Upcoming Day Hikes

    • Thu, May 26, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Oak Glen Wildlands Conservancy
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    Wildlands Conservancy docent led hike to the largest oak tree in California. Learn how this champion was saved from the wildfire last year. The oak is 97 feet high, with a 499-inch – or nearly 42-foot – trunk circumference and a crown 98 feet wide. The roots of the behemoth run deep into the side of the ravine where a natural spring flows into a creek below. Oak tree in San Bernardino Mountains is nation's largest. We will also tour the1918 Arts and Crafts lodge built by architect William J. Dodd, now owned by the Conservancy.

    • 3 miles RT, 1400' elevation, includes open ridge sun exposure, hiking in a creek drainage and very steep slope.
    • Rated Strenuous - Steep slope to the ridge and decent to a creek drainage. 
    • 6:45 AM meet at PetSmart Palm Springs click here, for 8 am departure or at Oak Glen Wildlands Conservancy parking lot at 8 AM (Infront of the entrance to the nature trail arch) map click here.

    Bring: Lunch, Ten Essentials (click here), water (2-3 liters recommended), trail snacks/lunch. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

    Bring an empty water bottle to collect some of the fresh, pure spring water that originates in the hillside adjacent to the mighty oak.

    Plan on lunch at the lodge when we return from the hike. We will have a cooler available to store your lunch while we are on the hike.

    Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are essential. 

    *Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

    Contact Hike Leader: Scott Connelly email click here

    Carpooling  may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Arrive a few minutes early for briefing and carpooling.  Distance to trailhead is 43 miles .

    Directions: Take Beaumont Ave exit from I-10 North to Oak Glen Conservancy.

    Here's a link to the page in the Champion Trees registry: https://www.americanforests.org/tree/canyon-live-ca/

    Cancel: If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

    Weather Current Weather Forecast click here.   Inclement weather cancels. 

    You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.

    Special COVID Requirements: This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated. For more information - see the GOPS COVID Vaccination policy dated 4/26/2022 (click here)

    Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike. 

    • Mon, May 30, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Mission Trail Regional Park Visitor Center Outdoor Amphitheater
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    Great Outdoors - San Diego

    Back by Popular Demand - Nature Walk:

    Native Plants and Native Peoples of Mission Trails

    (plus Optional Outdoor Meditation and Brunch)

    Memorial Day, Monday May 30, 2022

    • 8:30 gather, morning meditation

    • 9:00 am ethnobotany overview and Q&A

    • 9:15 am 2-hour ethnobotany hike (limit 25 participants)

      • OR For those who cannot hike, tour the award-winning, highly accessible visitor center with exhibits and videos in their theatre

    • 12:00 pm Brunch - the Trails Eatery https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-trails-eatery-san-diego (or similar)

    Join us for a fascinating walk and talk through the heart of Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) and learn from Professor Michael Wilken-Robertson, Anthropologist, Naturalist, author of Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias, and esteemed SDGO member.

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    This event is designed to be accessible and inclusive of all members of our LGBTQIA+ community and their allies. Those who enjoy silence and shared spiritual experience in nature, please come to the outdoor amphitheater (follow the concrete walkway to the right of the visitor center) for an inclusive, outdoor meditation led by Rev. Caedmon Grace (he/him) of MCC San Diego beginning at 8:30 a.m. The amphitheater is a short distance from the handicapped parking spaces at the top of the visitor center parking lot, and the entire facility is highly accessible.

    At 9:00 a.m., Mike will provide an ethnobotanical overview and answer our questions. We’ll wrap up by 9:30 am and participants can either:

    • Join Mike on an easy, 2-mile roundtrip, relatively flat walk (175 ft. elevation gain overall) to the grinding rocks alongside the San Diego River that flows through the gorge, and along the way he will share about how indigenous peoples have long used many of the familiar native plants of the area for food, medicine, construction materials, tools, and ceremony. 

    • OR you can explore the award-winning visitor center, exhibits, and theater with films about the geography and history of the park and the native plant garden along the walkway to the amphitheater, with many plants in bloom at this time, all are easily accessible for those who rely on a walker or wheelchair for support.

    We invite all LGBTQIA+ people and their allies to join us for this special holiday experience! Please be sure to mask-up when appropriate and social distance as needed, which is very easy. 

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    Walk Details: We will meet at the MTRP Visitor Center Outdoor Amphitheater where we will see examples of the many animals and other critters that inhabit the area and also learn about how Kumeyaay territory extends from the coasts to the mountains and deserts. From there we will walk down the Riverside Grinding Site Trail, with stops all along the way to talk about native vegetation. The trail leads to one of the archaeological sites in the park: bedrock mortars and grinding slicks used by the Kumeyaay Indians for food preparation. 

    From there we will head to the Visitor Center Loop Trail, which will take us through coastal sage scrub, chaparral, and riparian woodland habitats, where we will learn more about how the plants in these areas have been used in daily life as well as in stories and other aspects of native cosmology. Our guide, GO member Mike Wilken, is an anthropologist, naturalist, and author of the book Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias. 

    Hosts: Mike Wilken and Steve Fitzgerald

    Trails: Meet at Visitor Center amphitheater. From there walk to Riverside Grinding Site Trail and Visitor Center Loop Trail.

    Length: ~2 miles 

    Difficulty: EASY

    Elevation Gain: ~175 feet 

    RSVP: RSVP required.

    Meeting Location: bv Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Mtnh2BieBAT7G5Eq8

    Directions to the Visitor and Interpretive Center: https://mtrp.org/directions/ 

    Address: 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119

    Meeting Date & TimeMemorial Day, Monday May 30, Gather and meditation @ 8:30am, Ethnobotany Introduction @ 9:00am, Hike @9:15 am, Brunch @12 pm.

    ParkingLimited parking is available at the parking area by the MTRP Visitor Center. Numerous spaces are reserved for those with handicapped card at top of the lot. See the google pin meeting spot. Ample parking is also available at overflow parking area at Mission Gorge and Jackson, however it is about a 20 minute walk to the Visitor Center, and should not be needed at that hour of the morning.

    Cost: There is no fee for parking or entry to the park. 

    Time CommitmentPlan for as little as 2 (hike only) or up to 5 hours (including meditation and brunch)

    Dogs: Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash. Lots of foxtails and bees right now.

    Trail Details: The first part of the trail goes gently down from the Visitor Center to the grinding rock area by the creek. From there we return to the Visitor Center loop; here is more detailed info:

    https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/visitor-center-loop-trail?mobileMap=false&ref=sidebar-static-map&u=m

    Note: These do not depict the exact route we will be taking, but they provide valuable information.

    What to Bring:

    • Ten Essentials

    • Phone/camera 

    • Warm/cool weather clothing

    • Any prescription or other needed medications

    • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock, lip block)

    Cell Phone Service: No reception issues anticipated.

    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 a trip leader if you wish. Bees have been reported in the area. 

    Contact/Question: If you have any questions not addressed by the information above or on our registration page, please feel free to contact the trip leaders: Steve Fitzgerald (steve.thrives@gmail.com) and Mike Wilken (mikewilken@yahoo.com)



    • Thu, June 02, 2022
    • 9:40 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Tramway Valley Station
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    Tram's Mountain Station to Mt. San Jacinto Peak via Sid Davis Route

    Start time: 9:40am at the Tram's Valley Station waiting area with a tram ticket (no later!) 

    • Duration:  Around 6 hours
    • Distance: About 9 miles up and back 
    • Pace: Slow to Moderate pace
    • Difficulty: Strenuous! -- Total Elevation: About 2400ft (some steep areas) -- You will need to be in good physical/cardio condition for this hike. Also, rock scrambling is required some areas. Only a few breaks. However, a 30-minute rest on the summit. The views are fantastic! San Jacinto Peak is a 10,834 ft.
    • Meeting Location Time: In Palm Springs, meet at the lower Tram Station ticket/waiting area (elevation 2,643 ft) at 9:40am (no later!) and have your tram ticket ready. 
    • Tram Ticket Info: Tickets for the Tram: $28.95 Adult $26.95 Senior. $12 parking fee waived for pass holders and local residents.  Our tram departure is 10am. Purchase tickets at https://pstramway.com/tickets/

    IMPORTANT INFO for this hike: Emergency Contact Information, sun protection/hat, and hiking poles which may be helpful. Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water (2 liters minimum) are required. Bring lunch/snacks and of course, a wonderful attitude. 

    Details: This all-day vigorous adventure is as good as it gets--for hikers who are physically fit. We start out by taking the popular Palm Springs Aerial Tramway which ascends almost a mile straight up into the San Jacinto wilderness. Then a brief stop at the Ranger station to sign and drop off a required permit, before heading off to the Round Valley / Sid Davis junction. From there we go off trail up the Sid Davis route (some steep areas) to where the main trail meets the first of two major switchbacks to the peak (with a short break if required). While ascending, we might see deer along the way within the midst of the raw wilderness. At this point, the well-maintained trail heads up north towards the next switchback. The forest is somewhat open in this area with lush vegetation on the sides of the trail. This area also has nice views of Long Valley and in the far distance, Coachella Valley. At the beginning of the second switchback will be a close encounter of Miller Peak. Then, off trail again turning south and up towards San Jacinto Peak. After a brief visit at the Stone Hut (emergency shelter), we head up to our highest point (a rock scramble up a 100 yards or so). While at the SJ Peak, a leisurely (about 30 minutes) lunch break. While enjoying our lunch/relaxation, there are excellent views of the Banning Pass, Mt. San Gorgonio, Coachella Valley.

    Poor weather and/or trail conditions cancels this hike.

    Please call 760-320-2774 or email David at dhs321@gmail.com for inquiries. 

    Hiking Requirements:  You will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information. 

    Cancel: If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

    You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.

    Special COVID Requirements: This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated. For more information - see the GOPS COVID Vaccination policy dated 4/26/2022 (click here)

    Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike. 

    • Tue, June 07, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Mt. San Jacinto
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    • Meeting place: The Tram’s Valley Station, waiting area
    • Duration: About four hours
    • Distance: 5-mile hike with 800-foot elevation gain
    • Pace: Moderate with lunch break
    • Difficulty: Moderate except for a few strenuous climbs on level trails. Suitable for physically fit beginners.
    • Meeting time: No later than 9:30 a.m. so we can be in line in time to take the 10 a.m. tram. 
    • Trip leader:  John Ryan Email click here

    Escape the summer heat by taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to an elevation of more than 8,500 feet to hike in the Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness. Temperatures at the tram’s Mountain Station can be 30 degrees cooler, so check at https://www.pstramway.com/weather/ before you leave home to determine how to dress.

    Tickets for the Tram:  $28.95 Adult $26.95 Senior. Summer and Annual passes available. Recommend purchasing online at least a week or more before the event as tickets sell out. Important – If online tickets are sold-out or grayed-out for any day, tickets are still available, but can only be purchased on the day of your visit at the Tram’s Valley Station on a first-come, first-served basis; arrive early to get in line if you need to purchase a ticket.   $12 parking fee waived for pass holders and local residents.  Our tram departure is 10 AM. Purchase tickets here: Palm Springs Tram Tickets

    Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 to 3 liters recommended), trail snacks/ lunch. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

    Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

    Hiking Requirements:  You will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.

    Cancel: If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

    You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.

    Special COVID Requirements: This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated. For more information - see the GOPS COVID Vaccination policy dated 4/26/2022 (click here)

    Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike. 

    • Thu, June 09, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • Santa Rosa Mountains
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    This hike is part of the Pacific Crest Trail. Starting at 7600 ft., it follows the high, timbered ridge above Snow Creek offering spectacular views of the desert and the San Gorgonio Little San Bernardino Mountain Range.  We will take Hwy. 243 to the Black Mountain Truck Trail to the Fuller Ridge Campground/Trailhead. High clearance vehicles recommended for the 8-mile unpaved, rough Black Mountain Truck Trail. Return time approximately 5 pm.

    • Trail Length: 5 miles
    • Elevation Gain/Loss: 900'
    • Difficulty Rating: Moderate
    • Trail Type: Out and back
    •  10:00 AM Meet at  Billy Reeds parking lot at N Palm Canyon and Vista Chino at 10 am.  Map click here

    Bring:  Ten Essentials, water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch/ snacks, sun protection, layered clothing, hiking poles may be helpful. Carry Emergency Contact Information. Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

    Contact hike leader: Doug Wylie, Email click here

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

    Unless otherwise noted, registration for this event is limited to Great Outdoors members. To sign up as a memberclick here 

    Hiking Requirements:  Although the trail is fairly level, the elevation is at 4600 feet so you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.

    Carpooling  may be available if offered by driver.  You are responsible for arranging your own transportation or ride share. Arrive a few minutes early for briefing

    Cancel: If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader. 

     Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

    Special COVID Related Requirements

    This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated.

    Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike. 

    • Sat, June 11, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Joshua Tree
    • 9
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    Coyote Hole Canyon is filled with petroglyphs and wildlife. We will hike to the small spring on a figure 8 trail so we can see as much as possible. Sandy washers and moderate inclines/declines are trail conditions with wildlife, wildflowers and multiple petroglyph sites.

    • Trail Length: 2 miles total

    • Elevation Gain/Loss: 200 feet

    • Difficulty Rating: moderate

    • Trail Type: out and back

    • Hiking Time: 1.5-2 hours

    • Fees/Charges: free

    Departure Time:10 am from the trailhead. Meet at the trailhead:

    Location: End of Easterly Drive in JT. From Hwy 62 head South on Sunburst Circle in Joshua Tree. In ½ mile turn South on Easterly Drive. In ¼ mile the road ends in a circle, stay to the right, park off the road, do not drive down the dirt road. 34.126345, -116.310345 Map click here 

    Carpooling:   You are responsible for arranging your own transportation. 

    What to bringTen Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), lunch/snacks, sun protection, layered clothing. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required.

    Cancel? If you cannot attend after registering, please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

    Unless otherwise noted, registration for this event is limited to Great Outdoors members. To sign up as a memberclick here 

    Hike Leader: Chip Cline    Email click here

    Special COVID Related Requirement

    This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated. 

    Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike. 

     







    • Sun, June 12, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Laguna Canyon Wilderness Park
    • 4
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    Great Outdoors Orange County/Long Beach Chapter presents

    Emerald Canyon/Bommer Ridge Day Hike

    June 12, 2022, 8:00 AM

    (Registration is open from May 22 through June 11, 2022)

    Contact: Frederick Brown. E-mail: tobyfred@yahoo.com. Phone: 562-754-1838

    This moderate hike loops through coastal canyons in the heart of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. The route follows tree shaded Willow and Emerald Canyons, passing weather carved rock formations and meadows. The hike also includes Emerald and Bommer Ridges with panoramic vistas of the ocean, coastline, and San Joaquin Hills.

    We start at the northwest corner of the parking lot at the trailhead and start up Willow Canyon, traversing Willow Ridge, Laurel Canyon, Emerald Canyon, Bommer Ridge and Willow Canyon Road. The hiking trail boasts the coveted shade of sycamore and oak trees, large sandstone boulders, and grassy oak woodlands. The total distance covered is approximately 7.0 miles with an elevation of 1, 400 feet.

    The parking lot opens at 8:00 AM and fills up quickly, so get there at 7:45 AM. Please arrive prepared with the recommended 10 essentials.Click here for the list. Snack breaks will be taken at regular intervals.

    Directions to the trail head:

    From the 405 Freeway in Irvine, take the Laguna Canyon Road (Hwy 133) exit, and drive approximately 5 miles south to the signed Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Staging Area parking lot on the right, just south of the El Toro Road intersection. There is no fee for this hike. The parking Fee is $15.00. Ride sharing is encouraged. Click here for a map of the parking area.

    Click here for the park website.

    Click here for a trail map of the park.

    If you cannot attend, please cancel your registration, so the next person on the waiting list can have a chance to register.




    • Sun, June 19, 2022
    • 8:00 AM


     Save the Date.


    Carpooling:  Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver.  You are responsible for arranging your own transportation or ride share. 

    Cancel: If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

    Contact trip leader: Richard Dachman

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.


    Special COVID Related Requirements

    You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
    This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

    Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

    Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike. 

    • Sun, June 26, 2022
    • 8:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Vermont St Bridge
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    The seven bridges hike is a semi-established hiking path through several neighborhoods of urban San Diego. Banker Hill, Golden Hill, Hillcrest, Balboa, and North Park are all visited along the way. At each bridge I will provide a brief history and trivia about that feature. The hike allows for the observation of different architectural examples, urban gardenscapes, tucked away historical neighborhoods, and a pretty decent workout. At the end of the hike we will arrive at Great Maple restaurant where anyone who wishes would be welcome to stay for brunch following the hike. I will have a reservation for up to the full group.

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    Hike leader: KJ Archer

    Date: June 26th, 2022 at 9am

    Location: Start at Vermont St Bridge @ approx. 4071 Vermont St, San Diego, CA 92103

    Parking: Residential street parking is available but expect it to be limited and include a small walk to the starting point. Alternatively, the Hub shopping center is located across the Vermont street bridge.

    Length of hike: Due to various construction projects ongoing in the area the hike can vary between 5.5 and 6.2 miles. The exact length and path will be provided closer to the date of the hike so construction paths can be verified.

    Fees: None except for optional brunch at the end of the hike

    Difficulty: Easy to moderate. Some steep hills and inclines and a few stairs but no technical terrain. Elevation gain roughly 350 feet. Nearly all paved asphalt/concrete. The Spruce Street Suspension bridge does sway a noticeable amount. People with unstable gait or fear of heights should be aware of this.


    • Thu, June 30, 2022
    • 8:30 AM


     

    Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 to 3 liters recommended), trail snacks/ lunch. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

    Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

    Hiking Requirements:  You will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.

    Carpooling:  Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver.  You are responsible for arranging your own transportation or ride share. 

    Cancel: If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

    Contact hike leader: 

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

    You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.

    Special COVID Requirements: This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated. For more information - see the GOPS COVID Vaccination policy dated 4/26/2022 (click here)

    Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike. 

    • Sun, July 10, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Wed, July 13, 2022


    Save the Date

    Registration for this event will open in March - watch for an email announcement.

    We have reserved 13 sites at the Idyllwild County Park from Sunday July 10 through Wednesday July 13. The sites will be shared between RVs and Tent campers. 

    Experience the cool mountain star-lit sky among conifer forest camping at Idyllwild Regional Park. This is a great summer mid-week excursion where you will find an uncrowded campground surrounded by mountain pines and vegetation. Three nights of camping, hiking and exploring the village shops and restaurants.



    • Wed, July 13, 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Wed, July 20, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Grand Teton National Park
    • 7
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    Orange County/Long Beach Chapter of Great Outdoors presents:

    Grand Teton National Park Trip with Day Hikes 

    July 13-20, 2022

    Trip Leader Contact: Doug Cable, dccable2@verizon.net



    Preliminary Trip notes for Scouting Hikes, Grand Teton National Park

    July 13 to 20th.

    Save the date and make your reservations.

    July 13 to 20 we will scout the day hike trails in the Grand Teton National Park.

    There are multiple trails that range from easy, to easy/moderate, to moderate, to strenuous and to very strenuous. We will not be doing the very strenuous hikes. Which trails we pick will depend on the preferences of the group. There will be hikes for every level of fitness. We can also break up into several groups depending on what people want to do, but I'm hoping not to do that. Nevertheless, there will be no solo hiking because the area has Grizzly Bears. Bring a bear bell.

    Participants will be responsible for their own transportation, food and lodging. Make your lodging reservations now. Sharing of lodging is encouraged to decrease cost and facilitate communications. Lodgings available include tent cabins, camping, cabins. You can click on the names of Luton's Teton Cabins, Rustic Inn, Colter Bay Village Tent Cabins and Jackson Lake Lodge to go to their websites. Luton’s Teton Cabins is recommended, as is the Rustic Inn. Larry Purtle and Frederick Brown have each reserved a Tent Cabin in the Park. Each cabin can accommodate four non snoring sleepers. Combined, Larry and Frederick have four extra beds. Space is still available in the Jackson Lake Lodge within the park as of this writing.  Coulter Bay campground is available. There are also motels in Jackson. This is not really a campout; it is a series of dayhikes.

    There is a modest Great Outdoors cost of $20 to cover planning logistics. I have 2 books of potential hikes and also park information. We will have a zoom orientation meeting prior for planning. This entire adventure is a scouting trip.

    Special COVID Related Requirements:

    These may be updated/amended by the time of the event

    Participants must comply with the following requirements as a condition of registering for this event:

    1.     I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the event leader(s).

    2.     I will maintain distance (min. 6') and wear a mask if social distancing is not possible.

    3.     I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.

    4.     I will contact Trip Leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event.

     ‘I Accept’ and will comply with these requirements as a condition of participating in this event.


    • Mon, August 15, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sat, August 20, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • North Fork Big Pine Creek Trailhead
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    Great Outdoors Orange County/Long Beach presents

    North Fork Big Pine Creek Trailhead to Big Pine Lakes Backpack

    August 14 - 20, 2022.

    To apply for this backpack, you must click I’m interested. Please be aware that the trip leader will determine who is eligible for this trip. He will then send out a registration form. If you change your mind before receiving that registration form, please cancel on Wild Apricot. That form needs to be returned to him and payment made of the $40.00 fee. You need to return the fee and submit payment within 7 days of receiving the registration form or he will contact the next person on the waiting list, and you will forfeit your spot. No refunds after July 15, 2022.

     Contact:  Larry Purtle(562) 485-7149, lvpurtle@hotmail.com

    As summer in Los Angeles and environs heats up, this is an opportunity to escape to the High Sierra. You‘ll notice stunning vistas along the way. Beautiful alpine flowers, tumbling waterfalls and serene lakes await you. In the evenings, you can watch the sunset wash the peaks with Alpenglow. We will hike up Big Pine Canyon to the Big Pine Lakes basin and establish a bae camp at Sixth lake, from where we will spend days exploring. Since this is a base camp style trip, people can shorten their stay as they see fit.

    This trip is limited to 7 hikers plus the leader.

    Although not part of the official trip, it is recommended to drive up on 8/14 and camp near the trailhead, Big Pine Creek Campground, to better acclimatize to the altitude of about 8,000 feet and rest up for the hike the next day.

    8/15: Hike from the trailhead near the Big Pine Creek Campground to the shores of First Lake; 5 miles & 2350 ft gain. The trail goes up Big Pine Lakes Canyon, which was arved by the glaciers so is narrow and steep sided, passes the historic Lon Chaney cabin and 2 sets of waterfalls. This is likely to be a moderately strenuous day due to the altitude effects, so we will pause at First Lake to allow us to acclimatize.

    8/16: Hike from First Lake to Summit Lake; 2.5 miles, 930 ft. gain. This will be our base camp. We will pass along 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Lakes enroute which are milky turquoise in color from the glacial powder carried down from the glacier.


    8/17 – 8/19: Various day hikes to explore the Big Pine Lakes basin and the Palisade Glacier. We will have spectacular views of the Glacier and the Palisade Crest which averages 14,000 feet, and is the southernmost glacier in the United States. It is estimated to be about two miles in length and several hundred feet thick. The trip to the glacier tops out at about 13,000 feet.

    8/20: Return to the trailhead via Black Lake.

    You will need your ten essentials and appropriate backpacking gear. Please request a list if needed. Carpooling is recommended to reduce fuel costs and vehicle emissions.






    Location Approx. Altitude

    Big Pine Campground 7,700 ft

    First Lake 10,033

    Summit Lake 10,960

    Third Lake 10,293

    Fourth Lake 10,778

    Fifth Lake 10,806

    Sixth Lake 11,191



    • Sun, September 18, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Crystal Cove State Park
    • 14
    Registration is closed


    Great Outdoors OC-LB Chapter presents

    El Moro Canyon - Crystal Cove Day Hike

    September 18, 2022, Starting at 8 AM

    (Registration is open from July 28 through September 17, 2022)

    Contact: Frederick Brown. E-mail: tobyfred@yahoo.com. Phone: 562-754-1838

    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 trailhead 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 counterclockwise 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.


    Bring your ten essentials. Click here for list. 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.


    Driving southbound on the 405 FWY from Long Beach, take 73 HWY South in Costa Mesa. Exit the 73 at MacArthur Blvd. and head west toward the Pacific Ocean. (Note that the TOLL Road applies after the MacArthur Blvd. exit). Turn left at PCH in Newport Beach and head southbound. You will pass through Newport Beach village and Crystal Cove Park. Make a left at the El Moro Elementary school road. Keep right and you will see the Ranger Station entrance. After paying the day use fee, make your way past RV Park down the path to the lower and last parking lot adjacent to the amphitheater. Trailhead is at the edge of the parking lot. 

    After the hike, we can enjoy a refreshing dip in the ocean and a picnic on the beach. If you are interested, please bring swimming / beach attire and extra food.

    Click here for a map of the parking area.

    Click here for the park website.

    Click here for a trail map of the park.

    If you cannot attend, please cancel your registration, so the next person on the waiting list can have a chance to register.




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Wed, May 18, 2022 PS - Hike: Deep Creek Hot Springs
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Mon, May 16, 2022 PS - Hike: Devil's Slide May 16
Wed, May 11, 2022 PS - Hike: Skyline Trail - reverse
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Wed, April 20, 2022 PS - Hike: Whitewater Preserve Red Dome
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Thu, April 14, 2022 OCLB - Mount Islip Day Hike
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Tue, April 12, 2022 PS - Hike: Earl Henderson
Sat, April 09, 2022 SD - Social Hike - Fiesta Island Dog Walk
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Sun, April 03, 2022 PS - Bike: PS Museum to Indian Canyon Parking Area
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Wed, March 30, 2022 PS - Hike: Bogert and Wildhorse Trails
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Sun, March 27, 2022 OCLB - Tenaja Falls Day Hike!
Sat, March 26, 2022 SD - Hike - Iron Mountain
Thu, March 24, 2022 PS - Hike: Eagle Canyon
Wed, March 23, 2022 PS - Hike: Garrets Arch
Sun, March 20, 2022 PS - Hike - Mission Creek to Overlook
Fri, March 18, 2022 PS - Hike: Lykken via Descaso
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Tue, March 15, 2022 PS - Hike: Carey Castle
Sun, March 13, 2022 SD - Urban Hike/Social - San Diego Zoo
Sat, March 12, 2022 LA - Temescal Canyon Loop in the Santa Monica Mountains
Sun, March 06, 2022 OCLB - Oak Canyon Nature Center Day Hike
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Sun, February 13, 2022 PS - Hike: Four Trails
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Fri, January 28, 2022 PS - Hike - Mission Creek to Overlook
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Tue, January 25, 2022 PS - Hike: Cathedral Canyon Jan 25
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Thu, January 20, 2022 OCLB - Pop-Up Descanso Gardens and Oak Grove Park
Thu, January 20, 2022 PS - Keys Ranch Tour - Joshua Tree National Park
Wed, January 19, 2022 PS Hike: Biskra Palm Oasis - Lunch
Tue, January 18, 2022 PS - Hike: Randall Henderson
Sat, January 15, 2022 OCLB - Sitton Peak Day Hike!
Thu, January 13, 2022 PS - Hike: Pushwalla Palm Oasis
Tue, January 11, 2022 PS - Hike: Cathedral Canyon
Mon, January 10, 2022 OCLB - Pop-Up San Mateo Peak Day Hike
Sun, January 09, 2022 OCLB - A Walk along the Beach Path in Long Beach
Sun, January 09, 2022 PS - Hike: Indian Canyons - Stone Pools
Sat, January 08, 2022 LA - Bluff Cove and Lunada Bay hike in Palos Verdes
Sat, January 08, 2022 PS - Hike: Coyote Hole Canyon
Thu, January 06, 2022 PS - Hike: N. Lykken from Museum - Lunch
Fri, December 31, 2021 PS - Hike: Badlands Indio Hills - New Year's Eve
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Sat, December 25, 2021 PS - Bike Christmas Morning
Fri, December 24, 2021 PS - Hike: Pushwalla Palm Oasis Christmas Eve
Sat, December 18, 2021 LA - Abalone and Sacred Coves Palos Verdes Hike
Sat, December 18, 2021 PS - Hike: Zebra Canyon - Flag Peak CANCELLED
Fri, December 17, 2021 PS - Living Desert Wildlights
Tue, December 14, 2021 PS - Hike: N. Lykken from Museum - Lunch
Mon, December 13, 2021 PS - Hike: Mission Creek to PCT
Sat, December 11, 2021 PS - Hike: Pioneer Mountain Preserve Hike - Indian Loop
Fri, December 10, 2021 PS - Hike: Mecca Hills Grotto
Thu, December 09, 2021 PS - Hike: Lost Horse Loop Trail
Sun, December 05, 2021 PS - Bike - CicLAvia - South LA
Sat, December 04, 2021 SD - Hike - Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
Sat, December 04, 2021 PS - Hike: Slot Canyon Experience - Mecca Hills
Tue, November 30, 2021 PS - HIKE: Horsethief Creek - Cactus Springs
Mon, November 29, 2021 PS - Hike: Garstin Trail
Sat, November 27, 2021 SBVC - Day Hike Point Sal
Sat, November 27, 2021 OCLB - Icehouse Canyon Day Hike
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Sun, November 21, 2021 PS - Bike: Palm Springs North East
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Sat, November 20, 2021 SD - DAY ACTIVITY - MISSION BAY BIKE RIDE
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Fri, November 12, 2021 PS - Hike: Oswit Canyon
Wed, November 10, 2021 PS - Hike: Magnesia Falls North
Tue, November 09, 2021 PS - Bike: PS - Indian Canyon Entrance
Mon, November 08, 2021 PS - Hike: Bogert Trail Sunset
Sun, November 07, 2021 LA - Hike: Windy Gap, Crystal Lake Recreation Area
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Wed, November 03, 2021 PS - Hike: The Maze Joshua Tree Park
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Sat, October 30, 2021 PS - Bike: PS to Rancho Mirage
Sat, October 30, 2021 OCLB - Bridge to Nowhere Day Hike
Thu, October 28, 2021 PS - Hike: Hayfield Canyon
Wed, October 27, 2021 PS - Hike: Eagle Canyon
Mon, October 25, 2021 PS- Hike: South Lykken
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Wed, October 13, 2021 (copy) PS - HIKE: MAGNESIA FALLS NORTH
Tue, October 05, 2021 PS - Bike Ride - Palm Springs
Fri, October 01, 2021 PS - HIKE: UPPER CARRIZO CANYON
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Sat, September 18, 2021 LA - Malibu Hindu Temple
Sun, September 12, 2021 SD - Day Event - End of Summer Hike, BBQ, and Pool Party
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Sun, August 29, 2021 SD - Day Hike - Palomar Mountain Day Hike
Sat, August 28, 2021 LA - Lake Shrine Walk
Sat, August 21, 2021 SBVC - Flying Club Picnic
Sun, August 08, 2021 OCLB - Abalone and Sacred Coves Day Hike
Fri, August 06, 2021 PS - Hike: Mt. San Jacinto Peak 8/6
Tue, August 03, 2021 PS - Hike: Sunset Hike and Dine
Fri, July 30, 2021 PS - HIKE: Tamarack Valley-Harvard Peak
Sat, July 24, 2021 PS - Hike: Mt. San Jacinto Peak 7/24
Sat, July 17, 2021 SBVC - Day Hike in Santa Barbara
Fri, July 16, 2021 PS - Hike: Tram To Idyllwild
Fri, July 09, 2021 PS - HIKE: Wellman Divide-Tamarack Vly
Sun, July 04, 2021 PS - HIKE: 4th of July Fireworks/Laser Displays
Thu, July 01, 2021 PS - Discovery Hike
Sun, June 27, 2021 OCLB - "La Tour" Hike in Laguna Beach & Brunch
Fri, June 25, 2021 PS - HIKE: HIDDEN DIVIDE PLUS
Fri, June 18, 2021 PS - Hike: Round Valley
Tue, June 15, 2021 PS - Hike - Fuller Ridge Trail
Wed, June 09, 2021 PS - Hike - Eagle Canyon
Sat, June 05, 2021 Hike - Coyote Hole Canyon June 5
Sat, May 29, 2021 Hike - Coyote Hole Canyon May 29
Sat, May 29, 2021 PS - Hike - Black Mountain Fire Tower
Wed, May 26, 2021 PS-Hike: Roadrunner/Chuckwalla Trail
Sun, May 23, 2021 OCLB - Mount Baldy Day Hike (rated Difficult)
Wed, May 19, 2021 PS - Hike - Deep Creek Hot Springs
Sat, May 15, 2021 PS - Hike - Mission Creek
Fri, May 14, 2021 PS - Picnic/Hike: Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
Sat, May 08, 2021 SD - Day Hike - Mission Trails-Kwaay Paay Peak Hike
Sat, May 08, 2021 PS - Hike - Coyote Hole Canyon May 8
Sat, May 08, 2021 OCLB - Morgan Trail Day Hike
Fri, May 07, 2021 PS - Hike: Earl Henderson Trail
Tue, May 04, 2021 PS - Hike - Pipes Canyon
Sat, May 01, 2021 PS - Hike - Coyote Hole Canyon May 01
Thu, April 29, 2021 PS - Hike: Oak Glen Preserve
Wed, April 28, 2021 PS - Hike - Shannon Trail
Mon, April 26, 2021 PS - Hike The Maze
Sun, April 25, 2021 PS - Bike Ride
Wed, April 21, 2021 PS - Hike Willow Hole
Sat, April 17, 2021 OCLB -San Mateo Peak Day Hike - Moderate to Difficult
Sun, August 16, 2020 OCLB - McGee Pass Backpack
Thu, July 23, 2020 PS - Death Valley Pt 2 - Virtual Tour
Sat, July 11, 2020 LA - [CANCELED] GO Picnic and Social Hike at Chilao
Thu, July 09, 2020 PS - Death Valley Pt 1 - Virtual Tour
Sat, June 20, 2020 LA - Pasadena Architectural House Walking Tour
Sun, June 14, 2020 OCLB - Cottonwood Lakes Beginner Backpack
Fri, June 12, 2020 PS - Name That Campout-Jeopardy
Thu, May 28, 2020 PS - Staycamp -Saline Valley - Virtual Tour
Thu, May 28, 2020 OCLB - Buckhorn to Mount Waterman Day Hike
Fri, May 15, 2020 PS - Staycamp - Lake Perris Virtual
Fri, May 15, 2020 CANCELLED - CORP - Lake Perris Jamboree
Sat, May 09, 2020 CANCELLED - SD - Day Hike - Cedar Creek Falls: West Approach
Thu, April 30, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike Deep Creek Hot Springs
Sun, April 26, 2020 CANCELLED - SD - Day Hike - Three Sisters Waterfalls
Sun, April 19, 2020 OCLB - Mount Lowe, day hike - Moderate
Sat, April 04, 2020 Cancelled: OCLB - Irvine Ranch day hike, Orange County
Thu, April 02, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: Eagle Cliff Hills
Sat, March 28, 2020 Canceled: OCLB - Arroyo Seco Day Hike
Tue, March 24, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: The Maze
Sun, March 22, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: Whitewater PCT To I-10
Sat, March 21, 2020 LA - Cancelled - Condor Peak Hike
Thu, March 19, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: Cathedral Canyon Loop
Tue, March 17, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: Pipes Canyon
Tue, March 17, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: Red Canyon via 4x4 trail
Sat, March 14, 2020 PS - BIKE AND HIKE INDIAN CANYONS
Tue, March 10, 2020 PS - Hike: Pipes Canyon
Sat, March 07, 2020 OCLB - Blackstar Canyon Day hike, Easy/moderate
Sun, March 01, 2020 PS - Hike: Whitewater Red Dome Plus
Sat, February 29, 2020 OCLB - O'Neill Regional Park day hike, Orange County
Fri, February 28, 2020 PS - Hike: Slot Canyon Experience
Thu, February 27, 2020 PS - HIKE: North Lykken to Museum Trail
Tue, February 25, 2020 PS - Hike: Hayfield Canyon
Wed, February 19, 2020 PS - Hike: Whitewater View Loop
Sun, February 16, 2020 PS - Hike: Eagle Canyon
Sat, February 15, 2020 LA - Echo Mountain: Hike through History
Fri, February 14, 2020 PS - Hike - La Quinta Cove Oasis
Wed, February 12, 2020 PS - Hike: Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
Sun, February 09, 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!!! SD - Day Hike - Woodson Mountain: West Approach (Potato Chip Rock)
Sat, February 08, 2020 LA - Oak and Fascination Springs Hike
Thu, February 06, 2020 PS - Salton Sea - Mecca Beach Campground
Sun, February 02, 2020 LA - Kayaking and Birding in Beautiful Newport Back Bay
Sat, February 01, 2020 OCLB - Irvine Ranch Conservancy Day Hike
Fri, January 31, 2020 PS - Hike: Earl Henderson Trail
Wed, January 29, 2020 PS - Hike: Tachevah Waterfall
Tue, January 28, 2020 PS - Hike Leader Training: Garret's Arch
Sun, January 26, 2020 PS - Hike - East Indio Hills Badlands
Thu, January 23, 2020 PS - Hike: Hermans Peak
Thu, January 16, 2020 PS - Hike: Grotto To Mecca Hills
Sun, January 12, 2020 OCLB - Palos Verdes Day Hike
Wed, January 08, 2020 PS - Hike Indian Canyons
Sun, January 05, 2020 LA - New Year's Hike: Bear Canyon
Thu, January 02, 2020 PS - HIKE: South Lykken North
Tue, December 24, 2019 PS - Hike: Pushawalla Palms Oasis
Sat, December 21, 2019 OCLB - Santiago Oaks Regional Park Day Hike
Thu, December 19, 2019 PS - Hike: Whitewater View Loop - PCT
Sun, December 15, 2019 PS - Hike: Hayfield Canyon
Thu, December 12, 2019 PS - HIKE: BISKRA PALM OASIS
Sat, December 07, 2019 OCLB - Irvine Ranch Conservancy Day Hike
Tue, December 03, 2019 PS - BIKE AND HIKE INDIAN CANYONS
Sat, November 30, 2019 PS - HIKE: EAST INDIO HILLS
Tue, November 26, 2019 PS - Hike: Suicide Rock
Mon, November 25, 2019 PS - Hike -Skyline Trail to First Rescue Box
Sun, November 24, 2019 PS - HIKE: CACTUS SPRINGS TO HORSETHIEF CREEK
Sun, November 24, 2019 LA - Fish Canyon Hike
Thu, November 21, 2019 PS - HIKE & DOCENT TOUR LIVING DESERT
Sun, November 17, 2019 SD - Day Hike Santa Ysabel Preserve West
Sat, November 16, 2019 PS - HIKE: JANE'S HOFFBRAU
Sat, November 16, 2019 OCLB - Whiting Ranch Day Hike
Tue, November 12, 2019 PS - Speaker Series - Joshua Tree Park Jeopardy
Tue, November 12, 2019 PS - HIKE: SHANNON
Sun, November 10, 2019 PS - HIKE - SAVE OSWIT CANYON
Sat, November 09, 2019 PS - NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY TRAIL CLEANUP
Thu, November 07, 2019 PS - HIKE: MAGNESIA FALLS NORTH
Mon, November 04, 2019 PS - HIKE: MISSION CREEK - WHITEWATER PCT
Sun, November 03, 2019 LA - Central Gabrielino Trail
Sat, November 02, 2019 PS - Skyline Trail to Mountain Station
Wed, October 30, 2019 PS - Save Oswit Canyon Fundraiser
Sun, October 20, 2019 PS - HIKE: BEARPAW RESERVE
Sun, October 20, 2019 SD - Palomar Mountain Day Hike
Sat, October 19, 2019 OCLB - Mount Baldy Day Hike
Sat, October 19, 2019 LA - Blue Ridge to Baldy summit (via Pine Mountain) aka “The North Backbone”
Thu, October 17, 2019 PS - Sunset Hike and Campfire Event
Wed, October 16, 2019 PS - HIKE: OAK GLEN PRESERVE
Fri, October 11, 2019 PS - HIKE: WELLMAN DIVIDE CIENEGA
Thu, October 10, 2019 PS - HIKE: HIDDEN DIVIDE PLUS
Wed, October 09, 2019 PS - HIKE: UPPER CARRIZO CANYON
Tue, October 08, 2019 PS - GOPS Speaker Series - Save Oswit Canyon
Sat, October 05, 2019 PS - HIKE: HIDDEN DIVIDE PLUS
Tue, October 01, 2019 PS - HIKE & YOGA
Sun, September 29, 2019 OCLB - Crystal Cove Day Hike
Sat, September 21, 2019 LA - Scenic hike along Bluff Cove in Palos Verdes
Sat, September 21, 2019 SBVC - Day Hike in Carpinteria
Sun, September 15, 2019 OCLB - Aliso Wood Canyon Day Hike
Tue, September 10, 2019 PS - Hike _ Sunrise S. Lykken
Fri, September 06, 2019 PS - HIKE: Round Valley-Tamarack Valley
Thu, August 29, 2019 PS - HIKE: Tamarack Valley
Sun, August 25, 2019 SD - End of Summer BBQ, Hike and Pool Party
Sat, August 24, 2019 PS - Hike: Round Valley
Thu, August 15, 2019 PS - HIKE: Wellman Divide-Tamarack Vly
Fri, August 09, 2019 OCLB - Silver Lake to Thousand Island Lake Intermediate Backpack
Thu, August 08, 2019 PS - Discovery Hike
Wed, August 07, 2019 SBVC - Mid-Week Day Hike
Sat, August 03, 2019 LA - Chinatown Urban Walk & Wine Day
Tue, July 30, 2019 PS - HIKE: SUNSET HIKE AND DINE
Sun, July 28, 2019 PS - Hike: Mt. San Jacinto Peak
Fri, July 26, 2019 PS - DISCOVERY HIKE
Thu, July 18, 2019 PS - Hike: Tram To Idyllwild
Sun, July 14, 2019 PS - HIKE: ISLAND IN THE SKY
Sat, July 13, 2019 LA - Big Rock Creek / Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness day hike
Thu, July 11, 2019 PS - Hike: Mt. San Jacinto SP - Round Valley
Mon, July 08, 2019 OCLB - Yosemite National Park Intermediate Backpack
Thu, July 04, 2019 PS - HIKE: 4th of July Fireworks
Thu, July 04, 2019 LA - Mount Hillyer Day Hike
Sun, June 30, 2019 OCLB - Mount San Jacinto Day Hike
Sat, June 29, 2019 LA - Big Gay Picnic + Victorian Urban Stair Hike
Sun, June 23, 2019 LA - Beginner Pride Bike Ride
Sat, June 22, 2019 PS - Mt Baldy Hike and Camp
Sat, June 15, 2019 PS - Hike: Mt. San Jacinto Peak CANCELLED
Sun, June 09, 2019 OCLB - Crown Valley to Cabin Creek Beginner Backpack
Tue, June 04, 2019 PS - Hike Deep Creek Hot Springs
Sat, June 01, 2019 OCLB - Emerald Canyon/Bommer Ridge Day Hike
Sat, June 01, 2019 PS - Mt Baldy Hike and Camp
Sat, May 25, 2019 OCLB - Mount Baldy Day Hike
Thu, May 23, 2019 PS - Hike Deep Creek Hot Springs (Cancelled)
Sun, May 19, 2019 SD - Dripping Springs Hike (Cancelled due to Weather!)
Sat, May 11, 2019 OCLB - Bridge to Nowehre Day Hike
Sat, April 27, 2019 OCLB - Icehouse Canyon to Timber Mountain Day Hike
Sun, April 21, 2019 PS - Hike: Garret's Arch
Sat, April 20, 2019 PS - Hike: South Lykken to North Lykken
Thu, April 04, 2019 PS - Hike: Skyline Trail to 1st Rescue Box
Tue, April 02, 2019 PS - Hike: Lucky Boy - Eagle Cliff
Wed, December 05, 2018 PS - HIKE: VARGAS PALMS OASIS


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