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Upcoming and Past LA Chapter Events

    • Sat, December 10, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • La Bella Fontana Park, 90 Corinthian Walk, Long Beach, CA 90803
    • 49
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    This will be the 76th annual Naples Christmas Boat Parade, where small boats sailing through the canals, big boats in Alamitos Bay and houses all around the islands will compete for holiday decoration bragging rights.


    Bring your Santa hat (see pictured example), a thermos of eggnog or your preferred warm beverage, and an ugly sweater with a favorite friend to see the boat parade through the Naples canals then walk among carolers through the adjacent neighborhood to view the amazing light and holiday themed displays. We will meet at La Bella Fontana Park and walk 2 blocks to a great viewing area for the parade. Get there early as parking is challenging. More information can be found here: https://naplesca.com/commonly-asked-questions

    Large boats decorated with lights parade along the peninsula at 6 pm. Small boats float through at 6:30 pm from the Appian Way Bridge. Large and small boats go in opposite directions.


    Houses on Naples Island are famous for extraordinary displays of Christmas and Hanukkah lights. It makes the island a great Christmas destination in Southern California.


    Consider arriving early to rent a duffy or kayak among the flotillas, stroll the shops and restaurants on 2nd St. and enjoy the atmosphere.

    Please call Trip Organizer Rob McKee, Secretary Great Outdoors LA, 424-317-1112 for additional questions or concerns.

    Health Issue/allergiesIt 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 event leader if you wish.

    During the registration process, check the "Christmas Parade" event, not the "Holiday party" event.

    • Sun, December 11, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Casita del Campo- Silverlake, 1920 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90027
    • 2
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    Register soon, invite your peeps, spaces are limited.



    We're celebrating the holiday season so put on your festive gear!

    By popular demand we're going to Casita del Campo in Silver Lake, a beautiful Mexican historically queer-oriented in Silverlake since 1962. Margaritas are handmade with fresh lime juice. Two outdoor patios, gorgeous indoor patio with living tree and skylights. Margaritas are handmade with fresh lime juice.

    There will great food, great company, and RAFFLE PRIZES!

    So do ye now your...extra special apparel and join the celebration.

    December the 11th at 11 00AM to 2:00PM

    Where: 1920 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90027

    Registration is limited to 31 people.

    Cost per member is only $20.  Includes food and one alcoholic beverage.

    Carpooling is encouraged, especially if you may be drinking.

    Click here to request or offer a ride, or paste the following link into your browser:   http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/st39r7

    (Officers please arrive by 10:45 am so we can discuss program, raffle, Jan event planning.)

    Health Issue/allergiesIt 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 event leader if you wish.


    • Thu, December 15, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom online
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    How to create events on GO WildApricot website.

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

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

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

    References:

    Great Outdoors Event Manager Manual: Click Here

    WildApricot Help - Tutorials click here

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


    • Sun, December 18, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Cabrillo Beach Aquarium Parking Lot, 3720 Stephen M White Dr, San Pedro, CA 90731
    • 28
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    Please join us on Sunday December 18, 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM for a scenic and educational walk/hike to include Cabrillo Beach shore, rocky shoreline and sea cliffs, tide pools, Korean Peace Bell Park and optional visit to the Cabrillo Aquarium at the end of our tour.


    The walk/hike offers stunning scenic views and is good for beginning to moderate skill levels. The route is a mixture of paved sidewalks with some dirt terrain and the ocean trail leads down to the rocky beach, so make sure to wear sturdy walking/hiking shoes.

    We will start with an easy stroll along and past Cabrillo Beach shoreline. We will proceed to the adjacent tide pools (at low tide) and then walk along the rocky seaside for about ¼ mile to get to the famous sea cliff site of Sunken City (known for its landslide-ruined road and brilliant artwork/graffiti on the broken rocks and road. From there we will walk and have a talk at the Point Fermin Park with its 100-year-old trees, location of many movies, and historic lighthouse. Next, we'll walk up the hill to the grand Korean Peace Bell with its great ocean overlook and get more information about the history of this cultural monument as well as its contrasting WWII gun emplacements. From there we walk back to the Cabrillo Aquarium (around 2pm) and have the option for an oceanography professor-led visit to the Cabrillo Aquarium (optional $5 contribution). (Note: another option before or after group activity is to do a long walk along the shore in either direction from the aquarium).

    Hike leaders: John Blasco and Joe Holliday (geologist and naturalist)

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


    Parking: approximately $3 -$4 ($1 per hour) at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium https://www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org/visit-cma/directions-parking.asp

    Limited street parking outside of the Cabrillo parking lot may be available.

    Please carpool if possible.  Every little bit helps.

    Click here to request or offer a ride, or paste the following link into your browser: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/mnhea5

    Bring: drinking water in a reusable bottle, snacks, sun protection, wear sturdy footwear. Carry Emergency Contact Information.

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

    Optional: After our San Pedro event head over the bridge to downtown Long Beach and celebrate with GO OC/LB Chapter at the Holiday Party. Separate advance registration required: https://greatoutdoors.org/event-5054189

    Directions | Parking | Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

    3720 Stephen M. White Drive San Pedro, CA 90731 310-548-7562

    Google Map

    www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org



    Health Problems/allergiesIt 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.

    Current COVID-19 Requirements: Most of our participants are vaccinated, and we ask that you get vaccinated and boosted. Together, we are fighting the spread of this deadly virus and its variants! We ask all outing participants to comply with the following:

    I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the event leader(s). See Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

    I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.

    I will contact the Trip Leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event.


    • Wed, April 05, 2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • Mon, April 10, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Morro Bay State Park - Group Site

    SAVE THE DATE!


    After registration opens up and you register, please consider carpooling with a fellow Great Outdoors camper to save money/ fuel/ the environment.  The link will be same as below:

    https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/ci43q5

    This event is being planned by the Los Angeles Chapter.  We have a premium group tent-only site reserved.  RVers, please go to the CA state park reservations website to make your own reservations ASAP.

    Please check back here for updates; or contact John Blasco at johnlongbeach@msn.com

    Mark your calendar!


    • Fri, June 02, 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sun, June 04, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • O'Neill Regional Park 30892 Trabuco Canyon Rd, Trabuco Canyon, CA
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         SAVE THE DATE

    OUTDOORS EXPERIENCE

    Hike Leader - Morning 4 hrs
    Trip LeaderAfternoon 4 hrs

      You may attend either one or both.

      Friday June 2, 2023  2 pm - Check in at the campground, if applicable.

      4 pm 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 June 3, 2023 8-5  Hike Leader 

      Sunday June 4, 2023 8-12 -Trip Leader

      DAY HIKE LEADER - SECTION I


      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 available at the training location at no cost to participants.

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


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      TRIP LEADERSHIP - OVERNIGHT EVENTS - SECTION II

       

      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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      Course Length/Hours: 4 hours.

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

      Weather: 

      Facilities:  We will be in the conference room with tables, chairs, TV monitor and restrooms. Trailheads located onsite.

      Overnight Accommodations:

      Camping at O'Neill Regional park. 

      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




    Past LA Chapter Events

    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 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 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)
    Wed, May 26, 2021 CORP - OUTDOORS EXPERIENCE - HIKING SAFETY
    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!