Upcoming Day Hikes

    • Sat, July 20, 2024
    • 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
    • Palm Canyon Wash, Palm Springs
    Register

    Join us for a walk above and in the Palm Canyon Wash. We will walk the gravel path above the wash for the majority of the walk and venture into the sandy wash itself for part of the walk. Both can be seen in the picture above. The views of the surrounding hills and mountains will be excellent. Optional breakfast at the nearby McDonalds after the walk.

    • Duration: 1 hour
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Distance: 2.5 miles out and back
    • Terrain: Gravel path and sandy wash
    • Directions to trailhead: Drive South on Farrell Drive in Palm Springs (becomes Barona Rd) until you reach the dead-end at the wash. 
    • Parking: Plenty of parking at the trailhead: Map Click Here.

    Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 or 2 liters recommended), lunch and snacks. Hat, sunscreen and layered clothing are recommended.

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

    Contact: John Ryan  email

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels 

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

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

    • Sat, July 20, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hillcrest Pride Flag @ 1500 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
    • 16
    Register

    Join Great Outdoors San Diego at the San Diego Pride Parade!


    Come join GOSD and march in the 2024 San Diego Pride Parade!   

    Register by July 1st, 2024 to secure your 2024 San Diego Pride T-Shirt included with your GO membership!

    Formed in 1974 as a sponsored program of The Center for Social Services, the organization produced the first Lesbian and Gay Parade in San Diego to celebrate the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion on New York’s Christopher Street. San Diego Pride incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1994, and today it continues to bring together the skills, talents, and visions of our diverse community through numerous programs.

    San Diego Pride raises funds primarily through festival ticket and beverage sales, and through sponsorships, and exhibitor fees. These funds support San Diego Pride’s community philanthropy which has distributed more than $2.5 million in advancement of its mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.

    For questions contact Tyler Roosden (651) 497 - 1611



    For a complete list of FREE* 2024 San Diego Pride events hosted by GO, see below!

    *Wednesday July 17th - Equality California Happy Hour: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5750739

    Thursday July 18th - Pride Bonfire: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5699566 

    Friday July 19th - Brewery Happy Hour: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5522650

    Saturday July 20th - Pride Parade March: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5522645

    Sunday July 21st - Morning After Hike and Pool Party: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5769163 

    *Fundraiser not hosted by GOSD, ticket purchase not included with GO membership


    If needing accommodations to attend San Diego Pride, see our San Diego Pride Campout at Sweetwater, hosted by the Palm Springs Chapter: 

    Thursday July 18th to Monday July 22 - Sweetwater Preserve Campout (RV/Tent):  https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5735097


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    Parade Day of Instructions:

    Saturday, July 13th

    1. Meet our group BETWEEN [HH:MM] AM - [HH:MM] AM at staging area XX on the corner of Harvey Milk Street and Normal Street intersection in Hillcrest. You will see Great Outdoors San Diego folks in mauve (pale purple) t-shirts.  We will be contingent #XX in the parade.

    2. CHECK-IN & PARADE T-SHIRT: please check in with Tyler when you arrive to sign the liability waiver and receive a Great Outdoors San Diego t-shirt that will be worn for the parade. Plan to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots, along with any color shorts or pants. Only folks who registered for the event will receive a free t-shirt. If you did not register or are bringing a guest that did not register, please wear a solid color or rainbow shirt. Note: you cannot have any type of corporate logo on your shirt per guidelines of The San Diego Pride Parade.

    3. WHAT TO BRING: Bring water for yourself during the march. Be sure to have sunscreen. SWAG and cards will be provided to pass out. We will not have anywhere to store personal items so it may be helpful to have a small backpack.

    4. CONTACT please contact XXXX for any questions.


    • Sun, July 21, 2024
    • 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • TBD
    • 20

    Moderate to Strenuous Hike #2:  Save the date July 21

    A moderate to strenuous non-technical hike is being planned for July 21.

    It may require that we wake up and get to the trailhead very early to ensure we get parking AND beat some of the heat.

    Mark your calendars and watch for details soon.  Registration will open at that time.

    • Sun, July 21, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Alta Dena
    • 8
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    A Moderate/Advance Hike to
    Dawn's Mine!

    Distance: 4 miles | Elevation gain: 1509 ft

    July 21 - Sunday 8:00 AM


    Join us on Sunday, July 21 at 8:00 am for a challenging MODERATE hike to Dawn Mine.


    Key Takeaways:

    • Wear a wide brim hat. There are a lot of low hanging branches and spider webs.
    • Bring poles. It is very uneven terrain. There are many river crossing traversing rocks and logs.
    • Bring plenty of water
    • Bring snack and a lunch.

    .

    My Hike Rating System

    Just to give you an idea how I rate hikes, here is my scale:

    • Easy: Mostly flat, some slight gentle elevation gain.
    • Moderate: Some elevation gain. Easy trail and fire roads. Not too steep for the most part.
    • Moderate/Advance: Moderate elevation gain. Easy trail. Steep in parts. Some shade.
    • Advanced: A lot of elevation gain across short distances. Some shade. A lot of sun.
    • Advanced/Challenging: Hikes over 8 miles with challenging trails with a lot of elevation gain. Not much shade -- a lot of sun.


    Where Do We Begin?

    I could write up a description of the hike and the trail and give directions on where to park etc, but here is a great write-up of exactly this hiking loop I took years ago with plenty of photos and trail visuals by hikingguy.com.

    I am starting this hike at 8 a.m. to try and beat the heat. Let's plan on meeting at the road's end and the beginning of the trailhead as indicated in the photo.

    Keep an eye out for spaces on the side of the road on the way in. If the parking lot is full, you may need to return to it for parking.

    In the event both appear to be full, you can continue left and away from the gate and head down, away from the gate, toward the campgrounds. You will find plenty-more roadside parking around the bend way before eventually hitting the picnic parking lot.




    THE HIKE

    This hike is a 4 mile in-and-out hike that offers plenty of shade throughout. It can be a 6 mile loop. We will take a vote on that option when we reach the mine.

    We will start the hike by heading through the gate on the paved Mt Lowe Road. Continue on the road until you hit the trail head indicated in the photo below.


    The trail to the mine offers much shade as we hike up the canyon with a generous canopy of trees. After reaching Dawn's Mine, and having our lunch, we can hike up and out of the gully and start to traverse switchbacks that are mostly in sun.

    To recap:

    • From the beginning we will make our way up Millard Canyon to Dawn Mine.
    • We will take a vote whether to do the loop or return the way we came.
    • We can take a fairly steep climb up to the old Dawn Mine Station on the Mt Lowe Railway,
    • Then head back down along Sunset Ridge.

    Below are three images from my adventure on this trail loop. This last photo is taken from the second half of the trail loop looking back at the shaded canyon from which we came.

    The reason I tagged this as a moderate/advance hike is because:

    • The trail is very narrow in a couple of parts, 
    • We will cross the creak a dozen times
    • You will need to make three points of contact to keep your balance at times.  
    • Most importantly, we also need to be mindful of POISON OAK.  

      


    Again, please bring walking sticks to push away any poison oak you come across and help traverse the stream and a couple of very narrow terrain.

    Here is the hiking description by hikingguy.com 


    ANY QUESTIONS?

    If you have any questions about this hike, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, your trip leader, Robert Sandoval.  Send an email to:

    Outreach-OCLB@greatoutdoors.org

    Once you have signed up, I will share my cell phone so that we can stay in touch in the morning of the hike, in the event you are running late.

    If there are any last-minute day-of cancellations, please let me know via text.  

    I look forward to being with old friends and making new friends. 

    Many thanks goes to Bryan Cooper pictured above who introduced me to this gem of a hike. 



    Robert Sandoval will be leading this hike.

    Robert's email:

     Outreach-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org

    What to Bring:

    You should bring your ten essentials (Click here for the list.), a day pack, PLENTY OF WATER (2 to 3 liters), trekking poles, sunscreen, hat, an trail snacks.

    Bring a Lunch.

    Bring a Hiking Pole!

    BRING PLENTY OF WATER!!!!

    Carpooling is recommended.  Parking is a challenge.

    There is NO FEE for this trip.

    • Sun, July 21, 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Multiple locations, see event description
    Register

    Great Outdoors - San Diego

    Pride Hike and Pool Party!


    This will be our wrap-up to the pride weekend and we are so excited! San Diego member Bill Stanhope will be leading us on a hike up Mother Miguel and then hosting a pool party and lunch at his lovely home. The views of San Diego on the hike are amazing.  Almost all urban San Diego and Tijuana are seen and distant views of Catalina, the Coronado Islands of Mexico, and the mountains of LA can be seen in the distance on a clear day.  The hike usually takes 2 ½ hours.  Bill will have a giant grilled chicken salad, and will have hamburgers, and other things for people to eat and drink.  Participants are encouraged to enjoy the swimming pool for a couple of hours, and then at 3pm or whenever people want to leave, we will say our goodbyes for this pride season.


    Host: Bill Stanhope and Cliff Clue

    Trail: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mother-miguel-mountain-via-rock-house-trail

    Length: ~4.4 miles

    Difficulty: MODERATE

    Elevation Gain: ~1000 feet 

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

    Meeting Location: bv Google Map: Mount Miguel Mountain Trailhead.

    The location/address for Bill’s house will be sent to registrants only two weeks before the event.

    Meeting Date & Time:   Hike: Sunday, July 21st @ 9:00am

    Meeting Date & Time:   Pool Party: Sunday, July 21st @ 12:30pm

    Parking: Parking is available at the meeting spot. There is ample parking available. 

    Time Commitment: Plan for approx 3 hours for hike and 3 hours for party

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

    Trail Details: 

    https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mother-miguel-mountain-via-rock-house-trail

    What to Bring

    • Food

    • Ten Essentials

    • Phone/camera 

    • Warm/cool weather clothing

    • Swim clothing if going to the lunch/party

    • Any prescription or other needed medications

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

    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.

    Contact/Question - If you have any questions not addressed by the information above or on our registration page, please feel free to contact the trip leaders: Bill Stanhope (619-306-2378, billstanhope@cox.net) or Cliff Clue (cliffiboy@aol.com)



    For a complete list of FREE* 2024 San Diego Pride events hosted by GO, see below!

    *Wednesday July 17th - Equality California Happy Hour: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5750739

    Thursday July 18th - Pride Bonfire: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5699566 

    Friday July 19th - Brewery Happy Hour: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5522650

    Saturday July 20th - Pride Parade March: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5522645

    Sunday July 21st - Morning After Hike and Pool Party: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5769163 

    *Fundraiser not hosted by GOSD, ticket purchase not included with GO membership


    If needing accommodations to attend San Diego Pride, see our San Diego Pride Campout at Sweetwater, hosted by the Palm Springs Chapter: 

    Thursday July 18th to Monday July 22 - Sweetwater Preserve Campout (RV/Tent):  https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5735097


    • Mon, July 22, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Exact hike TBD


    Description:

    • Trail Length: 
    • Elevation Gain/Loss:  
    • Difficulty Rating:  

    Meeting Time/Location:  Arrive at the Tram base station in time for the 10AM tram (directions here).  If anyone is not able to board due to crowds, make yourself known to the hike leader so the group can wait for your arrival at the top of the tram on the second tram car.

    Tram Ticket Cost:  $28.95-$30.95.  To pre-purchase your ticket click here.

    What to Bring: Ten Essentials, water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch/ snacks, sun protection, layered clothing, hiking poles may be helpful. Carry emergency contact information. 

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

    Contact hike leader:  Kirk O

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

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

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

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


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    • Mon, July 22, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Mt San Jacinto State Park
    Register

    Description: Round Valley Loop

    • Trail Length:  4.5 miles
    • Elevation Gain/Loss:  800'
    • Difficulty Rating:  Moderate
    Meeting Time/Location:  Arrive at the Tram base station at 9:30 AM, in time to line up for the 10:00 AM tram (directions here).  If anyone is not able to board due to crowds, make yourself known to the hike leader so the group can wait for your arrival at the top of the tram on the second tram car.

    Tram Ticket Cost:  $28.95-$30.95.  To pre-purchase your ticket click here.  If tickets are not available for pre-purchase online they will still be available to purchase in person at the station if you arrive early.  Summer and Annual Passes are also available.

    What to Bring: Ten Essentials, water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch/ snacks, sun protection, layered clothing, hiking poles may be helpful. Carry emergency contact information.  

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

    Contact hike leader:  Kirk Olsen click here

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

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

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

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


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    • Sun, July 28, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Roessler Point and Parking Area, Malaga Cove, Palos Verdes Estates 90274
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Our originally scheduled Abalone and Sacred Coves hike event has been cancelled due to land slippage along the Portuguese Bend area and Trails!

    Instead, we are offering the following. Please note the changed location and details! If you are already registered there is NO need to re-register.

    LA - Palos Verdes Summer Vacation Day: Hike, Beach, and Relax

    When:  Sunday, July 28, 2024,  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Location:  Malaga Cove, Point Vicente Interpretive Center, Terranea Resort and Beach

    Please join us on Saturday July 28th from 10:00 am to 3 pm for a combination of guided hikes including picnic lunch/snack break (bring your own) and optional dessert/ beverage at Terranea resort (bring a few bucks).

    The hikes offer stunning scenic views and are good for beginning to moderate skill levels. The trails are along mixed (mostly flat) dirt and sandy paths.

    Please arrive by 10:00 AM at:

    Roessler Point and Parking Area, Malaga Cove, Palos Verdes Estates 90274

    Gazebo at Roessler Point - Palos Verdes Estates

    The gazebo was named after former councilman and mayor of Palos Verdes Estates Fred Roessler. It is located at Paseo del Mar and Via Arroyo next to the Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club and across the parking lot from Malaga Cove School.

    10:15 am: Hike One:


    Our resident geologist (just back from the Caucasus Mountain countries) Professor Joe Holliday will guide us along the Malaga Cove Trail which is a scenic short coastal trail down the hill from the Gazebo to the rocks, sand, and surf of the "prettiest beach you've never heard of".

    11:45 am:

    We depart for Point Vicente Interpretive Center (5.3 miles, 12-minute drive),

    31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

    12 Noon-ish Lunch/Snack Break:


    Free parking lot adjacent to Interpretive Center and Lighthouse Park area.

    Meet at the lawn/picnic area just south of Interpretive Center and Museum for lunch/snack break.

    Bring your own lawn chair/blanket and packed lunch/snacks (there are also some picnic tables if available).

    1:00 pm-ish Hike Two:

    Point Vicente Lighthouse to Terranea Beach (2.6 miles round trip) and Sea Cave.

    This is an easy trail with breathtaking views as we pass above Pelican Cove and stroll onward to the spectacular Terranea Resort property. There we can stop and enjoy the gorgeous landscape with stunning ocean views and have a coffee/tea/gelato/or even an afternoon adult beverage. The Terranea Beach sea cave is a must sea.

    Registration is free and required.

    Bring: drinking water in a reusable bottle, lunch and/or snack, sun protection, and wear sturdy footwear. Carry Emergency Contact Information.

    We recommend you read our suggested 10 essential items to bring - click here.

    Hike leaders: John Blasco and Joe Holliday (geologist and nature guide)

    Contact: John Blasco, 562-726-4165, JohnLongBeach@msn.com

    * a note about the Palos Verdes land sliding: The PV peninsula has more landsliding than any other urban area in America. It has accelerated recently due to the very wet winter , when rain increased the amount of lubricating groundwater. The size of the landsliding area has doubled now to encompass over one square mile. 100 homes have been affected, as well as the famous Wayfarers Chapel which has had to close and is being dismantled to hopefully find a new site to be rebuilt. Our originally planned hike to the Abalone Cove area had to be cancelled due to the trails being closed by the authorities due to the perceived danger.

    Carpooling Information:

    Great Outdoors does not organize carpools and hike/trip leaders cannot take an active role in making arrangements for participants' transportation. Great Outdoors does not have insurance for carpool arrangements and assumes no liability for them. The leader supplies directions to the trailhead, but carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel. Riders customarily share expenses with drivers. Carpool arranging can be made by interested participants through:

    https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/ry30ak

    (Hike description at that link will still have the old hiking destination.)

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    • Wed, July 31, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Exact hike TBD


    Description:

    • Trail Length: 
    • Elevation Gain/Loss:  
    • Difficulty Rating:  

    Meeting Time/Location:  Arrive at the Tram base station in time for the 10AM tram (directions here).  If anyone is not able to board due to crowds, make yourself known to the hike leader so the group can wait for your arrival at the top of the tram on the second tram car.

    Tram Ticket Cost:  $28.95-$30.95.  To pre-purchase your ticket click here.

    What to Bring: Ten Essentials, water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch/ snacks, sun protection, layered clothing, hiking poles may be helpful. Carry emergency contact information. Winter hiking gear is required, including cleats and poles.  Snowshoes may be required.   

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

    Contact hike leader:  Kirk O

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

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

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

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


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    • Sat, August 03, 2024
    • 7:15 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Mt. San Jacinto, Santa Rosa mountains
    Join waitlist

    TRAM TO  IDYLLWILD

    One way hike with shuttle van return.

    • Distance: 8.5 miles
    • Total Elevation: 800'
    • Total Descent:  2500'
    • Difficulty: Strenuous**
    • Maximum Elevation: 8800
    • Minimum Elevation: 6500
    • Type: Hike one way with shuttle van return to the PS Tram Station to retrieve your vehicle.  The shuttle route is 62 miles one way.
    • Advisement: A lot of down slope hiking. There are 14 large trees down across the trail that require hiking over, under or around. Hiking poles may be helpful. Elevation gain 600 feet to Hidden Divide and total gain of 800 feet. See trail profile chart below.  You need to be in good physical condition**.
    • Meeting location: Tram valley station loading area - 7:30 AM or  7 AM if you need to purchase a first come ticket. You need to have your ticket or pass and standing in line with Hike Leader at the front of the line for loading on the 8 am tram. 
    • We need to be at the front of the line for first tram
    • Departure on the first tram up at 8 AM 

    Tickets for the Tram:  $30.95 Adult $28.95 Senior. Recommend purchasing online at least a week or more before the event as tickets sell out. Important – If online tickets are sold-out or grayed-out for any day, tickets are still available, but can only be purchased on the day of your visit at the Tram’s Valley Station on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be timed for the next available tramcar. $15 parking fee waived for pass holders and local residents. Be in line no later than 7 AM if you need to purchase a ticket. Our tram departure is 8 AM. Purchase tickets here: Palm Springs Tram Tickets (click here)

    DESCRIPTION

    The condition of Willow Creek Trail is continuing to improve. Smaller treefall hazards on the Forest Service section were cut in June. The two huge (c.50 inch diameter) hazards remaining on the Forest Service side were removed in early July. Whitethorn along the trail has not (yet) grown back significantly, other than a couple of minor areas near Hidden Divide in the State Park section. Treefall hazards currently on the State Park side include two large ones remaining from last year, plus three small new ones, but none pose significant problems for hikers. https://sanjacjon.com/

    Hike from Round Valley up to Hidden Divide and down to Willow Creek and down the Devils Slide switchback to Humber Park in Idyllwild. We will take time to enjoy the trail and interesting features on the way.  Our van will meet us with cold drinks and take us to a local restaurant in Idyllwild for a meal prior to returning to Palm Springs. Bring $$ for your restaurant meal after the hike.  

    What to bring:  Ten Essentials (click here), water (3 to 4 liters recommended), lunch/snacks, sun protection, layered clothing and hiking poles. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

    Recommended equipment and preparation

    • Gaiters – Protection from the white thorn bush and snakes
    • Example: https://kahtoola.com/gaiters/navagaiter-gtx/
    • Long pants due to the whitethorn brush along parts of the trail before Saddle Junction.
    • Tick repellant - provided
    • Water minimum 3 liters , 4 liters recommended
    • Electrolyte supplement – powder mix - chew tabs.
    • Sun protection – Much of the hike is full exposure. 
    • Bandana – cooling when wet

    **How can I tell if this hike is for me?  Click here  or contact hike leader if you have questions or concerns.

    Registration Fee:  Only covers the cost of the van shuttle, but not your tram ticket or meal at a local restaurant (bring cash for that).

    Contact Hike Leader: Scott Connelly  email

    Refund minus $10 service fee only if there is a waitlist.

    Expected time of return 5:30 pm is an estimate only as conditions may vary.

    Photosclick here



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

    • Wed, August 07, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Exact hike TBD


    Description:

    • Trail Length: 
    • Elevation Gain/Loss:  
    • Difficulty Rating:  

    Meeting Time/Location:  Arrive at the Tram base station in time for the 10AM tram (directions here).  If anyone is not able to board due to crowds, make yourself known to the hike leader so the group can wait for your arrival at the top of the tram on the second tram car.

    Tram Ticket Cost:  $28.95-$30.95.  To pre-purchase your ticket click here.

    What to Bring: Ten Essentials, water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch/ snacks, sun protection, layered clothing, hiking poles may be helpful. Carry emergency contact information. Winter hiking gear is required, including cleats and poles.  Snowshoes may be required.   

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

    Contact hike leader:  Kirk O

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

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

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

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


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    • Wed, August 14, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Exact hike TBD


    Description:

    • Trail Length: 
    • Elevation Gain/Loss:  
    • Difficulty Rating:  

    Meeting Time/Location:  Arrive at the Tram base station in time for the 10AM tram (directions here).  If anyone is not able to board due to crowds, make yourself known to the hike leader so the group can wait for your arrival at the top of the tram on the second tram car.

    Tram Ticket Cost:  $28.95-$30.95.  To pre-purchase your ticket click here.

    What to Bring: Ten Essentials, water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch/ snacks, sun protection, layered clothing, hiking poles may be helpful. Carry emergency contact information. Winter hiking gear is required, including cleats and poles.  Snowshoes may be required.   

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

    Contact hike leader:  Kirk O

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

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

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

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


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    • Sun, August 18, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 1315 N Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
    • 13
    Register


    Great Outdoors Orange County/Long Beach Chapter

    presents

    Urban Walk in the Niguel Botanical Preserve

    Date Sunday, August 18, starting at 10:00 AM

    Contact: Frederick Brown E-mail: fredincal346@gmail.com Phone: 562-754-1838

    The estimated time for this outing is two to four hours, depending on how much time participants spend at each of the sites. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing. Bring a liter of water, sunscreen and a brimmed hat.

    Information from the park's website:

    "

    Historic Pavers

    Hidden under Los Angeles State Historic Park are indelible remnants of the commercial power of this former rail yard. Archaeological investigation and park construction revealed thousands of hand chiseled 19th century granite paving stones. Railroad workers installed these “cobbles” as an all-weather surface to help expedite the round-the-clock delivery and distribution activities at the Southern Pacific Railroad’s River Station freight house. Today, several original sections of the commercial “roadway” are exposed and integrated into the park landscape providing visitors a chance to retrace the steps of those that brought this site to life for well over a century.


    Zanja Madre

    What you see is an aerial view of an exposed segment of the brick-encased Zanja Madre. Literally the “mother ditch,” the zanja madre was the initial earthen-walled ditch that carried water from the Los Angeles River to the plaza of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

    The Spanish-colonial settlers and local Native Americans constructed it beginning in 1791, making it Los Angeles’ first public works project. During the 19th century the system of earthen ditches grew to nearly 50 miles in length, later being enclosed in brick to improve sanitation and reduce evaporation. By the turn of the century, Los Angeles had outgrown its zanjas, installing modern distribution systems and tapping water sources far from the region in the Owens Valley.


    Roundhouse & River Station Shops

    Today, the 14-foot wide elevated walkway traces the outside perimeter of the historic River Station Roundhouse site. Built in the 1880’s, the roundhouse surrounded a 75-foot diameter turntable used to place locomotives into one of the many roundhouse repair stalls. The roundhouse was one of the most prominent buildings of the maintenance facility that dominated the station until it moved across the Los Angeles River in 1903. The shops also included a coaling dock, woodhouse, blacksmith shop, machine shop, paint shop, and transfer table, all for maintaining the Southern Pacific’s fleet of engines and rolling stock. In the 1890’s, the River Station employed some 300 workers, making it the City’s largest employer.


    Visit Us

    Physical Address

    1315 N Spring Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Park Hours

    Sunday to Sunday: 8am – Sunset

    Phone Number

    1-323-441-8819

    Getting Here

    LASHP is located next to the Metro A (Blue) Line Chinatown station. The park is located just 1 mile away from Los Angeles Union Station, making it accessible from several routes."

    For those who wish to take the Metro A (Blue) Line from Long Beach, I will be at the Willow Station at 8:30 AM to ride the train leaving at 8:42 AM and arriving at Chinatown Station at 9:40 AM.

    Parking

    Parking is available in LASHP’s main lot at $2 per hour or $8 per day. There is also free street parking near the park but pay close attention to no-parking & anti-gridlock zones.


    Dogs Welcome

    Dogs are welcome at LASHP.
    Per park policy, please keep them leashed at all times."

    Click here for the google map of the park's location.

    A number of restaurants are nearby the park for those who wish to have lunch after the walk.

    Contact: Frederick Brown E-mail: fredincal346@gmail.com Phone: 562-754-1838

    • Sun, August 18, 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • Sun, August 25, 2024
    • Bishop Park Group Campsite - Inyo National Forest
    • 21
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    SDGO – Eastern Sierras Campout and Hikes 

    and 5 Lakes Backpacking Retreat (Intermediate) 

    August 18-21 Campout, August 21-25 Backpack 

    Total Distance: 15miles  Elevation Gain: 2,800ft Route Type: Out and Back 


    If you’ve longed for space and time to soak in the unfathomable beauty of a place and love to wander and explore and bask in the majesty of wilderness without having to pack up and move camp and hike every day, this trip is for you! 

    Note: Serious considerations and Requirements Before Registration:  

    • The basecamp reservations allow for 8 cars or SUVs (no RVs at the group campsite) with up to 25 people tent camping at the beautiful group campsite. 

    • Each participant must carpool with at least one other participant and coordinate travel plans and driving expenses. Participants with roomier vehicles should please consider adding an additional person.

    • Can share a tent or bring separate tents. 

    • The backpack portion of the trip is limited to 6 backpackers. Those who are not going on the backpack must check out by noon on Wednesday.  

    Backpackers: 
    • Commit to the full trip – no early departures except in emergency. 

    • Must have at least basic backpacking experience. 

    • Must have some equipment (some items may be loaned by SDGO).  

    • Your pack should not exceed 35 lbs. & will be weighed at start. 

    • Must pack a bear canister that contains all food and toiletries. 

    • Must be in good physical condition able to carry a 35 lbs. uphill at a moderate pace for 4 miles at elevations from 9,000-11,000 feet. 

    • The Intermediate rating of the backpack is based on distance traveled from vehicles, terrain, elevation, elevation gain, and expected weather. 

    • Will rotate carrying group equipment such as the first aid kit. 

    • After registration, please expect an email from the trip leader, Steve Fitzgerald (steve.thrives@gmail.com) to discuss this trip and make sure it is right for you. 

    3-Night Group Campout with Day Hike and Boating 

    We will enjoy the first three nights at Bishop Park Group Campground, which is “one of the most popular facilities in the Bishop Creek area.” Bishop Park, in the Inyo National Forest, extends along the North Fork of Bishop Creek at 8,300 ft. elevation. It is shaded by aspens, cottonwoods, and Jeffrey and lodgepole pines. Its level, dirt-surfaced, tent-only campsites border Bishop creek. Two bear-proof food storage lockers are provided, as are flush toilets and drinking water. No electric hookups are available, and RVs are not allowed.  

    Tent sites back onto the creek, allowing anglers to fish from the comfort of their campsite. The stocked stream contains rainbow, brown, brook and Alpers trout. Similar fishing opportunities can be found just upstream in Intake Lake II. 


    • Wednesday, August 21 - Car campers break camp and head home by noon. Six backpackers continuing will park and hike from Sabrina Lake trailhead. If there are campers that wish to stay longer a nearby option is Four Jeffrey Campground just 2.5 miles away. One third of the sites are reservable but the rest are first-come first-served.

    3-Night RV Campout with Day Hike and Boating 

    There are 2 RV camper spots available in the Four Jeffrey Campground. Campers opting for this reservation should take note that there will not be available parking at the Bishop group campground. RV campers are welcome to all the same activities as tent campers but may need to arrange for someone to transport them from one campground to the other if they are interested in partaking in group meals.

    4-Night Backpacking Retreat 

    Every aspect of this trip route is stunning!! It is intentionally designed with two rest days to chill and soak in the majesty of the high sierras in between, while visiting and exploring at least 6 different lakes. 

    • Wednesday, August 21 - Backpack group breaks camp, drives to Sabrina Lake trailhead and parks, then hikes to the far end of Blue Lake and set up camp for 2 nights. 

    • Thursday, August 22, chill day at Blue Lake, optional low key short hike(s) to explore Donkey Lake, Emerald Lakeand/or others. 


    • Friday, August 23, break camp and hike to Hungry Packer Lake and set up camp.

    • Saturday, August 24, hike to and explore nearby Midnight and Moonlight Lakes

    • Sunday, August 25, break camp, hike back down to Sabrina Lake parking lot, drive home 

    Weather: Expect warm days and chilly (low-mid 40s) evenings and mornings. Dressing in layers is the best way to manage the possible range of temperatures. Precipitation is always a possibility, so rain gear is mandatory. Last year mosquitos at Treasure Lake (not basecamp) nearly ruined our trip – bring adequate protection. 

    Bring: 10 Essentials for the campout and hike. Steve will send registered backpackers a list of required and recommended gear for the 4-night backpack. 

    Cost: $30 for Camper Only, $40 for Camper/Backpacker. When capacity is reached, a waiting list will be in effect. Cancel by August 4 to receive a refund. $80 for RV spot. RV campers will need to arrange for someone to pick them up and bring them to the Bishop group campsite or will need to walk the 2.5 miles from the RV campground

    Other considerations: As with any backcountry experience, this one is "Leave no Trace" - our trash comes out with us, including toilet paper, and excrement is buried and covered far away from water sources. Active bear area - mandatory use of either bear cannisters or hanging food sacks. 

    Directions:370 miles, 6+ hours from San Diego. Take 15 to 215 to 395 N to Bishop. In Bishop, turn left on S Lake Rd (CA 168) and follow it 15 miles to Bishop Park group site in Inyo National Forest, and turn LEFT into the entrance. 

    Trip Leader: Please contact Steve Fitzgerald at 323-252-1066 or at steve.thrives@gmail.com. 


    • Wed, August 21, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • Wed, August 28, 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • Adirondack State Park, New York
    • 10
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    Orange County/Long Beach Chapter of Great Outdoors presents:

    Day Hikes in the Adirondack State Park

    Trip Leader: Doug Cable, Phone: 949-922-1452, Email: Secretary-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org


    We will do a series of day hikes in the Adirondack State Park in New York State. We will be based out of the town of Schroon Lake. Make your housing reservations now. Participants are required to make their own travel arrangements. Food will be each person's responsibility although we hope to have group dinners.


    The series of day hikes will be easy and moderate. No day hike will exceed 12 miles. The itinerary will be set by Frederick Brown's cousin, Tim, who lives about an hour south of Schroon Lake. He will be joining us for most the hikes. He has lived in the area his entire life and has hiked extensively in the park. Some hikes may require reservations; the trip leader will take care of those. 


    You will need your usual 10 essentials for day hikes (Click Here). Altitude will not be a problem. Be prepared for possible mosquitoes and rain. Bring tick repellent and tick removal tweezers.


    We will arrive August 21st and depart on August 28th. The trip is limited to 12 attendees including the trip leader. $40 covers logistics and the tea party.


    As the initial meeting and some dinner meetings may be indoors, our trip leader, Doug Cable, requires that participants will need to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccinations. This means 2 primary shots and the latest booster.

    Trip Leader: Doug Cable, Phone: 949-922-1452, Email: Secretary-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org

    • Wed, August 21, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Exact hike TBD


    Description:

    • Trail Length: 
    • Elevation Gain/Loss:  
    • Difficulty Rating:  

    Meeting Time/Location:  Arrive at the Tram base station in time for the 10AM tram (directions here).  If anyone is not able to board due to crowds, make yourself known to the hike leader so the group can wait for your arrival at the top of the tram on the second tram car.

    Tram Ticket Cost:  $28.95-$30.95.  To pre-purchase your ticket click here.

    What to Bring: Ten Essentials, water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch/ snacks, sun protection, layered clothing, hiking poles may be helpful. Carry emergency contact information. Winter hiking gear is required, including cleats and poles.  Snowshoes may be required.   

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

    Contact hike leader:  Kirk O

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

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

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

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


    © 1981 - 2024 CALIFORNIA GREAT OUTDOORS, INC., a 501(c)7 not-for-profit, all-volunteer LGBTQA+ organization dedicated to the enjoyment of the outdoors. All rights reserved. Privacy policy


    • Sun, September 08, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Pearson Park, 400 N. Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92805
    • 15
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    Great Outdoors Orange County/Long Beach Chapter

    presents

    An Urban Walk in Anaheim

    Date Sunday, September 8, starting at 10:00 AM

    Contact: Frederick Brown E-mail: fredincal346@gmail.com Phone: 562-754-1838

    This walk is in non-Disneyland area of the city where the Packing District reveals the city’s history of citrus groves. The citrus groves among other things attracted people from the East to move to sunny southern California.

    The walk will be in an area with several places on the National Register of Historic Places. The walk is three miles and is rated easy. This is a dog friendly trip. Street parking is free. Bathrooms are available at the trailhead. Businesses along the walk also have bathrooms (you might want to tip at one of these however.

    "

    We will start at Pearson Park, 400 N. Harbor Boulevard Anaheim, CA 92805 with parking in designated spaces. Our meeting point will be the entrance to the park on Harbor Boulevard halfway between West Cypress Street and West Sycamore Street. Click here for a map.

    In the park is a duck pond, a rose garden surrounded with 150 year anniversary bricks and a cactus garden. Some statues also grace the park.


    Leaving the park, we will turn right on N. Lemon Street, then we will turn left on Lincoln Avenue, right on N. Anaheim Boulevard and left on E. Center Street. Here the area sports several Craftsman, California Bungalow, as well as some Victorian homes.


    At the end of Center Street is the old Union Pacific Railway Station. From here countless crates of fruit began their journey across the United States.


    Next, when turning right on S. Atchison Street, notice the tracks that brought the citrus to the UP train station. Passing Citrus Park, we will turn left on E. Broadway, left on Olive Street and right on E. Santa Ana Street. At the corner of S. Anaheim Boulevard, we will find the original Packing House in the Anaheim Packing district. Entering the Packing House, we will find former loading docks now converted into restaurant patios. The inside is bright and open which sports a food court. The building is a good example of keeping an old structure and preserving its history.


    Leaving the Packing House, we will continue north on Anaheim and turn left on W. Center Street Promenade.Here we will find restaurants, shops and street art. The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center in a 1908 Classical Revival structure used to be the Carnegie Library.


    Reaching S. Clementine Street, we will turn left until the corner of W. Elm Street. Here we will find Little People’s Park, the site of a clash with police in 1978. Proceeding left on Elm Street, Emigdio Vaquez painted a 300 foot mural commemorating the event. Ending the walk, we will backtrack on Elm to the corner of Harbor Boulevard and return to Pearson Park.

    Several lunch are available in the area for those who wish to partake. Wear comfortable shoes, bring a liter of water, sunscreen and a wide brim hat.


    Contact: Frederick Brown E-mail: fredincal346@gmail.com Phone: 562-754-1838

    • Sat, September 14, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • Tue, September 17, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Timberline Lodge, Mount Hood, Oregon
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Great Outdoors Orange County/Long Beach presents

    Mt Hood Timberline Trail Backpack

    Sept 14 – 17, 2024

    Contact Trip Leader: Larry Purtle: E-Mail: lvpurtle@hotmail.com Mobile: 562-485-7149

    Timberline Trail, USFS Trail #600

    The Timberline Trail is a National Historic Trail in the Mount Hood Wilderness that was constructed primarily by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s at the same time as the Timberline Lodge. It follows near the tree line and circumnavigates Mt. Hood with vistas, waterfalls, alpine meadows and west side Cascade forests.


    Our plan is to start and end the 4-day, 3-night hike at the historic Timberline Lodge on the south flank. Each day covers about 10 miles. It is rated as difficult but reviews indicate various skill levels complete it with no problems. There are detours required for blown down trees, mostly on day 2 before Bald Mountain. There are multiple glacial river crossings. Seasonal conditions should be fairly dry but conditions are variable.


    Day 1 will start at 8am from Timberline Lodge and follow west along the PCT to Ramona Falls near the Sandy River ravine on the western flank of Mt Hood. This day will require crossing the Zigzag and the Sandy rivers.


    Day 2 From Ramona Falls we will continue west on the Ramona Falls Trail and then North on the PCT as a bypass of the original route along Yokum Ridge to Muddy Fork made difficult by blown down trees (2020 Labor Day storm). We’ll leave the PCT at Bald Mountain to rejoin the original Timberline Trail and head NE. We will cross the Muddy Fork, McGee, Glisan and Ladd Creeks. The day ends on the north flank at either Wyeast Basin Meadow or Elk Grove Camp.


    Day 3 reaches the highest point, 7330 ft on the Copper Spur, on the eastern flank. The day starts with a crossing of the Coe Branch creek, and later crossing the Compass Branch, Elliot and Newton creeks. The route continues past the Cloud Cap ski area turning South to Gnarl Ridge, and we’ll spend the third night after crossing Newton creek.

    Day 4 takes us back to Timberline Lodge, passing through the Mount Hood Meadows ski area, and climbing through the White River Glacier ravine. The main river crossings are Clark Creek and the White river.

    • Each participant is responsible for their own transportation to and accommodations at the trailhead.

    • Each participant is responsible for their own food and gear.

    • Each participant will need to bring the ten essentials as listed on GO website.

    • Sorry, no pets are allowed on this trip.

    Please contact the trip leader for an application.



    Day End

    Altitude

    Mileage

    Latitude / Longitude

    0

    Timberline Lodge (Start/End)

    5971

    0

    45.331309, -121.711307

    1

    Ramona Falls or adjacent camps (#1)

    3420

    10

    45.37863, -121.78341

    45.37863, -121.78341

    2

    Wyeast Basin Meadow or

    Elk Grove Camp (#2)

    5656

    5458

    19.2

    21.6

    45.35327, -121.648

    45.40992, -121.6983

    3

    Camp site past Gnarl Ridge and Newton Creek (#3)

    5403

    33.6

    45.35327, -121.648

    4

    Timberline Lodge

    5971

    41.3

    45.331309, -121.711307


    Additional Information:

    Click here for USFS.

    Click here for Oregon Hikers.





    • Sun, September 15, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Palisades Park, Santa Monica
    • 28
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    Palisades Park, Santa Monica 

    2025 Campout Planning Meeting, Potluck Picnic and Stairway Walk

    September 15, 2024 2:00 PM

    Fantastic views of the ocean and Santa Monica Mountains make this a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon. Let’s hangout, eat, walk, laugh. 

    We will meet at the picnic tables near the totem pole just beyond the restrooms at the very North end of Palisades Park. Click here for Directions

    2:00 PM: Meeting, We will be planning our campouts for the 2025 calendar year. Dates and locations will be presented at the annual conference in October. This is done to reduce conflicts with other chapters, eliminate duplicate trips, allow members to plan and schedule in advance. Feel free to tell us your ideas by clicking here ⇒ 2025 Campout Ideas.

    Please consider volunteering to lead or co-lead, especially if you have taken Outdoor Experience training. Training not required to co-lead. Remember we are a total nonprofit- volunteer organization that depends on you. 

    2:00 PM: Potluck, Bring something yummy to share, your own drinks, your own reusable plates and utensils, and possibly a chair, towel or blanket in case we have trouble nabbing tables. Great Outdoors will provide dessert later in the afternoon. 

    3:30 PM: Option 1. Stairway Hike- We will begin from the bluffs to the beach, walking on paths, trekking both along and above the beach, but probably not in the sand, as well as in and out of Santa Monica Canyon, then back to our picnic spot. There will be at least three or more sets of stairs. Stairs are a combination of wood and concrete steps with an interesting variety of designs from a modern spiral ramp over PCH to something like an overgrown garden with 170 steps on Adelaide Dr, ascending into Santa Monica Canyon. Moderate to difficult hike. We won’t be jogging up and down the steps but not an easy stroll. Wear shoes with good traction and grip. Take plenty of water. 

    3:30 PM: Option 2. Chill- Bring your favorite board game or relax, chat, and enjoy the view. An easy stroll is always nice.

    4:30 PM: Dessert! Socialize, Board Games-  Dessert provided by Great Outdoors! Bring a board game, or relax, chat and enjoy the view.

    Free but must register in advance via the GOLA website.

    Bring: Bring:Ten Essentials (click here),drinking water in a reusable bottle (1 to 2 liters recommended), sun protection, layered clothing and wear sturdy hiking footwear with a good tread. Carry your emergency contact info (ICE) with you at all times. Lunch.  Bring something yummy to share and your own drinks. 

    Transportation:

    Driving: Park on San Vicente. It is usually fairly easy to find a space but don’t expect to park right next to the park.

    Metro: Be Green and take the metro E Line and have a beautiful 25 minute walk to our picnic area.

    Carpool/ridesharing information: Due to liability and insurance reasons Great Outdoors cannot organize carpools and hike/trip leaders cannot take an active role in making arrangements for participants' transportation. If you would like a ride, or could provide a ride, members can sign up on your own. Click this link to Carpool.

    Leader: Russell Hammerl

    Questions: Contact: Russell Hammerl

    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 the hike leader if you wish.


    GREAT OUTDOORS, INC. is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization dedicated to the enjoyment of the outdoors. All rights reserved.

    • Thu, September 19, 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • Mon, September 23, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Mammoth Lakes CA
    Register

    Mammoth Lakes Old Shade Rest Campground

    Come and experience 3 full days of 4x4 off-roading and hiking (on our own)

    • Travel the backroads to Bodie, a genuine California gold-mining ghost town.
    • Take short off-road trips around the Mammoth Lakes area.
    • Travel to Sand Canyon or Kavanaugh Ridge

    Campground

    Old Shady Rest Campground, a US Forest Service area. The campsites are nestled under the canopy of an old-growth Jeffrey pine forest at an elevation of 7,800 feet within walking distance of the community of Mammoth Lakes.  Campsites have water and flush toilets.  There are no RV hook ups.  There is a dump station $10.00 fee.  This is an active bear area; bear boxes are provided and must be used (typical bear box size 48" x 30" x 36").

    Itinerary ~ tentative*

    Thursday, Sept 19th

    • Check in time 2:00 pm
    • Arrival ~ Meet and Greet

    Friday, Sept 20th

    • Bodie Ghost Town (27 miles from U.S 395 to Bodie, via OHV Trail) Loop is 43 miles.  Generally considered a moderately challenging route.
    • Bodie Ghost Town via Hwy 270 (13 miles east of US 395)
    • Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
    • June Loop

    Saturday, Sept 21st 

    • Sand Canyon or Kavanaugh Ridge
    • Mammoth Trails Inyo Craters (via short hike)

    Sunday, Sept 22nd 

    • Off road trails around Mammoth Lakes
    • Obsidian Dome (onX)
    • Minaret Summit Ridge to Deadman Pass (5.5 miles out and back) Refer to All Trails Mammoth Trails
    • The Lookout Mountain Loop

    Monday, Sept 23rd

    Departure ~ Check out at noon.  Thanks for coming.  Hope you had a great time.

    *All activities are subject to change, check campout whiteboard for updates.

    Prices:  Prices are based upon you being a GO paid member.  If not currently a GO member, you will have the option of joining at an additional $25 per person for a one (1) year club membership prior to registration. Each person going must complete a separate registration. You can (here to join)

    Payments:  This event is limited to GO members.  When you register, you'll need to have your credit card (MC, VISA, Discover or Amex.) ready and pay your registration fee within 15 mins. 

    Refunds:  Cancellation for a refund, minus $10, will be allowed only if there is a waitlist and must be received by Monday, Sept 9th.  All cancellation requests must be sent to the Trip Leaders ~ Cliff Clue email or Joey Duhon email

    What to Bring:  Camp chair, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool/wet weather clothing, potluck item, and the Ten Essentials.

    Directions:  Old Shady Rest is near Mammoth Lakes, California, approximately 350 miles north of Palm Springs. Refer to Google maps or other travel direction apps.

    Take U.S. Highway 395 to State Route 203. Proceed west on 203 for 2.8 miles to Old Sawmill Road. Take a right, go 0.5 mile. The campground entrance is on the left.

    Climate: It’s fall in Mammoth Lakes.  View weather forecast - Weather       

    Pets: Are permitted if they are properly restrained and under the control of the owner. Dogs must be licensed, restrained on a leash no longer than six feet, and always attended. Please pick up after your pet.   $1/night for each pet; you would pay upon arrival.

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

    4x4 info

    offroad checklist Equipment Requirements:  4-wheel drive high clearance vehicle with transfer case, trail rated tires, a spare tire, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, and your trail radio.

    Hiking Info

    The area has numerous hiking trails. You will need to make your own hiking trails arrangements with other hikers.

    What to bring: Ten Essentials (Click Here) water (1 to 2 liters recommended), lunch/snacks, sun protection, layered clothing. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. Layered clothing.     

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

    For additional information contact: Cliff Clue ~ Palm Springs email click here

                

                                                                                                               






    • Fri, September 20, 2024
    • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Sunset Cliffs Trail
    • 9
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    STROLL & PAINT AT SUNSET CLIFFS

    When: Friday, September 20 at 4:30 PM 

    Who: Up to 10 Great Outdoors Participants

    Requirement: All participants must sign image/liability waiver

    Event Description: 

    Join Great Outdoors San Diego and Abstract Adventures for a Stroll & Paint at Sunset Cliffs! 

    Join us on Friday, September 20 at 4:30 PM for a special stroll & paint excursion with Abstract Adventures!  Whether you've picked up a paintbrush before or not, we've got it covered. Embark with us on a 2 mile evening stroll along the coast for a rustic outdoor painting class inspired by nature's magic at Sunset Cliffs.

    Painting Class Sneak Peek

    • Basic color theory

    • Color wash & choosing a horizon

    • Coastal cliffs    

    • Painting techniques, tips, and more!

    You’ll be guided through a landscape painting lesson, with fun and easy techniques along the way. Find your inner artist and enjoy a light snack while the paint dries before heading back with your newest creation and inspiration in tow!

    This is an easy 2 mile out-and-back stroll along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard with continuous ocean views and only 75 feet in elevation change. It is open to members or non-members and requires payment and registration. Please be sure to mask-up/social distance, as appropriate. 

    Volcan Mountain 1

    Details: We’ll take an evening stroll along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and settle in at a viewpoint for a rustic outdoor painting lesson with sunset coastal views.  

    Host: Tyler Roosden 651.497.1611 | Sarah Leistico 720.608.1798

    Trail: Sunset Cliffs Trail

    Length: 2 miles

    Difficulty: Easy

    Elevation Gain: 75 feet

    RSVP: Please register using this link

    Meeting Location(by Google Map): TBD (thinking southside parking)

    Meeting Date & Time: Friday, September 20 @ 4:30 pm - We will plan to start around 4:45 pm to secure a sunset spot 

    Parking: TBD

    Cost: $40 (includes outdoor painting class, supplies, and a light snack)

    Cancellation: Up to two weeks in advance.

    Time Commitment: Plan for approx 3 hours

    Dogs: We love the pups, but they’ll need to stay at home this time! 

    Trail Details: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/sunset-cliffs-trail


    Leave No Trace 

    Great Outdoors and Abstract Adventures are committed to leaving no trace—following principles that include mindful painting lesson setup and cleanup—because respecting and preserving the environments we explore is always a top priority. 

    • Sun, September 22, 2024
    • 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Palomar Mtn, Boucher Hill Loop
    • 8
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    HIKE & PAINT AT PALOMAR MOUNTAIN

    When: Sunday, September 22 at 12:45 PM 

    Who: Up to 10 Great Outdoors Participants

    Requirement: All participants must sign image/liability waiver

    Event Description: 

    Join Great Outdoors San Diego and Abstract Adventures for a Hike & Paint at Palomar Mountain! 

    Join us on Sunday, September 22 at 12:45 PM for a special hike & paint excursion with Abstract Adventures!  Whether you've picked up a paintbrush before or not, we've got it covered. Embark with us on a moderate 3.5 mile hike among vistas and forest for a rustic outdoor painting class inspired by nature's magic at Palomar.

    Painting Class Sneak Peek

    • Basic color theory

    • Color wash & choosing a horizon

    • Palette knife peaks

    • Painting techniques, tips, and more!

    You’ll be guided through a landscape painting lesson, with fun and easy techniques along the way. Find your inner artist and enjoy a light snack while the paint dries before heading back with your newest creation and inspiration in tow!

    This is a moderate 3.5 mile loop on top of Palomar Mountain with 770 feet in elevation change. It is open to members or non-members and requires payment and registration. Please be sure to mask-up/social distance, as appropriate. 

    Details: We’ll embark counter-clockwise along Scott’s Cabin Trail to loop around to the Boucher Hill lookout and a scenic rustic outdoor painting class. 

    Host: Tyler Roosden 651.497.1611 | Sarah Leistico 720.608.1798

    Trail: Boucher Trail and Scott’s Cabin Loop

    Length: 3.5 miles

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Elevation Gain: 770 feet

    RSVP: Please register using this link

    Meeting Location(by Google Map): Silvercrest Picnic Area

    Meeting Date & Time: Sunday, September 22 @ 12:45 pm - We will plan to start around 1:00 pm

    Parking: Silvercrest Picnic Area - $10 fee to enter state park

    Cost: $40 (includes outdoor painting class, supplies, and a light snack)

    Cancellation: Up to two weeks in advance.

    Time Commitment: Plan for approx 4-5 hours

    Dogs: We love the pups, but they’ll need to stay at home this time! 

    Trail Details: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/boucher-trail-and-scotts-cabin-loop


    Leave No Trace 

    Great Outdoors and Abstract Adventures are committed to leaving no trace—following principles that include mindful painting lesson setup and cleanup—because respecting and preserving the environments we explore is always a top priority.



    • Fri, October 18, 2024
    • Sun, October 20, 2024
    • Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area - Rio Group Site



    October 17-20, 2024 

    Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) - YouTube


    This event is currently being planned by the Los Angeles Chapter. For more information about this trip:

    • Please check back here for updates in the future; or
    • Please contact our LA Chapter VPO - via email: VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
    • Volunteers wanted! Please contact John Butta for a variety of opportunities. 


    Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area  

    The park is located off of Highway 138 and Cleghorn Road, 11 miles east of I-15 heading east; or 20 miles north of San Bernardino via Highways 18 & 138. Get directions through Google Maps

    The Rio group campsite can accommodate over 100 people. There are restrooms and paid showers on site as well as potable water, fire rings, BBQ grills, covered pagodas and picnic tables; all in a central location. Dogs allowed. Trailers/Campers/Motorhomes limited up to 31 feet

    The San Bernardino National Forest is comprised of the northern Santa Rosa Mountains, the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, the San Jacintos Mountains, and the San Bernardino Mountains. These ranges cover 100 miles of Southern California and comprise a diverse ecosystem. Local fauna includes 440 species, more than two dozen of which are currently endangered or threatened. There are many different species of flora as well, including Joshua trees, various types of pines and firs, and barrel cactuses.

    Climate, Elevation, Other:  Average high/low: 79° / 50° ; Elevation 3400', Sunrise - 6:58 am, Sunset 6:10 pm

    Campground Brochure: Click Here 

    Campground Contact: (760) 389-2281

    Campground Images: Rio Baranca Valle Group Campground

    Note:

    There may be times that the water quality for recreation may pose a health risk due to algae blooms

    Theme - Retro Disco Pride

    PRIDE PROM ~ LGBTQ Dance Party & Pride ...

    Agenda - tbd, All members are encouraged and welcome to attend the business meetings.

    Meet at Pavilion - Check white board at camp for updates and details

    Friday Oct 18

    • 12:00 pm  Check-in
    • 3:30 pm  tbd
    • 5:00 pm  Meet and Greet. Bring an appetizer to share and your favorite beverage. Get your raffle tickets.
    • 6:00 pm Hosted Taco Bar.
    • 8:00 pm Campfire
    • 8:30 pm Stargazing
    Saturday Oct 19
    • 6:30 am  Coffee 
    • 8:00 am  Breakfast on your own
    • 9:00 am  Activity tbd
    • 9:30 am Activity tbd
    • 10:00 am Bike Silverwood Lake
    • 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 - 2pm  Outdoor Experience Introduction - Meet trip and hike leaders for Q&A and learn about leadership opportunities. Join the team - acquire new skills, make a difference and feel good about yourself.
    • 3:00 pm Arts and Craft 
    • 6:00 pm  POTLUCK Dinner - bring your best 1970s dish to share. GO will provide all desserts. Wear your best Disco or Pride outfit - prize for 3 winners with best outfits!
    • 7:00 pm  Award Presentations; announcements
    • 7:30 pm  Super Raffle drawing
    • 8:00 pm Disco Night and Movie

    Sunday, Oct 20

    • 6:30 am  Coffee and continental breakfast
    • 9:00 am  Check whiteboard  
    • 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 VPOs of each Chapter and other interested parties.

    Activities - tbd

    Registration- tbd

    • Registration options include: Tents and RV’s. Tents will be in tent only sites. RV sites are located adjacent to the tent only sites. We will have a group campfire located in a central spot. Sites will be preassigned with site assignments and updated details in an email one week prior to the event. Registration is available to Great Outdoors members only. If not a member, you may join and purchase a membership - Click Here for Membership 
    • Campers:  Water and restrooms with paid hot showers are available. 
    • RVs No RV hookups. RVs must be parked in provided space and may not protrude into roadway. Maximum length 31' Roadway must be kept open and clear to allow for emergency vehicles. Quiet hours 10pm - 6am.
    • Non-Campers: Lodging can be found in nearby Crestline 
    • Pets: welcomed - leashed, controlled, picked up after, allowed on paved trails.

    Payments:  Online payments only using credit cards. 

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

    What to Bring: 

    • Ten Essentials, camping/cooking gear, food, name tag.
    • Camp chair, warm/cool weather clothing, bicycle. 
    • Potluck item - main entrée, or side dish. GO will furnish desserts (our anniversary cake).
    • Appetizer to share for meet & greet ‘tea’ along with your favorite beverage.
    • Swim suit, towel, water shoes for swimming, boating or kayaking.
    • Cash for the raffle. If you would like to donate an item for the raffle, contact trip leader.
    • 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 may 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.

    Conference FAQs

    What is the difference between a regular GO campout and a conference campout?

    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 upcoming year.
    • Vote and amend any by-law changes that may occur.
    • Schedule and coordinate the next year's 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 Los Angeles Chapter
    • Next year will be hosted by another 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; however, all are welcome to attend.

    Can I come to any of these meetings if I am not on the Corp board or a delegate?

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

    What if I am not part of the Corp board or a 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.

    Volunteer?

    • Each Chapter elects or appoints a Board Representative to represent your Chapter at all GO Corp. meetings (usually four per year). 
    • The GO Board also consists of the following appointed committees or positions:  Archives, Awards, Bylaws, Outings, Outdoors Experience and Webmaster
    • If you are interested in running for one of the three (3) elected positions or serving on one of our Committees, attend the meetings and let us know.

    Any other questions? - contact Trip Leaders or Board Members 

    If you would like to know more about the history and founding of GO click here.


    • Wed, November 06, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Santa Rosa San Jacinto National Monument
    • 12

    PCT South from Hwy 74
    Moderate 5.2-mile out-and-back trail, 700 ft. gain, approx. 2.5 hours duration.  Scenic mountain and valley views.  We may encounter PCT Thru-Hikers.  Meet at 8:00 a.m. for prompt 8:00 a.m. departure at Denny’s in Cathedral City (69050 CA-111, Cathedral City, CA 92234). Map Click Here

    • Trailhead elevation: 4900'      33.56310° N, 116.57674° W 
    • Difficulty Rating: Moderate - Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

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

    Contact hike leader:  Kirk Olsen  Email Click Here

    Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Arrive a few minutes early for briefing and carpooling. Departure is at 8:00 am AM. Distance to trailhead  is 29 miles, directions Click Here

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels

    Plant guide:  Click here.

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



    • Wed, November 20, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Santa Rosa San Jacinto National Monument
    • 6
    Register

    Horsethief Creek via Cactus Springs 

    • Distance: 5 miles out & back
    • Elevation gain: 1200'
    • Trailhead elevation: 4045'
    • Difficulty Rating: Moderate/ Advanced
    • Hike is downhill in and uphill out. Of the 1200 feet, 300 feet is gained going in, and 865 feet on the way back.
    • Hiking time: 3 hours
    • Meet at 8:00AM at Denny's at 69050 CA-111, Cathedral City, CA 92234. Map
    • Description: Set in the transitional zone between the Santa Rosa Mountains and the Coachella Valley, this hike provides a huge variety of scenery, including geology, canyons, creeks and desert flora. Adding to the appeal is the area’s historical interest; Horsethief Creek takes its name from the legend of gangsters that supposedly used the canyon as a hideout.

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

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

    Contact hike leader:  Kirk Olsen Email Click Here 

    Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Arrive a few minutes early for briefing and carpooling. Departure is at 8:00 am AM. Distance to Cactus Spring trailhead  is 21 miles. Map Direction to trailhead

    Trail Profile:

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels

    More trail information: USFS click here.

    Plant guide:  Click here.

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


    • Tue, December 24, 2024
    • 6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
    • Upper Parking Lot, Rancho Mirage City Hall, 69825 CA-111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

    Enjoy the sunrise on Christmas Eve morning with a beautiful view of the Coachella Valley from Bighorn Overlook!  We will hike easy to moderate switchbacks up to the overlook and pause to enjoy the sunrise.  From there we will proceed along the Jack Rabbit trail to the Roadrunner trail, which we will follow back down to the parking lot.

    • Distance: 1 mile loop
    • Distance gain: 400’
    • Trailhead elevation: 300’
    • Difficulty Rating: Easy - Moderate*
    • Trail is well-marked but rocky in places.  A headlamp or flashlight may be helpful at the beginning of the hike.
    • Hiking time: 1 hour
    • Meet: 6:15 AM at Bighorn Overlook trailhead (upper parking lot, Rancho Mirage City Hall).  Map
    • Important: Wear warm layers for expected early morning cold temperatures!
    • Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.

    Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

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

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

    Contact Hike Leader:  Kirk Olsen  email

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

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.


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

    • Wed, January 22, 2025
    • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Save the Date



    Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

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

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

    Contact Hike Leader: Vince

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

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.


    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 hike. 

    • Sat, February 08, 2025
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Palm Springs E. Palm Canyon at Museum Way
    Register

    27th Annual Tour de Palm Springs

    Join  Great Outdoors members riding  the 24 mile route. Register and pay at the Tour de Palm Springs website: Click Here

    Early Bird Registration 20% Discount available now until July 31. Use Code TOUR25  for 20% discount


    Use drop down menu to select Great Outdoors team


    Contact  Leader: Scott Connelly email click here and John Ryan email



Past Hikes

Wed, July 17, 2024 PS - Hike: Top of the Tram to Wellman's Divide (Loop)
Sun, July 14, 2024 LA - Hike #1 Moderate to Strenuous w Views-canceled
Fri, July 12, 2024 PS - Hike: CANCELLED DUE TO WILDFIRE Mt. Baldy Overnighter
Thu, July 11, 2024 PS - Hike: Tahquitz Peak via Devil's Slide
Wed, July 10, 2024 PS - Big Morongo/Mesquite Marsh - CANCELLED
Sun, July 07, 2024 SBVC - Outside with Pride Hike
Sun, June 30, 2024 SD - Hike - Seven Bridges Walk & Brunch TIME CHANGE 30 MINUTES
Thu, June 27, 2024 LA - Hike: 🌈 Pride Outside at Eaton Canyon Natural Area in Pasadena
Thu, June 27, 2024 LA - Misc: Malibu Creek State Park - Hike, Swim, Eat and More
Wed, June 26, 2024 PS - Hike: Tamarack and Round Valleys Loop via Sid Davis
Sun, June 23, 2024 LA - Hike: 🌈 Pride Outside at Stoneview Nature Center in Culver City
Sat, June 22, 2024 OCLB – El Moro Canyon to Moro Ridge Loop
Wed, June 19, 2024 PS - Hike: Round Valley Loop
Wed, June 19, 2024 OCLB - San Gabriel Peak via Angeles Crest Hwy
Sun, June 16, 2024 LA - 🌈 Pride Hike This Sunday! Gould Mesa Trailhead to Brown Mountain Dam
Fri, June 14, 2024 PS - HIKE: HIDDEN LAKE
Mon, June 10, 2024 PS - HIKE: HIDDEN LAKE - DIVIDE PLUS
Sun, June 09, 2024 PS - Hike: Pushwalla Palms & Hidden Horseshoe Early Morning Hike
Mon, June 03, 2024 PS - Hike: Desert View Trail Hike and Lunch
Tue, May 28, 2024 PS - Speaker Series - "The Grand Circle Route Through Utah"
Sun, May 26, 2024 PS - Hike: Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
Sat, May 25, 2024 SD - Hike - Univ of San Diego and Tecolote Canyon Hike
Thu, May 23, 2024 PS - Hike: Full Moon - Roadrunner/Chuckwalla Trail
Sun, May 19, 2024 OCLB - San Gabriel Peak via Angeles Crest Hwy
Sat, May 18, 2024 LA - Stream Hike This Saturday! Gabrielino Trail from Gould Mesa Trailhead to Brown Mountain Dam
Fri, May 17, 2024 OCLB - Yosemite National Park 2024
Thu, May 16, 2024 PS - HIKE: Oak Glen Preserve & Visit to Edward-Dean Museum
Wed, May 15, 2024 PS - Hike: Sunrise South Lykken
Tue, May 07, 2024 PS - Hike: Round Valley Loop via Aerial Tram—CANCELED
Sun, May 05, 2024 OCLB - Urban Walk in the Niguel Botanical Preserve
Sat, May 04, 2024 PS - Bike and Breakfast/Brunch
Wed, May 01, 2024 PS - Hike: Lost Horse Loop Trail - Joshua Tree Park
Sun, April 28, 2024 LA - Hike: Double the Friendship
Sun, April 28, 2024 SD - Social/Hike - Fiesta Island Dog Walk
Sat, April 27, 2024 OCLB – Weir Canyon & Anaheim Hills Trail Loop
Sat, April 27, 2024 PS - Hike: Covington Crest Trail
Fri, April 26, 2024 PS - Keys Ranch Tour - Joshua Tree National Park
Wed, April 24, 2024 PS - Hike: Toutane Canyon and Waterfall April 24
Tue, April 23, 2024 PS - Hike: Jane's Hoffbrau
Sun, April 21, 2024 OCLB - Signal Hill Scenic Urban Walk
Fri, April 19, 2024 PS - Hike - Indian Trail Loop at Pipes Canyon
Thu, April 18, 2024 PS - Bike - Gay History Bike Ride April 18
Wed, April 17, 2024 PS – Hike: Mission Creek to Whitewater Overlook via PCT North
Sat, April 13, 2024 PS - Hike-Social Mixer-Joshua Tree Park
Sat, April 13, 2024 SD - Hike - Volcan Mountain Trail
Thu, April 11, 2024 PS - Bike - Gay History Bike Ride April 11
Wed, April 10, 2024 PS - Hike: Toutane Canyon and Waterfall April 10
Sat, April 06, 2024 PS - Off-Grid Camping Meeting
Sat, April 06, 2024 OCLB Agua Chinon Day Hike
Fri, April 05, 2024 PS - Bike: First Friday Bike Ride
Thu, April 04, 2024 PS - Hike: 49 Palms Oasis
Wed, April 03, 2024 PS - Hike: Whitewater View Trail
Tue, April 02, 2024 PS - Hike: Garstin Shannon Henderson
Sat, March 30, 2024 CANCELLED FOR WEATHER San Diego Safari Park
Sat, March 30, 2024 OCLB- Hike: Lost Palms Oasis in Joshua Tree National Park
Sat, March 30, 2024 OCLB - Hiking to the Lost Palms Oasis
Thu, March 28, 2024 PS - Thousand Palms to Willis Palms via Herman's Hike Trail
Tue, March 26, 2024 LA - Short Notice! Tuesday 3/26 Full Moon Wine & Cheese Potluck Night Hike - Echo Mountain!
Tue, March 26, 2024 PS - Speaker Series - "Virtual Tour of Washington State"
Mon, March 25, 2024 PS - Hike: Oswit Canyon
Sun, March 24, 2024 PS - Hike - Mission Creek to Overlook
Sun, March 24, 2024 PS - Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts
Sat, March 23, 2024 OCLB Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
Thu, March 21, 2024 PS - Hike: Lykken via Descanso
Wed, March 20, 2024 PS - Hike: Toutane Canyon and Waterfall Mar 20
Tue, March 19, 2024 PS - Hike: Lang Canyon
Sun, March 17, 2024 SD - Day Hike - Mission Trails-Kwaay Paay Peak Hike
Sun, March 17, 2024 PS - Hike: Murray Hill for Newbies
Sat, March 16, 2024 LA-Hike: Santa Monica Mountains Native Plant Restoration & Hike
Thu, March 14, 2024 PS - Camping - Salton Sea - Mecca Beach Campground
Wed, March 13, 2024 PS - Hike: Whitewater View Trail
Tue, March 12, 2024 PS - Hike: Indian Canyon / West Fork Trail
Fri, March 08, 2024 PS - Hike: Bogert Trail
Thu, March 07, 2024 PS - Hike: Murray Canyon
Mon, March 04, 2024 PS - Hike: Tim's Ladder
Sat, March 02, 2024 OCLB – Weir Canyon & Anaheim Hills Trail Loop
Fri, March 01, 2024 PS - Bike: First Friday Bike Ride-Deepwell and Tahquitz Creek Loops
Thu, February 29, 2024 PS - Hike: Sawtooth Loop Chaparossa Spring
Wed, February 28, 2024 PS - Cabot's Pueblo Museum & Historic Rock House
Sun, February 25, 2024 LA - Just added! Hike Beaudry Loop in the Verdugo Mountains
Fri, February 23, 2024 PS - Hike: Covington Flats Loop
Thu, February 22, 2024 PS - Bike - Palm Springs Notable Residences Bike
Sun, February 18, 2024 OCLB - Repeat of the Urban Walk in Downtown Los Angeles
Sat, February 17, 2024 **DATE CHANGE** SD - Hike - 5 Peak Challenge, North & South Fortuna
Wed, February 14, 2024 PS - Hike: Tahquitz Canyon & Waterfall
Tue, February 13, 2024 PS - Hike: Chocolate Drop - Flag Peak
Mon, February 12, 2024 PS - Hike: Painted Canyon Ladders
Sat, February 10, 2024 OCLB - Cancelled Due To Weather Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
Fri, February 09, 2024 PS - Walkabout: Prescott Preserve Feb 9
Wed, February 07, 2024 PS - Hike: Lost Palms Oasis
Sun, February 04, 2024 OCLB - Signal Hill Scenic Urban Walk
Fri, February 02, 2024 PS - Bike: First Friday Bike Ride-PS City Loop
Mon, January 29, 2024 PS - Hike: Top-of-Tram Hike
Sun, January 28, 2024 LA-Hike: Winter in Palos Verdes along the Terranea Trail and Brunch/Lunch!
Sun, January 28, 2024 PS - Hike: Big Morongo Canyon
Thu, January 25, 2024 PS - Hike: Garstin Shannon Henderson
Tue, January 23, 2024 PS - Speaker Series - "Oregon Overview"
Sat, January 20, 2024 SD - Hike - 5 Peak Challenge, Cowles/Pyles Peaks
Sat, January 20, 2024 PS - Hike: Big Morongo Canyon
Sun, January 14, 2024 OCLB - Urban Walk in Downtown Los Angeles
Fri, January 12, 2024 PS - Hike Indian Canyons: Palm Canyon (Ranger-Led) and Fern Canyon
Thu, January 11, 2024 PS - Hike: Mission Creek Ramble
Mon, January 08, 2024 PS - Hike: N. Lykken from Museum - Lunch
Wed, January 03, 2024 PS - Hike: Oswit Canyon
Sun, December 31, 2023 PS - Hike: Vargas Palms
Fri, December 29, 2023 PS - Year End Bike Ride: CV Link 2a > CV Link 2…and Beyond
Thu, December 28, 2023 PS - Whitewater Preserve Trail Rebuilding Dec 28
Sun, December 24, 2023 PS - Hike: Pushawalla Palm Oasis Christmas Eve
Sat, December 23, 2023 PS - Holiday Lights - Candy Cane Lane
Thu, December 21, 2023 PS - Hike: Bighorn Overlook
Mon, December 18, 2023 PS - Walkabout: Prescott Preserve 12/18
Sun, December 17, 2023 OCLB - HoliGay Party 2023
Sun, December 17, 2023 PS - Hike: Whitewater to Snow Creek on Pacific Crest Tr
Sat, December 16, 2023 LA - OCLB - Palos Verdes Hike: Hills, Rocks, and Ocean Hike
Thu, December 14, 2023 PS - Living Desert Wildlights
Wed, December 13, 2023 PS - Hike: Garstin Shannon Henderson
Tue, December 12, 2023 PS - Whitewater Preserve Trail Rebuilding Dec 12
Sat, December 09, 2023 SD - Hike - Eagle Rock Hike
Sat, December 09, 2023 PS - Hike: Murray Peak Loop Hike
Fri, December 08, 2023 OCLB - Urban Hike: CSULB Sculptures & Museum Exhibit: Drag Show
Fri, December 08, 2023 PS - Hike: Lykken via Descanso
Mon, December 04, 2023 PS - HIKE: Eisenhower Mountain Loop Trail (Also Known as The Living Desert Wilderness Loop Trail)
Sun, December 03, 2023 OCLB - El Dorado Nature Center and Park Urban Hike
Fri, December 01, 2023 PS - Hike - La Quinta Cove Oasis
Thu, November 30, 2023 PS - Whitewater Preserve Trail Rebuilding
Sun, November 26, 2023 PS - WALK: Walk the Wash
Sun, November 26, 2023 SD - Annie's Canyon Hike
Sun, November 26, 2023 OCLB - Mount Baldy Day Hike
Fri, November 24, 2023 PS-Hike: Mecca Hills: Pyramid - Arch
Thu, November 23, 2023 SD - Urban Hike/Social - Thanksgiving @ San Diego Zoo
Tue, November 21, 2023 PS - Hike - N. Magnesia Falls
Sat, November 18, 2023 LA - Hike: POSTPONED Tapia Park to Piuma Ridge Trail
Sat, November 18, 2023 PS - HIKE: Horsethief Creek - Cactus Springs
Wed, November 15, 2023 PS - Hike: Desert Queen Mine and Elton Mine via Lucky Boy Vista Loop
Mon, November 13, 2023 PS - Hike: The Maze and North View Loop - Joshua Tree Park
Fri, November 10, 2023 PS - Bike/Veteran's Day Bike Ride
Tue, November 07, 2023 PS - Hike: Indian Canyons - Stone Pools
Fri, November 03, 2023 PS - Hike: Pushwalla Palm Oasis
Fri, November 03, 2023 PS - Hike: Willis Palms Oasis
Sun, October 29, 2023 PS - Continental Breakfast-Hike-Soak
Sat, October 28, 2023 PS - HIKE: UPPER CARRIZO CANYON
Thu, October 26, 2023 PS - Hike: Warren Peak/Panorama Loop
Wed, October 25, 2023 PS - Badlands Indio Hills
Tue, October 24, 2023 PS - Bike - Palm Springs Notable Residences Bike
Fri, October 20, 2023 PS/CORP - 45th All Chapter Campout and Conference - Lake Perris
Wed, October 18, 2023 PS - Hike: Sunrise South Lykken
Mon, October 16, 2023 PS - Hike: Pine City/Pine City Canyon
Sun, October 15, 2023 SD - Day Event - End of Summer Hike, BBQ, and Pool Party
Sat, October 14, 2023 LA-Hike: Cucamonga Peak hike
Thu, October 12, 2023 PS - HIKE: Oak Glen Preserve
Sun, October 08, 2023 OCLB - Urban Hike: Two Bridges Row & OC Museum & More
Thu, October 05, 2023 PS - Hike: Deep Creek Hot Springs
Sun, October 01, 2023 PS - HIKE: UPPER CARRIZO CANYON
Fri, September 29, 2023 PS - HIKE: SUNSET HIKE AND DINE
Wed, September 27, 2023 PS - Sunnylands Open Air Experience
Sat, September 23, 2023 LA-Hiking: 3 T's Trail
Sat, September 23, 2023 PS - NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY at Giant Rock
Thu, September 21, 2023 PS-Camping - Hearst Castle - San Simeon State Park
Wed, September 20, 2023 PS - Hike: Wellman Divide
Tue, September 19, 2023 PS - Walkabout: Prescott Preserve Sept 19
Sat, September 16, 2023 SD - Day Hike - Palomar Mountain Day Hike
Sat, September 16, 2023 OCLB - Urban Hike in Signal Hill
Wed, September 13, 2023 PS - Hike: Idyllwild & Lunch
Sun, September 10, 2023 LA-Hike: Palos Verdes Summer Vacation Day Two: Hike, Beach, and Relax
Thu, September 07, 2023 SBVC - First Thursday Art "Hike"
Sun, August 27, 2023 SD - Backpacking - Treasure Lakes Backpacking Retreat! (Intermediate)
Sat, August 19, 2023 OCLB - Double Whammy! Icehouse Canyon AND Cucamonga Peak Day Hike
Wed, August 16, 2023 PS - Walkabout: Prescott Preserve August 16
Mon, August 14, 2023 PS - Hike: Earl Henderson
Sun, August 13, 2023 OCLB - Urban Walk across the Long Beach International Gateway Bridge
Sat, August 12, 2023 LA - Hiking: South Fork Big Rock Creek
Wed, August 09, 2023 PS - HIKE: PCT North from Hwy 74
Tue, August 08, 2023 OCLB - McGee Pass Backpack
Sat, August 05, 2023 OCLB - Crystal Cove Day Hike
Thu, August 03, 2023 PS - Discovery Hike
Mon, July 31, 2023 PS - HIKE: HIDDEN LAKE
Sun, July 23, 2023 OCLB - Hike Lake Hollywood Reservoir!
Sat, July 22, 2023 LA - Hike: Fish Canyon Narrows
Fri, July 21, 2023 PS - Walkabout: Prescott Preserve July 21
Sun, July 16, 2023 SD - Hike - Torrey Pines (Morning After Pride March)
Sat, July 15, 2023 SBVC - Franklin Trail Day Hike
Sat, July 15, 2023 SD - Hike - San Diego Pride Parade
Wed, July 12, 2023 PS - Hike and lunch: Desert View Trail via Aerial Tram
Wed, July 12, 2023 OCLB - CALIFORNIA STATE AND NATIONAL REDWOOD PARKS
Sun, July 09, 2023 LA-Hike: Palos Verdes Summer: Oceanfront Hike, Learn, and Relax
Tue, July 04, 2023 PS - HIKE: 4th of July Fireworks
Sat, June 24, 2023 SD - Hike - Torrey Pines, Guy Fleming, EB Scripps Overlook, Red Butte and Razor Point Loop
Fri, June 23, 2023 OCLB - Upper Rock Creek Trail Backpack (Cottonwood Lakes Trailhead)
Sat, June 17, 2023 SBVC - Arroyo Hondo Day Hike
Fri, June 16, 2023 PS - Hike: Round Valley Loop via Aerial Tram
Wed, June 14, 2023 PS - HIKE: PCT South from Hwy 74
Sun, June 11, 2023 OCLB - Mount Baldy Day Hike
Sun, June 11, 2023 LA - Hike: This Sunday! Strawberry Spring and Meadows
Wed, June 07, 2023 OCLB - San Mateo Peak Dayhike
Mon, June 05, 2023 PS - Hike - Big Morongo Canyon
Sat, June 03, 2023 OCLB - Easy Urban Walk @ Fullerton Arboretum
Thu, June 01, 2023 PS - Hike: Full Moon - Roadrunner/Chuckwalla Trail
Thu, June 01, 2023 GOSD - Yosemite, Whitewater Rafting, Caving, and Gold Country Adventure
Thu, June 01, 2023 PS - Sunnylands Historic House Tour
Mon, May 29, 2023 SD - Day Hike - Lake Murray Hike & BBQ
Mon, May 29, 2023 OCLB - Sitton Peak Day Hike!
Mon, May 29, 2023 PS - HIKE: HIDDEN LAKE
Sat, May 27, 2023 SD - Mount Laguna Campout
Fri, May 26, 2023 PS - Hike: Willis Palms
Sun, May 21, 2023 LA-Hike: Devil's Chair and Punchbowl
Fri, May 19, 2023 OCLB - Yosemite National Park 2023
Wed, May 17, 2023 PS - Hike: Devil's Slide May 17
Wed, May 17, 2023 PS - Hike: Sunrise South Lykken
Sun, May 14, 2023 SBVC - Tentative Day Hike
Wed, May 10, 2023 OCLB - Mount Islip Day Hike
Mon, May 08, 2023 PS - Bike - Palm Springs Monuments
Tue, May 02, 2023 PS Hike: Tahquitz Canyon & Waterfall
Sat, April 29, 2023 OCLB - Easy Urban Hike @ Old Town Orange
Sat, April 29, 2023 LA - Henninger Flats Hike and Picnic
Thu, April 27, 2023 PS - HIKE: BIG MORONGO CANYON
Wed, April 26, 2023 PS - Hike: Murray Canyon
Wed, April 26, 2023 PS - Walkabout: Prescott Preserve April 26
Sat, April 22, 2023 SD - Day Hike - Mission Trails-Kwaay Paay Peak Hike
Fri, April 21, 2023 SD - Baja Mexico 3-Day Expedition #2 (Add'l Dates!)
Fri, April 21, 2023 PS - Hike: Garrets Arch Joshua Tree Park
Sun, April 16, 2023 OCLB - Morgan Trail Day Hike
Sat, April 15, 2023 SBVC - San Marcos Foothill Preserve
Fri, April 14, 2023 PS - Hike: Toutane Canyon and Waterfall April 14
Fri, April 14, 2023 SD - Baja Mexico 3-Day Expedition
Tue, April 11, 2023 PS - Hike: Rainbow Rock Canyon
Fri, April 07, 2023 PS - Hike: Toutane Canyon and Waterfall
Wed, April 05, 2023 PS - Hike: Murray Canyon
Wed, April 05, 2023 PS - The Past, Poppies and Pies!
Sat, April 01, 2023 OCLB - Hike Lake Hollywood Reservoir!
Sat, April 01, 2023 OCLB - Hike to the Hollywood Sign!
Sat, April 01, 2023 PS - Hike: Lykken via Descanso
Sat, April 01, 2023 Ellwood Mesa Preserve
Sun, March 26, 2023 OCLB - Yosemite Valley in March
Sat, March 25, 2023 SBVC - Shoreline Park to Chromatic Gate
Fri, March 24, 2023 PS - Hike: Pioneer Preserve near Yucca Valley
Thu, March 23, 2023 PS - Hike: Cathedral Canyon Mar 23
Tue, March 21, 2023 PS - Hike: Murray Canyon
Thu, March 16, 2023 PS - Salton Sea - Mecca Beach Campground
Thu, March 16, 2023 PS - Walkabout: Prescott Preserve March 16
Tue, March 14, 2023 PS - Hike Indian Canyons: Palm and Andreas Canyons
Sun, March 12, 2023 LA - Mt Lowe Trail Camp - CANCELED
Sat, March 11, 2023 CANCELLED FOR RAIN - OCLB - Easy Urban Hike @ Old Town Orange
Sun, March 05, 2023 LA - Hiking: Switzer's Falls - CANCELLED
Sat, March 04, 2023 SBVC - Day Hike: More Mesa
Fri, March 03, 2023 PS - Walkabout: Prescott Preserve March 03