Upcoming Socials

    • Thu, June 01, 2023
    • Fri, June 30, 2023
    • Yosemite National Park, CA
    • 15


    Yosemite National Park Campout

    (Date TBD) June ??, 2023

    Save the date!  More information coming soon.


    • Tue, June 06, 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Center, 1301 N Palm Canyon, Dr., Palm Springs
    Register

    Respecting the Natural Environment

    June 6, 2023, 6:30 pm

    The LGBTQ Center, Palm Springs

    Meeting Room #3


    Please join us for the Great Outdoors Palm Springs Speaker Series.  This month there will be two 20-minute talks.  First, learn how homeowners can make an impact by changing tree trimming habits for our native California Fan Palm.  Then, consider how we protect the natural environment through the trail system in Oswit Canyon and Prescott Preserve.  The speakers are certified California Naturalists Michael Taylor and Lars Grava.

    This talk will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The Center is located at 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., in Palm Springs.  The presentation will be held in person in a large conference room.  Light snacks will be served.

    For information and questions Contact: Doug Wylie here




    • Thu, June 08, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • El Torito Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 15042 Goldenwest Blvd.; Westminster, CA
    • 9
    Register

    Pride Month!

    Happy Hour Mixer

    &

    Monthly Chapter Meeting!


    Thursday  June 8

    Come get Happy!

    Start the weekend early!


    El Torito Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

    15042 Goldenwest Blvd.

    (The 405 Freeway & Goldenwest Blvd.)

    Westminster, CA 92683


    Join us for Happy Hour Mixer from 6 - 7 PM in the Cantina.

    Then the GO OCLB Board meeting will convene at 7 pm in the restaurant (along with ordering an optional meal) to conduct their monthly meeting.  



    Cantina Happy Hour is from 3 PM to 7 PM.  

    OCLB will have the fireplace room in the Cantina area beginning @ 6!

    El Torito's Happy Hour prices end at 7 PM!

    Schedule will be:

    6 PM - 7 PM:  Happy Hour in the Cantina!  

    All Members & Core Group can make introductions, snack, socialize, toss around ideas/suggestions and make merry!  Each person is responsible for their own beverage and snack ordering and payment.  Come and meet your board members and fellow outdoor enthusiasts in a relaxing atmosphere.


     

    7 PM:  Monthly Meeting!

    Core Group will begin their 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 future activities of 2023 and how to further engage with our members.

    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!  Aiming for 8 PM.



    A few of the Core Group:  Lance, Rick, Frederick, Doug and Ray.

    If you have any questions please contact:

    Robert (Outreach) at:  Outreach-OCLB@Greatoutdoors.org

    or 

    Lance (President) at:  President-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org

    • Sat, June 10, 2023
    • 7:15 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Palm Springs
    Register

    Let's Bike to Breakfast. We will begin at Sunrise Park in Palm Springs and ride to the Runway in Cathedral City. You can get anything from an order of toast to a full breakfast.  We will eat outside on their misted patio with a view of our bikes. The route will be primarily on bike paths with some city streets at a moderate pace.  Total miles pedaled will be approximately 13.  

    Meet at 7:15 am at Sunrise Park, Ramon and Sunrise, near the Mizell Senior Center.

    Equipment:  Riders are strongly encouraged to wear helmets on all bike rides. Inflate your tires to the recommended PSI. You may want to bring a tire pump, spare tube, bike tools, water, and sunscreen. 

    Contact: John Ryan:  Email click here

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

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


    • Tue, June 13, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Palm Springs Stadium 1901 E. Baristo Rd
    Register

    Palm Springs Power Baseball  PRIDE Night 

    Celebrate Pride with a night out at the ballpark during their Pride recognition theme. Special group seating, BBQ, and group photo with the Power team members. Cooling misters will drop the temperature by 10 to 20 degrees, if needed. Non-members and guest welcome.

    • $23 Per person
    • Pre-game picture with POWER team 
    • Food Plate (Hamburger or Hot Dog or Veggie)
    •  Reserved tables under the shade tent.
    • Choice of 2 sides
    • Soft drink and water
    • Other beverages available to purchase - $2 beer night
    • Reserved stadium seating

    Wear your Great Outdoors T-shirt / hat / name tag.

    Misters around the stadium provide cooling. Pets welcome.

    Contact Event Leader:  Scott Connellyemail click here

    Open to members, guests, and nonmembers.

    Directions - click here

    No refunds. Your $23 registration fee must be paid online via a credit card and within 15 minutes of registering. The system will automatically cancel if you have not completed payment withing 15 minutes and you will need to start over.






    • Thu, June 15, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Vacation Island, to the right (north) of the Paradise Point resort (previously called Pacific Princess resort)
    Register

    Monthly Multi-Group Bonfire & Potluck

    Date:  Thursday, June 15, 2023

    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: Monthly bonfires on the 3rd Thursday of the month for the 2022 season through October.

    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. 

    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.)

    • Fri, June 16, 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Dodger Stadium
    Register

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    IT'S BACK!!  2023 DODGERS PRIDE NIGHT

    FRIDAY JUNE 16, 7:10PM vs. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS


    Take me out to the ball game! Kudos to the home team for making the right decision and continuing to support and honor the community. Great Outdoors LA is happy to offer tickets at a great rate of $58 per person on a group rate* ($84+ value!).  Invite your friends so we can get this great group rate! Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday June 5, 6 pm for this group discount.


    • ⚾ This includes 1 commemorative Pride jersey per ticket in Dodger Blue with the logo in rainbow distributed at entry.  
    • ‍ National Anthem by David Archuleta
    • The Dodgers will recognize The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, LA Chapter as Community Heroes
    • Community partners: LA LGBT Center & LA Pride
    • And a DJ / Fireworks / Drone show at the end! 
    • Details here

    These are not nosebleed seats, we have a section of seats all together in the Pride section just about field level near 3rd base. 


    Getting there:


    *Important note: Our minimum group size is 15 people. If we do not meet minimum by 6/5 evening deadline, event may be cancelled and refunds given, or tickets may be purchased at standard rate.  But We anticipate a good turnout!


    Group leader/Umpire/Cheerleader -Rob McKee: 424-317-1112  or Secretary-LA@GreatOutdoors.org



    • Thu, June 22, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Craig Regional Park, 3300 State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA
    Register



    First Concert of the Summer Season!

    Craig Regional Park  in Fullerton!

    Thursday, June 22, 2023

    Music Start time: 6:00 P.M. 

    Open @ 5:00 P.M.

    Paco Versailles is a collaboration between guitarist/composer Vahagni and songwriter/producer Ryan Merchant (Capital Cities).  Their sound is a mix of flamenco guitar rhythms with disco-leaning electronic production and captivating vocals, a new genre they call Dancemenco.


    The name Paco Versailles was conceived while imagining a collaboration between their biggest influences, the legendary Spanish guitarist Paco De Lucia and French electronic artists Daft Punk and Air, both products of the Parisian suburb of Versailles.

    Opening Act: Cesar Alan


    From Los Angeles CA, Cesar Alan is an SESAC Pop Award Winning Platinum Hit Songwriter, Producer-Artist and accomplished Multi-instrumentalist.  From stage to studio, Cesar has worked with Kayne West, K-Camp, Emeli Sandeeps, Tyrese, 50 cent, Akon, Tahj Mowry, Rauw Alejandro, Kim Viera, Elle Winter, Bella Thorne, Janet Jackson, Daddy Yankee and many more.

    Craig Regional Park in Fullerton!

    3300 State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92835

    Details: Music!  Fun!  Dancing! Trail: The Music Trail!

    Orange County and OC Parks welcome the annual outdoor summer concert series!   Every Thursday night through August, OC Parks will present FREE concerts at various park locations throughout Orange County.  We will see tribute bands dedicated to No Doubt, Queen and The Smiths along with original artists (Paco Versailles, The Aquabats, The Rembrandts, The English Beat, etc. ) too!

    Doors will open @ 5 PM for guests to enjoy the food trucks and concessions and to save a spot on the grass for the concert.  All concerts are from 5 to 8 PM (event starts at 5 PM, live music begins at 6 PM), free and open to the public of all ages. Bring your happiness and enjoy live music under the stars with OC Parks along with your Great Outdoors family.

    This event is great to attend as a group.  If you register I will let you know where we will be sitting and manage to save a space or two.  Even better if you can arrive early we can converge at a location within the park before officially being let into the concert space.

    All OC Parks Summer Concert Series events are entirely outdoors and will be in accordance with the most current Covid guidance from State and local heath agencies.

    Here is the link for more details:

    https://www.ocparks.com 

    Use your GPS/Mapquest/Whatever for directions! 

    FREE parking at this event!

    What to Bring:

    You should bring your happiness and tapping toes!  Also recommend bringing a folding chair and possibly a light jacket/sweatshirt.  There will be food trucks and concessions too but you can always bring your own picnic basket & beverages!  

    Carpooling (per Covid restrictions/policies) is recommended to help reduce electric, gas cost and parking congestion. 

    This is a social gathering and all are welcome!

    Lance will be the point of contact for this event if you have any questions.

    President-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org

    Photo from Ozomatli @ Craig Regional Park


    Pictured above are:  Rudel, Rick, Claudia, Cesar & Lance

    Photos from previous OC Park concerts!


    Pictured above:  Ed, Rick, Lance & Larry @ Bluff Park in Dana Point.


    Pictured below:  Rick, Lance and Eric @ Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley.


    • Fri, June 23, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Negociant Winery, 1263 University Ave, San Diego, California
    Register


    Details: Join us for San Diego Social at Negociant Winery in Hillcrest We will be having a social gathering while enjoying some Wine, Food & Tastings. This is an open invitation to members or non-members and does not require an RSVP.  But it is helpful in planning the RSVP, recommend reserving your spot the sooner the better. Come meet some familiar people and some new people.

    GO HOST: Steven Stowe (619-309-5674)

    Meeting Location: Negociant Winery – 1263 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92111

    Meeting Date & Time: Friday June 23rd, @ 6PM-8PM

    Parking: There will be ample parking on the streets, just remember they will be metered.  Check the parallel street (Essex and Vermont).

    Cost: Wine Flights Cost $15 for 5 Tastings. 

    Time Commitment: Plan for approximately 2 hours 

    Note: Here is the Yelp Link, so you can look at the menu on what varieties of wine they offer, and what bites they have available.

     NÉGOCIANT WINERY - 1263 University Ave, San Diego, California



    • Fri, June 23, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Segerstrom Center for the Arts: Argyros Plaza in Costa Mesa
    • 16
    Register


     Silent Disco 2023!

    The Pride Edition!

    Music!

    Drag Performers!


    Friday June 23 @ 7 PM 

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

    Argyros Plaza in Costa Mesa

    (South Coast Plaza area)

    Wanna Dance Big Boy?

    Pictured:  Juan and Rob shaking their booty on the dance floor at the April Silent Disco!

    This disco may be silent, but the theme is loud and proud! In a special Pride Night edition of this Plaza favorite, the Silent DJs return, spinning everyone's favorite tunes (times three) via your own pair of light-up headphones. Bring your best dance moves, and we'll bring the party—including performances from a star-studded lineup of local drag performers. Get ready to dance ‘til you death drop! 

     Pictured:  Lance and Drag performer at an earlier Silent Disco!

    Light up wireless headphones are provided, so all you need to bring are your best moves for an amazing evening of dancing. Tickets are now on sale, so get ready for the perfect way to celebrate our Pride Month!

    Music!   Dancing!   Fun! 

    The Great Outdoors! 


    Silent Disco?  What is that?

    Silent Disco  is an event where people dance to music listened to on wireless headphones.  Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcast via a radio transmitter with the signal being picked up by wireless headphone receivers worn by the participants. Those without the headphones hear no music, giving the effect of a room full of people dancing to nothing.  Which means you can engage in conversation without screaming when you want to talk by simply taking off the headphones.

    In the earliest days of silent discos, before 2005, there would be only one channel available to listen to music through. Over time, the technology moved along to where there were two, and later technology allowed for a third channel that three separate DJs could broadcast over at the same time.

    Argyros Plaza's got its groove back! Dance the night away with the Silent DJs, who've returned to our outdoor stage with everyone's favorite tunes, times three.  With three channels to choose from on your light-up headphones, there's something for everyone to enjoy.  Whether you love party classics or EDM, the Silent DJs will have you up and on the dance floor all night long! 



     Pictured:  Carleton, Juan and Rob doing line dancing at April's Silent Disco!

    Cost:  $15 per ticket.  

    Tickets are purchased on-line @ the Segerstrom Website. 

    Click on the link below for details & purchase tickets.

    https://www.scfta.org/events/2023/silent-disco-pride

    There are a limited number of tickets that will be sold so if you intend to go, I highly recommend buying a ticket ASAP.  

    These Silent Disco events do sell out well before the actual event date - so don't delay!


    Warning!  

    The last Silent Disco in April SOLD OUT! and there were 4 GO members who thought they would buy tickets at the venue; but when they got to the gate - no tickets were to be had as the event SOLD OUT! days before the event.  

    If you want to attend - buy your tickets NOW!


    Pictured:  The Halloween Edition of Silent Disco:  Omar, Rob, Rick, Sister Sister, Lance & Rudel.


    If you have any questions, you know how to reach me!

      If you have never experienced a 'Silent Disco', now is the time!  I simply enjoy the heck out of these, but of course I am on the dance floor the entire time.


    Pictured:  Nick, John, Lance & Rob @ an earlier Silent Disco .

    Running time (approximate): 3 hours with no intermission

    Getting to the Dance Trailhead:

    The official address for Segerstrom Center of the Arts is 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA  92626.  It is conveniently located opposite South Coast Plaza.  Take advantage of modern technology, and use your GPS, Mapquest, etc to attain the best route to get to Segerstrom.  The Argyros Plaza is simply the outdoor area between the two main buildings of The Center.

    Parking:

    While there are Parking Garages adjacent to The Center/Plaza, the parking fee is currently $12 (cash).  You can also park @ South Coast Plaza and simply walk the block to get to The Center.


    What to Bring:

    You should bring your happiness and dancing shoes!  There is a concession stand ($$$) offering tidbits of food and a variety of drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.  P. S. I have seen others discreetly bring their own 'concessions'.

    This is an outdoor event, and being the last day in March the weather can be unpredictable.  Recommend bringing a jacket, sweater or that furry man (or woman) to keep you warm.

    Where to Meet:  Once we get the final attendance count, we will determine a designated area to meet @ The Center/Plaza.  We will have a pre-Silent Disco kick off with Happy Hour at Claimjumper in South Coast Plaza then walk across the street to Shake Our Booty!



    Carpooling is recommended to help reduce electric, gas and parking congestion. 

    Event Leader:  Lance Whitmier

    Email:  President-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org




    • Sat, June 24, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 12580 N Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
    Register

    Torrey Pines, Guy Fleming, EB Scripps Overlook, Red Butte and Razor Point Loop





    When: Sat, June 24, 2023

    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location:12580 N Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037

    Meet:The lower parking lot by stairs leading to trail

    Google Maps:https://goo.gl/maps/3SmX4JdEmk1t2feU8


    Enjoy this 3.7-mile loop trail near La Jolla, California. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 30 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking and trail running.






    Length: 3.7 mi

    Low Tide: 8:20 AM (some tide pools may be visible during our hike)

    Elevation:     439 ft

    Route type:  Loop

    Hike Leader: Leo Burkhart - lenburk@pacbell.net

    • Sun, June 25, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119
    Register

    Mission Trails to 52 W and Back Bike Ride


    Sunday, Jun 25th 

    • 9:00 am Meet up at Mission Trails Parking lot (1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119)
    • 9:30 am Start the Bike Ride
    • 11:30 Finish the Bike Ride


    Event Lead: Steven Stowe (619-309-5674)


    Join us Sunday, Jun 25th, for a bike ride through mission trails and the 52W and back In total, we’ll bike ride around 16.7 Miles, which will take us about 2 hours. There’ll be some elevation change, 1000 Ft Total. The difficulty is moderate. Hard on the long uphill on the 52W


    There is a bathroom at Mission Trails parking lot and nature bathrooms the whole way.


    We’ll meet at The beginning of the trail, by the parking lot, pictured below.  During the route, we will stop at a few photos op places to capture the memory and have some water breaks. 


    What to bring: 

    Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, make sure your tires are aired up, any snack’s you may want, any medications you may need, and weather-appropriate clothing. 

    Hope you can join us!




    • Thu, June 29, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 2477 Belfield Blvd, Landers, CA 92285
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    This is one of the area's most sought out attractions. The Integratron is a structure designed by ufologist and contactee George Van Tassel. Tassel claimed the Integratron was capable of rejuvenation, anti-gravity and time travel. He built the structure in Landers, California, supposedly following instructions provided by visitors from the planet Venus. The Integratron machine was started in 1957, the structure was erected in 1959.  https://www.integratron.com

    Great Outdoors Palm Springs has secured a discounted rate for the Integratron's Sound Bath experience for those who seek deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and introspection. All Sound Baths are 60-minute sonic healing sessions that consist of:

    • a brief introduction to the Integratron and its history and sound qualities,
    • 30 minutes of quartz crystal bowls played live, and
    • the balance of the hour to integrate the sound and relax in the sound chamber to ambient music.

    You will be resting comfortably in the deeply resonant, multi-wave sound chamber while a sequence of quartz crystal singing bowls are played, each one keyed to the energy centers or chakras of the body, where sound is nutrition for the nervous system. The results are waves of peace, heightened awareness, and relaxation of the mind and body.

    • Meet-up - promptly at 8:30 AM at Petco Palm Springs at Hwy. 111 / Farrell Map.  Distance to Integratron is 45 miles, approx. 1 hr. 
    • Carpooling may be available if offered by drivers; riders are welcome to contribute to driver costs.

    • Directions - GPS does not always work well;  Details here:  directions
    • Arrive at the Integratron by 9:45 AM for check-in. The Sound Bath begins at 10:15 AM.
    • Onsite browse the art installations and gift shop, lounge on the hammocks and couches.  Restrooms available.
    • The gift shop offers cool souvenirs, bottled cold beverages, including coffee, tea, and sparkling water.
    • Temperature controlled - 73-80 degrees inside the Integratron building. 
    • Wear loose, comfortable clothing (layering is always a smart option).  Please remove your shoes inside the building; bring a pair of socks to wear. 
    • Mats, pillows and blankets are provided. You may bring your own to lay on top of those provided.
    • No pets. No recording/photos inside the sound bath

    Lunch follows the sound bath on the Integratron grounds.  Please bring your own lunch and make yourself comfortable on the property's chairs, couches and hammocks.  Refreshments are available in the gift shop.

    Giant Rock.  After lunch, we'll take a 3 mile drive to Giant Rock on unpaved bumpy dirt road surfaces.  This 7-story 25,000 ton boulder is the largest free-standing boulder in North America and purported to be the largest free-standing boulder in the world.  Native Americans of the Joshua Tree area consider it to be sacred. In the 1930s, Frank Critzer, inspired by desert tortoises that dig holes in which to cool themselves, dug out a home on the north side of the rock using dynamite.  Critzer perished in a self-detonated dynamite explosion in his underground rooms on July 24, 1942, while being investigated by local police.  ~ Wikipedia.  Unfortunately today there is considerable graffiti on the rocks, but the setting is still impressive.

    Gubler Orchids.  About 3 miles back, we'll visit Gubler Orchids' acres of orchid growing greenhouses with a vast array of orchid varieties and carnivorous plants. Great Outdoors has arranged for a tour of the greenhouses where you will learn about orchid varieties, growing techniques, and pick out orchids to purchase from the greenhouses or the showroom.  Please bring $5 cash per person for the tour.   

    Registration opens May 10 to non-members and guests if space is available.

    Fee is non-refundable; transferable to another member or guest.

    Trip Leader: Pat Miyamoto, contact [patmiyamoto@hotmail.com

    The Integratron website click here.

    The Mojave Project: History of Giant Rock and Integratron


    • Thu, June 29, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Craig Regional Park, 3300 State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA
    • 19
    Register

    FREE!

    OC Parks Summer Concert Series!


    Sweet & Tender Hooligans!

    (The Smiths/Morrissey Cover Band)

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    Start time: 5:00 P.M. Music begins @ 6:00 PM

    Craig Regional Park in Fullerton!



    As the "ultimate tribute to Morrissey and The Smiths," LA-based Sweet and Tender Hooligans have been paying homage to the legendary British indie band for more than two decades with their finely crafted tribute show.  

    Performing to sold-out crowds throughout the US, Mexico and UK, frontman Jose Maldonado channels Morrissey so convincingly that Moz himself has even jokingly taken the stage with the opening line "Hello, we are the Sweet and Tender Hooligans and I'm Jose."  

    From their era-perfect style to Maldonado's Morrissey-inspired coif, the band never fails to satisfy even the most rigorous Smiths purists.  Not to be missed if you are a Morrissey and The Smiths fan!

    Opening Act:  Elvis Cortez:

     Doors will open @ 5 PM for guests to enjoy the food trucks and concessions and to save a spot on the grass for the concert.  All concerts are from 5 to 8 PM (event starts at 5 PM, live music begins at 6 PM), free and open to the public of all ages. Bring your happiness and enjoy live music under the stars with OC Parks along with your Great Outdoors family.

    This event is great to attend as a group, the logistics makes it challenging since it is a weekday event while also having an early evening/late afternoon time period.  However if you register I will let you know where I will be sitting and possibly manage to save a space or two.  Even better if you can arrive early we can converge at a location within the park before officially being let into the concert space.

    All OC Parks Summer Concert Series events are entirely outdoors.

    Getting to the Music Trailhead:

    The official address for 

    Craig Regional Park

    3300 State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA  92835

    Use your GPS/Mapquest/Whatever for directions! 

    FREE parking at this event!

    What to Bring:

    You should bring your happiness and tapping toes!  Also recommend bringing a folding chair and possibly a light jacket/sweatshirt.  There will be food trucks and concessions too but you can always bring your own picnic basket & BYOB/beverages!  

    Carpooling is recommended to help reduce electric, gas cost and parking congestion. There is NO FEE for this trip!

    Photos from previous OCparks Concerts:




    • Tue, July 04, 2023
    • Santa Barbara, CA

    :

    July 4th Tailgate

    Details coming soon. Please check back again.

    Please register if you wish to participate. 

    • Sat, July 08, 2023
    • Palm Springs, CA

    This event is being planned by Palm Springs Chapter.d For more information about this trip:




    • Thu, July 13, 2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • Mon, July 17, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sweetwater Summit Regional Park, Bonita CA
    Register

    Join us in celebrating the San Diego Pride Parade at Sweetwater Summit Regional Park. The main event, the San Diego Pride Parade, will take place on Saturday. To kick off the festivities, there will be a joint "Happy Hour" hosted by the San Diego and Palm Springs Great Outdoors Chapters at the North Park Beer Company in Bankers Hill. The Happy Hour will begin at 5:30 pm, and the venue also offers a dinner menu if you'd like to stay for a meal. Alternatively, you can explore nearby dining options.

    On Sunday, the day after the parade, you'll have the opportunity to visit the historic Balboa Park in San Diego. The park boasts 17 museums, the San Diego Zoo, and 11 hiking trails. In addition to the local hikes around the Reservoir and Cabrillo National Monument, which includes the Point Loma Lighthouse and Tidepools (an America the Beautiful Entrance pass is required), you can also take a tour of the USS Midway Museum (tickets are priced at $31.00 per person). If you prefer a more leisurely experience, you can enjoy some local shopping or simply relax and spend time with friends.

    For more information and to register for the parade event, please visit the website of our San Diego Chapter: San Diego Pride Parade Great Outdoors.  

    San Diego Chapter is coordinating the parade event.  You MUST RSVP to the parade event to secure your t-shirt (supplies limited, act fast). Please go to GOSD web site to register.

    Amenities: Restrooms have electricity, flush toilets, running water and hot showers that take quarters, picnic tables, fire rings, water and paved parking stalls. Full hookups for RV's. Each site can accommodate 1 RV & 1 tent or 2 tents. Two tents will share a site.  We may add additional tent space to share on RV site, if needed. Only beer and wine allowed in the park. 

    The park is located at 3218 Summit Meadow Road, Bonita, CA 91902. Map Directions & GPS 32°40'53.0"N 116°59'52.6"W (about 20 minutes to San Diego Hillcrest area)

    RefundsCancellation for a refund minus service fee of $10.00 must be received by July 01, 2023.

    Site assignments and additional details will be in the event reminder email a few days prior to the event.

    For additional information contact:

    Tentative Schedule

    *Check whiteboard for updated details

    Thursday

    • 2:00 pm Check-in
    • 6:30 pm Meet & Greet at campground trip leader site #125.
    • 8:00 pm campfire

    Friday

    • 7:00 am coffee and muffins
    • Beach
    • Balboa Park
    • 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm ~ North Park Beer Company Map click here


    Saturday*

    • 7:00 am ~ Coffee and muffins
    • 9 am Pride Parade March/hike with GOSD in the parade.~ register using this link : Register Here  
    • 8:30 pm campfire

    Sunday*

    • 7:00 am ~ Coffee and muffins
    • Local Hikes
    • Beach trip
    • Balboa Park
    • Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma Lighthouse and Tidepools (time dependent on low tides)
    • Local shopping
    • 8:30 pm campfire

    Monday 

    • Check Out

    Thanks for spending time with us.  Have a safe trip home.

    • Fri, July 14, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 3095 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
    Register

    Great Outdoors San Diego Chapter - Pride Party!



    Come out and join Great Outdoors San Diego as we kick off San Diego Pride!  Members will meet at "North Park Beer Co."  at their Banker's Hill location for an evening of food and drinks brought to you by GOSD!

    Date: July 14, 2023

    Where: North Park Beer Company - 3095 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103

    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    RSVP: Through Registering via this website

    Parking:Street Parking (ride share is recommended)

    Description

    Super chilled out meet up for GOSD members and anyone else interested in hanging out to kick off San Diego Pride.  Members will be there early to reserve a spot so anyone with some free time is invited to come through and mix and mingle.  This is the perfect event to bring a friend to and introduce them to GOSD as board members will be in attendance and ready to talk about GO and all the awesome stuff we do. 


    • Thu, July 20, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Vacation Island, to the right (north) of the Paradise Point resort (previously called Pacific Princess resort)
    Register

    Monthly Multi-Group Bonfire & Potluck

    Date:  Thursday, July 15, 2023

    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: Monthly bonfires on the 3rd Thursday of the month for the 2022 season through October.

    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. 

    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.)

    • Thu, August 17, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Vacation Island, to the right (north) of the Paradise Point resort (previously called Pacific Princess resort)
    Register

    Monthly Multi-Group Bonfire & Potluck

    Date:  Thursday, Aug 17, 2023

    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: Monthly bonfires on the 3rd Thursday of the month for the 2022 season through October.

    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. 

    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, August 20, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 2837 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
    Register

    Liberty Station to North Harbor


    Sunday, August 20th 

    • 9:00 am Meet up at Liberty Station Parking lot (2837 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106)
    • 9:30 am Start the Bike Ride
    • 11:30 Finish the Bike Ride


    Event Lead: Steven Stowe (619-309-5674)


    Join us Sunday, Aug 20th, for a bike ride through Liberty Station, North Harbor and back In total, we’ll bike ride around 11.6 Miles, which will take us about 2 hours. There’ll be some elevation change, 200 Ft Total. The difficulty is moderate.


    There is a bathroom throughout the trail the whole way.


    We’ll meet at the Liberty Station Parking Lot in front of the Liberty Station Kayak Launch, by the parking lot, pictured below.  During the route, we will stop at a few photos op places to capture the memory and have some water breaks. 


    What to bring: 

    Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, make sure your tires are aired up, any snacks you may want, any medications you may need, and weather-appropriate clothing. 


    Hope you can join us!



    • Sat, August 26, 2023
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, 90068, CA
    • 21
    Register

    .


    Boy George and Culture Club at the Hollywood Bowl

    Details:

    “When you think of the sounds of the 1980s, you don’t get very far before thinking about Boy George and Culture Club. The U.K. group formed in the late 1970s, embracing the brash styles of glam rock and the open-mindedness of post-punk to create a truly new form of pop music. The songs are unforgettable: “Karma Chameleon,” “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya,” “Time (Clock of the Heart),” and so many more brought together new wave with blue-eyed soul and touches of reggae, calypso, salsa, and country music. Boy George’s flamboyant sense of style and crossdressing—and his barbed tongue—made them sensations, but it all came back to the idea of making music that would bring together people of different cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicities. Be there when the Grammy winners who defined an era return to the Bowl.”

    6:00 pm (Optional): meet us for a pre-performance picnic at a site to be determined at the Bowl. (So bring your food and drink*, or buy some there.)

    7:40ish pm: Walk to our seats. Have your electronic ticket ready.

    8:00 pm: - Show begins

    *This is not a "Lease Event", so you may bring your own wine bottles etc. into the seating area.

    FAQs | Hollywood Bowl

    Transportation options: There are many options to get to the Bowl including driving, shuttles, carpooling and others. As Great Outdoors members we strive to do our part to reduce traffic and parking congestion and help protect the environment. Please see the following:

    • Hollywood Bowl Parking, Shuttle & Transportation Info | Hollywood Bowl, or
    • Carpool, if possible. If you would like a ride or could provide a ride, please email me at jbutta@pacbell.net and I will share your email, general location and phone number if you'd like to share with others who respond as interested in carpooling. As Great Outdoors members we strive to do our part to reduce traffic and parking congestion and help protect the environment.

    Tickets: $38/ticket. Registration is for up to 20 people but you must register in advance via the GOLA website. Each participant must register separately so that they agree to the standard GOLA event liability waiver terms. All tickets are in Section R1, Row 2, Seats 1 – 13, Row 3 Seats 1 - 13 7, Row 4, Seats 1 – 11. No refunds after July 10, 2023. Add yourself to the waitlist if it sells out.

    1. I will email or text your tickets to you by August 1, 2023. Note: If you determine that you cannot attend after receiving the tickets, you will be responsible for dispositioning of your tickets yourself, i.e. donating it back to GOLA, transferring it to someone else, other.

    2. You may present your tickets on your mobile device by logging into a Hollywood Bowl account the day of the performance and showing your tickets directly from your browser.

    3. Access and manage your upcoming events by downloading the Hollywood Bowl app.

    There are step by step guides on both of these options available at www.hollywoodbowl.com/digital-tickets.

    Trip Leaders: John Butta and tbd. Please let me know if you would be interested in co-hosting this with me.

    Questions: contact John at 213-200-7843 or jbutta@pacbell.net

    Health issues/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 the tour leader if you wish.

    • Thu, September 21, 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Vacation Island, to the right (north) of the Paradise Point resort (previously called Pacific Princess resort)
    Register

    Monthly Multi-Group Bonfire & Potluck

    Date:  Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023

    Time:  5:30-9:00 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: Monthly bonfires on the 3rd Thursday of the month for the 2022 season through October.

    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. 

    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.)

    • Thu, October 19, 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Vacation Island, to the right (north) of the Paradise Point resort (previously called Pacific Princess resort)
    Register

    Monthly Multi-Group Bonfire & Potluck

    Date:  Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023

    Time:  5:30-9:00 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: Monthly bonfires on the 3rd Thursday of the month for the 2022 season through October.

    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. 

    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.)

    • Fri, October 20, 2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • Sun, October 22, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Lake Perris State Recreation Area
    • 70

    45th ALL CHAPTER CONFERENCE

           Lake Perris State Recreation Area   This years theme: "Outdoor Experiences"

    Bring and wear your best Chapter T-shirts and apparel - including ones from years past that represent outdoor experiences.

    Our 45th Anniversary! Join us for a weekend of entertainment and a variety of activities including, hiking, biking, boating, swimming, museum visit, raffle prizes, and campfire activities.  "A sparkling jewel and a land of mystery..." Hidden among rock-studded hills, Lake Perris State Recreation Area’s 8,800 acres of broad valley are bounded on three sides by low ridges. The surrounding hills obscure the view of nearby cities. The San Bernardino, San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains stand tall in the distance. 

    Activities 

    • Hiking, Biking Trails:
    • Bike trail circles the lake, 10 miles.
    • Terri Peak - 5.5-mile loop, 958' or out and back 4 miles. 
    • Additional Hikes:  Click here.
    • Enjoy a hot breakfast  prepared by Chef Robert and sous-chefs.
    • Boat ride:  Check whiteboard
    • Bicycling:  Bring your bike. We will ride the paved 10 mi. trail around the lake.
    • Kayaking/rentals
    • Ya'i Heki' Regional Indian Museum: Native American history of the area and  displays of the  flora and fauna of the southern California bio-region, and early Spanish explorers.

    Registration options include: Tents and RV’s. Tents will be in tent only sites. RV sites are located adjacent to the tent only sites, separated by a grassy area. We will have group campfire located in central spot. A few tents may be placed on RV site in and area away from the RV if needed. Sites will be preassigned with site assignments 1 week prior to event. Registration is available to Great Outdoors members only. If not a member, you may join and purchase a membership - Click Here For Membership 

    Amenities for Tent and RV Campers: Every site has a picnic table and a fire ring with a grill. There are shade trees in the tent site areas. Water and restrooms with free hot showers. Up to 3 vehicles may be parked at any one campsite.

    Amenities for RVsThe RV sites  have fresh water, electrical hook-ups and gray water drain.  A dump station is located at the campground entrance. Every site has a picnic table and a fire ring with a grill. RVs must be parked in provided space and may not protrude into roadway. Maximum length 31 feet ; however RVs up to 40' may be backed in with tail overhanging campsite. 

    Non-Campers: Lodging can be found in nearby Moreno Valley 

    Pets are welcomed - leashed, controlled, picked up after, allowed on trails.

    What to Bring: 

    • Ten Essentials, camping/cooking gear, food, name tag.
    • Camp chair, warm/cool weather clothing, bicycle. 
    • Potluck item and an appetizer for ‘tea’ along with your favorite beverage.
    • Swim suit, towel, water shoes for swimming, boating or kayaking.
    • Cash for the raffle.
    • A bundle or two of non-oak firewood. Notice: Due to the threat of the goldspotted oak borer, no oak firewood will be allowed. Firewood my be purchased on site.
    GOING GREEN!  Please bring your own plates, cups, mugs, eating utensils, napkins, paper towels, camp soap, etc.  There are water spigots located in the camp or in the nearby restroom for washing dishes.

    Schedule of Events:

    All members are welcome to attend any business meeting.

    Check white board at camp for updates and details

    Sunrise 6:58 AM Sunset 6:09 PM

    Friday Oct 20

    • 2:00 pm  Check-in at the gate. Announce you are with Great Outdoors.
    • 3:30 pm  Bike ride around the lake
    • 5:00 pm  Meet and Greet. Bring appetizer to share. Bring your favorite beverage. Get your raffle tickets.
    • Dinner on your own.
    • 7:00 pm Multimedia media presentation highlighting the best of Great Outdoor Experiences through the years
    • 8:00 pm Campfire

    Saturday Oct 21

    • 6:30 am  Coffee 
    • 8:00 am  Hot breakfasts  prepared by Chef Robert and sous-chefs
    • 9:00 am  Hike and/or exploration* (Check whiteboard for updates)
    • 9:00 - 11 am  General Business meeting, Corp Board and elections**
                      Incoming Board Meeting***

    • 11:00 am Outdoor Experience Committee meeting****

    • 1:00 pm  All  VPO's trip planning - calendar meeting***
    • 1:30 pm Outdoor Experience Introduction - Meet trip and hike leaders for Q&A and learn about your leadership opportunities.
    • 6:00 pm   POTLUCK Dinner - bring a dish to share. 
    • 7:00 pm   Award Presentations; announcements
    • 7:30 pm  Super Raffle drawing

    Sunday, Oct 22

    • 6:30 am    Coffee and continental breakfast
    • 12:00 pm  Check out

    * Attended by current Corp Board and Committee Chairs.
    ** Attended by outgoing Corp Board, Chapter Delegates, Committee Chairs. We elect a Corp. Chair, Secretary and Financial Officer. The Chair then appoints Committee Chairs.
    *** Attended by the newly elected Corp Board and Committee Chairs.
    **** Attended by VPO's of each Chapter and other interested parties.

    Directions:   The recreation area is located 11 miles south of Riverside via Highway 60 or I-215. Google map: 

    Climate and Elevation:  Average high/low: 82° / 52° ; Elevation 1595'

    Cancellation/Refund Policy:  Cancellations must be received by Oct 5 to receive a refund minus a $10 service fee. 

    Payments:  Online payments only using credit cards. 

    Contact Trip Leaders Scott Connelly: Email Click Here or Richard Dachman Email Click Here

    FAQ's

    What's the difference between a regular GO camp out and a conference camp out?

    Conference is held once every year in October (as required in the by-laws) where delegates from each of the five chapters and the Corp board come together to:

    • Nominate and elect a new Corp board for the up coming year.
    • Vote and amend any by-law changes that may occur.
    • Schedule and coordinate the next years camping trips.
    • Special awards and recognition will be presented.

    Who puts on the Conference?

    • Hosting conference is by one of the five chapters on a rotational basis.
    • This year is hosted by the Palm Springs Chapter
    • Next year will be hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter and so on.

    Do I need to attend any of these business meetings?

    • Only if you are a chapter delegate, a Corp committee chair or corp. board member.

    Can I come to any of these meetings if I'm not on the corp. board or delegate?

    • Yes! We encourage anyone who is interested in how our organizational leadership works to come and observe our meetings!

    What if I'm not part of the Corp board or delegate, can I still attend the conference?

    • Yes! There will be other planned activities and events you can take part in.
    • This is a great opportunity to hang out and get acquainted with other GO members that you would not normally meet outside your chapter designated area!

    Can I attend the day activities without camping?

    • Yes, Register for day use only.

    Any other questions? - contact Trip Leader or Board Members 

    If you would like to know more about the history and founding of GO go to
    https://greatoutdoors.org/about-history


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



     




    • Mon, March 18, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sat, March 23, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Death Valley Stovepipe Wells

    SAVE THE DATES

    RV Camping is at Stove Pipe Wells. Each RV site has full hookups.  Stove Pipe Wells Village has a general store, restaurant, and gas station. The village/RV site is about 28 miles from Furnace Creek. 


    TRIP LEADERS CLIFF CLUE email 

    Itinerary ~ (subject to weather and road conditions)

    Monday

    • 12:00 pm Check in at Stove Pipe Wells Campground. Meet & greet at 6:00 pm

    Tuesday

    • 7: 00 am ~ Coffee and continental breakfast

    Wednesday

    • 7: 00 am ~ Coffee and continental breakfast

    Thursday

    • 7: 00 am ~ Coffee and continental breakfast
    • 8:45 am ~ Meet for 4X4 trip ~ 

    Friday 

    • 12:00 pm

    For each of the day trips, make certain you have gassed up the night before. Bring lunch and water for each day trip.

    Travel Options

    Break up the travel time by spending a night either on the way  and /or on the return trip home at Tecopa Hot Springs and Campground.  Refer to the website below to make your OWN reservations. 

    https://www.tecopahotspringscampground.com/d-section-campsites/

    Additional items to bring

    • 2-way radio: baofeng uv-5r, available on Amazon.com
    • Reliable 4 WD Vehicle with 2 Speed Transfer Case, tires rated for off road travel
    • Fire extinguisher

     Lodging Options

    Tent sites at Stove Pipe Wells Campground, Operated by the National Park Service. First Come First Serve. $12.00 per night

    https://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/stovepipe-wells-campground.htm

    Best sites in the back near the sand dunes

    Lodging ~ Stove Pipe Wells Lodge

    Stovepipe Wells NPS campground click here for photos and information

    Tent Area

    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 this event. 



    • Mon, March 03, 2025
    • San Diego Pride Parade
    • 17
    Register

    Great Outdoors Pride Shirt Sale!