Orange County/Long Beach
Come Join Us
on January 6, 2015
Orchard Camp Day Hike
Sunday, January 25, 2015 Starting at 9 AM
This moderate hike covers the lower portion of the original
19th century trail to Mt. Wilson. Orchard camp is an oak and spruce
shaded bench, just above a sparkling creek. The huge oak there has been
dated at 1,500 years old, one of the oldest in the
(Date Change from January 11)
Museum of Latin American Art and
Rancho Los Alamitos
January 18, 2015
Join us for an exploration of two of Long Beaches’ best cultural and historical sites. We will meet at the Long Beach Museum of Latin American Art (628 Alamitos Ave between 7th and 6th) at 11 am and take in the wonderful galleries and sculpture garden until 12:30. This is a collection of contemporary paintings, photography and sculpture from across Latin America. There is plenty of free parking and admission to the museum is free on Sundays.
We will then head east, stopping for lunch at the Fantastic Café (1180 Studebaker at the corner of E Anaheim Rd) . After lunch we will go west on E Anaheim Rd, making a left on Palo Verde Ave into the Bixby Hill community which is home to the Rancho Los Alamitos (6400 Bixby Hill Rd).
The Rancho is a slice of history of the region. First a village site of the native Tongva people, then a Spanish and Mexican Rancho, a private estate, and now a wonderful historical park. We can go on a docent lead tour of the ranch house, take in a historical video, or just wander the beautiful gardens. Parking and admission to the Rancho are free.
The Nethercutt Museum
January 24, 2015, starting at 9:30 AM
Phase 1--March 13 and 14, 2015
Phase 2--April 25 and 26, 2015
The California Great Outdoors is
a non-profit organization for GLBTQ people or anyone else who enjoys
outdoors recreation. Our bi-annual outdoor skills and leadership
program is two weekends of hands-on instruction while camping. Whether
you're new at camping and want to learn how to camp safely and
responsibly, or if you're a hike/trip leader taking care of people on
your trips, this wonderful program is for you!
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