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GOSD Day Event - Snorkeling at La Jolla Shores
Event Coordinator: Matthew Schreiner
Come join us for some snorkeling, sharks, and socializing at La Jolla Shores! We've chosen August since that's when the Leopard Sharks typically come close to shore.
We'll meet at Kellogg Park at 10:00 and be in the water by about 10:30. After snorkeling amongst the wildlife, those of us who are interested will grab lunch nearby afterwards.
Please bring your snorkel gear (mask, snorkel, fins and a light wet suit if you tend to feel cold quickly), sunblock, some water, any snacks you may need for the morning, a towel, and a dry change of clothes. (Leave your valuables in your car, as any gear left at the park will likely be unattended while we’re in the water.)
Parking can be a challenge. So please plan to allow yourself plenty of time for that – and carpool if possible.
Fun facts about Leopard Sharks:
La Jolla’s leopard sharks are almost all female, most of which are pregnant. Their gestation period is 10-11 months. They bear live young, and a litter will typically consist of 15-20 babies.
They congregate at La Jolla Shores because of its calm, warm, shallow waters—an ideal natural incubator—and abundant food in the sand, rocky reefs and kelp forest of the protected preserve, including clams, crabs, shrimp, squid, fish and fish eggs. The sharks’ distinctive color pattern, resembling leopard spots, is so varied that they can be used to identify individuals, akin to fingerprints. Leopard sharks live along the Pacific coast of North America from Washington to Mazatlán, Mexico, including the Gulf of California.
They arrive at La Jolla’s shores as early as June and as late as December, peaking in August and September.
Leopard sharks have small mouths and teeth, perfect for feedings on crustaceans and bony fish. Adults can grow up to six feet in length, but the average size is four to five feet.
You're invited to join us for the Great Outdoors San Diego (GOSD) Palomar Mountain Day Hike. It’s located in the Palomar Mountain State Park, a gem of a small State Park here in San Diego County. With an average elevation of 5,000 feet, this three square mile park has some of the best mountain scenery in the county. White fir and incense cedar trees, normally found much farther north in the Sierras are abundant here. Dogs are not permitted on this hike.
There is an entrance fee of $10.00 per vehicle, so carpooling is highly encouraged. A California States Park Annual Pass will also get you in. If you're using GoogleMaps or MapQuest, the park's physical address is: 19952 State Park Rd. Palomar CA 92060.
Meeting location: Silvercrest Picnic Grounds at Palomar Mountain State Park
Please plan to arrive before 10:00 am, as we will leave for our hike at 10:00.
Hike Description (total distance 6.2 miles)
Boucher Trail, Thunder Spring, Silvercrest Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palomar Mountain, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.
For any questions about this hike, please contact the hike leader, Matthew Schreiner.
Annual End of Summer Hike, BBQ, and Pool Party!
GOSD will hold our annual end of summer hike and pool party in Laguna Beach again this year. Join us for a morning hike followed by a BBQ and dip in the pool, GOSD will provide the food for this event.
HIKE - Boat Canyon Loop
Meeting time: 9:30 AM
Location: 505 Dartmoor Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Distance: 4.7 miles
Don't forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, and water along, as it will be warm in September!
As with any outing, don't forget your 10 essentials!
BBQ & POOL PARTY
After the hike is over, approximately 12:00 PM, come over and cool off in the pool and enjoy some BBQ & drinks.
Address: 159 Nyes Place, Laguna Beach, CA
We look forward to seeing you there, if you have any questions, please contact Matthew Schreiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949.394.9607.
Each year GO holds an annual conference/camp out for all members.
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Save The Date - Death Valley National Park Campout
Looking for some alternative Thanksgiving plans, join us as we explore the National Park. More information to come...
Carpooling is not recommended except for members of same household. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation.
Unless otherwise noted, registration for this event is limited to Great Outdoors members. To sign up as a member, click here
Contact Leader: Matthew Schreiner, email@example.com, 949.394.9607
Health Problems/Allergies: Discuss any medical concerns with the trip leader that may affect your ability to complete the event.
Special Covid Related Requirements:
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