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What's Happening at Great Outdoors OC/LB? 

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 

October 3, 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.

This trip does not currently have a leader. If you are interested in attending, you can buy your own ticket at: https://www.laconservancy.org/events/art-deco-walking-tour

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. 

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GO Conference and Jamboree

October 6 to 8, 2017

Hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter

Great Outdoors Los Angeles is proud to host Great Outdoors’ Annual Conference Campout  at Table Mountain Campground in the Angeles National Forest. Our campsites are located at 7,500 ft. in a forest of towering Ponderosa pines with amazing views of the Mojave desert and surrounding mountains. Star gazing will be great considering  our mountain top location.  Just a short drive away you can visit Jackson Lake for a daytime picnic or take in spectacular views from Inspiration Point of the East Fork  River Valley or even Catalina Island on a clear day. This event is open to all members and anyone who may want to join Great Outdoors.

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.

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El Moro Canyon - Emerald Bay Day Hike

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Come join our group for a pleasant moderate day hike in scenic El Moro Canyon located near Crystal Cove Park in Newport Beach, CA. We will be gathering at the trail head adjacent to Lower Parking Lot in the Day Use Area. Day Use parking fee is $15.00 so please carpool / rideshare with others.

The hike will begin promptly at 8:00AM when we will proceed northward through the center area of the canyon. The path rises quickly at the 1.1 mile cut across. We will then hike along the perimeter of the park in a counter-clockwise direction, passing various campground sites and making our way back to the lower use area trailhead. The total distance is roughly 9.0 miles with variation in elevation between 35 and 1800 feet.

Please arrive prepared with the club recommended essentials (www.greatoutdoorsla.org/essen.html). Snack breaks will be taken at regular intervals. A scenic break is planned at the lower campground site on the east of the park with a beautiful panoramic view of the canyon and Pacific Ocean.

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Check out the other chapters' upcoming events:

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Los Angeles Chapter

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San Diego Chapter

Santa Barbara/Ventura County Chapter

Upcoming Events for 2017 and 2018

Getty Villa
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11/11/ 2017
Doug Cable
Reagan Library
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Gary Spake

Holiday Party
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Gary Spake and Frederick Brown
Newport Beach Boat Parade
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Self Guided

Yanks Air Museum01/11/2018
Gary Spake
Gamble House and Pasadena Historical Society
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Frederick Brown
Norton Simon Museum
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Frederick Brown
Hollyhock House02/23/2018
Gary Spake
Limestone Canyon Day Hike03/03/2018
Dennis Vinopal
Los Angeles County Arboretum
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Doug Cable
Santiago Oaks Regional Park Day Hike04/12/2018
Dennis Vinopal
Fullerton Arboretum04/20/2018
Doug Cable
Aliso and Woods Canyon Regional Park Day Hike05/05/2018
Dennis Vinopal
Mount Baldy Day Hike
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Frederick Brown
Beginner Backpack06/10/2018 to 06/12/2018
Frederick Brown
Mount San Jacinto Day Hike06/24/2018
Doug Cable
Intermediate Backpack07/09/2018 to 07/12/2108
Frederick Brown
Abalone and Sacred Coves Day Hike07/26/2018
Frederick Brown
Advanced Backpack08/09/2018 to
Rob Talbert
Advanced / Intermediate Backpack08/26/2018 to
Doug Cable
Automotive Driving Museum09/16/2018
Gary Spake
San Bernardino Peak Day Hike09/30/2018
Doug Cable
Great Outdoors Annual Conference10/12/2018 to
Santa Ana Zoo10/25/2018
Gary Spake

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