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    • Wed, October 25, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Palm Springs
    • 8
    Register

    • Meet at Hunter's at 7:15 am (NO LATER) for carpooling or 7:45 AM at the east end of Von's parking lot.
    • Begin time of hike: 8am
    • Duration:  5 hours 
    • Difficulty: Strenuous -- Total Elevation: About 1850 ft
    • Terrain: Dirt, rocky
    • Distance: 6 miles round trip
    • Pace: Slow
    • Start Location: East area of Von's parking lot (near dirt road), off of Hwy 111 

    Scenic features include: Surrounding hills/mountains, views of Palm Springs & Cathedral City, desert vegetation, and fabulous views of the Coachella Valley at the top.


    Bring:
    • Ten Essentials (click here), water 2 or 3 liters recommended 
    • Sun Protection and layered clothing 
    • Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE).
    • Sturdy hiking footwear and adequate drinking water are required.

    Hike Leader: David Stewart 760-320-2774 or  dhs321@gmail.com

    Scenic features include: mountain/canyon views and overlooking

    Poor weather conditions will cancel . 

    Registration required to acknowledge waiver electronically

     



    • Fri, October 27, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 2120 E. Bellamy Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262
    Register


    Welcome all ghosts, goblins, ghouls and assorted characters!

    Please show your true "spirit" and wear a Costume! 

    PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT! (there is no cost)

    Tony Perez's telephone number is (661) 435-5264

    ACCESS/PARKING:  There is plenty of parking on E. Bellamy Road.

    SCHEDULE:

    5:00 PM to 9:00 PM – PARTY TIME

    We will be conducting a Costume Contest and giving prizes for:

    1.) Best "Group" Costume theme (think couples, groups)

    2.) Most "Creative" Costume

    3.) Best overall Costume

    WHAT TO BRING:

    1.) Your own "adult" beverages.  Our hosts will provide water and soft drinks.

    2.) a small dessert or snack to share

    NOTE; Our hosts are generously providing a (Mexican theme) meal to include main dish, salad and chips & salsa. 

    PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT SO WE CAN ESTIMATE THE AMOUNT OF FOOD TO BE SERVED. 

    DIRECTIONS:  click here

    • Sat, October 28, 2017
    • 7:50 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Mecca Hills
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    This docent led hike will be hands-on and interactive, observing geologic formations that represent a vast expanse of geologic history from about 1.7 Billion years ago to the present. Led and  by  Joe Migliore. 


    • Length: 5 miles 
    • Elev. Gain/(Loss): +500 feet
    • Rated: Moderate  with  up to to 5 ladders to ascend/descend

    Description: We drive to Painted Canyon Road with stops at Points of Interest along the way as we enter the canyon along the dirt/gravel road and hike up from the parking lot. 

    • Ten Essentials (click here), water, snacks, and lunch 
    • Sun Protection and layered clothing 
    • Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE).
    • Sturdy hiking footwear and adequate drinking water are required. 

    Contact Scott Connelly contact click here 

    Migliore has a BA in Zoology from UCLA and is a Certified Interpretive Guide by the National Association for Interpretation with the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Friends of The Desert Mountains, Docent, and geology instructor at The Living Desert.

    Registration required to acknowledge waiver electronically.

    Meeting location will be sent in confirmation email after you register.

    Geology:

    Beginning over 200 million years ago colossal tectonic forces, subduction, volcanism and earthquakes initiated the current era of transformation of the American West into the diverse landscapes and environments exemplified in the dramatic scenery around us in Southeast California , juxtaposed between the snow capped mountains to the west and the vast interior deserts stretching east to the Colorado Plateau and Rocky Mountains.

     


    • 7:50 AM meet at PetsMart Ramon/Crossley Palm Springs  Depart at 8 AM 
    • 8:30 AM meet at Arco Gas station at the intersection of Highway 86 and Highway 195 (avenue 66) where we will carpool in high clearance vehicles.
    • Sun, February 04, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • Location Furnished To Those Who Register

    More details to follow in the Club Newsletter and emails.  Kickoff between the NFC champion and AFC Champion is set for approximately 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Past events

Sun, October 22, 2017 MODERNISM BIKE RIDE
Sat, October 21, 2017 Hike Leader Training Refresher
Sun, October 15, 2017 INTERPRETED HIKE: ROUND VALLEY LOOP
Thu, October 12, 2017 Hike: South Lykken Trail
Wed, October 04, 2017 HIKE UPPER CARRIZO CANYON
Sun, September 10, 2017 GOPS Member's Fall Pool Party!
Thu, August 17, 2017 Round Valley Loop Hike
Sun, August 06, 2017 National Monuments Presentation Update
Sun, August 06, 2017 GOPS Member Appreciation Pool Party
Thu, July 20, 2017 Tram Hike & Dine
Tue, July 11, 2017 HIKE: Hidden Divide now Long Valley North
Tue, July 04, 2017 HIKE: Fourth of July Fireworks
Sun, June 25, 2017 Member's Summer Pool Party!
Sun, June 11, 2017 HIKE: SAN JACINTO PEAK
Sun, May 21, 2017 HIKE: WELLMAN DIVIDE
Sat, May 20, 2017 HIKE: ROUND VALLEY LOOP
Tue, May 16, 2017 Hike - Deep Creek Hot Springs
Thu, May 11, 2017 Oak Glen Wildflower Walkabout/Hike
Tue, May 09, 2017 HIKE: BIG MORONGO CANYON
Sat, May 06, 2017 HIKE: LUCKY BOY-EAGLE CLIFF MINE
Thu, April 20, 2017 HIKE: Mission Creek-Whitewater
Tue, April 18, 2017 HIKE: MOON COUNTRY
Sat, April 15, 2017 HIKE: The Maze
Thu, April 13, 2017 HIKE: Cathedral Canyon
Sat, April 08, 2017 Bike: Whitewater River Route

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