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Upcoming and Past LA Chapter Events

    • Sat, October 07, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Griffith Park - LA Zoo free parking Lot
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    Great Outdoors Los Angeles


    Bicycle Ride in Griffith Park and Los Angeles River Bike Path

    We will meet at the Los Angeles Zoo free parking lot on Zoo Drive at 11:00 AM.  This trip has no hills and anticipated mileage is 15 miles round trip.  This is a fairly easy bike ride with great views of Glendale and the LA River along the way.  The half-way point is at the outdoor Bicycle Spoke Cafe in Frogtown (Elysian Valley) where we can stop for coffee or brunch at 12:30 PM or so. 

    Attendance to this event is open to ALL!

    Bring lots of water, sunscreen, and money for brunch break.  Riders are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet on all bike rides and inflate their tires to the correct pressure.  Please be prepared to address any breakdowns on your own.  Bring a spare inner tube, tire pump, repair kit, ability to call Lyft/Uber, etc.  The trip leader/group may not have the capacity to repair your bike.  Participants are also expected to bring their own first aid kit appropriate for the event.  Thanks for your understanding. 

    Trip Leader:  Michael Wickstrom email:

    • Sun, October 15, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Shakey's, 5170 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
    • 21
    Bring a Friend!
    Chapter meetings are now open to ALL MEMBERS


    • 2-3 pm: Socialize, Eat, Drink, Be Mary
    • 3-4 pm: Meeting
      • Recap of Recent Outings
      • Upcoming Events + Planning Brainstorm
      • Holiday Party Planning
      • Volunteer Opportunities


    Shakey's Pizza on Sunset 

    • Fri, October 20, 2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • Sun, October 22, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Lake Perris State Recreation Area
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           Lake Perris State Recreation Area   This year's theme:


    Our 45th Anniversary! Join us and celebrate our sapphire anniversary with a weekend of entertainment and a variety of activities including, hiking, biking, boating, swimming, museum visit, multimedia presentation - GO past and present, special activities, contests, raffle prizes, and campfire activities. 

    Our camp -"A sparkling jewel and a land of mystery..." Hidden among rock-studded hills, Lake Perris State Recreation Area’s 8,800 acres of broad valley are bounded on three sides by low ridges. The surrounding hills obscure the view of nearby cities. The San Bernardino, San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains stand tall in the distance. We have dedicated tent only sites under large shade trees.  RV sites with hookups with a group gathering area in the middle.

    • Activities:
    • Bike trail circles the lake, 10 miles.
    • Hike Terri Peak - 5.5-mile loop, 958' or out and back 4 miles. Photo right:
    • Additional Hikes:  Click here.
    • Hot breakfast prepared by Chef Robert and sous-chefs.
    • Boat ride:  Check whiteboard
    • Chop! Chop! Each chapter can enter a team of two people to compete in our version of “Chopped.”  A large box of cooking ingredients is supplied, and the teams are instructed to prepare a specific item with a few guidelines.  The final product for each chapter is judged by a panel of 3.  All other conference participants become the audience for this totally entertaining event.  A prize and bragging rights will be bestowed upon the winning team.
    • Arts & Craft: Design and create a stepping stone for your garden or yard.  We will have all the supplies and everything you need to create something very special and personal.
    • ThemeHawaiian Luau -  Prizes to the best dressed participants.
    • Photo/video presentation - Contact your chapter VPO if you have a great photo to submit for the presentation.
    • Ya'i Heki' Regional Indian Museum: Native American history of the area and displays of the flora and fauna of the southern California bio-region

    Registration options include: Tents and RV’s. Tents will be in tent only sites. RV sites are located adjacent to the tent only sites, separated by a grassy area. We will have a group campfire located in a central spot. A few tents may be placed on RV site in an area away from the RVs if needed. 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 

    Amenities for Tent and RV

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

    Amenities for RVsThe RV sites have fresh water, electrical hook-ups and gray water drain.  RV dumping is available for $10.  Camping fees do not include using the dump station. RVs must be parked in provided space and may not protrude into roadway. Maximum length 31' but RVs up to 40' may be backed in with tail overhanging campsite. Roadway must be kept open and clear. Quiet hours 10pm - 6am.

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

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

    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.

    Schedule of Events:

    All members are encouraged and welcome to attend the business meetings.

    Check white board at camp for updates and details

    Sunrise 6:58 AM Sunset 6:09 PM

    Friday Oct 20

    • 2:00 pm  Check-in at the gate. Announce you are with Great Outdoors.
    • 2:30 pm Check in at site 282 for your welcome package.
    • 3:30 pm  Bike ride around the lake.
    • 5:00 pm  Meet and Greet. Bring appetizer to share. Bring your favorite beverage. Get your raffle tickets.
    • Dinner on your own.
    • 7:00 pm Multimedia media presentation highlighting the best of Great Outdoor experiences through the years from each chapter. Outdoor Experience program introduction
    • 8:00 pm Campfire

    Saturday Oct 21

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

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

    • 1:00 pm  All  VPO's trip planning - calendar meeting***
    • 1:30 pm Outdoor Experience Introduction - Meet trip and hike leaders for Q&A and learn about leadership opportunities. Join the team - acquire new skills, make a difference and feel good about yourself.
    • 3:00 pm Arts and Craft - Stepping Stones
    • 6:00 pm  POTLUCK Dinner - bring a dish to share. GO will provide all desserts. Wear your best Hawaiian outfit
    • 7:00 pm  Award Presentations; announcements
    • 7:30 pm  Chop Chop
    • 8:30 pm  Super Raffle drawing

    Sunday, Oct 22

    • 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.

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

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

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

    Payments:  Online payments only using credit cards. 

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


    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 Palm Springs Chapter
    • Next year will be hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter and so on.

    Do I need to attend any of these business meetings?

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

    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.

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

    • Fri, November 03, 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sun, November 05, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Palm Springs


     Palm Springs Jump 'Everybody's  jumping  down in Palm Springs...'

    You are invited to experience one of the most popular free Pride events in Southern California and help promote your chapter at our All-Chapter Corporate booth at the Pride Festival.  More than just getting members together and joining forces, this GO Corporate sponsored event is also an opportunity to grow our memberships and show our community that we are here for their health, wellness, and camaraderie. Each chapter will be represented and able to make multiple contacts and invite new members to join. This is a three-day weekend with attendance of over 125,000.  

    Registration allows members to sign up for one or more shifts staffing our festival booth in downtown Palm Springs on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5. All attendees are invited to a Friday afternoon welcome pool party and catered dinner at a member’s residence. 

    • Friday morning hikes at Coachella Valley Preserve: 9 am                            
    • Friday evening welcome pool party and dinner: 5 pm – 9 pm
    • Saturday Festival Marketplace and Entertainment: 11 am -11:30 pm
    • Sunday morning parade down Palm Canyon Drive: 10 am
    • Sunday afternoon Festival Marketplace and Entertainment: 10 am - 4 pm

    Bring your Great Outdoors branded T-Shirt / hat to wear at the festival and your chapter information promo handouts.

    Members must handle their own accommodations. You may indicate if you are interested in staying with a Palm Springs host during registration. The host can contact you to make arrangements. Palm Springs-area members will have the opportunity to indicate if they would like to host members from other chapters.

    To register, select the time slot you would like to be at the booth. You may register for multiple time slots. Complete your first registration, then register again for another time slot. Guests and nonmembers are welcome and may register for this event.

    Accommodations: Click here for more information

    Camping options:

    Friday, November 3  

    Saturday, November 4 - Festival Booth - downtown Palm Springs

    • 9 am to 11am (setup) Great Outdoors Festival Booth
    • 11 am - 1 pm
    • 1 pm - 3 pm
    • 3 pm - 5 pm 
    • 5 pm - 6 pm 
    • 6pm - 8 pm

    Sunday, November 5 - Festival Booth

    • 10 am  - 11 am
    • 11 am - 1 pm
    • 1 pm - 4 pm 

    Pride Parade steps off at 10 am Sunday

    A street fair, a music festival, and gathering place, the Pride festival celebrates all that is LGBTQ+ in Palm Springs. Sip, sashay, and celebrate in several downtown Palm Springs open-air event venues. 

     “We’re a small little town, but we have a huge impact. We’re like Hollywood meets L.A. meets New York meets San Diego, and all rolled into one. It’s a very small-town feel with a very big-city approach, and a very big-city draw.” — Bella da Ball, a.k.a. Brian Wanzek.

    37th annual Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival

Past LA Chapter Events

Sat, September 23, 2023 LA-Hiking: 3 T's Trail
Sun, September 10, 2023 LA-Hike: Palos Verdes Summer Vacation Day Two: Hike, Beach, and Relax
Sat, August 26, 2023 LA - Boy George and Culture Club
Sat, August 12, 2023 LA - Hiking: South Fork Big Rock Creek
Fri, July 28, 2023 LA-Camping-Table Mountain Campout
Sat, July 22, 2023 CORP Great Outdoors - Board Mtg
Sat, July 22, 2023 LA - Hike: Fish Canyon Narrows
Sun, July 09, 2023 LA-Hike: Palos Verdes Summer: Oceanfront Hike, Learn, and Relax
Thu, June 22, 2023 OCLB -Free! OCparks Summer Concert Series: Paco Versailles
Fri, June 16, 2023 LA - 🌈 Dodgers Pride Night! - Deadline extended to 6/14 - Special price!
Thu, June 15, 2023 (LA - Kern River Campout) CANCELED: Campground is closed due to flooding
Sun, June 11, 2023 LA - Hike: This Sunday! Strawberry Spring and Meadows
Fri, June 02, 2023 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Canceled - Hike and Trip Leader Training
Sun, May 21, 2023 LA-Hike: Devil's Chair and Punchbowl
Sat, May 20, 2023 LA-OCLB - Proud! Fest and Beach Streets
Sat, April 29, 2023 LA - Henninger Flats Hike and Picnic
Sat, April 22, 2023 CORP Great Outdoors - Board Mtg
Wed, April 05, 2023 LA - Central Coast and Morro Bay Camping
Sun, March 12, 2023 LA - Mt Lowe Trail Camp - CANCELED
Sun, March 05, 2023 LA - Hiking: Switzer's Falls - CANCELLED
Sun, February 26, 2023 CORP - Website Event Creating and Posting 12/22
Sat, February 25, 2023 LA - The Nethercutt Collection - Sylmar
Sun, January 22, 2023 LA - Coastal Bike Ride: Long Beach to Seal Beach
Sat, January 21, 2023 CORP Great Outdoors - Board Mtg
Thu, December 22, 2022 CORP - Website Event Creating and Posting 12/22
Sun, December 18, 2022 LA - San Pedro: Tide pools, Sea Cliffs, History, and Aquarium
Sun, December 11, 2022 LA - Holiday Party
Sat, December 10, 2022 LA - Long Beach | Belmont | Naples Boat Parade and Decoration Walk
Sat, November 12, 2022 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Hike and Trip Leader Training
Sat, November 05, 2022 LA - Kayak/Paddleboard
Wed, November 02, 2022 CORP - Website Event Creating and Posting
Sat, October 29, 2022 OCLB - Long Beach Festival of Flight
Sat, October 15, 2022 CORP - Outings Committee Mtg
Sat, October 15, 2022 CORP - Annual Conference and Election of Officers
Fri, October 14, 2022 OCLB/CORP - 44th Annual All Chapter Conference Registration
Thu, October 06, 2022 LA - Pirate Camp Catalina at Two Harbors!
Sun, September 11, 2022 LA - Coastal Bike Ride: Long Beach
Sat, August 27, 2022 PS - August Game Night: Gather Your Balls for BOWLING!!
Thu, July 28, 2022 OCLB -Bruno Mars Tribute Band "Uptown Funk"! Free!
Thu, July 28, 2022 LA - Agnew Meadows (Mammoth)
Sat, July 23, 2022 Great Outdoors CORP - Board Mtg
Sat, July 23, 2022 LA - Palos Verdes Summer Vacation Day: Hike, Beach, and Relax
Sat, May 21, 2022 LA - Palos Verdes Hike: Hills, Rocks, and Ocean Hike
Sat, April 16, 2022 LA - Eaton Canyon Hike
Sat, April 16, 2022 CORP - Board Mtg
Thu, March 24, 2022 LA - Central Coast and Morro Bay Camping
Sat, March 12, 2022 LA - Temescal Canyon Loop in the Santa Monica Mountains
Sun, February 27, 2022 LA - Beautiful Bear Canyon Hike in the San Gabriel Mountains
Sat, February 26, 2022 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Hike and Trip Leader Training
Sat, February 26, 2022 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Hike and Trip Leader Training
Sat, February 12, 2022 LA - Second Saturdays Hike: Sandstone Peak
Thu, February 03, 2022 LA - Death Valley, Furnace Creek Camping
Sat, January 22, 2022 CORP - Board Mtg
Sat, January 08, 2022 LA - Bluff Cove and Lunada Bay hike in Palos Verdes
Sat, December 18, 2021 LA - Long Beach | Belmont | Naples Boat Parade and Decoration Walk
Sat, December 18, 2021 GO LA with OC/Long Beach Chapter present: The Belmont -Naples Boat Parade and Decoration Walk
Sat, December 18, 2021 LA - Abalone and Sacred Coves Palos Verdes Hike
Sun, December 12, 2021 LA - Holiday Party 2021 at DeSano Pizza Bakery!
Sun, November 21, 2021 LA - Bicycle Tour Shoreline Long Beach
Tue, November 16, 2021 LA - LA Chapter Monthly Meeting
Sun, November 07, 2021 LA - Hike: Windy Gap, Crystal Lake Recreation Area
Sat, October 23, 2021 LA - SOLD OUT! - Camp Mozumdar Historic Walking Tour and Lunch
Tue, October 19, 2021 LA - LA Chapter Monthly Meeting
Sun, October 17, 2021 LA - Palos Verdes Coastal Walk: Point Vicente to Terranea
Sat, October 16, 2021 CORP - Outings Committee Mtg
Sat, October 16, 2021 CORP - Annual Conference and Election of Officers
Sun, September 26, 2021 LA - Palos Verdes Hike: Founders Park/Ocean Trails Reserve
Sat, September 18, 2021 LA - Malibu Hindu Temple
Sun, August 29, 2021 LA - Ballona Creek Bike Ride
Sat, August 28, 2021 LA - Lake Shrine Walk
Tue, August 24, 2021 LA - Monthly LA Chapter Planning Meeting
Thu, August 19, 2021 LA - Camping Trip Quaking Aspen, Sequoia National Forest Campout
Sun, August 08, 2021 LA - DISCOASIS Skate Night: Black Charmed's Bloom Ball!
Tue, August 03, 2021 LA - [POSTPONED]: Roller Skate Lesson & Skate Night at Moonlight Rollerway!
Sun, July 18, 2021 LA - Los Angeles River Bike Path Bike Ride
Thu, June 17, 2021 LA - Dogwood Campground (Lake Arrowhead)
Thu, April 15, 2021 OCLB - Caspers Wilderness Car Camp
Wed, April 07, 2021 CORP - Reopening Plan Review
Sat, March 27, 2021 CORP - Training - Trip Leader - Outdoors Experience
Wed, March 10, 2021 CORP - Training - Covid Protocols Event Leader
Tue, March 09, 2021 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
Sat, January 30, 2021 CORP - Online Training - Outdoor Experiences
Tue, January 19, 2021 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
Tue, November 24, 2020 LA - Thanksgiving-edition LA Monthly Core Meeting & Zoom Social
Thu, November 19, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
Tue, October 27, 2020 LA - Halloween-edition LA Monthly Core Meeting & Zoom Social
Fri, August 21, 2020 CORP - Online Training - Outdoors Experience - Interest Survey
Fri, August 14, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
Sat, July 11, 2020 LA - [CANCELED] GO Picnic and Social Hike at Chilao
Fri, July 10, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
Sat, June 20, 2020 LA - Pasadena Architectural House Walking Tour
Tue, June 16, 2020 LA - Cancelled -Virtual Open Mic/Show & Tell Social!
Fri, May 15, 2020 CANCELLED - CORP - Lake Perris Jamboree
Tue, May 05, 2020 LA - Virtual Cinco de Mayo Social!
Tue, March 31, 2020 LA - Virtual Happy Hour
Sat, March 28, 2020 Canceled: OCLB - Arroyo Seco Day Hike
Sat, March 21, 2020 LA - Cancelled - Condor Peak Hike
Thu, February 27, 2020 LA - Joshua Tree N.P. - Jumbo Rocks Campground
Sat, February 22, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Hike And Trip Leader Training
Sat, February 15, 2020 LA - Echo Mountain: Hike through History
Sat, February 08, 2020 LA - Oak and Fascination Springs Hike
Sun, February 02, 2020 LA - Kayaking and Birding in Beautiful Newport Back Bay
Sun, January 12, 2020 OCLB - Palos Verdes Day Hike
Sun, January 05, 2020 LA - New Year's Hike: Bear Canyon
Sun, December 08, 2019 LA - Holiday Party 2019 at DeSano Pizza Bakery!
Thu, November 28, 2019 LA - Ensenada, Mexico (Condo Or Hotel)
Sun, November 24, 2019 LA - Fish Canyon Hike
Sun, November 03, 2019 LA - Central Gabrielino Trail
Sat, October 19, 2019 LA - Blue Ridge to Baldy summit (via Pine Mountain) aka “The North Backbone”
Fri, October 11, 2019 SBVC/CORP - 41st Annual GO Conference, Jamboree & Campout
Sun, September 29, 2019 LA - Huntington Brunch and Chapter Elections
Sat, September 21, 2019 LA - Scenic hike along Bluff Cove in Palos Verdes
Thu, August 15, 2019 LA - Rock Creek Canyon (near Mammoth)
Sat, August 03, 2019 LA - Chinatown Urban Walk & Wine Day
Sat, July 20, 2019 LA - Long Beach Beach Party 2019
Sat, July 13, 2019 LA - Big Rock Creek / Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness day hike
Thu, July 04, 2019 LA - Mount Hillyer Day Hike
Sat, June 29, 2019 LA - Big Gay Picnic + Victorian Urban Stair Hike
Sat, June 29, 2019 GO - Hike Leader Training - Outdoor Experience
Sun, June 23, 2019 LA - Beginner Pride Bike Ride
Thu, June 20, 2019 LA - Core Group & Member Meeting *Canceled*
Thu, June 13, 2019 LA - Kern River Camping and Rafting
Thu, June 06, 2019 LA - Pride Pop-Up! Rocketman Movie Night + Happy Hour
Thu, May 23, 2019 LA - Core Group & Member Meeting
Wed, April 17, 2019 LA - Monthly Core Group and Member Meeting

Above is a just a partial list of past Great Outdoors LA events. We've had many events each year going way back to 1978!