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

    • Sat, July 27, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online meeting using Zoom
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    California Great Outdoors - Board Meeting

    Saturday, July 27, 2024, 10 AM - Noon

    The Great Outdoors Board will meet on Saturday July 27, 2024 starting at 10:00 AM.  The meeting will take place online using Zoom.

    All GO Board Members and Chapter Representatives attending this meeting: Please register for this event.

    All GO members may register this meeting if interested.

    July 2024 Board Meetings Agenda here

    April 2024 Board Meetings Minutes here


    If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Curran via email - Chair@GreatOutdoors.org.



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

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

    • Fri, August 09, 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • Sun, August 11, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Shady Cove Group Campground, San Bernardino National Forest near Running Springs
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    SHADY COVE-PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER CAMPOUT

    August 9-11, 2024

    Shady Cove Group Campground in the

    San Bernardino National Forest near Running Springs.

    Once again, the Perseids meteor shower returns to illuminate the night sky with a spectacular display for your viewing pleasure. We have secured 2 group sites at Shady Cove campground high up in the San Bernardino National Forest for this event. The campground is easily accessible, just off a paved road with stunning vistas of the surrounding area. It has forested tent sites and is situated in at an elevation of about 6,000 feet. Amenities include drinking water, picnic tables, vault restrooms, grills, trash containers, group fire ring and plenty of tent space. Plan on getting here during daylight hours for best viewing of the beautiful scenery along the way, Due to parking and space limitations, there is no room for RVs in the parking areas.

    The Perseid meteor shower is one of the best shooting star displays of the year, caused by the comet Swift-Tuttle discovered in 1862. Watching pieces of comet debris burn up in a bright burst of light, streaking a vivid path across the sky traveling at 37 miles per second is an amazing site! Although the moon will be 50% illuminated at the time of the Perseids' peak, it will set around midnight, so there will be dark skies until dawn — perfect for meteor hunting! On average, you can expect to see up to 100 meteors per hour during the Perseid's peak.


    For some real adventure during the day, take the short drive from our campsite to the Keller Peak Fire Lookout. You can also hike to the lookout but it’s a steep climb considering it’s perched on the edge of the mountain at 7,882 ft. It’s an active look out station with trained observers who are happy to explain the use of the Osborne, a device used to locate points within the forest when smoke is spotted. The views are awe inspiring! On clear days you can see the ocean, Catalina Island and the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range to the northwest. You can view two memorial plaques at Keller Peak lookout. The first designates the 1926-built tower as a historic landmark. The second, located 200 yards (175 m) to the west, marks the spot where a B-26 bomber crashed on December 30, 1941. Some of the wreckage is still visible.


    Hiking, biking and birding are popular activities in the area and many trails begin at or near the campground. There are lots of interesting boulder formations to climb around and photograph and be sure to pick out your favorite boulder for lounging while meteor hunting.

    For last minute groceries or dining options, Running Springs offers a variety of dining and shopping options with a grocery store, restaurants and fuel stations. You may also want to visit Lake Arrowhead Village with its many shops, restaurants overlooking the lake and a Stater Bros. supermarket. Lake Arrowhead is a private lake, so no swimming or boating is allowed unless you’re a resident. You can however book a tour of the lake aboard the Arrowhead Queen, a paddlewheel boat that takes you around the lake, pointing out numerous historical homes and sites. Tours leave every hour on the hour from 11:00-5:00. Ticket info: (909) 336-6992


    Directions to Shady Cove. From Highway 330, exit at Running Springs. Turn right on Highway 18. Drive approximately one mile to the Deerlick Ranger Station (aka: Children's Forest Visitor Center). Turn right just past the Ranger Station on Keller Peak Road (the street sign was down last time I was there. If you pass the Valero Gas station you went too far) and proceed five miles to the fork in the road. Turn left at the fork and proceed to the Children's Forest Trail Head. Turn left at the Children's Forest Trailhead and follow the signs to Shady Cove, sites B & C. These are group sites so your vehicle may not be adjacent to your tent location.

    Tentative Schedule of Events

    Friday, August 9th

    • Check-in after 2:pm (please don't arrive early, they are strict about this)
    • 6pm - Meet n’ Greet. Bring snack or light refreshments to share, if you want
    • Group campfire (bring firewood, locally bought if possible)
    • Meteor shower viewing; best around midnight but still visible before

    Saturday, August 10th

    • This is free-form campout where everyone is encouraged to self-organize. Plans for hikes, trips to the lookout tower or picnics by the reservoir can be arranged on Friday or throughout the day.  
    • 6pm - Potluck (bring a dish to share). Desserts will be provided.
    • Group campfire (bring firewood)
    • Meteor shower viewing; best around midnight but still visible before

    Sunday, August 11th

    • 8am – get in an early morning hike or pack up and clean up, say our tearful goodbyes, lots of hugging encouraged!
    • 12pm - Check out

    Prices:  $30 per person.  Each person going must complete a separate registration. We do this so each registrant acknowledges our liability waiver condition.

    Parking limits: This campout is limited by the number of vehicles allowed at the group sites. Our site comes with only 20 parking spaces. Therefore, we encourage carpooling.  Besides, it also saves gas, reduces traffic congestion and pollution, and may earn you the respect and admiration of your peers.

    During registration, please note if/who you will be carpooling with. We will assign the first 20 parking spots in the order people register. 

    If the trip is sold out, please add yourself to the wait list. Based on the number of vehicles from other registrants, you may still be added to the trip in the order added to the waitlist if we can fit you in.

    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 here è  https://groupcarpool.com/t/pf3xuy

    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. If you are not a member yet, you can first join as a member online at Greatoutdoorsla.org and then return here to register.

    Refunds:  Cancellation for a refund, minus $10, will be allowed only if there is a waitlist and must be received by August 2nd.  All cancellation requests must be sent to the Trip Leader (see email above). 

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

    Think eco-friendly. Everyone brings their own reusable plates, utensils, cups, napkins, etc. For the potluck, remember to bring your own serving dishes, bowls or platters with serving utensils. Be sure to pick up your dishes when you leave. Let's aim to minimize trash/ single-use disposables.  Thank you for pitching in to keep our camp clean.

    Health issues/allergies: It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency. Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader if you wish.

    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.

    Contact Trip Leaders: Steve Sisneros - via email to hikensteve@gmail.com or text (951) 318-0530 or Wes Stieringer-Sisneros fwsj69@gmail.com

    • Fri, September 06, 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • Sun, September 08, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Mount Piños Car Camp - Los Padres NF
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    Mount Piños Car Camp

    September 6-8, 2024

    Trip Leader: Bob King (323) 394-9313, bk78@pacbell.net

    Spaces: 20

    Vehicles: 13 including RVs or trailers, max 30’

    Cost: $50.00

    Mount Piños is located in the Los Padres National Forest on the boundary between Ventura and Kern Counties, California. The summit, at 8,847 feet (2,697 m), is the highest point in Ventura County, so it is much cooler than in the city of Los Angeles. Bring a sweater and escape the heat. The mountain is the highest point of the Transverse Ranges west of the Tejon Pass. Tall Jeffrey and Ponderosa Pines shade the campground. This mountain top location has rugged rock formations and a feeling of being quite remote.


    Campground Information:

    We will be at Group Site 1 at McGill Campground. The facility has vault toilets, fire rings, and picnic tables. There is NO WATER at the campground so bring all the water you will need.

    Bears may frequent the area and all food must be kept in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle.

    Friday

    Arrive any time after 3 PM and set up your tent. Meet and greet snacks around 5-6 PM and Dinner is on your own with a campfire at sundown.

    Saturday

    There will be an organized hike on Saturday morning. You will need hiking boots, daypack, water, 10 essential items, hiking poles, and a sack lunch.

    Traditional Tea at 4 PM.

    The Great Outdoors potluck dinner will be at 7 PM. Dinner will be followed by a campfire activity.

    Sunday

    Breakfast on your own and relax until check out time at 12 noon.


    Directions:

    McGill Campground Take I-5 North to Frazier Mountain Park Road exit. Go west on Frazier Mountain Park Road for 7 miles and the name of the road changes to Cuddy Valley Road and continue about 5 more miles. Stay left at the Y in the road and head towards Mt. Pinos, NOT towards Pine Mountain Club. Continue about 5 miles to McGill Campground on the right. We are at Group Site 1.

    Equipment:

    This site is for tent camping and RV’s. All regular camping equipment is needed, including a tent, ground cloth, sleeping bag, stove and fuel, cooking utensils, dishes and cutlery, folding chair, and a cooler with food. Limited parking is available for trailers or RV’s.

    Note, Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

    *In order to cut down on waste, please consider bringing your own reusable plate, utensils, tablecloth and cup/mug. Follow posted rules about dish washing.

    Weather: The weather is variable, so be prepared for cool nights and warm days.

    Cancellations/Refunds: You must cancel by August 26, 2024 for a refund (minus $20 service fee). Online cancellations are not available. Contact the Trip Leader, Bob King

    Payments: Pay online here with a credit card at time of reservation.

    You must be a paid member of one of the Great Outdoors (GO) chapters in order to register for this event. Membership is $25.

    This announcement is first being sent to GOLA members only.  If it does not fill up it will then be sent to other GO chapter members on or about March 1.  Register now to reserve spots for you and your carpool mate(s). 

    Carpool/ride sharing information: Please plan on carpooling as the number of vehicles is limited.  When registering online you will be asked who you are carpooling with.  It is imperative that each registrant respond to that question so that we may keep track of how many vehicles are tied to registrants.  As noted, there is a limit of 13 vehicles. 

    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, you can sign up on your own at the link below. https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/x2uny4

    Nearby Attractions: The Jacinto Reyes National Scenic Byway travels past breathtaking cliffs, rock formations and lush riparian areas.


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

    • 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.


    • Fri, November 15, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sun, November 17, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Whitewater Preserve Palm Springs
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          OUTDOORS EXPERIENCE

    Hike Leader - Morning 4 hrs
    Trip LeaderAfternoon 4 hrs

      You may attend either one or both.

      Full Weekend Schedule:

      Friday Nov 14 2 pm - Optional - Fun hike at Whitewater Preserve.  This is a welcome hike for attendees at the hike/trip leader training this weekend. We will discuss and demonstrate The Ten Essentials and safety on the trail.  

      Saturday Nov 16  8-5 - Training class at the Preserve Administrative Building.

      • 8 am - 12 pm  Hike Leader Training
      • 1 pm - 5 pm Trip Leader Training

      Sunday Nov 17  8:30 am - 11 am - Training hike at the Preserve where participants will be confronted with a variety of situations that one may encounter on the trail.

      Registration: You may request printed manual(s) be mailed to your during registration process, ($25 each). You will be refunded upon check in at the training.

      DAY HIKE LEADER - SECTION I

      8am - 12 pm

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

      Hike Leader Syllabus

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

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

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

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

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

      Pre-Course Assignment:  Review training manuals and video:

      Link to Training Resources: Click Here

      How to Lead a Hike: Video: Click Here

      Printed manuals will be available at the training location. 

      Option have manual(s) mailed to you upon registration. Registration fee is fully refundable upon check in.


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      TRIP LEADERSHIP - OVERNIGHT EVENTS - SECTION II

       1pm - 5 pm

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

      Course Outline:

      • Create a new trip or update a former trip.

      • Planning, scouting, securing reservations.

      • Finances and budget.

      • Create a trip description and promotion.

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

      • Communicate with participants to provide information and answer questions.

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

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      Location: Whitewater Preserve

      Course Length/Hours: 4 hours.

      Schedule: Start at 8:00 am and go to 5 pm with a lunch break.  Coffee, tea, water provided. Bring a mug for hot drinks.

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

      Weather: Average High 78, Low 54   NOAA spot forecast: click here

      Facilities:  Whitewater Preserve located in a beautiful canyon along the Whitewater river and part of the Sand to Snow National Monument. We will be in the visitor center back room with tables, chairs, TV monitor and restrooms. Trailheads located onsite. No cell service or Wi-Fi. No cell service or internet. Guests can receive cell service 3.5 miles south of the preserve on Whitewater Canyon Road.

      Carpooling Encouraged: Limited parking spaces available. 

      Overnight Accommodations:

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

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

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

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

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

      Contact:

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

      Link to Training Resources: Click Here

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




      • Fri, November 22, 2024
      • Mon, December 02, 2024
      • Morocco!
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      Registration is closed


      LA – GeoTours Morocco

      Great Outdoors LA invites you to Morocco from Nov. 22 to Dec. 2, 2024. This trip is being organized and sponsored though GeoTours, which is an LGBTQ-friendly company that organizes regular tours to places all over the world at very reasonable prices compared to other tour companies. Although not sponsored by Great Outdoors, this is an exclusive GOLA invitation that will be led by our long-time GO member and hike leader Joe Holliday, along with GeoTours. Click here for the trip itinerary and details: https://www.geotours.us/tour/morocco-2024/. Registration closes May 1, 2024.

      Why Morrocco? Although it's a favorite destination for Europeans, many Americans feel unsafe traveling in Arab countries. However, Morocco is considered one of the safest Arab countries in which LGBTQ groups can travel, and it has some of the best scenery and tourism of any region in northern Africa. Therefore, we are inviting this group of travelers to a wonderful place where they may not feel comfortable going individually but can have an “opportunity to learn about life in a different country through immersion into the culture. Seeing something from the outside versus experiencing it from the inside provides two completely different insights into a way of life.” -- Gay Travel in Morocco: An Overview (journeybeyondtravel.com).


      Personal Considerations: While several LGBTQ groups visit Morocco every year with no problems, all participants will need to understand and acknowledge the following cultural note to ensure the group's safety:

      It’s important to note that in Morocco homosexual acts are illegal and punishable by prison. Even though this is not always enforced, it’s smart to use street sense and avoid public displays of affection, as this is culturally frowned upon for both opposite and same-sex couples. As in any country, we ask our travelers to respect local customs (hats off in mosques, no kissing in public, etc) and most people will not be hostile. Transgender travelers should be especially aware of potentially abusive behavior, particularly to transgender women, due a lack of education in the country and conservative Muslim values. Please review and consider the additional information provided prior to deciding whether to participate or not:

      Additional resources include:

      · https://queerintheworld.com/lgbt-rights-in-morocco/

      · Gay Morocco | LGBTQ+ Travel Guide, Morocco Gay Rights & Safety Tips (iglta.org)

      · LGBT Rights In Morocco: Everything You Should Know Before You Visit! (queerintheworld.com)

      · LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index: 203 Countries Ranked in 2023 (asherfergusson.com)

      We plan to donate to local LGBTQ groups in Morocco to help the country's progress toward more equality.

      This is the first of what we hope will be several trips around the world (Iceland, New Zealand, Peru, etc.).


      Itinerary:

      Friday 11/22/24 – Depart USA

      Depart USA or depart earlier to have more time in Morocco.

      Saturday 11/23/24 - Arrive Casablanca, Morocco

      Arrive in Casablanca, Morocco's largest city. One night in Casablanca at Idou Anfa Hotel (4*).

      Sunday 11/24/24 – Casablanca-Rabat-Chefchaouen

      Visit the old Kasbah of Rabat, Morocco’s capital city, and go inside the richly decorated mausoleum of King Mohammed V. Continue to Chefchaouen, one of the most beautiful small towns in Morocco. One night at Dar Ecchaouen (4*).

      Monday 11/25/24 – Chefchaouen-Volubilis-Fes

      Enjoy a morning walking tour in the old medina of Chefchaouen, with beautiful pastel-blue buildings. Visit Volubilis, the best-preserved Roman ruins in Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Fes, the imperial capital for much of the last 1000 years. Two nights in Fes at Riad El Yacout (4*) or equivalent.

      Tuesday 11/26/24 – Fes

      Spend a full day in Fes, the most complete medieval city of the Arab world. Take a walking tour of the medina, the bustling old part of the city, with a chaotic and exhilarating mélange of artisan quarters: brass & copper craftsmen, wedding goods, carpenters, bakers, butchers, spice sellers. Soak in a fine panoramic view of the colorful vats of the leather tanneries. Night #2 in Fes.

      Wednesday 11/27/24 – Fes – Middle Atlas Mountains – Sahara

      Journey through the Middle Atlas Mountains to the Sahara, passing through cedar forests with Barbary Apes. Stop at Ziz Gorges, deeply eroded by water and with very colorful geology. Arrive in Merzouga, a small town on the edge of the Saharan sand dunes. One night in Merzouga at Riad Azawad (3*) with dinner included.

      Thursday 11/28/24 - Sahara Desert near Merzouga

      Spend the day experiencing the Sahara Desert: visit a village of the Gnaoua people, descendants of West African slaves. Ride a camel for an hour over the impressive sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. See the Saharan sunset over the dunes. Spend the night at Azawad Luxury Desert Camp, with dinner included, followed by Berber musical entertainment.

      Friday 11/29/24 - Merzouga – Ouarzazate

      Sunrise over the desert and then ride a camel (or walk) 3 miles over the dunes to Merzouga. Breakfast in Merzouga before continuing to Todra Gorge, a narrow canyon with walls towering 1000’ high. One night in Ouarzazate at Dar Chamaa (3*).

      Saturday 11/30/24 - Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou - Atlas Mtns - Marrakech

      Explore Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a wonderful kasbah with narrow, winding lanes. Drive over the High Atlas Mountains, across Tizi n’Tichka pass at 7400' altitude. Two nights in Marrakech at Riad Nesma (4*).

      Sunday 12/1/24 - Marrakech

      Tour Marrakech, one of the great medieval cities of the Islamic world. Djemaa el Fna, is the wonderful city square of Marrakech with great activity, entertainment, and food. Free afternoon for shopping or more sightseeing of Marrakech.

      Monday 12/2/24- Marrakech - USA

      Morocco tour ends, with a departure from Marrakech airport, or stay longer in Morocco on your own.


      Details:

      https://www.geotours.us/tour/morocco-2024

      Additional details will be discussed in an online forum and provide you with an opportunity to ask questions prior to the final cancellation deadline. We will also have an additional forum closer to the trip departure date.

      Tour Dates: Nov.22-Dec. 2, 2024 (actual tour: Nov.23-Dec.2)

      Land Only Tour Cost: $1890. Price based on a minimum of 12 paying participants. Otherwise, the price may increase or cancel the tour. Price is also based on sharing a room; single supplement is +$500 but single rooms are limited to approx. 5 or 6 on a first come basis. There will be 12 rooms total for the group. (Estimated additional cost of international flights to be arranged on your own: $1350. LAX-CMN; RAK-LAX)

      Cost Includes: Hotels, guide, bus, entries, breakfasts, 3 dinners, and tips

      Looking to Share a Room?: Will send the contact info to the members who wish to consider this option.

      Group Size: 12-20 G.O. members

      Tour Locations: Rabat, Chefchaouen, Volubillis, Fes, Sahara Desert (Merzouga), Ouarzazate, Atlas Mountains, Marrakech (see website for exact dates and route map)

      Walk/Hike limits: At least one hike up to 5 miles and one hike on sand dunes

      Weather: Inland California climate (high 65-75, low in 50s in November)

      Cancellation policy: see Geotours website

      Registration closes: May 1, 2024. Click here to register now:

      https://www.geotours.us/tour/morocco-2024/

      Please also register via the GOLA website (link at beginning of the email, or on website).  The trip leader needs to monitor how many travelers of each type have registered and will use this registration for various updates and communications. 

      GOLA Website Registration Types:

      • One Traveler - Wants a Roomie

      Registrants are responsible for finding their own roommate. GOLA will provide connections for those interested in sharing a room. 

      • One Traveler - Has a Roomie

      When registering type the first and last name of your roommate.

      • Solo Traveler - Does not want to room with anyone

      As noted elsewhere, solo travelers will pay an surcharge of approx. $500.

      Trip insurance: Highly Encouraged. See Details link above for more information

      Have additional questions: Reach out to GeoTours, Joe Holliday  or John Butta


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