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What's Happening at Great Outdoors OC/LB? At the September meeting we will be planning next year's calendar. Please give your suggestions for events either in person at the meeting on September 12th, or by e-mail to: secretary-oclb@greatoutdoors.org

September Meeting will be on the 

second Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Our Monthly Meeting is at

Marie Callender's

16390 Beach Blvd.

Westminster, CA 92683

Phone: 714-847-6600

Come and Join Us

Our next Meeting will be on 

September 12, 2017 


OC / LB Chapter Monthly Meeting on the first Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

 We have a social hour at 7 PM, and dinner service will begin at about 7:30 PM.  Each person is responsible for their own food and beverage bill. We have a $50 minimum for our group.  

During the Social Hour, the Core Group will be meeting briefly. You are welcome to attend the Core Group Meeting and give input. Only Core Group Members can vote. The general meeting will start at 8:00 PM.

Mineral King to Nine Lakes

September 3 to 10, 2017

Starting from spectacular Mineral King, we begin hiking north over Timber Gap (9,400') for 1,600 vertical feet. Once we reach the summit, we will enter the forest as we descend to to Cliff Creek crossing at about 7, 000 feet. We begin ascending again, passing Cliff Creek Falls, before arriving at our first night campsite near small Pinto Lake (c 8,500'). We will have covered 8 miles.

Leaving Pinto Lake, we have a grueling 3,100 foot gain over Black Rock Pass at 11,600'. On the way up, we will have nice views of Spring Lake Falls, Spring Lake, Cyclamen Lake and Columbine Lake. Once we reach the pass we descend into the five lakes basin, but not before enjoying a rest and views of the Kaweah Peaks, and the Whitney Crest. We will also have views of the Five Lakes Basin. We will camp at the north end of the first lake on the peninsula.

The third day, we will head north to the Nine Lakes Basin, camping at the first lake which is at 10,450'. Here we will have a rest day, giving us time to explore numerous secluded lakes north and east in spectacular settings.

On the fifth day, we will retrace our steps to Little Five Lakes, and then go on to the Big Five Lakes. Here we can have another rest day in Sierra Bliss.

On the seventh day, we will go to the head of Lost Canyon, camping in a high altitude meadow at 10,200'. From there, the eighth day, we will hike over Sawtooth and Glacier passes both over 11,000', descending steeply to Mineral King.

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Please let the group leader know if you plan to attend. 

LA Conservancy Art Deco Tour 

Saturday, 30 September, 2017

Join us for this wonderful tour of historic downtown Los Angeles Art Deco landmarks. The tour will be conducted by an LA Conservancy docent. Our group will be gathering in Pershing Square at 9:30 AM and the tour will begin at 10:00 AM. The tour covers 12 blocks and approximately 2.5 miles so please wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and bring snacks and water. Lunch afterward at Masa of Echo Park (serves Chicago Deep Dish Pizza) is also being considered.

Overview of Tour Nothing evokes Jazz Age elegance like Art Deco. Its clean lines and geometric patterns proved a perfect style for L.A. in the ‘20s and ‘30s, and an extraordinary collection of these masterpieces still stands in the heart of the city.

On this tour, we will marvel at the incredible detail of these structures, with their brilliant colors and lush materials. We will learn how Art Deco made its way to L.A., and why it became such a defining architectural style in the city.

Let’s take a stroll through the jazziest part of town!

Ticket Purchases Every attendee is responsible for acquiring their own ticket for the tour, and may purchase tickets directly through the LA Conservancy website (https://www.laconservancy.org/events/art-decowalking-tour). Tickets currently cost $15.00. Depending upon interest, we may be able to coordinate a group purchase. Therefore, please inform the trip leader As Soon As Possible if you wish to attend.

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GO Conference and Jamboree

October 10 to 13, 2017

Hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter

Save the date! Full trip notes to follow. 

We have reserved 10 sites for this year's conference, and RVs/Trailers up to 50 feet are welcome, in limited numbers. 

If you plan on attending and bringing an RV/Trailer, please email Wes at fwsj69@gmail.com so that we can plan accordingly.

Check out the other chapters' upcoming events:

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Los Angeles Chapter

Palm Springs Chapter

San Diego Chapter

Santa Barbara/Ventura County Chapter

Scheduled Events for 2016-2017

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GO Conference and Jamboree10/13-15/2017Click here for El More - Crystal Cove Day Hike notes10/29/2017

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