hiking trails.

    Hiking Requirements: you should be in good physical condition for hikes.  Click here for more information.

    Trip leaders: Russell Hammerl: biz4russ@yahoo.com, John Butta: President-LA@greatoutdoors.org, John Blasco: johnlongbeach@msn.com

    Questions: Contact: Russell Hammerl (323) 537-3882 or Russell Hammerl at biz4russ@yahoo.com 

    If you need to cancel your registration, it is very important that you please contact Russell so that persons who may be on a wait list can be accommodated. Thank you.

    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.

    GREAT OUTDOORS, INC. is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization dedicated to the enjoyment of the outdoors. All rights reserved.

    • Thu, June 27, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Eaton Canyon Natural Area
    Register
    Pasadena, CA - Dove Creek Townhome Community

    Join us for Pride Outside,

    a Pride Month Celebration at Eaton Canyon Natural Area

    Queer Plant Walk- Celebrating the Diversity of Native Plants!

    Thursday, June 27, 6 - 9 PM

    Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park and Nature Center is a natural preserve located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. This scenic 198 acre natural area was originally called “El Precipicio” by Spanish settlers because of its steep gorges, and was later named after Judge Benjamin Eaton a progressive pioneer, who was the first to use irrigation from Eaton creek to grow grapes on the slopes. Visitors can explore Eaton Canyon’s expansive hiking and equestrian trails, along with a staging area, seasonal streams, abundant native plants and wildlife and a nature center with displays, live animals, classrooms, auditorium and gift shop!

    Location: Eaton Canyon Natural Area1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 398-5420 

    Distance of walk: 1.5 hour walk around the Natural Area exploring plants, approximately 1 mile round trip, one stream crossing with 2 inches of water.  Wear shoes that can get wet or cross over rocks.

    Time: 6 PM 

    EVENT: LA County Parks is hosting Pride Month celebrations through the month of June at various parks, pools and natural areas in partnership with LGBTQ+ community-based organizations with the hope to elevate inclusion in parks and recreation programs and spaces, while celebrating LA County’s diversity. Each park will host a different activity and experience that may range from a picnic, artist experience, concert, and dance, just to name a few.

    We are very excited to have been invited to collaborate with the Eaton Canyon Nature Center, where we will be joining our Eaton Canyon partners on a Queer Plant Walk - Celebrating the Diversity of Native Plants in addition to hosting a table to answer questions about who Great Outdoors is and to provide some fun giveaways. The Eaton Canyon team will also have other activities including crafting, nature journaling and more! 

    ECNCA - Eaton Canyon Nature Center Associates | A Zoological, botanical, and geological nature ...

    Our walk will begin at the Nature Center where we will learn more about the Park.  We will then walk through our Native Garden and into the natural area

    and discover the amazing world of sexual diversity in native plants, their habitat preferences, pollinator partners, reproductive systems and so much more.



    After the walk, you will be invited to join activities including nature journaling and painting.  Then, lets socialize as you check out our nature exhibitors as well as resources and volunteer opportunities available to you!

    Free but must register in advance via the GOLA website.

    Carpool/ridesharing information: Due to liability and insurance reasons Great Outdoors cannot organize carpools and hike/trip leaders cannot take an active role in making arrangements for participants' transportation. If you would like a ride, or could provide a ride, members can sign up on your own at the link below. https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/race85

    Go Car Free

    Bring: Drinking water in reusable bottle, sun protection, and wear sturdy footwear. Carry your emergency contact info with you at all times. And, feel free to wear your Pride colors, flags, etc. 

    Hike Leader: John Butta

    Questions: Contact: John Butta (213) 200-7843 or john.butta@pacbell.net

    If you need to cancel your registration, it is very important that you please contact John so that persons who may be on a wait list can be accommodated. Thank you.

    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.

    GREAT OUTDOORS, INC. is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization dedicated to the enjoyment of the outdoors. All rights reserved.

    • Thu, June 27, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 1805 W. 9th St, San Pedro, CA 90732
    Register

    Deane Dana Friendship Community Regional Park & Nature Center - San Pedro, CA

    Join Pride Outside for a unique Pride Month Celebration at

    Deane Dana Friendship Park and Nature Center

    Music, A Drag Queen, Stargazing and more!

    Thursday, June 27, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

    Location: 1805 W 9th St, San Pedro, CA 90732 (310) 519-6115

    Event: 

    LA County Parks is hosting Pride Month celebrations through the month of June at various parks, pools and natural areas in partnership with LGBTQ+ community-based organizations with the hope to elevate inclusion in parks and recreation programs and spaces, while celebrating LA County’s diversity. Each park will host a different activity and experience that may range from a picnic, artist experience, concert, and dance, just to name a few.

    We are excited to have been invited to share this event with you; where the Deane Dana Friendship Park's team will celebrate the beauty of our differences while making s'mores, sitting around a campfire with live entertainment, story time, and stargazing.  

    Spotlight on Drag Queen Storytime - Blog - Free Library

    ·         6:00-7:00 pm: A local band will play while people begin to gather.

    ·         7:00-7:45 pm: Astronomy Storytime with a Drag Queen

    ·         8:00-8:30 pm: A short hike to the overlook.

    ·         8:30-9:30 pm: Stargazing with telescopes set up at the overlook (timing depends on interest).

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    Get there earlier and visit to the park's Nature Center and museum and have dinner on one of the park's picnic tables or benches. 

    Carpool/ridesharing information: Due to liability and insurance reasons Great Outdoors cannot organize carpools and hike/trip leaders cannot take an active role in making arrangements for participants' transportation. If you would like a ride, or could provide a ride, members can sign up on your own at the link here https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/0p8y74

    Bring: A jacket and blanket, a chair and your Pride colors, flags, etc. (There are picnic tables and benches back outside of the Nature Center).

    Questions: Contact: John Butta (213) 200-7843 or john.butta@pacbell.net

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    • Sun, July 07, 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, 90068, CA
    • 0
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    Sold Out! 

    Patti LaBelle at the Hollywood Bowl

    Details: The Grammy-winning Godmother of Soul returns for a dazzling night under the stars. With hits such as “Lady Marmalade,” “If Only You Knew,” and “On My Own,” the elegant Patti LaBelle always captivates with her signature vocal stylings.

    5:30 pm (Optional): Meet us for a pre-performance picnic at Picnic Area 7 (click to view map). This is the uppermost picnic area, where we will save tables with a view of LA. It's the last one, beyond the last (3rd) escalator, then turn right into it. If you are joining us for the picnic, bring your food and drink (wine bottles are allowed*.

    7:10ish pm: Walk to our seats. Have your electronic ticket ready.

    7:30 pm: - Show begins

    *This is not a "Lease Event", so you may bring your own wine bottles etc. into the seating area.

    FAQs | Hollywood Bowl

    Transportation options: There are many options to get to the Bowl including driving, shuttles, carpooling and others. As Great Outdoors members we strive to do our part to reduce traffic and parking congestion and help protect the environment. Please see the following:

    • Hollywood Bowl Parking, Shuttle & Transportation Info | Hollywood Bowl, or
    • Carpool/ride sharing information: Due to liability and insurance reasons Great Outdoors cannot organize carpools and hike/trip leaders cannot take an active role in making arrangements for participants' transportation. If you would like a ride, or could provide a ride, you can sign up on your own at the link here https://groupcarpool.com/t/2r4i78

    Tickets: $50/ticket. Registration is for up to 30 people with a max of 4 tickets per person.  Your ticket will paid for by registering and paying via the Registration link.  All tickets are in Section K-2, which are relatively close to the stage. No refunds after June 7, 2024. Add yourself to the wait list if it sells out.

    1. I will email or text your tickets to you no later than July 1, 2024. Note: If you determine that you cannot attend after receiving the tickets, you will be responsible for dispositioning of your tickets yourself, i.e. donating it back to GOLA, transferring it to someone else, other.

    2. You may present your tickets on your mobile device by logging into a Hollywood Bowl account the day of the performance and showing your tickets directly from your browser.

    3. Access and manage your upcoming events by downloading the Hollywood Bowl app.

    There are step by step guides on both of these options available at www.hollywoodbowl.com/digital-tickets.

    Trip Leaders: John Butta and Joe Holiday.

    Questions: contact John at 213-200-7843 or jbutta@pacbell.net

    Health issues/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 tour leader if you wish.


    • Mon, July 08, 2024
    • 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Cherry Valley, CA
    • 15
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    THIS EVENT MAY BE RESCHEDULED TO A LATER TIME IN THE FALL DUE TO ACESS PROBLEMS WITH THE PARK, HEAT & SUN EXPOSURE, AND SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE & OVERGROWTH ON THE RETURN TRAIL.


    Noble Creek Ridge Loop lies within the boundaries of Bogart County Park, north of Banning, CA. The hike starts at the horse camp in a valley wash then quickly climbs to Noble Creek Ridge, follows a route of open sky mixed with forest, territorial views and distant mountains, then down into a series of small valleys with surprising twists and turns then back to the start.


    Note: Bogart County Park requires an entrance fee of $10 per car (exact change only), with an additional fee of $2 per dog (see note below).


    Description:

    • Meeting place: Carl's Jr. parking lot, 2520 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs (Map click here)
    • Trail length: 5.1mi
    • Elevation gain/loss: 951ft
    • Difficulty rating: moderately strenuous
    • Trip type: loop
    • Hiking time: 3-3.5hrs
    • Type: trail
    • Trail route: starting at the Horse Camp going counterclockwise back to the start
    • Terrain: sandy washes, well worn trails with spots of overgrowth, steep(ish) descents and ascents.


    Bring: Ten Essentials, water (2+ liters recommended), snacks, sun protection, layered clothing; hiking poles may be helpful. Carry emergency contact information. Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. Effective insect repellent is strongly recommended, this area has areas of mosquitos and ticks.

    Hiking Requirements: You will need to be in good physical condition and able to negotiate repetitive uphill/downhill sections for this hike. Click here for more information.

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

    Please notify the hike leader you cannot make a hike for which you have registered, there may be a waitlist. Remember to be punctual at the meeting place or you will be left behind. You can cancel directly from your registration record or send an email to the hike leader.

    Contact hike leader: Thomas W. email

    Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging your own transportation or ride share.

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

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

    Pets allowed? Yes. Bogart Regional Park permits dogs on leash only; there is an additional dog fee of $2 per dog. All dogs on this hike must be pre-approved by the hike leader prior to the hike date. Please contact the hike leader as noted above.

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    • Wed, July 10, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Big Morongo Canyon Preserve

    Due to heat, to Be rescheduled for the fall.

    (Write a brief message here about why you like this hike and others may too. Example for Oswit Canyon: Explore one of our best natural areas that is home to a variety of desert vegetation and wildlife. Enjoy mountain/canyon views while overlooking Palm Springs. The turnaround point features a waterfall at a palm oasis.)

    Description:

    • Trail Length:
    • Elevation Gain/Loss: 
    • Difficulty Rating: 
    • Trail Type: 
    • Terrain: 
    •         AM Meet at Palm Springs PetsMart, Ramon/Crossley   Map click here
    •         AM Meet at Hunters on Arenas Map click here
    • or      AM at Coachella Valley Preserve parking lot  Map Here

    Bring: Ten Essentials, water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch/ snacks, sun protection, layered clothing, hiking poles may be helpful. Carry emergency contact information. Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

    Hiking Requirements (How can I tell if a hike is for me?). You will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.

    Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging your own transportation or ride share. Arrive a few minutes early for briefing and carpooling. Departure is       AM from 

    Contact hike leader:  Email click here

    Cancel: If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

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


    Photos: (optional)

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels

    Pets allowed? (Leader discretion if allowed by land agency)

    Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete this hike. 


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    • Thu, July 11, 2024
    • 6:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA
    • 10
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    The hike up to the lookout tower through the San Jacinto Wilderness offers some of the most beautiful vistas in Southern California, including the Salton Sea to the southeast. The origin of Tahquitz's name is derived from the Cahuilla people's god Tahquish, who believe the peak to be the god's home.



    At an elevation of 8,846 feet, this lookout is the highest within the San Bernardino National Forest, and the only one located within a designated Wilderness area. It is also the forest’s longest continuously operated station, serving some 77 years(information from the USFS)


    Starting from Humber Park in Idyllwild, this hike follows the forested Devil's Slide Trail up steady inclines through some notable damage from last year's rains to Saddle Junction, along the PCT to the spur up to Tahquitz Peak. USFS volunteer willing, we may have the opportunity to visit the opened fire station at the peak.


    We will meet at the Denny's parking lot on the corner of Hwy 111 and Date Palm Dr in Cathedral City and drive to the Forest Service office in Idyllwild for a permit then on to Humber Park. An Adventure Pass or an Interagency Pass (one per car) is required for this location. Bring plenty of water and lunch/snacks, this is a long hike that will take between 5 and 6 hours to complete round trip (plus driving time of an 1hr 15min+ each way to/from Humber Park).


    Description:

    • Meeting place: Denny's Parking Lot, 69050 CA-111, Cathedral City, CA 92234 (MAP)
    • Trail length: 8.3mi
    • Elevation gain/loss: +2,309ft
    • Difficulty rating: moderately strenuous
    • Trip type: out and back
    • Hiking time: 5-6hrs
    • Type: trail
    • Trail route: Devil's Slide trail from Humber Park in Idyllwild to Saddle Junction then the PCT to Tahquitz Peak spur and the fire station; return follows this same route.
    • Terrain: well marked trail of packed earth and some rock with steady incline going through forest followed by a steep, rockier climb in more open sky up to the peak with a bit of minor bouldering at the top around the fire station.


    Bring: Ten Essentials, water (2-3 liters recommended), snacks/lunch, sun protection, layered clothing; hiking poles may be helpful. Carry emergency contact information. Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread. 

    Hiking Requirements: You will need to be in good physical condition and able to negotiate steeper uphill sections for this hike. Click here for more information.

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

    Please notify the hike leader you cannot make a hike for which you have registered, there may be a waitlist. Remember to be punctual at the meeting place or you will be left behind. You can cancel directly from your registration record or send an email to the hike leader.

    Contact hike leader: Thomas W. email

    Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging your own transportation or ride share.

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

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

    Pets allowed? No.

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    • Sat, July 13, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • San Juan Capistrano
    • 0
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    San Juan Capistrano Mission

    Ruins of Mission San Juan Capistrano

    &

    Los Rios Historic District

    Los Rios Historic District | San Juan Capistrano : r/orangecounty

    Saturday, July 13, 2024

    Beginning at 10:00 AM

    A Great Day for a History Lesson!

    Members Only!

    Due to expected high demand for this event, only members will be allowed to register at this time.

    Mission San Juan Capistrano was first founded on October 30, 1775, by Father Fermin Lasuen, abandoned because of rumors of Indian attacks and re-founded November 1, 1776, by Father Junipero Serra. The name Mission San Juan Capistrano honors Saint John of Capistrano, Italy.

    Mission San Juan Capistrano | Explore | Metrolink

    Interesting Facts about Mission San Juan Capistrano 

    • Mission San Juan Capistrano is the only one to be founded twice
    • The swallows return to Mission San Juan Capistrano every year around March 19
    • Mission San Juan Capistrano is sometimes called "Jewel of the Missions" because of its beauty
    • The small chapel at Mission San Juan Capistrano is the only place still standing in California where Father Serra said massMission San Juan Capistrano | National Trust for Historic Preservation
    The Los Rios District lies directly across the railroad tracks from the Capistrano Depot and is the oldest neighborhood in California. The forty homes that remain here include three original adobe structures. The Montanez, the Rios, and the Silvas are all that remain of the adobes that housed the builders of the mission and the mission ranch workers in the late 1700's and early 1800's. During these early years, as the Great Stone Church was being built, the mission was prospering as the center of the economy for the Spanish and the Acjachemen Indians who were beginning to merge their cultures. Many of the other homes here were built by European immigrants in the late 1800's and early 1900's.


    Los Rios District - San Juan Capistrano | SanJuanCapistrano.com

    Today, although most of the homes are private residences, there are many businesses open to the public during business hours. This provides a relaxing and enchanting experience for locals and tourists alike. To walk the streets of the Los Rios District is to recapture the tranquillity of the slower pace of life that existed before the turn of the century and before. It was not long ago that the streets were still dirt. Willow trees grow among eucalyptus and palm. Cactus and wildflowers grow beneath sprays of bouganvia. You can hear the hum of insects that a writer in the 1800's wrote about and feel the haunting presence of those who lived in that time.

    San Juan Capistrano Half-day Adventure Including Historic District Tour and the Mission

    Cost: approximately $50 for fees and lunch

    Our hike leader has planned a fun half-day adventure in the beautiful town of San Juan Capistrano (SJC). The itinerary includes a Great Outdoors personal tour of the Los Rios Historic District, which boasts having the oldest neighborhood in California! We will have lunch at a Mexican restaurant, spend a little time in an unique antique mall that has lots of cool memorabilia, and finally we will spend some time exploring the beautiful Mission San Jan Capistrano. All these activities are within a one mile radius of the downtown area. 

    The schedule is planned as:

    • Arrive at the meeting spot no later than 10:00 AM. There is a paid parking structure at 26700 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, 92675. The meeting spot will be at 10:00 sharp at the clock tower just next to the parking structure. This is also the Metrolink train station and you can't miss it. There will be a public restroom next to our meeting spot.
    • At 10:15 we will meet up with Todd, a volunteer from the historic society, who will take us on a personal one-hour walking tour of the Los Rios District, consisting of historic adobe houses and the oldest neighborhood in California. The tour is free and they only ask for a suggested $10 per person donation to the historic society. The tour will be less than one mile on level streets.
    • Once the tour is over we will walk a quarter mile to have lunch at El Adobe Restaurant, which boasts being a favorite eating spot of Richard Nixon! The cost of lunch will be on your own and the average entre price is $20 to $25. 
    • Next we will walk across the street to the Old Barn Antique Mall which has over 60 dealers in a 10,000 square foot space. It is fun to explore all this store has to offer.
    • Finally we will have an opportunity to visit the beautiful Mission of San Juan Capistrano, which was founded over 200 years ago and is a remarkable piece of history. Depending on when we arrive we will have about one hour or more to explore the grounds. The cost of entry is $15 for seniors (60+), and $18 for adults. 
    • After the Mission visit we will be free to wonder around town or walk back to our vehicles and call it a day. 

    Please contact the hike leader, Rick Ponce, with questions. The schedule will be casual and I'm excited to share this fun experience with the group. We can have up to 15 people for this event. 

    Please bring water, snacks, sunscreen, sun hat and wear comfortable walking shoes. You can use credit card to pay entry into the Mission. Please bring cash for a voluntary donation to the historic society and for lunch to make it easier for the restaurant staff. 

    Trip Leader: Rick Ponce

    Email: redrunner7@aol.com


    Bring the 10 essentials:

    https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html



    • Sat, July 13, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Cathedral City, CA (Address to be provided once you have REGISTERED)
    • 27
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    Byron Postma and Ritch Barron have invited us all to the Pool/Swim Time and  Game Night on Saturday, July 13th, 202at their beautiful home in CATHEDRAL CITY.


    NOTE: This event will have a maximum capacity of 60 people


    NOTE: Registration for this event will:

    Open on June 13, 2024, and Close on July 8, 2024!

    SCHEDULE:

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - POOL/SWIM TIME

    3:00 PM to 3:15 PM - SOCIAL PERIOD

    3:15 PM to 4:00 PM – POTLUCK DINNER 

    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM – GAME TIME

    WHAT TO BRING:

    1) Pool Time - Bathing Suit, Towel and Chair

    2) Potluck Item for at least 6 people 

    3) Your own beverage(s). GOPS will provide water and ice.

    4) Table Games you want to play (Great Outdoors provides many games).

    NOTE:  Bring potluck dishes/snacks/etc. "ready to serve" in a serving bowl or dish, including any needed serving utensils.  

    PLEASE DO NOT ask our hosts to provide access to their ovens or bowls, spoons, etc.

    Three volunteers are needed to help set up before the party. Volunteers get a free ride on the food!


    Our chapter is always looking for Game Night Hosts!

    Please call Jóse G Ghilarducci, Game Night Coordinator, at 760-774-8716 or email jggllk@gmail.com if you are interested in hosting Game Night.

    To view photos from our past game nights - click here.

    To view our Game Night guidelines click here.

    You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.

    Great Outdoor encourages members to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Health Problems/allergiesDiscuss any medical concerns with the event leader if you wish.

    • Wed, July 17, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Exact hike TBD


    Description:

    • Trail Length: 
    • Elevation Gain/Loss:  
    • Difficulty Rating:  

    Meeting Time/Location:  Arrive at the Tram base station in time for the 10AM tram (directions here).  If anyone is not able to board due to crowds, make yourself known to the hike leader so the group can wait for your arrival at the top of the tram on the second tram car.

    Tram Ticket Cost:  $28.95-$30.95.  To pre-purchase your ticket click here.

    What to Bring: Ten Essentials, water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch/ snacks, sun protection, layered clothing, hiking poles may be helpful. Carry emergency contact information. Winter hiking gear is required, including cleats and poles.  Snowshoes may be required.   

    Hiking Requirements:  You will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.

    Contact hike leader:  Kirk O

    Cancellation:  If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

    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 hike leader that may affect your ability to complete this hike. 


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    • Wed, July 17, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2030 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
    • 30
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    Riviera Business Park - Ontraport

    2030 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

    Wednesday, July 17, 2024

    6:00pm Pizza Social

    7:00pm Core Group Meeting

    Join us for our monthly social gathering and meeting. Thanks to our gracious hosts at Ontraport, we now have access to an indoor space with video conferencing abilities. Please register if you would like to attend remotely and we will email a Zoom link the day of the meeting.

    For those coming in-person, feel free to bring your favorite beverages (BYOB). To satisfy your appetite, we will have some delicious pizza on the menu. You can enjoy a slice or two for a small $5 donation (payable upon registration).

    We can't wait to extend a warm welcome to new friends and catch up with our cherished current members. We'll be talking about next year's trips and ways you can get involved! Discover what your Great Outdoors chapter has in store for you..

    • Wed, July 17, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • InsideOUT 1642 University Ave Unit 100 San Diego, CA 92103

    Join us for the 2024 San Diego Pride Happy Hour with Equality California!

    Note: Register directly via link provided below to secure your ticket(s)!


    Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people.

    There are two registrations available currently, general admission ($20) and VIP ($30). Both include appetizers and 2 drinks, with VIP tickets including an additional free drink ticket for 3 total.

    Register here: https://go.eqca.org/a/sdhappyhour24


    For a complete list of 2024 San Diego Pride events hosted by GO, see below!

    Thursday July 18th to Monday July 22 - Sweetwater Preserve Campout (RV/Tent):  https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5735097

    Wednesday July 17th - Equality California Happy Hour: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5750739

    Thursday July 18th - Pride Bonfire: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5699566 

    Thursday July 18th - Pride Roller Skating: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5522704 

    Friday July 19th - Brewery Happy Hour: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5522650

    Saturday July 20th - Pride Parade March: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5522645

    Sunday July 21st - Morning After Hike and Pool Party: TBA


    • Thu, July 18, 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • Mon, July 22, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sweetwater Summit Regional Park, Bonita CA
    Register

    Spend 5 days and 4 nights at Sweetwater Summit Regional Park in Bonita, Ca.

    Join us as we help our fellow San Diego Great Outdoor Chapter members celebrate San Diego Gay Pride! Come and enjoy the parade on Saturday. The full hook up campsites at Sweetwater Summit Regional Park sits atop the summit of the 500-acre park.

    There is a plethora of activities available both within the park and in the San Diego area. These include:

    Hikers, cyclists and equestrians will enjoy 15 miles of trails that meander up and down the hill, through open grasslands and along streamside vegetation boasting spectacular views of the reservoir and this unique urban oasis.

    Visit Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma, with its iconic lighthouse and tidepools. Just remember to bring along your America Beautiful Entrance pass. The USS Midway Museum tour promises an engaging experience, providing insight into naval history. Tour tickets are $32.00 per person. Save money and pre-register online. https://www.midway.org/

    Payments:  This event is limited to GO members.  When you register, you'll need to have your credit card (MC, VISA, Discover or Amex.) ready and pay your registration fee within 15 mins. If you are not a member yet, you can first join as a member online and then return here to register.

    Refunds:  Cancellation for a refund, minus $10,  must be received by July 10th  and must be sent to the Trip Leader, Cliff Clue: cliffiboy@aol.com

    What to Bring:  Camp chair, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool/wet weather clothing, potluck item, and the Ten Essentials.

    Directions:  Sweetwater Summit Regional Park, 3218 Summit Meadow Road, Bonita, CA 91902. Use Google maps or other related mapping websites.  Notes!!! Once you are travelling on CA 54-E, take exit 5 for Briarwood Rd.  Do not continue onto the toll road, this takes you to far east.

    Climate:   Sweetwater Summit Weather

    Pets: Are permitted if they are properly restrained and under the control of the owner. Dogs must be licensed, restrained on a leash no longer than six feet, and attended at all times. Please pick up after your pet.   $1/night for each pet; you would pay upon arrival.

    Tentative Schedule

    The reserved group meeting area is site #122.

    Thursday

    • 2:00 pm - arrival
    • 6:30 PM Meet & Greet
    • 8:30 pm campfire

    Friday

    • 7:00 am Coffee and muffins
    • Beach
    • Local hikes
    • Local Shopping
    • 6:00 pm ~ Dinner on your own or Join San Diego Chapter ~ Refer to their website.
    • 8:30 pm ~ campfire

    Saturday

    • 7:00 am ~ Coffee and muffins
    • San Diego Pride ~ visit the San Diego Chapter link in Great Outdoors.  https://greatoutdoors.org/ 6:00 pm ~ potluck
    • 8:30 pm ~ campfire

    Sunday

    •  7:00 am ~ Coffee and muffins  
    •  9:00 am Hike Mother Miguel Peak 4 mile 1000' gain out and back Trailhead: 32.67204, -116.97272.
    •  12 Noon Pool Party and lunch at members residence in Bonita
    • 8:30 pm campfire (?) 

    Monday

    Departure day, Thanks for spending time with us.  Have a safe trip home.

    Please check the white board set up at site #122 for updates

    Site assignments and additional details will be in the reminder email a few days prior to the event.

    For additional information contact:

    Health Problems/allergies:   Discuss any medical concerns with the event leader that may affect your ability to participate in this event.


    For a complete list of 2024 San Diego Pride events hosted by GO, see below!

    Thursday July 18th to Monday July 22 - Sweetwater Preserve Campout (RV/Tent):  https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5735097

    Wednesday July 17th - Equality California Happy Hour: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5750739

    Thursday July 18th - Pride Bonfire: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5699566 

    Thursday July 18th - Pride Roller Skating: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5522704 

    Friday July 19th - Brewery Happy Hour: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5522650

    Saturday July 20th - Pride Parade March: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5522645

    Sunday July 21st - Morning After Hike and Pool Party: TBA


    • Thu, July 18, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Vacation Island, to the right (north) of the Paradise Point resort (previously called Pacific Princess resort)
    Register

    Monthly Multi-Group Bonfire & Potluck for PRIDE!

    Date:  Thursday, July 18, 2024

    Time:  6:00-9:00 pm

    Location:  Vacation Island, to the right (north) of the Paradise Point resort (previously called Pacific Princess resort)

    RSVP: None....Just show up!

    Event Cost:  Free (bring potluck stuff to share)

    Parking:   Easy.  Ample parking on site

    Questions?  Contact events.sd@thecmg.org

    DESCRIPTION: This will be the first of our bonfires 2024 season. Thanks go to Phil F for bringing supplies and saving the fire ring, Sam Cohen for bringing wood, and Jay & Luciano for handling supplies after May! We're ready for another great season of chilling together by the bay!

    VOLUNTEERS: We could ALWAYS use a couple of volunteers, particularly anyone who can arrive early to secure one of the fire rings. So please let us know if you can lend a hand!

    WHAT TO BRING:

    1) Potluck item and a beverage of your choice. (Alcohol is prohibited in Mission Bay Park.)

    Remember, we CAN have too many desserts, but we can never have too many entrees

    and sides. If you have a dessert you're eager to bring, lovely! But if you're on the fence,

    maybe think dinner instead.

    2) A beach chair if you'd like to sit. Bonus points if you bring a spare for others to use!

    3) A serving utensil if your dish needs one. A portable table, paper plates, cups, utensils, napkins or firewood are also much appreciated! (CMG will make sure these are covered.)

    4) A significant other, friend, or cuddle buddy (or all three).

    DIRECTIONS: Take the I-8 freeway west toward Mission Bay, exit onto Mission Bay Drive and make a right, then merge into the far left hand lane onto Ingraham Street, heading North, then make a left onto Vacation Rd as if you were heading into Paradise Point Resort (previously Pacific Princess Resort). Then an immediate Right before entering the resort to get to the side parking lot. We’ll be on the left (West) side of parking lot by the rest rooms. (Note: we're on the WEST side of Ingraham St. Don't confuse this spot with a similar one on the east side of the street.)


     

    Join us for our Potluck Bonfires by the Bay!

    DESCRIPTION: This will be the first of our bonfires 2024 season. Thanks go to Phil F for bringing supplies and saving the fire ring, Sam Cohen for bringing wood, and Jay & Luciano for handling supplies after May! We're ready for another great season of chilling together by the bay!

    VOLUNTEERS: We could ALWAYS use a couple of volunteers, particularly anyone who can arrive early to secure one of the fire rings. So please let us know if you can lend a hand!  

    WHAT TO BRING:  

     1) Potluck item and a beverage of your choice(Alcohol is prohibited in Mission Bay Park.)

    Remember, we CAN have too many desserts, but we can never have too many entrees

    and sides. If you have a dessert you're eager to bring, lovely! But if you're on the fence,

    maybe think dinner instead.

     2) A beach chair if you'd like to sit. Bonus points if you bring a spare for others to use!

     3) A serving utensil if your dish needs one. A portable table, paper plates, cups, utensils, napkins or firewood are also much appreciated! (CMG will make sure these are covered.)

    4) A significant other, friend, or cuddle buddy (or all three).

    DIRECTIONS: Take the I-8 freeway west toward Mission Bay, exit onto Mission Bay Drive and make a right, then merge into the far left hand lane onto Ingraham Street, heading North, then make a left onto Vacation Rd as if you were heading into Paradise Point Resort (previously Pacific Princess Resort). Then an immediate Right before entering the resort to get to the side parking lot. We’ll be on the left (West) side of parking lot by the rest rooms. (Note: we're on the WEST side of Ingraham St. Don't confuse this spot with a similar one on the east side of the street.)

    For a complete list of 2024 San Diego Pride events hosted by GO, see below!

    Thursday July 18th to Monday July 22 - Sweetwater Preserve Campout (RV/Tent):  https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5735097

    Wednesday July 17th - Equality California Happy Hour: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5750739

    Thursday July 18th - Pride Bonfire: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5699566 

    Thursday July 18th - Pride Roller Skating: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5522704 

    Friday July 19th - Brewery Happy Hour: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5522650

    Saturday July 20th - Pride Parade March: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5522645

    Sunday July 21st - Morning After Hike and Pool Party: TBA


    • Thu, July 18, 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • SkateWorld San Diego: 6907 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego, CA 92111
    Register

    San Diego Pride Roller Skating at SkateWorld!

    Skateworld San Diego | San Diego CA

    You are invited to join Great Outdoors San Diego for a fun Pride week roller-skating night. Groove around the rink with family and friends !

    Please note that per the venue, this is an 18+ event.

    Date: Thursday, July 18th, 2023

    Time: 8:00-10:00 p.m. PT

    Where: SkateWorld San Diego: 6907 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego, CA 92111

    Cost: $15 entry + $5 for skate rental 


    For a complete list of 2024 San Diego Pride events hosted by GO, see below!

    Thursday July 18th to Monday July 22 - Sweetwater Preserve Campout (RV/Tent):  https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5735097

    Wednesday July 17th - Equality California Happy Hour: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5750739

    Thursday July 18th - Pride Bonfire: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5699566 

    Thursday July 18th - Pride Roller Skating: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5522704 

    Friday July 19th - Brewery Happy Hour: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5522650

    Saturday July 20th - Pride Parade March: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5522645

    Sunday July 21st - Morning After Hike and Pool Party: TBA


    • Fri, July 19, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 3095 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
    Register

    Great Outdoors San Diego Chapter - Pride Party!

    Friday July 17th, 2024