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16390 Beach Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
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Our next Meeting will be on
April 4, 2017
/ LB Chapter Monthly Meeting on the first Tuesday of the month from
7:00 to 9:00 PM.
Arroyo Seco Canyon Day Hike
April 23, 2017, starting at 8 AM
Please e-mail the trip leader if you are planning to do this hike.
This is a long day hike, starting at Mile 26.4 on Angeles Crest Highway (2 miles north of I-210). Park in the small dirt lot on the right side of the highway. We will then hike down a steep paved road to the bottom of the Arroyo Seco Canyon. We will then begin hiking up the Canyon,with a gradual incline. We will climb steeply, when we bypass the Brown Canyon Debris Dam, before returning to the canyon floor. At 3.6 miles, we will pass the Oakwilde Picnic Area.
At this point, the canyon narrows, and we begin what is probably the prettiest part of the hike. We will crisscross the canyon several times until we reach Long Canyon, where we leave the Arroyo Seco. At that point we will have hiked 5.7 miles. The waters of Long Canyon go down through a grotto to join the waters of Arroyo Seco.
We hike another 1.1 miles up Long Canyon and a tributary of Long Canyon until we do a long traverse abve the Royal Gorge, the upper part of Arroyo Seco. After another 2.1 miles, we reach the junction of the Bear Canyon Trail. Here we turn around, and retrace our steps.
Los Angeles Opera presents Tosca
Sunday, 30 April, 2017
This beloved opera premieres at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in April 2017. We will be viewing the 2:00 PM matinee performance on Sunday, 30 April. Please join us at the entrance of the theater thirty minutes prior to the show. We have the choice of dining for lunch before or dinner afterward in the downtown Los Angeles area. There are many wonderful dining options.
Overview of Tosca A fiery prima donna is forced to play a role she never imagined when she becomes trapped between her allegiance to her rebel lover and the scheming of a treacherous police chief who will stop at nothing in his lust for her. The explosive triangle comes to a hair-raising conclusion in one of opera's most intense dramas. The electrifying Sondra Radvanovsky returns to reprise her acclaimed portrayal as Tosca in a revival of the thrilling John Caird staging, conducted by James Conlon.
Every attendee is responsible for acquiring their own ticket to this performance, and may purchase tickets directly through the LA Opera website (http://www.laopera.org/season/16-17- season/Tosca/). A seating and price chart is provided below for reference. Depending upon interest and seating preferences, we may be able to coordinate a group of adjacent seats. Therefore, please inform the trip leader As Soon As Possible if you wish to attend.
All Chapter Jamboree - Sage Hill Campground (Los Padres National Forest)
May 13-14, 2017
Renew, Recover, Rejuvenate, those words come to mind when visiting Sage Hill Campground. Having been a very popular camping location for GO in past years, it has recently gone through some very difficult times. A major wild fire and a prolonged drought had left the area parched and, for lack of a better word, dying. But not anymore! Nature has a way of quickly breathing life back into places if there’s enough rain, and boy has there been a lot of rain! The Santa Ynez River has roared back to life. Towering oak trees are once again thick and leafy canopies of green as well as the surrounding hills. With a healthy smattering of wild flowers and wildlife it’s your opportunity to come back with your friends of Great Outdoors and witness the healing powers of nature!
There are many scenic hiking trails, swimming holes along the river, and down the road are some of the best wineries on the planet! Hiking, Swimming and wine tasting are on the agenda.
Not to mention many great places to eat and drink, Danish pastries anyone? There’s also the Chumash Casino located in the nearby town of Santa Ynez if anyone wants to try their luck there as well.
Check out the other chapters' upcoming events:
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|Canceled for 2017|
GO Outdoor Experience – Part 1
|Canceled for 2017|
Joshua Tree Springtime Backpacking Trip with GLS
Joshua Tree Springtime Car Camping Trip with GLS
|Canceled for 2017|
GO Outdoor Experience – Part 2
|Canceled for 2017 |
|Click here for Los Angeles Opera presents Tosca trip notes||04/30/2017|
|Click here for 2017 Jamboree Trip Notes||05/11-14/2017|
|Click here for Emerald Canyon - Bommer Ridge Loop Day Hike notes||Date change to 05/14/2017 from 05/06/2017|
|Click here for Mt. Baldy Day Hike notes||05/20/2017|
|Click here for Big Pine Creek Beginner Backpack notes||06/02-05/2017|
|Click here for Dogwood Car Camp Trip notes||06/09/-11/2017|
|Click here for Mt. Wilson Observatory Tour notes||06/24/2017|
|Click here for Second Recess Intermediate Backpack notes||07/08-14/2017|
|Click here for San Jacinto Day Hike notes||07/23/2017|
|Click here for the Lakes of the Glacier Divide Advanced Backpack|
|Click here for Mineral King Advanced/I|
Intermediate Backpack notes
|Click here for Los Angeles Conservancy Art Deco Tour of Downtown notes||09/30/2017|
|GO Conference and Jamboree||10/13-15/2017||Click here for El More - Crystal Cove Day Hike notes||10/29/2017|
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