Orange County/Long Beach
What's Happening at Great Outdoors OCLB?
Come Join Us on Tuesday,
December 2, 2014.
OC / LB Chapter Monthly Meeting, 13641 Deodara Drive, Garden Grove, CA 92844 on the first Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
We have a pot-luck social hour at 7 PM with FREE FOOD and beverages served. During the Social Hour, the Core Group will be meeting. 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 PM.
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Core Group Members
President: Daryl Arthur
Vice President of Outings: Larry Purtle
Treasurer: Dennis Vinopal
Board Representative: Larry Purtle
Memberbship: Dennis Vinopal
Newsletter: Frederick Brown
Webmaster: Frederick Brown
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Come and enjoy an evening of cheer along with a beautiful night time view of Long Beach and the harbor.
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
Beautiful Little Santa Anita Canyon is steeped in history. This was the first modern
trail built into the San Gabriel Mountains in 1864. In a secluded glen, shaded by giant canyon oaks and big cone spruce, a "Halfway House" was built. The trail was used in 1889 to tote the Harvard University Telescope piece by piece to the summit of Mt. Wilson. The camp was homesteaded and small groves of apple, cherry, plum and chestnut trees were planted. In its peak year in 1911, over 40,000 people signed the camp register. Orchard camp was abandoned in 1940. Today the building and tents are gone. But the enchanting stream-side spot still holds an appeal for lovers of sylvan seclusion.
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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