Upcoming Socials

    • Sat, October 01, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Idyllwild CA
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    Celebrate Pride Under the Pines

    Behold the beginning of Fall season  and join us at our booth and help support the newly established Idyllwild Pride group. To volunteer, select register and  choose the time slot(s) that you would like to be at the booth. You can also register without a specific time.

    Contact : Doug Wyle Email

    Here’s your chance to help spread the word about Great Outdoors Palm Springs, meet new friends and have some fun!   Google Map: Click Here 

    Programming / Events: click here: Idyllwild Pride Under the Pines

    Saturday October 1st.

    • 11:00 AM Party Bus Departure from Palm Springs
    • 12:00 PM Pride Under The Pines Kick-Off With DJ LISA PITTMAN
    • 02:00 PM MIKALAH GORDON
    • 03:00 PM SABRYNA WILLIAMS DRAG SHOW
    • 04:00 PM Headliner THEA AUSTIN (SNAP) RHYTHM IS A DANCER
    • 04:30 PM DJ Galaxy
    • 07:00 PM Interactive Movie ‘The Birdcage’ starts
    • 09:00 PM Party Bus Departure to Palm Springs


    Special COVID Related Requirements

    This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated for COVID 


    • Sun, October 02, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Laguna Beach, CA
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    Annual End of Summer Hike, BBQ, and Pool Party!


    GOSD will hold our annual end of summer hike and pool party in Laguna Beach again this year.  Join us for a morning hike followed by a BBQ and dip in the pool, GOSD will provide the food for this event.

    HIKE - Laurel Canyon, Laurel Spur, Willow Trail Loop

    Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 35 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, camping, and hiking, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. You'll need to leave pups at home — dogs aren't allowed on this trail.

    Meeting time: 9:30 AM

    Location: Laguna Canyon Preserve, Willow Creek Parking Lot, Laguna Canyon Road at the 73 (south side), Laguna Beach, CA 92651

    Distance: 3.3 miles

    Rating: Moderate

    Park Brochure can be accessed here.


    Don't forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, and water along, as it will be warm in October!

    As with any outing, don't forget your 10 essentials!

    BBQ & POOL PARTY

    After the hike is over, approximately 12:00 PM, come over and cool off in the pool and enjoy some BBQ & drinks.

    Address: 159 Nyes Place, Laguna Beach, CA

    Phone: 949-394-9607 

    We look forward to seeing you there, if you have any questions, please contact Matthew Schreiner at matthew.schreiner@mac.com or 949.394.9607.

    • Sun, October 02, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Palm Springs
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    This is our second and final planning meeting. 

    Do you have ideas for camping trips and outings? Have you discovered a great adventure or a hidden gem? 

    In addition to overnight trips, we are also interested in ideas for day activities such as hikes,  educational outings, tours, winter events, kayaking, backpacking,  4x4 outings, volunteer work projects, and any activity that would be of interest to the group.

    We are also looking for speakers and programs for our monthly meetings and welcome your suggestions.

    FYI, we'll be taking the results of this meeting with us to the October all-chapter Great Outdoors planning conference, where we'll match up calendars with the other chapters and finalize the 2023 trips for all 5 chapters.

    We are also looking for new Trip Leaders. If you are interested let us know. You can work with a Trip Leader as an assistant in planning and leading a trip. We also have a one day Trip Leader training program scheduled for Saturday November 12, 2022.

    Location address will be in your confirmation/reminder emails.

    Contact Scott Connelly click here with your ideas and suggestion which will be considered at a planning session.

    Special COVID Related Requirements
    This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated. 


    • Wed, October 05, 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Palm Springs
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    Ready to get outside with the mild weather quickly approaching?

    Great Outdoors invites you to our planning meeting to schedule hiking and bike outings for the next several months.

    Location is at members residence with complimentary roasted chicken/salads/desserts.

    Early arrival 4:30 pm spa/pool time; 5:30 eat and plan hike and bike rides.

    We are also looking for new Hike Leaders. If you are interested let us know. You can work with a hike Leader as an assistant in planning and leading a trip. We also have a one day Hike Leader training program available November 12.

    Meeting address will be in registration confirmation email.

    Contact VP of Outings click here with your ideas and suggestions .

    Special COVID Related Requirements
    This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated 

    • Thu, October 06, 2022
    • Sun, October 09, 2022
    • Two Harbors, Catalina Island
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    -- ARRRRGH MATEYS! --

    A pirate weekend on Catalina Island?! Sounds like a parrr-ty!

    Join us for Buccaneer Days, the 32nd annual pirate-themed weekend that takes over Catalina’s rustic Two Harbors village for a legendary 3-day party. And for the first time ever, Great Outdoors LA plans to gay up this typically straight pirate-and-wench-fest!!  We have planned a relaxing and raucous weekend!

    See: Buccaneer Days Promo Video (2018).

    Weekend festivities include:

    • Relaxing island nature, swimming, hiking, kayaking, ocean views
    • Group tent cabins, shower
    • 3 nights of DJs and live bands
    • Treasure hunt & costume contest!





    Ahoy, me butt pirates  COSTUMERY AND CAROUSING EXPECTED!
    Come in your finery or walk the plank!

    Me hearties, get yarrgh outfits ready! Unleash your inner wench or Captain Hook drag. But come on ye gays, let’s get creative! – what about Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and Wendy? Let’s show these straighties what a real costume parrghty looks like… Be a pirate ship! A skeleton! A lobster? Little Marrghrmaid? Skull & crossbones on rainbow flags? Get to werk!  Treasure chests, gold doubloons, riches and finery, this is arrrrrrrrrrgh time to shine, mateys!



    -- ADVENTURE AWAITS --

    Your Captain, Bryan “Booty Plunderer” Matsumoto has charted this island expedition, and invite ye to set sail for Two Harbors, the rustic port of Catalina Island. It takes some effort,  but she be worth it!

    Island wenches from our previous Catalina campout!



    Two Harbors Campground - Tent cabins

    Avast ye seamen! Our campground is on a bluff with an ocean view. We have booked 4 tent cabins for 24 pirate campers. Each site has:

    • A simple canvas & wood enclosure with 6 army-style cots
    • A porch, shade structure, picnic table, fire pit with cooking grate
    • Coleman 2-burner cooking stove with propane
    • Water faucet sink, porta-potty toilets
    • Free open-air (cold water) shower. (For hot showers, walk to the village)

    This allows us to enjoy our own group campground, away from the event area in the village.  So you can relax whenever you want, and check out the entertainment as you like.  (If we had opted to tent camp, then we would have to bring all our camping gear, and be surrounded by tons of other people).



    Two Harbors village (10 min walk) has a few amenities:

    • The ferry pier & Visitor Services:  Arrange for gear haul, extra firewood, propane delivery, questions.
    • General Store: Sells food, beverages, alcohol, camping items, souvenirs ($$ island prices)
    • Restaurant & barThere is a fast food burger restaurant, a casual restaurant, a bar, and much more gruel & grog will be set up for this event. Expect lines however. Bringing some of your own food will save on costs & waiting. Cocktails include the famous "Buffalo Milk" (Kahula, creme de cocoa, vodka & whipped cream).
    • Restroom: Faucets, flush toilets and coin-operated hot showers (bring quarters/cash; there is a change machine)
    • Dive & Recreation Center: Rental kayaks, mountain bikes, snorkel gear, etc. May go quickly because of the weekend, so reserve once we get to the island.

    Outdoor Activities: There will be plenty of time to enjoy the island's nature. We will have some optional organized activities, but you are also free to spend your time as you wish on this trip.

    • Beach time: Swimming, snorkeling, lounging, just below our campground

    • Short hiking trails: Explore the isthmus trail to see the other side of the island.

    • Long hiking trails: 12 miles RT to Little Harbor on the other side of the island, secluded beach

    • Kayaking: Rentals available

    • Snorkeling: Bring your own gear or rental 

    Buccaneer Days event entertainment: Thar be a full schedule of DJs, bands, treasure hunt and costume contest. Feel free to parrrghty, or just relax back at camp!


     Pics from our previous Catalina campout


    -- SCHEDULE OF EVENTS --

    Thursday, October 6

    • Depart: San Pedro, via Catalina Express ferry  (at your booked time, see below) (1 to 1-1/2 hours at sea) Arrive: Catalina Island, Two Harbors Village.

    • Check-in time is 2:00 pm. If you arrive early, enjoy the village and beach.
    • Settle in at camp, meet folks, relax, explore island, beach.
    • 5 pm:  Group dinner "Gruel & Grog" at our campground. Our first meet & greet meal will be provided and we will discuss plans for the weekend.  BYO drinks.
    • Entertainment @ Two Harbors Village: DJs & bands

    Friday, October 7

    • Optional hike, beach time, swimming, kayak/scuba rental, read, explore island
    • Meals to be determined by group. Group potluck TBD, will coordinate campers ahead of time.
    • Entertainment @ Two Harbors Village: DJs & bands

    Saturday, October 8

    • Optional hike, beach time, swimming, kayak/scuba rental, read, explore island
    • Meals on own (can coordinate as a group, cook separately or eat out)
    • Entertainment @ Two Harbors Village: DJs and bands, Treasure Hunt, Costume Contest

    Sunday, October 9

    • Lazy morning, enjoy making breakfast or meals to be determined by group
    • Check-out of cabins by 11:00 am.
    • Relax on beach or at village until your scheduled ferry departure



    HEAVE HO... HERE BE THE DETAILS 


    Baggage tip! Allen here brought his backpacking pack, a duffle, and a rolling cooler to bring the max amount of stuff comfortably. You can see this is the 10 minute walk down to the village and ferry pier. It is uphill coming to the campground. (You can opt to pay for gear haul if you want)

    What to bring: 

    • Sleeping bag, swim suit, towel, costumes/outfits! Clothes for warm days and cool or warm nights.  10 essentials including hat, sunscreen. Toiletries, shampoo/soap, earplugs, head lamp.

    • Optional: Rolling cooler with food & drink, wine & cheese, etc. BYO alcohol (drink responsibly please). Plate, utensils, cup. Tip: Pre-meal-plan with your friends or cabin: who will bring cooler, ingredients, what to cook as a group. 

    • Optional: Camp chair, book, games, power bank to charge electronics, decor.

    • Optional: Gear haul is available for $6 per item, round trip. You can arrange this at Visitor Services at the pier. A truck will bring your baggage from the pier to the campground, and on departure day, back to the pier. But don’t bring the kitchen sink… you still have to carry your gear from the ferry to the end of the pier!

    • We have ordered some firewood and propane gas, and can order more as needed.

    • Please read the extensive ferry travel policies, baggage restrictions and travel restrictions, including Tips for Campers. 





    Expenses

    • The fee for this trip is more than our typical campouts because of island prices. It includes the group tent cabin for 3 nights/4 days, plus your 3-day Buccaneer Days event ticket at a group rate. 
    • Trips are open to paid Great Outdoors members. If not currently a member, simply register here to begin your $25 one year membership (select Los Angeles chapter). Then, return to this page and register for the trip. Each person going must complete a separate registration, to acknowledge our liability waiver condition.

    Separate expenses on your own:
    • Buy your ferry ticket: 

      • Our camping + event fee does not include your ferry ticket. Everyone must purchase and reserve their own ferry ticket to the island and back.
      • Once your trip registration is confirmed, simply book online at https://www.catalinaexpress.com/schedule-fares.html   or call (800) 613-1212. (Adult up to 54 yrs: $83, Senior (55+ yrs): $76
      • Select departure from SAN PEDRO, arrival to TWO HARBORS.

      • Most of us will want to depart 10/6 on the earliest ferry, and return 10/9 on the late afternoon ferry. (You are free to reserve what works for your schedule, for example if you need to arrive Friday)

      • Masks are required while aboard the boat.

    • Parking:
      • Directions: Catalina Express 95 Berth, San Pedro, CA 90731

      • The ferry terminal parking lot charges $20/day. That adds up.  Try our group carpool website to coordinate a carpool so you can split the fee.

      • Or find street parking several blocks away. Arrive early to drop off your things with someone, then park and walk back. 

      • Long Beach Transit drops off at the Ferry terminal. Or Lyft/Uber.

    • Meals, drinks.  


    Vaccine requirement:

    Please send your proof of Covid-19 vaccination & booster to Corrado at Treasurer-LA@GreatOutdoors.org since we’re sleeping in shared quarters (How to get the new booster!)

    We also encourage you to get the free Monkeypox vaccine if you are in a risk category - it’s easy. See LA County Public Health’s website for latest information. Protect yourself and the community!



    Trip Cancellation and Waitlist Policy:

    Please read carefully. If you register, pay and later must cancel, please understand that due to the reservation costs of this trip:

    • If canceled by September 20, a full refund is possible. 

    • Between September 21-30, a partial $150 refund is possible. 

    • After September 30, no refunds can be issued. 

    • However, a full refund may be issued if you can find another person to take your place, or if the vacancy can be filled from the waitlist.

    If you need to cancel, please let us know ASAP, so we can notify the next person on the waitlist. Please email the trip leaders: Bryan Outreach-LA@GreatOutdoors.org , and Corrado Treasurer-LA@GreatOutdoors.org



    Landlubbers: Practice ye pirate lingo

    Shiver me timbers, there’s limited space, so heave ho!

    • Sun, October 09, 2022
    • 6:45 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Los Angeles - San Bernardino
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    7 miles of car-free streets connecting Echo Park, Chinatown, DTLA, Little Tokyo, Arts District, and Boyle Heights - including the new 6th Street Viaduct!

    GETTING THERE

    The Great Outdoors group plans to depart from the San Bernardino Depot Metrolink Station at 1170 N. 3rd St, San Bernardino CA 92418 (not to be confused with the San Bernardino Downtown Station) to LA Union Station. You will need to bring your own bicycles, which are welcome on the train.

    There is a possibility that the Redlands light rail to the San Bernardino Downtown Station with a connection to the Metrolink to this event will be operational before October 9. If this happens, we will send an announcement prior to the event so you will have the option of leaving from the Redlands Depot.

    Those wishing to carpool/caravan from Palm Springs should meet at Palm Springs PetSmart at Ramon/Crossley (Map) at 6:45 am for  7:00 am departure. If you want to rideshare and have extra space available on your bike rack or truck, you may so indicate when you register. Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Metro departs San Bernardino at 8:41am, arrives LA Union Station 10:22.

    You can also meet us  along the route. We will start at         from the Red Line from Union Station.  When you register you will receive the cell # of Scott and Dan. 

    There will be ample parking at the Station Depot.  hose planning to drive from Palm Springs to the San Bernardino Depot should bring vehicles capable of carrying bicycles.

    The Great Outdoors group plans to return from LA Union Station to the San Bernardino Depot on the 3:38 pm train, arriving at the San Bernardino Depot at 5:15 p.m.

    You are encouraged to download the Metrolink app to your smart phone containing all of its schedules.  Once registered, you can buy your electronic ticket ($10 all day for Metrolink and all downtown subways - you must purchase the ticket on Sunday).  The machines at the depot are notoriously user unfriendly.

    Other transportation options:

    You are, of course, free to drive all the way to Los Angeles, to take both an earlier departing train (dep. 6:41 am arr. 8:22 am) or later returning train (dep. 5:38 pm arr. 6:16 pm).  A meeting place in Los Angeles will be arranged for those departing earlier or later.

    What to Bring: Water, small day back, sun protection and helmet.

    Trip leaders :

    Dan Haueter: Email

    Scott Connelly: Email  

    Here are some things to know before you go:

    Attractions along the route: click here

    • CicLAvia is FREE!
    • CicLAvia lasts from 9am to 4pm.
    • CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles County.
    • CicLAvia is not a race! There's no starting point or finish line—begin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
    • CicLAvia website

    Hub Information

    Hubs are resting and meeting points along the route. Each hub has free basic bike repair, bike parking, an information booth, CicLAvia merchandise, free drinking water, and ADA-compliant restrooms. Some hubs include additional programming and activities. 

    Health Problems/allergies Advise trip leader of any medical or other issues that may affect your ability to complete this event.





      • Sun, October 09, 2022
      • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • San Elijo Lagoon (exact location will be e-mailed to registrants)


      3-Mile Loop Challenge | Oct 9

      Join the group "Nature Collective" and experience San Elijo Lagoon in a new way by participating in their 3-Mile Loop Challenge for National Thrive Outside Day.

      The loop will take you over the deeper and wider channels made possible by the San Elijo Lagoon Restoration Project via the new I-5 suspension bridge. Be sure to stop at the Check-In Stations before beginning your hike for fun activities and your celebratory Loop Challenge sticker.

      This is a NOT a Great Outdoors event.

      For more information and to RSVP for this event click here: https://thenaturecollective.org/event/3-mile-loop-challenge-oct-9/

      For more information about Nature Collective and its mission, click here: https://thenaturecollective.org/about/ 

      • Tue, October 11, 2022
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • California Pizza Kitchen 12171 Seal Beach Blvd. at Rossmoor Center Drive Seal Beach, CA 90740
      • 12
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      Monthly Chapter Meeting

      Tuesday October 11

      @ 6:30 PM


      California Pizza Kitchen Rossmoor Center

      12171 Seal Beach Blvd Seal Beach Blvd. at Rossmoor Center Drive

      Seal Beach, CA 90740

      Click here for Map


      At this meeting we will be discussing recent past events and planned activities for the next few months!  Oh yeah, you have the option of eating too!  Hungry?  YUMMY!  Vegan Options Available!


      Suggested schedule will be:

      1.  6:30 PM  All members & Core Group arrive by 6:30 and either pre-order your food or order while on site.  Introductions, eat, socialize, toss around ideas/suggestions and make merry!  Each person is responsible for their own food and beverage ordering and payment. 

      2.  7:15 PM.  Core Group will begin their meeting per the agenda along with the general meeting where the various trip leaders will have a chance to highlight their recent and upcoming trips, and answer any questions. We will continue to focus on planning for our chapter hosting the 2022 all chapter conference.

      Any and all members are allowed and encouraged to attend and participate!  (Please be aware that only Core Group Members are allowed to vote during the Core Group meeting.). 

      3.  Meeting will adjourn upon completion of agenda!


      SPECIAL COVID RELATED REQUIREMENTS:

      Participants agree to abide by the following as a condition of registering for this event:

      1 - Follow Federal, State, and Local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the event leader.
      2 - Do not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
      3 - Contact the event leader if you test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event.


      • Sat, October 15, 2022
      • 8:45 AM
      • Copley's Parking Lot, 621 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs CA 92262
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      Fall Modernism Weekend Event

      This architectural tour will consist of riding through several Palm Springs neighborhoods that contain midcentury homes. This bi-annual event is hosted by Hot Purple Energy.  Lloyd Queen, our trip leader docent will provide information on featured homes and  related architectural significant designs along the route.

      Trip Leader: Lloyd Queen Email Click Here

      Additional information and get your free ticket CLICK HERE

      If you'd like to print or download the map directly from our website, it will become available a few weeks prior to the ride. Please visit hotpurpleenergy.com/events.
      The organizer of this event Hot Purple Energy

      Please bring your own bike or contact Big Wheel Tours to rent one: asnowden@bwbtours.com or (760) 548-0500. They will fit you at the start of the ride. Bikes available by prior reservation only.

      8:45 am meet at Copley's Parking Lot, 621 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs


      Special COVID Related Requirements

      This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated. 

      Health Problems/allergies:  Advise hike leader of any medical or other issues that may affect your ability to complete this event.





        • Sat, October 15, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Palm Springs, CA (Address to be provided once you have REGISTERED)
        • 45
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         Joe and Brian have invited us all to the Pool/Swim Time and  Game Night on SaturdayOctober 15th, 2022 at their home in Palm Springs.


        NOTE: This event will have a maximum capacity of 45 people


        NOTE: Registration for this event will:

        Open on October 1st and Close on October 14th!

        SCHEDULE:

        5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - POOL TIME (Pool and spa will be heated)

        6:00 PM to 6:15 PM - SOCIAL PERIOD

        6:15 PM to 7:00 PM – POTLUCK DINNER 

        7:00 PM to 9:00 PM – GAME TIME

        WHAT TO BRING:

        1) Pool Time - Bathing Suit, Towel and Chair

        2) Potluck Item for at least 8 people 

        3) Your own beverage(s)

        4) Table Games you want to play  (Great Outdoors provides many games)

        NOTE:  Bring potluck dishes/snacks/etc. "ready to serve" in a serving bowl or dish, including any needed serving utensils.  

        PLEASE DO NOT ask our hosts to provide access to their ovens or bowls, spoons, etc.

        Our chapter is always looking for Game Night Hosts!

        Please call Richard Dachman at 818-430-7114 or email GameNightCoordinator-PS@greatoutdoors.org if you are interested in hosting Game Night.

        To view photos from our past game nights - click here.

        To view our Game Night guidelines click here.

        Our hoists have requested that everyone be vaccinated in order to attend this indoor/outdoor event.  Wearing a mask during the event is optional.

        Special COVID Related Requirements:

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

        This event requires all attendees to members and to be fully vaccinated, submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policyCLICK HERE.  

        Send proof of vaccination to: membership-ps@greatoutdoors.org

        or text to: 619-922-5028.

        Health Problems/allergies Discuss any medical concerns with the event leader if you wish.

        Thank you for participating in the Great Outdoors club!

        • Wed, October 19, 2022
        • 7:00 PM
        • Santa Barbara, CA
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        SBVC - Monthly Membership Meeting

        Wednesday, June 15, 2022


        Great Outdoors monthly meeting is at Creekside Restaurant, 4444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara.

        6:00pm for Core Group Meeting

        7:00pm for General Membership Meeting

        View the menu at https://www.thecreeksidesb.com/

        We look forward to seeing you and getting re-acquainted. Come find out what we have planned this year, and what we are all about!

        Please RSVP if you are coming.

        -Joe

        • Thu, October 20, 2022
        • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Vacation Island, to the right (north) of the Paradise Point resort (previously called Pacific Princess resort)

        Monthly Multi-Group Bonfire & Potluck

        Date:  Thursday, October 20, 2022

        Time:  6:00-9:00 pm

        Location:  Vacation Island, to the right (north) of the Paradise Point resort (previously called Pacific Princess resort)

        RSVP: None....Just show up!

        Event Cost:  Free (bring potluck stuff to share)

        Parking:   Easy.  Ample parking on site
         

        Join us for our Potluck Bonfires by the Bay!

        DESCRIPTION: This will be our first of two bonfires (Sept 15 & Oct 20) of the 2022 season; we'd been unable to host others until now due to unavailability of volunteers to bring firewood. One of our men has agreed to bring some for these bonfires (hooray Luciano!)

        Bring a friend or cuddle buddy. Please also bring an entree or a side dish, and a beverage of your choice.(Alcohol is banned in Mission Bay Park). You can also help support this event by bringing a portable table, paper plates, cups, utensils, napkins or firewood, but CMG is making sure that's covered. 

        COVID POLICY:  Due to the fact that we'll be in somewhat close proximity and sharing food off a potluck table, we are requesting that only those who have been fully vaccinated attend the bonfire

        MASKING:  We're outdoors, which certainly reduces risk, but we cannot deny the continuing presence of the pandemic among us.  As such, for now at least, we're simply leaving the choice of masking up to you.  The only two rules are:
          1) no shaming other for wearing or not wearing
          2) be respectful if some people aren't feeling as hug-ready as they might have been in pre-pandemic days, especially with MonkeyPox now on our minds.

        WHAT TO BRING:  
          1) Potluck item.  Remember, we CAN have too many desserts, but we can never have too many meal choices and sides.  If you have a dessert you're eager to bring, lovely! But if you're on the fence, maybe think dinner, not dessert.
          2) A beach chair if you'd like to sit. Bonus points if you bring a spare for others to use!
          3) A serving utensil if your dish needs one.

        DIRECTIONS: Take the 8 freeway west toward Mission Bay, exit onto Mission Bay Drive and make a right, then merge into the far left hand lane onto Ingraham Street, heading North, then make a left onto Vacation Rd as if you were heading into Paradise Point Resort (previously called Pacific Princess Resort), but then an immediate Right before entering the resort to get to the side parking lot. We’ll be on the left (West) side of parking lot by the rest rooms. (Note: we're on the WEST side of Ingraham St. Don't confuse this spot with a similar one on the east side of the street.)

        • Sun, October 23, 2022
        • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
        • 2469 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. San Diego, CA 92107 (East Parking Lot)
        Register


        Join us for San Diego River Bike Ride. We will be Biking the San Diego River October 23th. This is a moderate 16 mile bike ride; with around 220 feet in elevation change. This is an open invite to members or non-members and does not require an RSVP. Please be sure to mask-up when appropriate and social distance when needed, which is very easy.

        Details: We will begin at the East Parking Lot of Dusty Rhodes Parking Lot. The plan is to bike East on the North Side of the River and on the way bike we will be biking West mostly along the south side of the river.

        GO HOST: Steven Stowe

        TRAIL: San Diego River

        LENGTH: 16 Miles

        DIFFICULTY: MODERATE 

        ELEVATION GAIN: ~220 feet

        RSVP: No RSVP required. If we have a large group, please make sure you are masked and social distance.

        Meeting Location: 2469 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107 (East Parking Lot)

        Meeting Date & Time:
        Sunday, October 23rd @ 7:00am - We will plan to start the bike ride at 7:15 am

        Parking:
        There is ample parking available. 

        Cost: Free

        Time Commitment:

        Plan for approx 1-3 hours 

        Dogs: If your dog can keep up, they are more than welcome to come. They must be kept on a leash. 

        Questions:
        Please ask in the comments below

        Trail Details:

        Note: This does not depict the route we will be taking, but provides valuable information


        • Sun, October 23, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Desert Hot Springs
        Register

        Breakfast - Hike - Soak

        • Continental Breakfast
        • Hike: Long Canyon - a new trail in DHS
        • Mineral Hot Springs Spa 

          Remember to head over to your nearest hot tub after your hike!

        8 AM to 9 AM start the morning at a GO member’s Desert Hot Springs home with Continental Breakfast that includes oatmeal, fresh fruit, Coachella Valley dates, Starbucks Coffee, and pastries from Canter’s Bakery on Fairfax.    

        9 AM - energized with breakfast, drive/carpool 10 minutes to the Long Canyon trailhead in Desert Hot Springs; directions click here. The hike is rated a moderate, approx. 4 miles total out and back in with minimum elevation gain. This trail is located in a wide wash between canyons leading into Joshua Tree National Park and was recently designated as part of the Sand to Snow National Monument.

        After taking in the sites, we retrace our steps back to the trailhead and move onto Miracle Springs Resort & Spa for lunch at their indoor/outdoor Capri Restaurant and then “take the waters” in any of the mineral pools of different temperatures. 

        You may skip the hike and meet us at the Spa Resort for lunch.

        Spa entry day pass (pay at front desk lobby):

        • Senior (Age 65+) – $15
        • Adults – $20 

        Make sure you go to the correct Spa resort. There are two adjacent resorts, go to the Miracle Springs Resort & Spa to the North of the other spa, address is: 10625 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 

        Bring:   Swimsuit - Towel - Lock for locker 

        Ten Essentials (click here), water, 1 or 2 liters recommended, snacks, sun protection, layered clothing , hiking poles may be helpful. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. Inclement weather may cancel.

        Meeting location will be sent in a separate event  email.

        Trip Leaders:

        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, October 29, 2022
        • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
        • Santa Barbara, CA
        Register

         

        SBVC - Halloween Party

        Saturday, October 29, 2022


        After a 3 year hiatus Great Outdoors Halloween Party is back!

        David Landecker has graciously offered his beautiful house on the SB Riviera to host this most haunting occasion!

        Dress in your finest ghoulish apparel! Costume is required!

        The theme this year: 'Back from the dead!'

         

        Date: Saturday October 29th

        Time: 6:30 till 10:00 pm

        Location: Will be given out to you when we receive your RSVP.

         

        What to bring:  Wear your finest scariest attire

                                BYOB and your favorite finger food if you like

                                GO will provide snacks, soft drinks, utensils and atmosphere....

         

        Look forward to your presence on the other side....

         

        For any other questions contact

        Brian Miller 

        muddbilt@comcast.net

        Please RSVP if you are coming.


        -Joe

        • Sun, October 30, 2022
        • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Joshua Tree National Park
        • 0
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        Ranger Guided Tour - Discover the colorful lives of Bill and Frances Keys and learn how they survived and raised a family in the harsh desert environment on the Keys Ranch Tour. Explore the ranch house, school room, store, workshop, and more treasures from the 60 years the Keys called this area home. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, the property is located in a remote, rocky canyon in Joshua Tree National Park. Keys Ranch tours last 90 minutes and involve about a half-mile of walking.  Access to this area is limited to Ranger guided tours only.

        Option bring a bag lunch for a picnic after the tour at the nearby Hidden Valley parking lot with tables.

        10 am Meet at Palm Springs PetSmart Ramon/Crossley Map Click Here

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

        Directions to the Keys Ranch Gate - click here

        Payment:  You can pay with the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. You need to complete payment within 15 minutes or you will be timed out and will need to start over.

        Cancel: If you cannot attend, please notify the trip leader  as others may be on the waitlist. No refunds available.

        Contact trip leader: Scott Connelly - email click here

        Getting There

        Keys Ranch tours begin at the Keys Ranch locked gate and parking area (not at the visitor center). Do not rely exclusively on your mobile GPS, Siri, or similar automated navigation systems for directions to Keys Ranch as routes can be misleading or incorrect. Please be at the Keys Ranch gate 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time. Tours begin promptly at the start time and the locked gate will be opened. You will continue driving down the road to a second parking area where the walking tour begins. Once all the cars are through the gate, it will be locked. There is no way for latecomers to join. Refunds will not be issued if you are late. Directions to Keys Ranch

        From the Joshua Tree Visitor Center (located at 6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree CA.): Drive south on Park Blvd for about 5 miles to the West Entrance (Park Blvd is also known as “Quail Springs Road”). At West Entrance gate, proceed another 8.9 miles. Turn Left onto Barker Dam Rd. Drive on Barker Dam Rd. for about 0.7 miles. Turn Left onto Keys Ranch Rd. (Look for the sign that says “Ranch Tours”). Drive on Keys Ranch Rd. (a dirt road) for about 1 mile until the locked Keys Ranch gate. There is a small parking area and restroom facility at the locked gate. This is your meeting place. Drive time to the Keys Ranch from Joshua Tree Visitor Center is approximately 35 minutes and does not include any additional delays caused by congestion at entrance gates. Delays at this entrance gate due to congestion often add an additional 30 minutes to travel time so please plan accordingly.

        From the Oasis Visitor Center (located at 74485 National Park Dr., Twentynine Palms, CA.): Drive south on Utah Trail for about 3.4 miles to the North Entrance. At North Entrance gate, proceed another 16.5 miles. Turn Right onto Barker Dam Rd. Drive on Barker Dam Rd. for about 0.7 miles. Turn Left onto Keys Ranch Rd (Look for the sign that says “Ranch Tours”). Drive on Keys Ranch Rd. (a dirt road) for about 1 mile until the locked Keys Ranch gate. There is a small parking area and restroom facility at the locked gate. This is your meeting place. Drive time to the Keys Ranch from Oasis Visitor Center is approximately 40 minutes and does not include any additional delays caused by congestion at entrance gates.

        Travel Times to Keys Ranch

        From Joshua Tree Visitor Center, travel time to the ranch is approximately 35 minutes, plus an additional delay of up to 30 minutes due to congestion at the gate.

        From Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms, travel time to the ranch is approximately 40 minutes.

        Smoking and eating are prohibited on the Keys Ranch Tour. 

        Special COVID Related Requirements

        This event requires all attendees to be vaccinated for COVID

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

        • Wed, November 02, 2022
        • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Zoom online
        Register

        How to create events on GO WildApricot website.

        We will review how to set up an event, including registration categories, registration form options, emails, waitlist settings, tags, and registrant contact management. Get tips for setting up and managing. Bring your questions.

        This is for all WildApricot Event Managers with administrative access and any members who plan to have access and would like to learn the process.

        Zoom meeting access link will be in confirmation and reminder emails.

        References:

        Great Outdoors Event Manager Manual: Click Here

        WildApricot Help - Tutorials click here

        Contact: Scott Connelly, Chair Outdoor Experience: email click here


        • Sun, November 06, 2022
        • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Palm Springs downtown, North Palm Canyon Drive
        • 58
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        PALM SPRINGS PRIDE PARADE -  SIGN UP AND MARCH WITH US

        Great Outdoors will participate in the annual Palm Springs Pride Parade on Sunday November 7, 2021.  Our group includes a marching unit and a fleet of decorated Jeeps and a golf cart. We are looking for 40 members to walk in the parade ahead of the vehicles. Volunteers receive a complimentary T-shirt to wear in the parade. Come join in the celebration!

        Sunday, November 6 - Pride Parade and Festival

        •   9:00 AM  - Staging for Pride Parade vehicles (time and location along N. Palm Canyon (Not yet finalized - drivers will be emailed with our location prior to the event)
        •   9:30 AM -  Marchers assemble ahead of the vehicles and T-shirts distributed (you will be emailed the week before the event location of the general area where to gather)
        • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - PS Pride Parade 

        Notes:  

        • In order to sign up for this event, you must be a member of one of our chapters. If not currently a member, you can sign up first (click here) and then return here to register.
        • Volunteers will receive a complimentary T-shirt the day of the parade, and need to specify their T-shirt size as part of their registration. T-shirts are to be worn during the parade.
        • Walkers are encouraged to wear hiking or backpacking gear (shorts, knapsacks, hiking boots or hiking shoes, hats, water bottles, etc.).
        • In order to ensure we will have the proper complimentary T-shirt size for all registrants, registrations after Oct 1 will automatically go on a waitlist.  If we have your t-shirt size, we will clear you off the waitlist. If you have questions please contact Doug Wylie, Outreach-PS@greatoutdoors.org.


        • Sat, November 12, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Whitewater Preserve Palm Springs
        Register

              OUTDOORS EXPERIENCE

        Hike Leader - Morning 4 hrs
        Trip LeaderAfternoon 4 hrs

          You may attend either one or both.

          Full Weekend Schedule:

          Friday Nov 11 1pm - Fun hike at Whitewater Preserve. We will adjust the time if needed to accommodate those arriving on Friday and camping at the Preserve for the training.

          5pm Meet and Greet and BBQ dinner (vegetarian options available) at member's residence in Desert Hot Springs. Bring swimwear for pool and your favorite beverage. 

          Saturday Nov 12  8-5 -Training class at the Preserve Administrative Building.

          Sunday Nov 13  9 am - Training hike at the Preserve where participants will be confronted with a variety of situations that one may encounter on the trail.

          Note the Friday and Sunday activities are optional. Campers are welcome to stay for the whole weekend.

          DAY HIKE LEADER - SECTION I

          8am - 12 pm

          Be a Hike Leader!  Not just someone who knows the way, but someone who applies safety, best practices, fun, and local knowledge to make a successful outing. In addition to the course outline we will discuss any issues with past hikes and plan for future hikes. We will review basic hike leader procedures and techniques and latest technology and information.  Completing this course will provide participants with Day Hike Leader Certification. Also a good refresher for hike leaders.

          Hike Leader Syllabus

          Prerequisites: Great Outdoors member (click here to join). The course is  for anyone interested in becoming a hiker leader, learning more about leading effective hikes, or becoming a more confident and capable hiker.

          This Hike Leader Certification course is for hikers who are interested in learning new skills as well as experienced hike leaders  who are looking to update or refresh their outdoor leadership skills. It is suitable for all ranges of hiker abilities, from novice up to very experienced hikers.

          Objectives: Introduce participants to the skills, knowledge and attitudes of a trained hike leader, including appropriate risk management for day hikes. Present skills for leading a safe, environmentally responsible and enjoyable hike.

          Content/Topics Covered:  Hike planning, description, screening participants, trail group management, emergency management, medical issues on the trail, map reading and navigation, outdoor techniques, environmental protection, and problem solving techniques and scenarios.

          Course Format: The training includes online instruction with group discussion and problem solving  applications and trail-based scenarios.

          Pre-Course Assignment:  Review training manuals and video:

          Link to Training Resources: Click Here

          How to Lead a Hike: Video: Click Here

          Printed manuals will be available at the Oct 14 all chapter conference and at the training location Nov 12 at no cost to participants.

          Option to purchase and have manual(s) mailed to you upon registration.


          * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

          TRIP LEADERSHIP - OVERNIGHT EVENTS - SECTION II

           1pm - 5 pm

          One of the premier features of Great Outdoors is overnight trips. As a leader you will propose, research and design overnight trips. You will manage and administer the trip using leadership and group management skills. Completing this course will provide participants with Trip Leadership Certification.

          Course Outline:

          • Create a new trip or update a former trip.

          • Planning, scouting, securing reservations.

          • Finances and budget.

          • Create a trip description and promotion.

          • Secure all logistics including any permits, and support staff as necessary.

          • Communicate with participants to provide information and answer questions.

          • Conducting your trip, safety issues, group management issues - preventing and solving.

          * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

          Location: Whitewater Preserve

          Course Length/Hours: 4 hours.

          Arrive: 8 am to ensure a parking space. Limited spaces, high demand.

          Schedule: Start at 8:15 am and go to 4:30 pm with a lunch break.  Coffee, tea, water provided. Bring a mug for hot drinks.

          What to bring:  Lunch, water bottle, mug for hot drinks. If you are taking the Hike Leader course bring day pack with your 10 essentials. If you are tent camping, bring food, camp gear, warm clothing.

          Weather: Be prepared for cooler temperatures. NOAA spot forecast: click here

          Facilities:  Whitewater Preserve located in a beautiful canyon along the Whitewater river and part of the Sand to Snow National Monument. We will be in the visitor center back room with tables, chairs, TV monitor and restrooms. Trailheads located onsite. No cell service or Wi-Fi.

          Carpooling Encouraged: Limited parking spaces available. Expect high visitor use to fill the parking lot. Arrive early! Vehicles line up at the gate to get in. 

          Overnight Accommodations:

          Camping (free) available on site at Whitewater Preserve.  You can reserve a spot for camping when you register here for the training. Tent camping and small RV or  trailer allowed if they will fit in the 20' parking spaces in the parking lot (you may take 2 spaces, one for your vehicle and one for you trailer) Restrooms, water, tables available. No fires of any kind. Only gas or propane for cooking. There are no trash containers -pack it out, no hookups and generators are prohibited. Arrive before 4:30 pm since the gates lock at 5 pm. Overnight campers will be provided the combination to the gate lock for after hours access. No alcohol or smoking. Photos of the camp area click here. 

          Hotel/motel/RV accommodations located in the Palm Springs area which is approximately 30-40 minute drive to Whitewater Preserve training site.

          Nearby KOA Desert Hot Springs has both tent and RV sites with hot water springs and nice facilities.

          Address: Whitewater Preserve lies at the end of Whitewater Canyon Road, northwest of Palm Springs, off Interstate 10.

          9160 Whitewater Canyon Road
          Whitewater, California
          GPS: 33.989075, -116.655673 (N33° 59.367' W116° 39.416')
          Elevation: 2200'       Get Directions

          Contact:

          Course Preparation: We will send you a link to the Outdoor Experience Training Manuals. You are encouraged to review the material ahead of time. 

          Link to Training Resources: Click Here

          Suggested Reading:
          1. Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter, & GPS. Bob Burns, Mike Burns
          2. The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide Mark Harvey
          3. How to Lead a Hike by the Sierra Club  15 min. video click here




          • Sat, November 12, 2022
          • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


          This event is being planned by the Great Outdoors Palm Springs (GOPS) Chapter. For more information about this event:

          • Please check back here for updates; or
          • Please contact our Game Night Coordinator  - Richard Dachman at 818-430-7114 or email GameNightCoordinator-PS@greatoutdoors.org if you are interested in hosting Game Night.


          Please Note: Due to the popularity of some of our events, we may initially limit registrations to members only. Non-Members will be given a chance at a future date to register if space is still available. Members need to be signed in with their email and password in order to register for member only events.



          • Sun, November 13, 2022
          • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive San Diego, CA 92106
          Register



          The Bayside Trail is a 3.9-km out-and-back trail, within the Cabrillo National Monument Park. Because it is on the east facing side of Point Loma, it faces San Diego with expansive bay views along the way. It is located in one of the last coastal areas in the San Diego region with well-preserved coastal scrub and chaparral habitat. Many kinds of wildlife—birds, reptiles, marine mammals—may be observed. It was here that Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo landed in 1542 and claimed the land for Spain, although it has belonged to indigenous peoples for thousands of years. 

          On this interpretive hike our special emphasis will be about seeing the area in a whole new way, by learning about how different cultures have interacted with the area through time. For thousands of years Kumeyaay people who have lived in the area and have made use of every plant and animal, both those of the land and of the sea. We will stop and talk about different plants along the way and how native peoples have used them for food, medicine, tools, construction materials, regalia, ceremony and more. We will also learn about more recent history, including the arrival of the Spanish in 1542 and other historical happenings throughout the years. Keep in mind that this walk is not so much a “power hike” but rather a fascinating educational stroll with stops along the way. Our guide, GO member Mike Wilken, is an anthropologist, naturalist and author of the book Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias. 

          Details: 

          Meeting Date & Time:Sunday, November 13, 2022 @ 9:00am 

          Meeting place: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106 - VISITOR CENTER

          We will be at the entry to the visitor center right off the roundabout for passenger drop-off. 

          Host: Mike Wilken

          Parking:Ample parking is available near the Visitor Center. 

          Cost: To enter the park, the National Park Service charges:

          •  Cabrillo National Monument Vehicle Permit - $20 (U.S. Dollars)

          Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers. 

          •  Cabrillo National Monument Motorcycle Permit - $15 (U.S. Dollars)

          Admits one single, private, non-commercial motorcycle and its passenger(s).

          •  Cabrillo National Monument Individual Permit - $10/person (U.S. Dollars)

          Admits one individual when entering by foot or bicycle. Groups of up to 4 people walking in or on bicycles are capped at $20 total.

          Carpooling is a great idea!

          Time Commitment Plan for approx 2-3 hours 

          Trail: From the Visitor Center, we will walk to the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, from there the road to the Bayside Trail starts just northeast of the lighthouse.

          Here is the write-up from Alltrails:

          https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/bayside-trail-cabrillo-national-monument?u=m

          Here is the write-up on the trail from NPS:

          https://www.nps.gov/cabr/learn/bayside-trail.htm

          Length: 3.9 km (about than 2.5 miles) 

          Difficulty: EASY but some slopes, basically downhill for first half then uphill coming back. 

          Elevation Gain: ~107 meters 

          Accessibility: Wide and well-maintained trail, NPS says: The Bayside Trail starts as asphalt (with moving cars) then turns into a wide, hard-packed dirt path. It is an out and back trail which is a gentle downhill on the way out and uphill on the way back. The trail can be uneven at times. There are several benches along the trail for beautiful bay views.

          https://www.nps.gov/cabr/planyourvisit/mobilityservices.htm

          https://www.nps.gov/cabr/planyourvisit/accessibility.htm

          RSVP: Not necessary

          Dogs: No dogs, sorry. 

          What to Bring

          • Snacks
          • Ten Essentials
          • Phone/camera 
          • Warm 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 leader: Mike Wilken (mikewilken@yahoo.com)


          • Wed, November 16, 2022
          • 7:00 PM
          • Santa Barbara, CA
          Register

           

          SBVC - Monthly Membership Meeting

          Wednesday, June 15, 2022


          Great Outdoors monthly meeting is at Creekside Restaurant, 4444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara.

          6:00pm for Core Group Meeting

          7:00pm for General Membership Meeting

          View the menu at https://www.thecreeksidesb.com/

          We look forward to seeing you and getting re-acquainted. Come find out what we have planned this year, and what we are all about!

          Please RSVP if you are coming.

          -Joe

          • Sun, November 20, 2022
          • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
          • 339 N. Jetty Road San Diego, CA 92109
          Register

          Join us for San Diego Mission Beach Bike Ride. We will be Biking Mission Beach Boardwalk November 20th. This is a moderate 6 mile bike ride; with around 49 feet in elevation change. This is an open invite to members or non-members and does not require an RSVP. Please be sure to mask-up when appropriate and social distance when needed, which is very easy.


          Details: We will begin at the South Parking Lot of the South Mission Beach Parking Lot. The plan is to bike North and back South.  It will be early so we don’t have to worry about a lot of pedestrians and parking.

          GO HOST: Steven Stowe

          TRAIL: Mission Beach

          LENGTH: 6 Miles

          DIFFICULTY: MODERATE 

          ELEVATION GAIN: ~49 feet

          RSVP: No RSVP required. If we have a large group, please make sure you are masked and social distance.

          Meeting Location: 339 N Jetty Rd, San Diego, CA 92109

          Meeting Date & Time:
          Sunday, November 20th @ 7:00am - We will plan to start the bike ride at 7:15 am

          Parking:
          There is ample parking available. 

          Cost: Free

          Time Commitment:

          Plan for approx 1-3 hours 

          Dogs: If your dog can keep up, they are more than welcome to come. They must be kept on a leash. 

          Questions:
          Please ask in the comments below

          Trail Details:


          Note: This does not depict the route we will be taking, but provides valuable information


          • Sat, December 03, 2022
          • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


          This event is being planned by the Great Outdoors Palm Springs (GOPS) Chapter. For more information about this event:

          • Please check back here for updates; or
          • Please contact our Game Night Coordinator  - Richard Dachman at 818-430-7114 or email GameNightCoordinator-PS@greatoutdoors.org if you are interested in hosting Game Night.


          Please Note: Due to the popularity of some of our events, we may initially limit registrations to members only. Non-Members will be given a chance at a future date to register if space is still available. Members need to be signed in with their email and password in order to register for member only events.



          • Sun, December 11, 2022
          • 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
          • Miracle Springs Resort 10625 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, CA, 92240
          • 80


          HOLIDAY PARTY


          SAVE THE DATE


          Watch for email announcement.

          Please join us for the annual Great Outdoors Palm Springs Holiday Party. This special event will be held at the Miracle Springs Resort at 10625 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, CA, 92240.  (click here for directions). 

          You must be a GOPS member to register for this event, but each member may bring a non-member guest. The attendance will be limited to 80 people.  You must register before December 1, 2021.

          We will provide a buffet-style dinner that includes appetizers, turkey, ham and vegetarian main courses, with many side dishes and desserts. Additionally, a full-service cash bar will be available for all beverages (alcohol and soft drinks). We will also have an ever-popular gift exchange, moderated by a special guest.  If you choose to participate in this optional event, please keep the gift value to about $20.

          The cost to members for this event is $20 per person. You must be a Great Outdoors member to register. Members may also bring one (1) non-member guest for $30.  Payment must be made at time of registration and paid online with a credit card within 15 minutes. Members who are couples should register separately to avoid the additional $10 "guest" charge.

          Refunds:  There are NO REFUNDS for this event.  

          For questions, please contact  (SocialEventsCoordinator-PS@GreatOutdoors.org


        Past Socials

        Tue, September 27, 2022 PS - Pickleball Games
        Sat, September 24, 2022 PS - Game Night and Pool Time for September - Hosted by Tom Bolton and Jim Copeland
        Sat, September 24, 2022 OCLB - Hollywood! Hike to the Hollywood Sign!
        Wed, September 21, 2022 SBVC - Monthly Membership Meeting
        Sat, September 17, 2022 PS - End Of Summer Pool Party
        Sat, September 17, 2022 SD - Coastal Clean-up
        Thu, September 15, 2022 SD - Monthly Bonfire
        Tue, September 13, 2022 PS - Museum of Ancient Wonders
        Sun, September 11, 2022 LA - Coastal Bike Ride: Long Beach
        Fri, September 09, 2022 SD - Poco Montaña Vineyards 2022 Harvest Events
        Tue, September 06, 2022 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting! California Pizza Kitchen!
        Wed, August 31, 2022 PS - Trip Planning Aug 31
        Sun, August 28, 2022 OCLB - Let's Get Soaking Wet! 2022 Pool Party
        Sun, August 28, 2022 SBVC - Picnic with Flying Club
        Sat, August 27, 2022 PS - August Game Night: Gather Your Balls for BOWLING!!
        Sat, August 27, 2022 SBVC - Santa Barbara Pride Festival
        Thu, August 25, 2022 OCLB -Final OC Parks Concert for the Summer @ Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point!!
        Sun, August 21, 2022 PS - Bike Ride CicLAvia-Hollywoods
        Fri, August 19, 2022 SBVC - Movie Night - "Shelter"
        Thu, August 18, 2022 PS - Speaker -Proposed Nat'l Monument - Chuckwalla Valley
        Wed, August 17, 2022 SBVC - Monthly Membership Meeting
        Sun, August 14, 2022 OCLB - Double Whammy! Icehouse Canyon AND Cucamonga Peak Day Hike
        Sat, August 13, 2022 SD - Day Event - La Jolla Shores Snorkeling
        Tue, August 09, 2022 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting! California Pizza Kitchen!
        Sun, August 07, 2022 SD - Urban Hike/Social - San Diego Zoo
        Sat, August 06, 2022 SD - Biking - Mission Bay Bike Ride
        Thu, August 04, 2022 OCLB - Music In the Park! Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Live Band
        Thu, July 28, 2022 OCLB -Bruno Mars Tribute Band "Uptown Funk"! Free!
        Sun, July 24, 2022 PS - Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Dodgers Stadium
        Sun, July 24, 2022 OCLB - The Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum
        Sat, July 23, 2022 PS - Game Night and Pool Time for July - Hosted by George Padilla and Vincent Manarite
        Wed, July 20, 2022 SBVC - Monthly Membership Meeting
        Tue, July 19, 2022 PS - Bike: Northwest Palm Springs
        Sun, July 17, 2022 SD - Pride Event - Mission Bay Kayaking/SUP Boarding
        Thu, July 14, 2022 OCLB -Journey! DSB: The World's Greatest Tribute to Journey! Concerts Are Back @ OC Parks! Free!
        Wed, July 13, 2022 SD - Core Group Meeting Luncheon
        Thu, July 07, 2022 PS - Living Desert Zoo and Garden
        Mon, July 04, 2022 SBVC - July 4th Get-Together
        Sun, July 03, 2022 PS - Pool Party July 3rd
        Sun, June 26, 2022 SD - Social - The Fifth Element
        Sun, June 26, 2022 PS - 4x4 Burns Canyon – Baldwin Lake - Big Bear
        Sat, June 25, 2022 SD - Biking - Coronado Island to Silver Strand
        Thu, June 23, 2022 OCLB -Concerts Are Back @ OC Parks! Ozomatli! Free!
        Wed, June 22, 2022 PS - Pickleball Games - Cancelled
        Sun, June 19, 2022 OCLB - Tour of the Art of the Metro B (Red) Line starting at Westlake-MacArthur Park Station
        Sun, June 19, 2022 PS - MetroLink Train to LA Union Station and Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Los Angeles
        Fri, June 17, 2022 PS - Power Baseball Pride Night & BBQ
        Wed, June 15, 2022 SD - Core Group Meeting Luncheon
        Wed, June 15, 2022 PS - Pickleball Games
        Sun, June 12, 2022 SD - Social - Out At The Fair
        Sat, June 11, 2022 PS - Game Night and Pool Time for June - Hosted by Frank Eggers
        Sat, June 11, 2022 SD - Social - Pride By The Beach
        Fri, June 10, 2022 SBVC - Paradise Pit Ice Cream Stop
        Thu, June 09, 2022 PS - La Quinta Museum & Lecture - Geology
        Wed, June 08, 2022 PS - Pickleball Games
        Tue, June 07, 2022 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting! California Pizza Kitchen!
        Sat, June 04, 2022 PS - Not-Quite-Summer Pool Party
        Sat, June 04, 2022 SD - Biking - Liberty Station to Embarcadero
        Sat, June 04, 2022 PS - Bike: CV Link Plus
        Wed, June 01, 2022 PS - Pickleball Games
        Wed, May 25, 2022 SD - Core Group Meeting Luncheon
        Mon, May 23, 2022 SD - T-Shirt Design Competition
        Sun, May 22, 2022 PS - Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden - Plus
        Fri, May 20, 2022 SD - Social - Fiesta Island Movie Night
        Wed, May 18, 2022 SBVC - Monthly Membership Meeting
        Wed, May 18, 2022 PS - Pickleball Games
        Wed, May 11, 2022 PS - Pickleball Games
        Tue, May 10, 2022 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting! California Pizza Kitchen!
        Sat, May 07, 2022 PS - Game Night and Pool Time for May Hosted by Byron Postma & Ritch Barron
        Sat, May 07, 2022 SD - Bird Walk in Big Bear Lake
        Fri, May 06, 2022 SD - Social - Out At The Park (Padres Vs Marlins)
        Fri, May 06, 2022 OCLB - Yosemite National Park
        Thu, May 05, 2022 PS - Lecture: Coyotes in California
        Wed, May 04, 2022 PS - Pickleball Games
        Sun, May 01, 2022 PS - Bike: Perimeter Palm Springs
        Wed, April 27, 2022 PS - Pickleball Games
        Sat, April 23, 2022 PS - Bike: Parks of Palm Springs
        Fri, April 22, 2022 SD - Social - Cosmic Bowling
        Thu, April 21, 2022 PS - Speaker - Oswit Land Trust
        Wed, April 20, 2022 SBVC - Monthly Membership Meeting & Pizza
        Wed, April 20, 2022 SD - Core Group Meeting Luncheon
        Wed, April 20, 2022 PS - Pickleball Games
        Sun, April 17, 2022 SD - Hike - City Heights Canyons Hike + Lunch
        Sat, April 16, 2022 PS - Game Night for April - Hosted by Robert Varga and John Simonsen
        Tue, April 12, 2022 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting! California Pizza Kitchen!
        Sat, April 09, 2022 OCLB - Griffith Observatory Day Trip
        Sat, April 09, 2022 SD - Social Hike - Fiesta Island Dog Walk
        Sun, April 03, 2022 SBVC - EXPLORATORY Wind Caves Hike
        Sun, April 03, 2022 PS - Bike: PS Museum to Indian Canyon Parking Area
        Tue, March 29, 2022 PS - Hiking Adventures Lecture
        Sun, March 27, 2022 PS - Cathedral City Pride
        Sat, March 26, 2022 SD - Hike - Iron Mountain
        Sat, March 19, 2022 PS - Bike: Las Palmas Plus
        Fri, March 18, 2022 SD - Social - St. Patrick's Day Movie Night
        Wed, March 16, 2022 PS - Hike / Bike Planning Meeting Wed March 16 at 6pm
        Sun, March 13, 2022 SD - Urban Hike/Social - San Diego Zoo
        Sat, March 12, 2022 PS - Bike: Las Palmas Plus
        Wed, March 09, 2022 SD - Core Group Meeting Luncheon
        Tue, March 08, 2022 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting! California Pizza Kitchen!
        Mon, March 07, 2022 PS - Introduction To Pickleball
        Sat, March 05, 2022 PS - Wildflower Festival
        Sat, February 26, 2022 CORP and OCLB - Outdoors Experience - Hike and Trip Leader Training
        Sat, February 26, 2022 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Hike and Trip Leader Training
        Fri, February 25, 2022 SBVC - Day Outing to Avila Beach: Kayak to Lighthouse
        Wed, February 16, 2022 PS - Pickleball Games
        Sun, February 13, 2022 OCLB - The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Day Trip
        Sat, February 12, 2022 PS - Game Night - Postponed Through March
        Sat, February 12, 2022 SBVC - Day Hike: Sandstone Peak
        Wed, February 09, 2022 PS - Pickleball Games
        Tue, February 08, 2022 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting! Panera Bread!
        Wed, February 02, 2022 SD - Core Group Meeting Luncheon
        Sun, January 23, 2022 SD - Hike - Daley Ranch
        Thu, January 20, 2022 PS - Keys Ranch Tour - Joshua Tree National Park
        Sun, January 16, 2022 PS - 4x4 Berdoo Cyn, Geology Tour, and Eureka Peak.
        Sun, January 09, 2022 OCLB - A Walk along the Beach Path in Long Beach
        Wed, January 05, 2022 PS - Pickleball Games
        Sun, January 02, 2022 PS - 4x4 Old Dale District Joshua Tree
        Tue, December 21, 2021 PS - Hike / Bike Planning
        Sun, December 19, 2021 PS - 4x4 Red Cloud Mine
        Sat, December 18, 2021 PS - Holiday Theme Game Night. Hosted by Ed and Peter Emond-Worline
        Sat, December 18, 2021 LA - Long Beach | Belmont | Naples Boat Parade and Decoration Walk
        Sat, December 18, 2021 GO LA with OC/Long Beach Chapter present: The Belmont -Naples Boat Parade and Decoration Walk
        Sat, December 18, 2021 LA - Abalone and Sacred Coves Palos Verdes Hike
        Fri, December 17, 2021 PS - Living Desert Wildlights
        Thu, December 16, 2021 SD - Social - Gas Lamp Bowling
        Sun, December 12, 2021 PS - Holiday Party
        Sun, December 12, 2021 LA - Holiday Party 2021 at DeSano Pizza Bakery!
        Sun, December 05, 2021 OCLB - See You There! Holiday Party 2021
        Sun, December 05, 2021 PS - Bike - CicLAvia - South LA
        Sat, December 04, 2021 SD - Hike - Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
        Wed, December 01, 2021 SD - Core Group Meeting Luncheon
        Sat, November 27, 2021 SBVC - Day Hike Point Sal
        Sun, November 21, 2021 LA - Bicycle Tour Shoreline Long Beach
        Sat, November 20, 2021 SD - DAY ACTIVITY - MISSION BAY BIKE RIDE
        Tue, November 09, 2021 PS - Bike: PS - Indian Canyon Entrance
        Sun, November 07, 2021 PS - Palm Springs Pride Parade
        Sat, November 06, 2021 OCLB - Tour of the Art of the Metro B (Red) Line
        Wed, November 03, 2021 SD - Core Group Meeting Luncheon
        Tue, November 02, 2021 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting
        Sat, October 30, 2021 OCLB - Silent Disco Returns! The Halloween Edition!
        Sat, October 30, 2021 PS - Bike: PS to Rancho Mirage
        Sat, October 23, 2021 PS - October Pool/Spa/Swim Time and Game Night Hosted by Byron Postma & Ritch Barron
        Sat, October 23, 2021 PS - Mineral Hot Spring
        Sat, October 23, 2021 LA - SOLD OUT! - Camp Mozumdar Historic Walking Tour and Lunch
        Sat, October 23, 2021 PS - Continental Breakfast-Hike-Spa Soak
        Thu, October 21, 2021 SD - Monthly Bonfire
        Wed, October 20, 2021 SD - Social Event - Haunted Trail and Experiment Maze of Balboa Park
        Tue, October 12, 2021 PS - Hike / Bike Planning
        Tue, October 05, 2021 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting! New Venue! New Start Time!
        Tue, October 05, 2021 PS - Bike Ride - Palm Springs
        Mon, October 04, 2021 PS - Trip Planning For 2022
        Sun, October 03, 2021 PS - 4x4 Black Eagle Mine Joshua Tree Park
        Sun, September 26, 2021 PS - End Of Summer Pool Party
        Sun, September 26, 2021 LA - Palos Verdes Hike: Founders Park/Ocean Trails Reserve
        Sat, September 25, 2021 OCLB - Let's Get Soaking Wet Again! Pool Party #3!
        Sat, September 18, 2021 PS - September Pool/Swim Time and Game Night Hosted by Robert Varga and John Simonsen
        Sat, September 18, 2021 LA - Malibu Hindu Temple
        Sat, September 18, 2021 PS - Bike Ride - Amtrak Station
        Thu, September 16, 2021 SD - Monthly Bonfire
        Tue, September 14, 2021 PS - 4x4 Red Canyon
        Mon, September 13, 2021 PS - Trip Planning For 2022
        Sun, September 12, 2021 SD - Day Event - End of Summer Hike, BBQ, and Pool Party
        Tue, September 07, 2021 OCLB - Monthly Chapter Meeting! New Venue! New Start Time!
        Tue, September 07, 2021 PS - Trip Planning For 2022
        Sun, September 05, 2021 OCLB - WaterBikes in Long Beach! Ride A Bike On Water!
        Sat, September 04, 2021 PS - Labor Day Pool Party
        Sun, August 29, 2021 LA - Ballona Creek Bike Ride
        Sat, August 28, 2021 OCLB - Silent Disco! Yes, Silent Disco! SOLD OUT!
        Sat, August 28, 2021 LA - Lake Shrine Walk
        Thu, August 26, 2021 OCLB -Free Concert Donavon Frankenreiter @ Salt Creek Beach; OC Parks!
        Tue, August 24, 2021 LA - Monthly LA Chapter Planning Meeting
        Sun, August 22, 2021 OCLB - AUGUST GREAT OUTDOORS POOL PARTY
        Sat, August 21, 2021 SBVC - Flying Club Picnic
        Sat, August 21, 2021 PS - Bike Ride - Las Palmas
        Thu, August 19, 2021 SD - Monthly Bonfire
        Thu, August 19, 2021 OCLB -Free Concert @ The Beach; OC Parks!
        Tue, August 17, 2021 PS - Mineral Hot Spring
        Sun, August 15, 2021 PS - Bike Ride CicLAvia-Wilmington
        Thu, August 12, 2021 OCLB - Party In the Park! Sweet & Tender Hooligans!
        Sun, August 08, 2021 LA - DISCOASIS Skate Night: Black Charmed's Bloom Ball!
        Sun, August 08, 2021 SD - Day Event - La Jolla Shores Snorkeling
        Thu, August 05, 2021 OCLB - Party In the Park! Music - Live Band
        Tue, August 03, 2021 LA - [POSTPONED]: Roller Skate Lesson & Skate Night at Moonlight Rollerway!
        Sun, July 25, 2021 SD - Day Event - Mission Bay Kayaking/SUP Boarding
        Sun, July 18, 2021 LA - Los Angeles River Bike Path Bike Ride
        Sat, July 17, 2021 SBVC - Day Hike in Santa Barbara
        Sun, July 11, 2021 PS - 4x4 Burns Canyon - Big Bear
        Sat, July 10, 2021 PS - Bike Ride - Palm Springs South
        Sun, July 04, 2021 SBVC - Independence Day Potluck in Goleta
        Sat, July 03, 2021 OCLB - Let's Get Soaking Wet! 2021 Pool Party
        Wed, June 23, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Sat, June 19, 2021 PS - Power Baseball Pride Night & BBQ
        Sat, June 12, 2021 PS - Bike Ride - Palm Springs North
        Mon, May 31, 2021 PS - Bike Ride - CV Link
        Wed, May 26, 2021 CORP - OUTDOORS EXPERIENCE - HIKING SAFETY
        Wed, May 19, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Fri, May 14, 2021 PS - Picnic/Hike: Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
        Wed, May 05, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Sun, May 02, 2021 PS - Desert X Bike Ride
        Sun, April 25, 2021 PS - Bike Ride
        Wed, April 21, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Thu, April 08, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Wed, April 07, 2021 CORP - Reopening Plan Review
        Wed, March 31, 2021 PS - Wildflower Festival
        Mon, March 29, 2021 PS - Trail Talk
        Sat, March 27, 2021 CORP - Training - Trip Leader - Outdoors Experience
        Wed, March 24, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Wed, March 10, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Wed, March 10, 2021 CORP - Training - Covid Protocols Event Leader
        Tue, March 09, 2021 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
        Mon, March 01, 2021 PS - Trail Talk
        Wed, February 24, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Wed, February 17, 2021 PS - Yosemite High Sierra Camps - Virtual Tour
        Wed, February 10, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, February 02, 2021 PS - Trail Talk
        Sat, January 30, 2021 CORP - Online Training - Outdoor Experiences
        Wed, January 27, 2021 PS - Exploring the Backcountry in 4WD - Virtual Tour
        Tue, January 26, 2021 PS - Info-A-Go-Go
        Thu, January 21, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, January 19, 2021 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
        Wed, January 13, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, January 05, 2021 PS - Trail Talk
        Wed, December 23, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Wed, December 16, 2020 PS - Camping Adventures - Virtual Tour
        Sun, December 13, 2020 PS - Holiday Party - 2020 Virtual Edition
        Wed, December 09, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, November 24, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, November 24, 2020 LA - Thanksgiving-edition LA Monthly Core Meeting & Zoom Social
        Thu, November 19, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
        Wed, November 18, 2020 PS - Hiking Adventures - Virtual Tour
        Wed, November 04, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, October 27, 2020 LA - Halloween-edition LA Monthly Core Meeting & Zoom Social
        Wed, October 21, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Fri, October 09, 2020 PS - "A History of Off-Roading in the California Desert"
        Wed, October 07, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Wed, September 23, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Thu, September 17, 2020 PS - 4x4 Adventures- Virtual Tour
        Wed, September 09, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Mon, August 31, 2020 PS - GOPS T-Shirts and Hats
        Wed, August 26, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Fri, August 21, 2020 CORP - Online Training - Outdoors Experience - Interest Survey
        Fri, August 14, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
        Wed, August 12, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Wed, July 29, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Thu, July 23, 2020 PS - Death Valley Pt 2 - Virtual Tour
        Wed, July 15, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Sat, July 11, 2020 LA - [CANCELED] GO Picnic and Social Hike at Chilao
        Fri, July 10, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
        Thu, July 09, 2020 PS - Death Valley Pt 1 - Virtual Tour
        Wed, July 01, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Sat, June 20, 2020 LA - Pasadena Architectural House Walking Tour
        Wed, June 17, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, June 16, 2020 LA - Cancelled -Virtual Open Mic/Show & Tell Social!
        Fri, June 12, 2020 PS - Name That Campout-Jeopardy
        Wed, June 03, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Thu, May 28, 2020 PS - Staycamp -Saline Valley - Virtual Tour
        Wed, May 20, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Fri, May 15, 2020 PS - Staycamp - Lake Perris Virtual
        Fri, May 15, 2020 CANCELLED - CORP - Lake Perris Jamboree
        Sat, May 09, 2020 PS -Our Amazing Desert: The Diversity of Life!
        Wed, May 06, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, May 05, 2020 LA - Virtual Cinco de Mayo Social!
        Wed, April 29, 2020 PS - Deep Creek Hot Springs - Virtual Tour
        Fri, April 24, 2020 PS - CANCELED - April Game Night Hosted by Jody King
        Wed, April 22, 2020 PS - Earth Day 50 Years - Wild and Scenic Short Films
        Tue, April 21, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, April 07, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, March 31, 2020 LA - Virtual Happy Hour
        Mon, March 30, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Bike Ride - Palm Springs North
        Sat, March 21, 2020 PS - Cancelled - March Game Night: Gather Your Balls for BOWLING!!
        Wed, March 11, 2020 SD - Core Group Meeting
        Tue, March 10, 2020 PS - Speaker Program- -CANCELLED -Mar. 2020 Bats, Man! What GOPS Members Might Want To Know About Bats
        Sat, March 07, 2020 PS - WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL
        Sat, March 07, 2020 SD - Whale Watching
        Fri, March 06, 2020 PS - Birding at the Salton Sea
        Sun, March 01, 2020 PS - Mineral Hot Spring
        Fri, February 28, 2020 SBVC - Movie Night - "Boys Don't Cry"
        Sat, February 22, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Hike And Trip Leader Training
        Fri, February 21, 2020 PS - February Game Night Hosted by Robert Varga and John Simonsen
        Fri, February 21, 2020 PS - Bike Ride -Las Palmas Stars
        Sat, February 15, 2020 PS - Architectural Bike Ride
        Wed, February 12, 2020 SD - Core Group Meeting***Canceled***
        Tue, February 11, 2020 PS - Speaker Program- Understanding Coyotes
        Tue, February 11, 2020 PS - Ski Outing Big Bear
        Sun, February 02, 2020 PS - Bike Tahquitz Loop Plus
        Sun, February 02, 2020 LA - Kayaking and Birding in Beautiful Newport Back Bay
        Fri, January 31, 2020 SBVC - Movie Night - "Third Man Out"
        Sat, January 25, 2020 OCLB - Tour of the Art of the Metro Gold Line
        Fri, January 24, 2020 PS - January Game Night Hosted by Tom Bolton and Jim Copeland
        Sat, January 18, 2020 OCLB - Bowers Museum day tour
        Wed, January 15, 2020 SD - Core Group Meeting
        Tue, January 14, 2020 PS - Speaker Program-Jan. 2020 A 50th Anniversary Pilgrimage to the Sites of Apollo 11 Mission
        Tue, January 07, 2020 PS - Bike Ride - Amtrak Station
        Sat, December 28, 2019 SBVC - Holiday Party
        Fri, December 27, 2019 SBVC - Movie Night - "Shelter"
        Wed, December 25, 2019 PS - Bike Ride Christmas Morning
        Sun, December 22, 2019 PS - 4x4 Meccacopia Trail
        Tue, December 17, 2019 PS - Speaker Program-Dec. 2019 The Palms to Pines Birding Trail
        Mon, December 16, 2019 PS- Cruise of Lights and Dinner - Newport Beach Holiday
        Sat, December 14, 2019 SD - Holiday Party/Sleepover/Hike
        Fri, December 13, 2019 PS - Holiday Theme Game Night. Hosted by Ed and Peter Emond-Worline
        Wed, December 11, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
        Sun, December 08, 2019 PS - Holiday Party
        Sun, December 08, 2019 LA - Holiday Party 2019 at DeSano Pizza Bakery!
        Sun, December 08, 2019 PS - Bike Ride
        Wed, December 04, 2019 PS - WILD COACHELLA THE NATIONAL MONUMENT
        Sun, December 01, 2019 OCLB-2019 Holiday Party
        Fri, November 22, 2019 SBVC - Movie Night - "4th Man Out"
        Wed, November 13, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
        Tue, November 12, 2019 PS - Speaker Series - Joshua Tree Park Jeopardy
        Sat, November 09, 2019 PS - NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY TRAIL CLEANUP
        Fri, November 08, 2019 PS - November Game Night Hosted by Brian Davis
        Tue, November 05, 2019 PS - Bike Ride - S. Palm Springs
        Wed, October 30, 2019 PS - Save Oswit Canyon Fundraiser
        Sat, October 26, 2019 OCLB - BBQ and Pool Party
        Fri, October 25, 2019 SBVC - Halloween Party
        Thu, October 17, 2019 PS - Sunset Hike and Campfire Event
        Mon, October 14, 2019 PS - Bike Ride - Palm Springs Loop
        Fri, October 11, 2019 PS - October Game Night and Pool Time Hosted by Bond Shands
        Wed, October 09, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
        Tue, October 08, 2019 PS - GOPS Speaker Series - Save Oswit Canyon
        Tue, October 01, 2019 PS - HIKE & YOGA
        Sun, September 29, 2019 LA - Huntington Brunch and Chapter Elections
        Fri, September 27, 2019 SBVC - Movie Night - "Rebel Without a Cause"
        Fri, September 27, 2019 OCLB - Planes of Fame Air Museum
        Sat, September 21, 2019 PS - Autumn Pool Party
        Sat, September 21, 2019 SBVC - Day Hike in Carpinteria
        Sat, September 21, 2019 SD - Coastal Cleanup Day
        Thu, September 19, 2019 PS - TOUR AMAZON FULFILLMENT CENTER
        Wed, September 18, 2019 PS - Trip Planning For 2020
        Tue, September 17, 2019 PS - Bike Ride - Las Palmas Neighborhood
        Sat, September 14, 2019 PS - September Game Night and Pool Time Hosted by Jim, Brian & Ed
        Wed, September 11, 2019 SD - Core Group Elections
        Tue, September 10, 2019 PS - September Monthly Speaker Program
        Wed, September 04, 2019 PS - LA County Fair
        Sun, August 25, 2019 OCLB - Autry Museum
        Sun, August 25, 2019 SD - End of Summer BBQ, Hike and Pool Party
        Sat, August 24, 2019 SBVC - Santa Barbara Pride Festival
        Fri, August 23, 2019 SBVC - Movie Night - "Bridegroom"
        Fri, August 23, 2019 OCLB - Aquarium of the Pacific
        Tue, August 20, 2019 SD - 2020 Event Planning Meeting and Member Appreciation Pizza Party
        Sun, August 18, 2019 PS - Bike Ride CicLAvia-Hollywoods
        Sat, August 17, 2019 PS - August Game Night: Gather Your Balls for BOWLING!!
        Sat, August 17, 2019 SBVC - Ventura Pride Festival
        Sun, August 04, 2019 SD - Day Event - La Jolla Shores Snorkeling
        Sat, August 03, 2019 LA - Chinatown Urban Walk & Wine Day
        Sat, July 27, 2019 SBVC - Movie Night - "Hit and Runway"
        Sat, July 27, 2019 PS - July Game Night and Pool Time Hosted by George Gosselin
        Thu, July 25, 2019 PS - Bike Ride
        Wed, July 24, 2019 PS - Summer Pool Party
        Sun, July 21, 2019 OCLB - Long Beach Ranchos Day Trip
        Sat, July 20, 2019 LA - Long Beach Beach Party 2019
        Wed, July 10, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
        Thu, July 04, 2019 SBVC - July 4th Potluck and Fireworks
        Sun, June 30, 2019 PS - Bike Ride CicLAvia
        Sat, June 29, 2019 LA - Big Gay Picnic + Victorian Urban Stair Hike
        Sat, June 29, 2019 GO - Hike Leader Training - Outdoor Experience
        Sun, June 23, 2019 SD - Day Event - Mission Bay Kayaking/SUP Boarding
        Sun, June 23, 2019 LA - Beginner Pride Bike Ride
        Fri, June 14, 2019 PS - June Game Night and Pool Time Hosted by David Stewart and Don Adams
        Wed, June 12, 2019 SD - Core Group Meeting
        Thu, June 06, 2019 LA - Pride Pop-Up! Rocketman Movie Night + Happy Hour
        Thu, June 06, 2019 PS - Integratron Sound Bath & Giant Rock
        Sun, June 02, 2019 PS - Spring Pool Party
        Sun, May 26, 2019 PS - Bike Ride
        Sat, May 25, 2019 PS - Autry Museum Of The American West
        Fri, May 24, 2019 SBVC Movie Night - "Taking Woodstock"
        Sat, May 11, 2019 PS - May Game Night and Pool Time Hosted by Robert Varga and John Simonsen
        Sat, April 20, 2019 SBVC Movie Night - "My Beautiful Laundrette"
        Fri, April 19, 2019 PS - April Game Night and Pool Time Hosted by Tom Bolton and Jim Copeland
        Sun, March 03, 2019 OCLB - Autry Museum