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Updated Notice

We have a volunteer willing to be nominated to be President of the chapter.

Our Vice-President of Outings will accept a nomination to be Treasurer and Membership person to replace our Treasurer who is stepping down. Our current President will run for Vice-President of Outings.. We have a new volunteer who will take over the Newsletter and Website jobs. And we have a candidate interested in the Outreach position. Another volunteer is willing to be appointed as Board Representative. We still need a Scretary.

The Orange County/Long Beach Chapter has been in existence since the 1981 and has been an important contributor to the advancement of rights in the LGBTQ Community.

If you are willing to volunteer, come to our next meeting (see below), or send an e-mail to secretary-oclb@greatoutdoors.org

Our Monthly Social Meeting is at:

Marie Callender's

16390 Beach Blvd.

Westminster, CA 92683

Phone: 714-847-6600

Come and Join Us

Our next Gathering will be on 

September 4, 2018 



 

OC / LB Chapter Monthly Social Meeting is 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.  

During the Social Hour, the Core Group will be meeting briefly. You are welcome to participate in  the Core Group Meeting and give input. Only Core Group Members can vote. 


2018 All Chapter Conference

October 12-14, 2018

Come out and join the 2018 All Chapter Conference hosted by the San Diego Great Outdoors at Cuyamaca Rancho SP - Green Valley Campground.

This year marks the Ruby (40th) Anniversary of the Great Outdoors, for some this has been a journey for others this new, in either case its a great way to connect with other like minded LGBT and allies.

We have a weekend full of fun activities planned for all participants, whether that is to reconnect with old friends or hike in a new area, we'll be offering something for everyone.

A little about Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

East of San Diego, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park offers respite from the dry Southern California landscape. The park’s 24,700 acres of oak and conifer forests and expansive meadows are broken by running streams.

Located in the Peninsular Range of mountains, Cuyamaca Peak, at 6,512 feet, is the second highest point in San Diego County. From the peak, visitors can see Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to the east and the Pacific coastline to the west. Over half of the park’s acreage is designated as state wilderness.

Our Campground

Green Valley sits at an elevation of 4,000 feet and has a creek which runs through the middle of the campground.  We have 12 campsites for sleeping and one campsite designated as our event space.

Saturday Night Event

What would a Anniversary be without a celebration, our celebration will be themed to the 1970s/80s. So put on your bell bottoms, or dust off your parachute pants, and let's have some fun. Prizes will be awards to the best dressed participants.

Weekend Itinerary

Friday, October 12, 2018

2:00 PM - Registration Opens

6:00 PM - Meet and Great - Hosted by San Diego Great Outdoors

8:00 PM - Movie: La Cage aux Folies (1978)

Saturday, October 13, 2018

10:00 AM - Day Hike

2:00 PM - Photo Scavenger Hunt

6:00 PM - Potluck Dinner

7:00 PM - Evening Program (Wear your best 70's/80's outfit)

Sunday, October 14, 2018

9:00 AM - Hosted breakfast

12:00 PM - Event ends

What to Bring

Ten Essentials, camp chair, camp table, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, potluck item for Saturday night, firewood.

Pets

Dogs must be attended and leashed at all times. Except for service animals, pets are allowed only on paved roads.

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.

CANCELLATION

Payment in full confirms the reservation. Cancellation for a full refund must be received by October 5.

Click here for more information and registration


Devils Punchbowl Backpack Intermediate/Advanced Trip

August 26 to September 2, 2018

Day one of backpacking: We will begin our backpack from the Maxson Meadows Trail Head, We will spend most of the day hiking through meadows, including Maxson Meadows and Long Meadow, until we reach our first destination at Post Corral Meadows. We will camp between the Meadow before reaching the ford acrsoss the creek. Total Gain/loss for the day is about +500/-500 feet, over a distance of 7 miles.


Day two of backpacking. Leaving our campsite, we will spend most of the day with some gentle and some steep climbs. By the end of the day, we will be in subalpine country, reaching an altitude of 9,889 feet. We will camp at Rae Lake, having passed Flemming Lake. Total Gain/loss for day two is about +1700/-0 feet, covering a distance of 5 miles.


Day three of backpacking. From Rae Lake, we will travel only 4 miles. We will descend briefly, then ascend 500 feet. From here we will have a good view back to Rae Lake and its surrounding area. We then dscend about 300 feet, ascend 300 feet, and reach our campsite at Devils Punchbowl at 10, 098 feet. From Devils Punchbowl,we will have several options for day hikes.


Day four of backpacking. We descend back to the meadows on this day. We will have a 2,000 foot descent, covering 6 miles, camping beside the North Fork of the Kings River.


Days five and six of backpacking. We backpack from the North Fork of the Kings River 4 miles to Post Corral Meadows, and then back to the trail head at Courtright Reservoir.

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Automobile Driving Museum - LA

Date changed to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018

(from September 9, 2018)

Join Great Outdoors for a Sunday morning visit to the amazing Automobile Driving Museum, located just South of LAX, at 610 Lairport St., El Segundo, CA 90245. The Museum operates with a Volunteer staff and is supported mainly by guest Donations. The recommended Donation is $10 for adults. Plan to meet in-line, near the front door, at about 9:30 AM, before signing in for the “touring” and museum… 

Get map, here 

There is ‘No Registration required’ for this event, just call or email & meet-up! 

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Check out the other chapters' upcoming events:

(Click on Chapter Name for Website)

Great Outdoors Corporate Website

Los Angeles Chapter

Palm Springs Chapter

San Diego Chapter

Santa Barbara/Ventura County Chapter


Upcoming Events for 2017 and 2018


Advanced Backpack
Click here for more information
08/05/2018 to
08/12/2018
Rob Talbert
Advanced / Intermediate Backpack
Click here for more information
08/26/2018 to
09/02/2018
Frederick Brown
Automotive Driving Museum
Click here for more information
Date Chnaged from 09/09/16 to 09/23/16
Gary Spake
San Bernardino Peak Day Hike
Click here for more information
09/30/2018
Matthew Bokach
(Los Angeles Chapter)
Great Outdoors Annual Conference10/12/2018 to
10/14/2018
San Diego Chapter
Click here for more information and registration
Santa Ana Zoo
Click here for more information
10/25/2018
Gary Spake



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