Great Times, Great Friends, Great Outdoors

    • Wed, July 18, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MT. SAN JACINTO NATIONAL MONUMENT
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    Namaste in Shangri-La

    Hike & Yoga in the Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness

    Open to all levels from first timer to advanced. Join us on an adventure of fun, body awareness, and celebration in the San Jacinto State Park Wilderness.  We’ll take the 10:00am Palm Springs Tram up to the trailhead (8,500 feet elevation) and hike into one of our favorite spots near Long Valley.  Following a lite snack at one of the dramatic desert valley overlooks, we’ll take a brief off-trail route through some boulders to a relatively remote section of the forest and settle onto our mats in the shade.  Our 90 minutes yoga and meditation workshop will be led by Karen Salgado.  Karen is one of the Desert’s most popular, renowned and highly respected yoga instructors.  We anticipate being back at Mtn Station by 2:00pm where we can mingle in the visitor center, socialize, grab a bite or drink at the café, or take the tram back down to our cars.

    Tickets for the Tram:  $25.95 Adult $23.95 Senior. Summer and Annual passes available.  $5 parking fee waived for pass holders and local residents, show ID.  Our tram departure is 10 AM.

    Note:  The 10:00am tram often sells out in the summer season– make sure to reserve your spot now.  Purchase tickets here: Palm Springs Tram Tickets

    What you need to bring - essentials:

    •  Hiking attire (appropriate and comfortable for yoga postures)
    •  Hiking shoes
    •  Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sun crème)
    •  Knapsack
    •  Yoga matt
    •  Yoga sling in case your matt does not fit inside your knapsack
    •  5X7 weather resistant tarp (your yoga mat will go onto of your tarp, this way you not bothered by dirt, pine needles, pebbles, the occasional ant, etc.) **
    • Lite lunch/snacks and water (minimum 1 liter)
    • Your pre-paid tram ticket

    Note: Open toe shoes, sandals, water shoes, etc. are not allowed

    ** Recommend tarp to use: 5 ½ by 7 ½ tarp – sold at Harbor Freight (located next to Cardenas on Date Palm in Cathedral City 

    Optional items

    ·        To prepare your yoga spot on the forest floor

    1.  Lightweight canvas work gloves or gardening gloves
    2.   Moist handwipes to clean your hands

    ·        For final relaxation and meditation

    1.    Eye pillow
    2.   Long sleeve shirt, socks, beach towel or blanket (these items to keep you warm in case of cool breeze)

    ·        If you are overly sensitive to gnats (flying bugs)

    1.    Bug spray
    2.  Mosquito net 

    Event Details:

    Start time: 9:30am at the departure area, Palm Springs Tram.  We’ll take the 10:00am tram  

    • Duration: about five hours – we can be back in our cars by 2pm – or later
    • Maximum group size: 15
    • Hiking distance: 2 miles

    NOTE: Although this is an easy hike distance wise, we will be going off-trail, and, for a brief stretch, we’ll be scrambling around, up and over some boulders.  You need to be comfortable using your hands and feet.

    • Open-toe shoes of any kind are not allowed
    • Pace: Gentle
    • Difficulty: Moderate
    • No dogs

    Contact Hike Leader: Mike Seay m_seay@hotmail.com

    Space is limited. Please register to reserve a spot, sign the electronic waiver, and receive any last-minute updates.

    Weather: Expect temperature 30 degrees cooler that the valley.

    Rain will cancel

    Map Locations: Palm Springs Tramway Parking


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


    • Fri, July 20, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Palm Springs, CA (Address to be provided once you have registered.)
    • 2
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    David Stewart and Don Adams have invited us all for Pool/Swim time and Game Night at their home in Palm Springs.



    NOTE: This event will have a maximum capacity of 40 people



    SCHEDULE:

    5:00 PM to 6:15 PM - POOL & SWIM & SOCIAL time

    6:15 PM to 7:00 PM – POTLUCK DINNER 

    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM – GAME TIME

    WHAT TO BRING:

    1) Potluck Item to share, and your own beverage(s)

    2) Table Games you want to play  (Great Outdoors provides many games)

    3) Bathing Suit and Towel if you plan to use the pool

    NOTE:  Bring potluck dishes/snacks/etc. "ready to serve" in a serving bowl or dish, including any needed serving utensils.  PLEASE.... DO NOT ask our hosts to provide access to their ovens or bowls, spoons, etc.

    Our chapter is always looking for Game Night Hosts!

    Please call Richard Dachman at 818-430-7114 or email rdachman@mac.com if you are interested in hosting Game Night.

    To view photos from our past game nights - click here.

    To view our Game Night guidelines click here.

    To view our pool nudity policy - click here.

    etc.) 

    Our chapter is always looking for Game Night Hosts! 

    • Tue, July 24, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Fri, July 27, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Eastern Sierras
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    The Cottonwood Lakes basin offers fabulous scenery and relatively easy access for hikers and anglers, and is one of the most popular destinations in the Eastern Sierras.  Our high altitude loop trip will take us to most of the lakes in the area with dramatic views of Cirque Peak and Mount Langley.  Given the popularity of the area, we’ve chosen a mid-week trip to ensure permit availability and access to the best camping spots.

    • Rating: Moderate on-trail backpacking, high elevation. 
    • Total Distance: About 13 miles over four days
    • Elevation range: between 10,000 and 11,100 feet

    First Day: We meet at 9:00am at the Cottonwood Lakes trailhead close to the Cottonwood Lakes campground (10,070 feet).  The first half of this 5 mile hike is a gentle ascent, often in shade, following Cottonwood creek.  The second half is marked by switchbacks that take us up into the basin.  We arrive at South Fork Lakes and set up our base camp (11,000 ft.)

    Day two:  We’ll take a leisure morning at camp and pack our lunch for a day hike to explore the area: Cirque Lake, Long Lake, High Lake and the approach to New Army Pass. We’ll gain about 500 feet throughout the day, hiking about 3.5 miles depending on our route.  Some may prefer a quieter, more meditative day in the camp

    Day three:  We’ll pack up and begin our four mile leisure tour of the Cottonwood chain of lakes, hiking in a clockwise direction, stopping frequently to enjoy the lakes and meadows with the magnificent Mount Langley in direct focus most of the day.  With minimal elevation gain we end up in secluded Muir Lake (11,100 feet).   

    Day four:  We’ll break camp and begin our 5.7 miles descent back down to the cars, dropping about 1,000 feet. 

    Arrive the day before:  All participants are strongly advised to travel the day before (Monday, July 23rd) and camp overnight at one of the two walk-in campsites in the area. This gives you the peace of mind of (i) performing your final gear check and (ii) ensuring that you begin acclimatizing to the high altitude a day before you hike. 

    Hiking capabilities/qualifications:  You must be in good physical condition, be able to hike five miles at high altitude (over 10,000 feet throughout the trip), and carry a backpack that weighs 35 pounds on-trail hiking gaining 1,100 feet.

    What to bring:  You’ll need your ten essentials and all required backpacking gear (food, stove, tent, sleeping bag, appropriate clothing, bear-proof food container, hiking poles, etc.).

    How to register:   After you complete the preregistration here, you will be contacted by the leader via phone to discuss your backpacking experience, equipment, and overall physical condition to participate in this high altitude, remote backcountry adventure.  This screening process is necessary to ensure your safety and the safety of the group and make the trip enjoyable to all.

    Leader: Mike Seay, email is m_seay@hotmail.com.  This trip is limited to a total of eight people.  

    Fees / Other:

    • (1)  Wilderness Permit and Fees: $10 per participant.  This covers the Wilderness Permit and other associated costs.  Payment will be collected at the trailhead
    • (2)  Food and Equipment: All participants will be responsible for their own food, tent, stove, bear canister, etc.  Participants are encouraged, however, to share stoves and cooking equipment to reduce weight of their packs.  No fires are allowed in the backcountry. 
    • (3)  Carpooling and arrival: Participants should arrive the day before and camp overnight at or near the trailhead to acclimate to the high altitude.  The leader will circulate a list of participants several weeks before the trip to facilitate carpooling and provides details on where to camp.


     


    • Tue, July 24, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
    • 29
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    MEMBER MONTHLY MEETING


      6:30 - 7:45 pm Core Group Meeting
      7:45 - 8:00 pm Social Period
      8:00 - 9:00 pm No speaker or program tonight
    All members and non-members are welcome to attend all meetings. Members get an advance opportunity to register for this meeting and to listen to our guest speaker. We are asking that you register (free) for this event so we can set the room up for the size attending. If the registration limit is reached, a waiting list will be formed automatically. 

    Club members will be given first priority for attendance. Non-Members may only register two weeks in advance of the meeting date. Non-Members may join our Chapter immediately by clicking here.

    The Center is located at 1301 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA. It is on the same side of Palm Canyon as Denny's restaurant, on the up canyon side Meeting room is on the Third Floor.  Click here for directions.

    • Thu, July 26, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sun, July 29, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Lone Pine Ca
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    Please Note All spaces sold out.  Only GO Members can join the waitlist.  We will notify you if any cancellations happen.  

    Few places in California capture your spirit and imagination like Mt. Whitney and the visually stunning Alabama Hills. Hiking the Sierras with movie history! Hikes, docent led tour of Alabama Hills, private movie screening at the museum and hosted BBQ dinner. We have two campsite locations: tents and RV’s. Tent sites are at Whitney Portal Campground (group site) at 8600 feet and RV sites located in Lone Pine at the Boulder Creek RV Resort. Driving distance between the two sites is 20 minutes. RV participants need to reserve sites at their own expense. Request one of the 6 sites reserved by Great Outdoors. Boulder Creek RV Resort (directions) 760-875-4243. 

    Schedule of Events

    Thursday July 26

    Friday July 27

    • 10:00 am - Hike the Mt. Whitney trail 5 miles round trip, 1700’ elevation gain to the PERMIT ZONE BOUNDARY starting from the Whitney Portal Campground.  . Lunch at Lone Pine Lake 10,000 ft. Hike is rated moderate-strenuous-high elevation and 1700' elevation gain.
    • 4:00 pm - ‘Tea’ at group tent site Whitney Portal camp. Dinner on your own.

    Saturday July 28

    • 9:00 am - Meet at intersection of Whitney Portal Rd and Horseshoe Meadow Rd. Map - click here (N36° 35.663' W118° 06.991’) We will then drive to the trail head and hike to Cottonwood Lakes area. Minimal elevation gain. Pack your own lunch for on the trail.  
    • 3:00 pm - Meet at Movie Museum for docent led (by the County Film Commissioner) driving tour of the Alabama Hills Movie sites.
    • 6:00 pm - Hosted BBQ dinner at the Boulder Creek RV Resort clubhouse. Beef, turkey, salmon, veggie burgers, salads, fruit, dessert. Park to the left (west) of the Office as you enter from the highway.

    Sunday July 29

    •  1 pm - Check out

    What to Bring: Ten Essentials, camp chair, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing and firewood, insect repellent  Deet or Promitheon.

    Facilities: The tent campground is adjacent to Whitney Creek. Paved roads, vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Bears frequent the area, and campers are required to use the bear-proof food storage lockers provided in the campground. Firewood is available for purchase on-site, and a small convenience store with showers is nearby. No pets in group tent site.

    Attractions:

    Fishing Information - A one-day license is available at local sports shops.

    Directions: From U.S. Highway 395 in California, travel to the town of Lone Pine.
    - The Whitney Portal Campground (click here for directions) for tents is 13 miles west of Lone Pine on Whitney Portal Road.
    - The  Boulder Creek RV Resort (click here for directions) is located on U.S. Highway 395 on the southern outskirts of the town of Lone Pine, CA.

    Climate: Hist. Avg.:  60° /80°

    Refunds: Cancellation for a refund (minus service fee of $5.00) must be received by July 19, 2018.  RV owners responsible for cancelling their own site reservations.

    Trip Leaders:  Scott Connelly: Email      Lloyd Queen: Email

    Photos:  Click here for photos of Whitney Portal  

    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.

    Note: You must be a paid member of one of the five Great Outdoor (GO) Chapters to register for this event. If not currently a member, you can join - here. Other GO Chapter members who are not registered on the GOPS website should contact our Webmaster (click here) who will verify your membership and then add you to our website so you can register for this event without paying for another membership.  Each member must individually sign into their own account in order to register for this event.



    • Wed, August 08, 2018
    • 9:15 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Mt San Jacinto State Park
    • 7
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    Wellman Divide – Round Valley loop -  Wed August 8, 2018

    • Distance: 7 miles
    • Total Elevation: 1600'
    • Difficulty: Moderate-Advanced
    • Minimum Elevation 8200
    • Type: Out and back loop
    • Hike time: 3 – 4 hours
    • Meeting location: Tram valley station loading area: 9:15 AM
    • Departure time: 10 AM Tram 

    DESCRIPTION

    Hike from Round Valley clockwise to Tamarisk Valley and up to Wellman Divide and return via the low trail.

    Tickets for the Tram:  $25.95 Adult $23.95 Senior. Summer and Annual passes available. Recommend purchasing online at least a day before the event as tickets sell out. $8 parking fee waived for pass holders and local residents.  Our tram departure is 10 AM. Purchase tickets here: Palm Springs Tram Tickets 

    What to bring: 

    Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch/snacks, sun protection, layered clothing and hiking poles. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required.  

    Hike Leader: Brad Hardison Email click here

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


    • Tue, August 14, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Fri, August 17, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • IDYLLWILD COUNTY PARK
    • 12
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    Idyllwild Park is a great summer mid-week excursion where you will find an uncrowded campground surrounded by mountain pines and vegetation. Three nights of camping. Hiking, off road trip, exploring the village shops and restaurants, and campfire under the cool mountain starlit sky.

    Prices are based upon you being a GO paid member.  If not currently a GO member, you will have the option of joining at an additional $25 per person for a one (1) year club membership prior to registration. Each person going must complete a separate registration. You can click here to join.  Other GO Chapter members should contact our GOPS Webmaster (click here to email) in order to be added as a member of our Chapter which will allow registration as a member. 

    Schedule Of Events

    Tues, August 14

    • 12:00 pm - Check-in 
    • 6:00 pm - Tea Time meet and greet BYOB. Dinner on your own
    • 7:00 pm - Group campfire activities 

    Wed, August 15

    • 9:00 am - Hike to Nature Center *
    • 2:00 pm - Explore town of Idyllwild on your own*
    • 6:30 pm - Potluck (bring a dish to share)
    • 7:00 pm - Group Campfire and Raffle

    Thurs, August 16

    • 9:00 am - 4 wheel drive road trip to Thomas Mountain*
    • 1:30 pm - Hike board* or explore Idyllwild 
    • 6:30 pm - Optional group dinner in town
    • 7:30 pm - Group campfire
    Fri, August 17
    •  1:00 pm - Check out

    * Check campground white board for updates and hike/outing details.

    Amenities:  Restrooms have flush toilets, hot showers that take quarters, picnic tables, fire rings, and drinking water. The town of idyllwild is 1/2 mile away with shops and restaurants.

    Amenities For RVs:  This is a dry camping event.  There is a dump site located nearby at Hurkey Creek Campground.  Generators may  be operated between 7 am and 10 pm.

    What to Bring: Ten Essentials, camp chair,daypack for hiking, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing,  potluck item for Wednesday night, two bundles of firewood, quarters for showers.

    Directions 54000 County Plaground Road, Idyllwild, CA 92549

    Website:  IDYLLWILD REGIONAL PARK

    Climate: August:  55-86 degrees. 

    Photos: Click Here

    Refunds Cancellation for a refund must be received by August 7, 2018.

    Payments:  Although a PayPal screen will appear requesting payment via PayPal, you can scroll down on that screen and pay with a credit card without needing a PayPal account.

    Contact: Trip Leader John Niedzwiedz: Email Click Here

    Pets: Pets are welcomed. $2 per day pet fee payable upon arrival. Must be kept on leash.  Please pick up after your pet and dispose of waster properly. 

    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.

    • Fri, August 17, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Palm Springs Lanes
    • 40

        

    IT'S BOWLING NIGHT!

    Friday August 17, 2018

    Registration for this event is limited to GO members and their guest. Nonmembers may join - click here.

    Please join us for the Great Outdoors Palm Springs BOWLING NIGHT on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. PLEASE ARRIVE BY 5:45 PM. BOWLING WILL COMMENCE AT 6:00 PM SHARP Palm Springs Lanes is located at 68051 Ramon Road in Cathedral City.  (click here for directions)

    Each team will be comprised of 5 people. Palm Springs Lanes will provide each team free shoe rental, as well as a large pizza and soft drinks for each team (included in the cost per member).  Additional food/drinks are available at the Snack Bar on a cash basis. 

    The cost to members for this event is $5 per person. Guests (non GOPS members) will be charged $15 per person. Payment must be made at time of registration.  Due to prepayment requirements we have with the bowling alley, there will be no refunds if you cancel this event.

    This event is limited to 40 attendees. 

    For questions, please contact Richard Dachman via call/text 818-430-7114.

    • Tue, August 21, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Fri, August 24, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bishop Pass


       TRIP CANCELED

    The Bishop Pass area is one of the most popular destinations in the Eastern Sierras, offering the visitor an amazing succession of beautiful lakes and spectacular views of the Inconsolable Range, Hurd Peak and Mount Agassiz. Our loop trip takes us into the Chocolate Lakes and the South Forth Bishop Creek basins.   Competition can be fierce for overnight permits in this area so we’ve chosen a mid-week trip later in the season to ensure access to the best camping spots.

    • Rating: Moderate on-trail backpacking.  Short hiking distances but with steep switchbacks at high elevation. 
    • Total Distance: About 10 miles over four days
    • Elevation range: between 9,700 feet and 11,200 feet

    First Day: We meet at 9:30am at the Bishop Pass trailhead next to South Lake (9,700 feet).  Day one follows the Bishop Pass trail until we reach the fork for Bull Lake, taking the side trail into the Chocolate Lakes valley. Total elevation gain 1,400 feet in just three miles to our camp at the second Chocolate Lake.  

    Day two:  Our second day takes us up the saddle and down past Ruwau Lake to Long Lake where we’ll search for the optimal spot and set up our two night basecamp.  We gain and lose about 300 feet during our 2 mile hike to Long Lake.  Arriving camp relatively early in the day, and unencumbered by the weight of our packs, we’ll organize an afternoon cross-country hike to explore lovely Margaret Lake.

    Day three:  We’ll pack our lunch for a full day of exploring the chain of lakes leading up to Bishop Pass: Saddlerock Lake, Ledge Lake, Bishop Lake and the Timberline Tarns. Some may prefer a quieter, more meditative day in the camp in Long Lake.

    Day four:  We’ll get a leisurely start to our day and hike the four miles back down to the cars, dropping 1,000 feet. 

    Arrive the day before:  All participants are strongly advised to travel the day before (Monday, Aug 20th) and camp overnight at the La Hupp or Willows campground.  This gives you the peace of mind of (i) performing your final gear check and (ii) ensuring that you begin acclimatizing to the high altitude a day before you hike

    Hiking capabilities/qualifications:  You must be in good physical condition, be able to hike four miles at high altitude (over 9,700 feet throughout the trip), and carry a backpack that weighs 35 pounds on-trail hiking gaining 1,400 feet

    How to register:   After you complete the preregistration here, you will be contacted by the leader via phone to discuss your backpacking experience, equipment, and overall physical condition to participate in this high altitude, remote backcountry adventure.  This screening process is necessary to ensure your safety and the safety of the group and make the trip enjoyable to all. 

    Leader: Mike Seay, email

    Fees / Other:

    •  Wilderness Permit and Fees: $10 per participant. This covers the Wilderness Permit and other associated costs. Payment will be collected at the trailhead

    • Food and Equipment: All participants will be responsible for their own food, tent, stove, bear canister, etc. Participants are encouraged, however, to share stoves and cooking equipment to reduce weight of their packs. No fires are allowed in the backcountry.

    •  Carpooling and arrival: Participants should arrive the day before and camp overnight at or near the trailhead to acclimate to the high altitude. The leader will circulate a list of participants several weeks before the trip to facilitate carpooling and provides details on where to camp.

    What to bring:  You’ll need your ten essentials and all required backpacking gear (food, stove, tent, sleeping bag, appropriate clothing, bear-proof food container, hiking poles, etc.).




    • Tue, August 28, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
    • 30
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    MEMBER MONTHLY MEETING


      6:30 - 7:45 pm Core Group Meeting
      7:45 - 8:00 pm Social Period
      8:00 - 9:00 pm No speaker or program tonight
    All members and non-members are welcome to attend all meetings. Members get an advance opportunity to register for this meeting and to listen to our guest speaker. We are asking that you register (free) for this event so we can set the room up for the size attending. If the registration limit is reached, a waiting list will be formed automatically. 

    Club members will be given first priority for attendance. Non-Members may only register two weeks in advance of the meeting date. Non-Members may join our Chapter immediately by clicking here.

    The Center is located at 1301 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA. It is on the same side of Palm Canyon as Denny's restaurant, on the up canyon side Meeting room is on the Third Floor.  Click here for directions.

    • Sat, September 15, 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Palm Springs, CA (Address to be provided once you have REGISTERED)
    • 40


    Jim O'Keefe, Brian Harradine & Ed Lefkowitz have invited us all for Pool/Swim time and Game Night at their home in Palm Springs.



    NOTE: THIS SPECIAL GAME NIGHT IS ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH!
    This event will have a maximum capacity of 40 people



    SCHEDULE:

    4:30 PM to 6:00 PM - POOL & SWIM time

    6:00 PM to 6:15 PM – SOCIAL PERIOD

    6:15 PM to 7:00 PM – POTLUCK DINNER 

    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM – GAME TIME

    WHAT TO BRING:

    1) Potluck Item to share, and your own beverage(s)

    2) Table Games you want to play  (Great Outdoors provides many games)

    3) Bathing Suit, Towel and Folding Chair  if you plan to use the pool

    NOTE:  Bring potluck dishes/snacks/etc. "ready to serve" in a serving bowl or dish, including any needed serving utensils.  PLEASE.... DO NOT ask our hosts to provide access to their ovens or bowls, spoons, etc.

    Our chapter is always looking for Game Night Hosts!

    Please call Richard Dachman at 818-430-7114 or email rdachman@mac.com if you are interested in hosting Game Night.

    To view photos from our past game nights - click here.

    To view our Game Night guidelines click here.

    To view our pool nudity policy - click here.

    etc.) 

    Our chapter is always looking for Game Night Hosts! 

    • Fri, September 21, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sun, September 23, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • OAK GLEN RETREAT, YUCAIPA
    • 12
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    Nestled mile-high in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, within the historic farming community of Oak Glen, lies The Wildlands Conservancy’s Oak Glen Preserve. The 2,189 acre preserve is home to the Conservancy’s Southern California Montane Botanic Garden, Los Rios Rancho and apple orchards. The Preserve includes prominent peaks: Wilshire (8,707 feet) and Galena (9,324 feet) and a network of trails within the preserve.

    Our camp is located at Oak Glen Retreat in the village of Oak Glen and adjacent to The Oak Glen Preserve. RV sites are 30 AMP  hookup and are located across from the tent sites. Tents sites include electricity and water; 2 tents and 2 vehicles per tent site. 1 RV and tow vehicle per RV site. Open campfire permitted only if weather conditions are favorable. Propane campfires permitted.

    Registration Members Only - Prices are based upon you being a Great Outdoors Palm Springs member. To join and purchase a membership: click here

    Members from other chapters should contact our GOPS Webmaster (click here to email)  to be added to our Chapter's website enable registration for our events.  Each person going must complete a separate registration.  

    Schedule Of Events

    Friday, Sept 21

    • Noon - Check-in 
    • 2:00 pm - Pool/Spa time 
    • 4:00 pm - Sunset hike nearby location*
    • 5:30 pm - Tea Time meet and greet. Bring your favorite beverage.
    • 6:30 pm - Optional group dinner at local restaurant*
    • 8:00 pm - Group campfire activities 

    Saturday, Sept 22

    • 9:00 am - Hike Wildland Conservancy Oak Glen Preserve*
    • 12:00 pm - Lunch at Riley's Los Rios Rancho
    • 6:00 pm - Potluck Theme:    Fall Harvest 
    • 7:00 pm - Group Campfire

    Sunday, Sept 23

    • 9:00 am - Hike*
    • 12:00 pm - Check-out time
    * Check campground white board for updates and hike/outing details.

    Amenities:  Hookups for RVs; tent sites have electricity & water. RV dump site nearby. Pool, Spa, Local Restaurants and Attractions, Fall apple harvest. Discount available - on site restaurant.

    Los Rios Rancho  is Southern California's largest historic apple ranch. It has a country store and cafe that features slow cooked meats, fresh baked goods, artisan crafts and seasonal fruit. Think apple pie! Needless to say, it will be a good location for hungry hikers to have a picnic! 

    Trails: Conifers of California, The Artist's Palette, Aquatic Ecosystems, Wetlands Boardwark, Chaparral Loop, Deciduous Forest, Stream Trail, Forest of Fir, Pioneer Loop, Falling Waters, Chaparral Vistas, Pisgah Peak.

    What to Bring: Ten Essentialscamp chair, camp table, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, swimwear for pool/spa, potluck item for Saturday night, firewood.

    Directions: 38955 Oak Glen Road Yucaipa CA 92399  MAP DIRECTIONS 

    Climate:  Hist. Avg.:  73° / 50°

    Refunds Cancellation for a refund must be received by September 1, 2018

    Payments:  Although a PayPal screen will appear requesting payment via PayPal, you can scroll down on that screen and pay with a credit card without needing a PayPal account.

    Contact: Scott C: VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org

    Photos:  CLICK HERE 

    Pets:  Pets are welcome. Remember leash and to pick up after pet.

     

    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.

    • Tue, September 25, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
    • 30
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    MEMBER MONTHLY MEETING  

      6:30 - 7:45 pm Core Group Meeting
      7:45 - 8:00 pm Social Period
      8:00 - 9:00 pm Speaker Program: 

    Sky Islands And Climate Refugia - Refuse from the Heat in the Mountains of Southern California

    Colin Barrows, Conservation Coordinator at the Friends of the Desert Mountains, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.

    The mountains of Southern California rise above the surrounding desert like islands in the ocean. Many unique species found nowhere else on Earth have evolved and flourished on these “sky islands"; but how will these isolated plants and animals adapt to a rapidly changing climate? Some of the unique species of the San Jacinto Mountains are found nowhere else on Earth!

    All members and non-members are welcome to attend all meetings. Members get an advance opportunity to register for this meeting and to listen to our guest speaker. We are asking that you register (free) for this event so we can set the room up for the size attending. If the registration limit is reached, a waiting list will be formed automatically.

    Club members will be given first priority for attendance. Non-Members may only register two weeks in advance of the meeting date. Non-Members may join our Chapter immediately by clicking here.

    The Center is located at 1301 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA. It is on the same side of Palm Canyon as Denny's restaurant, on the up canyon side Meeting room is on the Third Floor.  Click here for directions.

     


    • Tue, October 23, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
    • 30
    Register

    MEMBER MONTHLY MEETING


      6:30 - 7:45 pm Core Group Meeting
      7:45 - 8:00 pm Social Period
      8:00 - 9:00 pm No speaker or program tonight
    All members and non-members are welcome to attend all meetings. Members get an advance opportunity to register for this meeting and to listen to our guest speaker. We are asking that you register (free) for this event so we can set the room up for the size attending. If the registration limit is reached, a waiting list will be formed automatically. 

    Club members will be given first priority for attendance. Non-Members may only register two weeks in advance of the meeting date. Non-Members may join our Chapter immediately by clicking here.

    The Center is located at 1301 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA. It is on the same side of Palm Canyon as Denny's restaurant, on the up canyon side Meeting room is on the Third Floor.  Click here for directions.

    • Sun, October 28, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Tue, October 30, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Joshua Tree National Park, CA
    • 28

    Experience the majestic desert sunrises and sunsets among the giant boulders of Joshua Tree Park. This place is the stuff of camping dreams…starry nights, huge scale rocks, great hikes, beautiful sites and beautiful views. Explore nearby trails that traverse the boulders and visit some historical sites hidden by time and desert climate. We have reserved the most popular and best sites located among the largest boulders and includes the 'cove' sites. Walk up the boulders for best views overlooking the surrounding desert!

    Registration Members Only - Prices are based upon you being a Great Outdoors member. To join and purchase a membership: click hereMembers from other chapters should contact our GOPS Webmaster (click here to email)  to be added to our Chapter's website to enable registration for our events.  Each person going must complete a separate registration.  

    Registration notes: Parking space is limited. Consider ride-sharing. RV driver must select a site that is long enough to accommodate both their rig and any tow vehicle. If you are bringing a tow vehicle, please indicate at time of registration. This includes if you are towing a trailer behind your vehicle. We need this information to assign sites. Tent campers may share a site with RV if parking space is available at the site. Parking for tent is limited to standard size vehicle.  RV's select site size that your rig and tow will  fit into. Select your registration that conforms to the following definitions.

    RV is a vehicle designed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel or season use.  RVs may be motorized (motorhomes) or towable (travel trailers, folding camping trailers and truck campers).

    Tent: a collapsible shelter of fabric stretched and sustained by poles and used for camping. 

    Schedule Of Events

    Sunday, Oct 28

    • Noon - Check-in 
    • 2:30 pm - Explore local trail Skull Rock 
    • 5:15 pm - Sunset hike nearby location top of the boulders*
    • 5:55 pm Sunset
    • 5:30 pm - Tea Time meet and greet. Bring your favorite beverage and appetizer.
    • 6:30 pm - Dinner on your own*
    • 7:00 pm - Group campfire activities - Site 01

    Monday, Oct 29

    • 9:00 am - Hike Crown Point Lookout*
    • 1:00 pm - Hike Samuelson Rocks or Split Rock*
    • 6:00 pm - Potluck  (bring a dish to share)
    • 6:00 pm - Dutch Oven demo - desert or stew preparation to share*
    • 7:00 pm - Group Campfire - Site 01

    Tuesday, Oct 30

    • 9:00 am - Hike*
    • 12:00 pm - Check-out time
    * Check campground white board for updates and hike/outing details.

    CARPOOLING ENCOURAGED - LIMITED PARKING SPACES please be sure to indicate if you are in a carpool for this event when you register.

    Amenities: Vault toilets, tables, fire ring.  NO WATER - BRING DRINKING WATER, Showers and  camp supplies available at town of Joshua Tree, Coyote Corner.

    Trails: Skull Rock, Crown Point Lookout, Samuelson Rocks, Live Oak and Ivanpah Tank, Split Rock, Twin Tanks and John's Camp.

    What to Bring: PLENTY OF WATER, Ten Essentialscamp chair, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, day pack for hiking, potluck item, firewood, ear plugs for sleeping and your name tag.

    Directions: Jumbo Rocks Campground is centrally located along Park Boulevard. The campground is approximately 12 miles from Twentynine Palms and 21 miles from the town of Joshua Tree.  MAP CLICK HERE

    Climate:  Hist. Avg.:  78° / 52°   Weather Forecast - click here

    Refunds Cancellation for a refund full must be received by October 21, 2018.  After that date, no refunds.

    Area Information: No cell service or WiFi. No dump station. No water. 

    Payments:  Although a PayPal screen will appear requesting payment via PayPal, you can scroll down on that screen and pay with a credit card without needing a PayPal account.

    Trip Leaders: Scott Connelly and John Niedzwiedz:  eMail click here

    Photos: Jumbo Rocks Campground  & Prior Jumbo Rocks Campout

    Pets:  Pets not allowed on trails. Must be on leash in camp. Snakes and scorpions may be present.

      

     Health Problems/allergies:  Discuss any medical concerns with the trip/ hike leader if you wish.

    Refunds
    CARPOOLING ENCOURAGED - LIMITED PARKING SPACES - please be sure to indicate if you are in a carpool for this event when you register.
    • Thu, November 08, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Tue, November 13, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Catalina State Park, Arizona
    • 27
    Register
    "Tucson is a City That Encourages You to Explore. The food is delicious. The access to natural beauty is even better."1  Where desert and mountain environments meet to create an area of varied and unparalleled beauty. Our trip will center itself in the beautiful Catalina State Park at the base of the Mountains in the Coronado National Forest at elevations near 3,000 feet. Experience rugged peaks, scenic vistas, waterfalls, and desert scenery. Recharge your senses amid the splendor of  Arizona desert.  Sip hot beverages around a campfire and fall asleep beneath a star-studded sky. Challenge yourself on a variety of day hikes, returning to base camp each day to enjoy the fellowship of similarly emancipated city slickers. Explore the trails with our expert trail guides who know the area. The spacious campground provides both tent and RV opportunities with full amenities. Six days and five nights of adventure and relaxation. 1New York Times 


    Registration Notes
    : Membership Required to register for this trip.

    You can click here to purchase a 1 yr. $25 membership

    Other GO Chapter members should contact our GOPS Webmaster (click here to email) in order to be added as a member of our registration system for free.

    RV's and tents will share sites. One RV and up to two tents on each site. These are large sites with mature vegetation surrounding the sites. We will have propane fire-pit for the group as open fires may be restricted in the camp to a designated area only.

    Amenities: Hot showers, flush toilets, water, electric hookup, picnic tables.

    What to BringTen Essentials, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, camp chair, potluck item and appetizer to share at tea time.

    Pets:  are welcomed. Must be kept on leash.

    Schedule *(check whiteboard at camp for details and updates):   

    -Optional-

     Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

    Tuesday Nov 6 and Wednesday Nov 7:  Off season so the campground is pick a site upon arrival. Let's pick sites near site 71. We could caravan ( 325 to 340 miles depending  on route and then 142 miles to Catalina Park). Contact Scott if you are interested in this pre-trip to Organ Pipe.  Recreation.gov reservations.

    Thursday, November 8

    - 2 PM check in and set up camp 

    - Optional late afternoon hike: Pima Canyon Trail (3.9 mi; 670 ft elev gain)

    - Dinner on your own

    Friday, November 9

    - Santa Catalina Mts (Coronado National Forest)

    - Drive 15 miles from campground to trailhead

    - Hike Bear Canyon Trail to/from Seven Falls (7 mi; 900 ft elev gain)

    - Potluck dinner at the campground

    Saturday, November 10

    - Select one: Santa Rita Mts OR Chiricahua Mts (Coronado National Forest)

    - Drive 45 miles (Santa Rita Mts) OR 115 miles (Chiricahua Mts) to trailhead

    - Santa Rita Mts: Hike Kent Spring Trail (6 mi; 1600 ft elev gain) OR 

    - Chiricahua Mts: Heart of Rocks Loop (6.9 mi; 1600 ft elev gain)

    - Visit Mission San Xavier del Bac ($0)

    - Group dinner at a restaurant (optional; see list of options below)

    Sunday, November 11

    - Tucson Mountains (Saguaro National Park - west unit)

    - Drive 25 miles from campground to trailhead

    - Hike to Wasson Peak (4687 ft) via King Canyon, Hugh Norris, Sendero Esperanza, and Gould Mine Trails (7 mi; 1800 ft elev gain)

    - Visit Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum About 85% of the Desert Museum is  outdoors. ($25 adult, $22 senior) 

    - Dinner on your own

    Monday, November 12

    - Rincon and Santa Catalina Mountains (Coronado National Forest)

    - Hike Agua Caliente Loop (6 mi; 1400 ft elev gain)

    - Dinner on your own

    Tuesday, November 13

    - Check out

    Weather and elevation:  Hist. Avg.  79° /47°

    LocationCatalina State Park is about 2000 ft elevation; downtown Tucson is 2400 ft, Phoenix is 1100 ft, the Madera Canyon Lodge is 5000 ft, and Chiricahua Nat’l Monument entrance station is 5100 ft.

    MAP LOCATION CATALINA STATE PARK AZ

    Catalina State Park is located on State Highway 77 (Oracle Rd.) at mile marker 81, nine miles north of Tucson and six miles north of Ina Rd.

    Three suggested driving routes from Palm Springs to Tucson:

    - Via central Phoenix: I-10 only; 385 mi; 6.0 - 7.0 hrs depending on heavy PHX traffic (map here)

    - Via “Phoenix Cutoff”: I-10, AZ85, I-8, & I-10; 400 mi; 6.3 hrs (map here)

    - Via El Centro and Yuma: I-10, CA86, I-8, & I-10; 410 mi; 7.0 hrs (map here)

    Other Accommodations: Many motels in Tucson

    Refunds: Cancellation for a refund  must be received by October 1, 2018 unless there is a wait-list.

    Contacts:  Kirk Bell:   Email   or  Scott Connelly: Email 

     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.

    • Tue, November 27, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
    • 30
    Register

    MEMBER MONTHLY MEETING


      6:30 - 7:45 pm Core Group Meeting
      7:45 - 8:00 pm Social Period
      8:00 - 9:00 pm No speaker or program tonight
    All members and non-members are welcome to attend all meetings. Members get an advance opportunity to register for this meeting and to listen to our guest speaker. We are asking that you register (free) for this event so we can set the room up for the size attending. If the registration limit is reached, a waiting list will be formed automatically. 

    Club members will be given first priority for attendance. Non-Members may only register two weeks in advance of the meeting date. Non-Members may join our Chapter immediately by clicking here.

    The Center is located at 1301 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA. It is on the same side of Palm Canyon as Denny's restaurant, on the up canyon side Meeting room is on the Third Floor.  Click here for directions.

    • Tue, December 18, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
    • 30
    Register

    MEMBER MONTHLY MEETING


      6:30 - 7:45 pm Core Group Meeting
      7:45 - 8:00 pm Social Period
      8:00 - 9:00 pm No speaker or program tonight
    All members and non-members are welcome to attend all meetings. Members get an advance opportunity to register for this meeting and to listen to our guest speaker. We are asking that you register (free) for this event so we can set the room up for the size attending. If the registration limit is reached, a waiting list will be formed automatically. 

    Club members will be given first priority for attendance. Non-Members may only register two weeks in advance of the meeting date. Non-Members may join our Chapter immediately by clicking here.

    The Center is located at 1301 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA. It is on the same side of Palm Canyon as Denny's restaurant, on the up canyon side Meeting room is on the Third Floor.  Click here for directions.

    • Fri, December 28, 2018
    • 2:00 AM
    • Tue, January 01, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Agua Caliente County Park, San Diego, CA


    Save The Dates:  Dec 28, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019

    GOLA AND GOPS will be having a joint camping trip to bring in the New Year!

    Check back for Trip Notes.  We are in the process of preparing them.

    • Fri, January 31, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sun, February 02, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • *** FIX LOCATION ***
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    THIS IS JUST A TEST EVENT.

    DO NOT TRY TO REGISTER FOR IT.


Past events

Fri, July 06, 2018 HIKES: Desert View -Lunch - Round Valley
Wed, July 04, 2018 HIKE: Fourth of July Fireworks
Wed, June 27, 2018 SUNSET POOL PARTY-POTLUCK
Tue, June 26, 2018 June 2018 Member Meeting
Tue, June 26, 2018 T-Shirt Order: click register to shop
Sun, June 17, 2018 Big Bear Serrano
Fri, June 15, 2018 June Game Night hosted by George Gosselin
Wed, June 13, 2018 HIKE: HIDDEN DIVIDE TO OVERLOOK
Wed, June 06, 2018 HIKE: TRAM TO IDYLLWILD
Sun, June 03, 2018 GOPS Member's SUMMER POOL PARTY!
Thu, May 31, 2018 HIKE: Mt. San Jacinto Peak
Wed, May 23, 2018 Hike - Deep Creek Hot Springs
Tue, May 22, 2018 May 2018 Member Meeting
Sun, May 20, 2018 SKY WATCH
Sat, May 19, 2018 HIKE: DEVIL'S SLIDE
Fri, May 18, 2018 May Game Night and Pool time, hosted by Bond Shands
Thu, May 17, 2018 Zion National Park, Watchman Campground
Wed, May 09, 2018 POOL PARTY-POTLUCK
Sun, May 06, 2018 Hike Leader Training
Sun, May 06, 2018 SKY WATCH
Thu, April 26, 2018 Cottonwood Camp Joshua Tree Park
Tue, April 24, 2018 April 2018 Member Meeting
Fri, April 20, 2018 April Game Night and Pool Time, hosted by Richard Debner and Mark Stratton
Sun, April 15, 2018 HIKE: SLOT CANYON EXPERIENCE
Fri, April 13, 2018 HIKE: Hidden Palms and Horseshoe Palms Oasis
Wed, April 04, 2018 SWEETWATER REGIONAL PARK CAMPING
Sun, April 01, 2018 Indian Trail Loop Pioneertown Preserve
Sat, March 31, 2018 Cathedral City LGBT Days
Wed, March 28, 2018 East Indio Hills
Tue, March 27, 2018 March 2018 Member Meeting
Sun, March 25, 2018 HIKE: Oswit Canyon
Sat, March 24, 2018 HIKE: QUAIL SPRINGS TO JT & SSR
Fri, March 23, 2018 March Game Night Hosted by Cliff Brown
Tue, March 20, 2018 HIKE: Wonderland of Rocks and Baker Dam
Thu, March 15, 2018 Anza-Borrego Dark Sky Campout
Sun, March 04, 2018 HIKE: Ladder Canyon/Little Painted Canyon Loop
Sat, March 03, 2018 WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL
Thu, March 01, 2018 HIKE-HISTORY-SOAK
Tue, February 27, 2018 February 2018 Member Meeting
Tue, February 27, 2018 HIKE: QUAIL SPRINGS TO JT & SSR
Sat, February 24, 2018 HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR REDLANDS CA PART II
Fri, February 23, 2018 Salton Sea Camping
Fri, February 23, 2018 CV LINK GRAND OPENING
Wed, February 21, 2018 SUNSET BONFIRE-HIKE-POTLUCK
Sat, February 17, 2018 Hike: North Lykken Trail to Museum Trail Junction
Fri, February 16, 2018 February Game Night hosted by Brian Davis
Fri, February 16, 2018 Yosemite Half Dome Village Tent Cabin Camp
Thu, February 15, 2018 GEOLOGY HIKE: Painted Canyon Mecca Hills 2018
Wed, February 14, 2018 SPEAKER EVENT: HIKING IN COLORADO
Sun, February 11, 2018 HIKE: McCallum Trail
Thu, February 08, 2018 Joshua Tree National Park
Tue, February 06, 2018 WILD COACHELLA FILM SCREENING
Tue, February 06, 2018 HIKE & SPA
Sun, February 04, 2018 Super Bowl 2018 - Hosted By Ed & Pete
Sun, February 04, 2018 HIKE: WILLIS PALMS
Sat, February 03, 2018 BIKE: CV LINK new section
Tue, January 23, 2018 January 2018 Member Meeting and Speaker
Sun, January 21, 2018 HIKE: Mecca Hills Little Utah Canyon
Fri, January 19, 2018 January Game Night hosted by Joe & Mike
Wed, January 03, 2018 WILD COACHELLA Part 3
Fri, December 29, 2017 TECOPA HOT SPRINGS
Thu, December 21, 2017 Hike: Solstice Hike at the Whitewater Preserve
Tue, December 19, 2017 December Member Meeting and Speaker
Sat, December 16, 2017 HIKE: MECCA HILLS SIENNA TRAIL
Thu, December 14, 2017 Hike: Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
Mon, December 11, 2017 HIKE: ARABY
Fri, December 08, 2017 HOLIDAY-theme Game Night. Hosted by Ed & Pete
Fri, December 08, 2017 HIKE: MAGNESIA FALLS CANYON
Wed, December 06, 2017 WILD COACHELLA
Sun, December 03, 2017 Holiday Party
Sat, December 02, 2017 HIKE: LOST PALMS OASIS JOSHUA TREE PARK
Tue, November 28, 2017 November Member Meeting and Speaker
Sat, November 25, 2017 GEOLOGY HIKE PAINTED CANYON MECCA HILLS
Sat, November 18, 2017 HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR REDLANDS CA
Fri, November 17, 2017 Buffet Dinner Death Valley
Thu, November 16, 2017 DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Tue, November 14, 2017 Lecture: Owls and Other Crepuscular Night Birds
Sun, November 12, 2017 HIKE: Chaparrosa Peak
Fri, November 10, 2017 November Game Night - Hosted by Ritch & Byron
Mon, November 06, 2017 Hike: Murray Hill
Wed, November 01, 2017 Lecture: GHOST LAKE OF THE DESERT
Tue, October 31, 2017 Lecture: HIKING IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY
Mon, October 30, 2017 HIKE: WELLMAN DIVIDE
Fri, October 27, 2017 SPECIAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY hosted by George, Tony & Eddie. PLEASE REGISTER.
Wed, October 25, 2017 Hike: Murray Hill Cancelled due to heat
Tue, October 24, 2017 Meeting and Speaker
Sun, October 22, 2017 MODERNISM BIKE RIDE
Sat, October 21, 2017 Hike Leader Training Refresher
Sun, October 15, 2017 INTERPRETED HIKE: ROUND VALLEY LOOP
Fri, October 13, 2017 October Game Night Hosted by Jody King
Thu, October 12, 2017 Hike: South Lykken Trail
Fri, October 06, 2017 Camping/Conference - Table Mountain
Fri, October 06, 2017 GO Corporate Board Meeting (4th Quarter)
Wed, October 04, 2017 HIKE UPPER CARRIZO CANYON
Tue, September 26, 2017 Monthly Member Meeting and Speaker
Fri, September 22, 2017 LYTLE CREEK at Bonita Ranch
Fri, September 15, 2017 Summer Game Night and Pool Time at 4:30. Hosted by Jim, Ed & Brian
Sun, September 10, 2017 GOPS Member's Fall Pool Party!
Sun, August 27, 2017 Burning Man 2017
Fri, August 25, 2017 Summer Game Night and Pool time @ 4:30. Hosted by Dan Nash
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
Sat, July 29, 2017 GO Corporate Board Meeting
Sun, July 23, 2017 Camping - Big Bear Lake
Thu, July 20, 2017 Tram Hike & Dine
Tue, July 18, 2017 Monthly Member Meeting
Fri, July 14, 2017 Summer Game Night - Cancelled Due To Heat
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!
Fri, June 16, 2017 Summer Game Night and Pool Time at 4:30 p.m.; Hosted by Mark Reinecke
Thu, June 15, 2017 Kern River & Whitewater Rafting
Sun, June 11, 2017 HIKE: SAN JACINTO PEAK
Fri, June 02, 2017 SILENT VALLEY CAMPING
Fri, May 26, 2017 Viva, Las Vegas!
Sun, May 21, 2017 HIKE: WELLMAN DIVIDE
Sat, May 20, 2017 HIKE: ROUND VALLEY LOOP
Fri, May 19, 2017 Summer Game Night and Pool Time; Hosted by Don and David
Fri, May 19, 2017 Camping - Bartlett Lake Bash
Thu, May 18, 2017 Pismo Beach Campout
Tue, May 16, 2017 Hike - Deep Creek Hot Springs
Thu, May 11, 2017 Oak Glen Wildflower Walkabout/Hike
Thu, May 11, 2017 All Chapter Jamboree - Sage Hill Campground
Tue, May 09, 2017 HIKE: BIG MORONGO CANYON
Sat, May 06, 2017 HIKE: LUCKY BOY-EAGLE CLIFF MINE
Fri, May 05, 2017 Lake Isabella/Remington Hot Springs Campout
Fri, April 28, 2017 Skyline-to-the-Sea Backpack
Sun, April 23, 2017 Warm Springs, Saline Valley (DVNP) Campout
Thu, April 20, 2017 HIKE: Mission Creek-Whitewater
Tue, April 18, 2017 Monthly Member Meeting
Tue, April 18, 2017 HIKE: MOON COUNTRY
Sat, April 15, 2017 HIKE: The Maze
Fri, April 14, 2017 Game Night and POOL time hosted by Jerry Hansen
Thu, April 13, 2017 HIKE: Cathedral Canyon
Sat, April 08, 2017 Bike: Whitewater River Route
Tue, March 28, 2017 Monthly Member Meeting

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