Great Outdoors Orange County/Long Beach Chapter
Join Us on
Orchard Camp Day Hike
Sunday, January 25, 2015 Starting at 9 AM
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
Change from January 11)
Museum of Latin American Art and Rancho Los Alamitos
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Starting at 11 AM
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.
(Date Change from February 22)
Bridge to Nowhere Day Hike
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Starting at 7:00 AM
The Nethercutt Museum
January 24, 2015, starting at 9:30 AM
Join all your Great Autos of Yesteryear & Great Outdoors friends & family on Saturday - January 24th, 2015 as we tour the famous J.B. Nethercutt Museum in Sylmar, California.
The museum is a must see for anyone who loves the history of the automobile.
In addition to the car collection there is the 1937 Canadian Pacific – Royal Hudson Locomotive and Private Train - both available and open to the public.
Register with G.O. by mailing in your Great Outdoors Pre-Registration, so I have it (in my hands) by Monday January 19th, as the Great Autos – Chair person, Glenn, must have all Registrations by January 22nd!
Send your G.O. form to Gary Spake at the address listed at the bottom of the Reg. form. Call Gary at: 714 633-7483 if any questions.
Pre-registration is required for tour, and separately for lunch,to get an accurate head count for restaurant’s seating!
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!
Topics covered: equipment, planning, navigation, cooking, wilderness survival techniques, medical considerations, places to explore under the sun or under the stars....
You may take Phase 1 by itself to obtain the Day Hike Leader Certification, or you may take both phases to also obtain Trip Leader Certification.
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