Great Times, Great Friends, Great Outdoors

    • Fri, March 22, 2019
    • Sun, March 24, 2019
    • Agua Caliente County Park

    Details and Registration Click Here

    Event is full.  You can join the waitlist

     San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org



    • Mon, March 25, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • MECCA HILLS WILDERNESS
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    THE SLOT CANYON EXPERIENCE

    Wander through four or five beautiful slot canyons in Mecca Hills.  The first canyon will be one that I came up on a few years ago and showed no evidence of recent human traffic.  Unfortunately, now it has been discovered and ladders added to make it more accessible.  These slot canyons are not part of the well-known Painted Ladder Canyon Loop. When not hiking in the slot canyons the hike goes through wide open spaces with exotic rock formations of various colors and interest. Some slots will require climbing up small rock chutes, over boulders or under. If you have severe claustrophobia this hike most likely is not for you unless you are willing to wait for those doing the squeeze to return. This is a fun adventure so come and enjoy the exerience. 

    • Meet/Departure time: Time: 8:00 AM
    • Departure Location: PetsMart at Ramon/Crossley Map click here
    • Trail Length: 4+ miles
    • Hiking Time: 3 hours
    • Elevation Gain:  100 feet
    • Difficulty:  Moderate
    • Expected Return: 2:00 PM 
    • Hike Leader:  Sherwood Covill EMAIL   

    Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), lunch/snacks, sun protection, layered clothing. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

    Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share.

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

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels

    Map Locations: Hunters on Arenas

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


    • Tue, March 26, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Coachella Valley Preserve
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    Hike out the Moon Country trail to McCallum Palm Oasis and up the switchbacks to the peak located on the San Andreas Fault. Continue across the fault ridge and down to Willis Palms Oasis.

    • Trail Length: 6 miles 
    • Elevation Gain/Loss: 950’
    • Difficulty Rating: Moderate +
    • Trail Type: One way with car shuttle
    • Terrain: rocky, sandy areas, trail switchbacks climb  to the top, loose rocks.
    • 8:00 AM Meeting Place: Palm Springs PetsMart Ramon/Crossley   Map Here
    • Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), lunch and snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. 
    • Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE).
    • Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required.

    Registration for this event is limited to Great Outdoors (GO) members only. If you're not a member, click here to join first.  Non members may sign up for this hike 3 days before if space is available.

    Contact Hike Leader:  Brad Hardison  Email

    Carpooling is recommended  and may be available if offered by a driver.  Arrive a few minutes early for briefing and carpooling. Departure is at 8 AM. 

    Photos Click Here

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels

     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, March 26, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • 1301 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA
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    6:30 - 7:45 pm   Core Group Meeting
    7:45 - 8:00 pm   Social Period
    8:00 - 9:00 pm   Program:  Events, Trips, Hikes - Preview of upcoming events as well as a review of some past events.

    All members and non-members are welcome to attend all meetings. Please click on the "Register" button to let us know you plan on attending this meeting.

    We normally meet at The Center on the 4th Tuesday of each month for our Core Group and General Membership Meetings. .

    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 Google map directions.


    • Sat, March 30, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Cathedral City Hall
    • 3
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    CATHEDRAL CITY PRIDE FESTIVAL -  SIGN UP AND VOLUNTEER AT OUR BOOTH.  

    Cathedral City Pride Festival is coming up on (March 29 - 31) and GOPS will be taking part! GOPS will have a booth on the grounds at 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero  (near City Hall) in Cathedral City on Saturday, March 30. We will be talking to old friends, current and former members, persons who are interested in outdoor activities, and maybe we’ll find some new members!

    We’ll be talking to interested persons about our hikes, bikes, campouts and social activities. The booth will have maps of our activities and photos of our past events. We’ll also be collecting email addresses from interested persons, who in exchange will receive a GOPS tote bag and the newsletter for three months. Last year at our Cathedral City Pride Booth we talked to old friends, made new friends, and interested a number of new members. We hope to add some more new members at this year's Cathedral City Pride event.

    To volunteer, select REGISTER, and then choose the time slot(s) that you would like to be at the booth. We need 4 persons for each two or three hour time slot. Volunteers will receive a free GOPS tote bag, and our gratitude.

    Saturday March 30

    8:30am to 11am (includes setup)

    11am - 1pm

    1pm - 3pm

    3pm - 6pm (includes close)

    Here’s your chance to help spread the word about Great Outdoors Palm Springs, increase our visibility in the Coachella Valley LGBT community, and have some fun!   Bottled water for volunteers will be available in the booth. We have not yet received our booth number or location. We will send out detailed information to volunteers on Wednesday March 27.

    Thanks!

    Dennis Curran


    • Tue, April 02, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK
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    • Departure Time: 8:00 AM
    • Departure Location: Hunter’s on Arenas
    • Trail Length:  5.3 Miles RT
    • Hiking Time: 3 – 4 hours
    • Elevation Gain: 800'
    • Difficulty: Moderate + requires agility, flexibility and some scrambling experience to negotiate the boulders
    • Boulder scrambling thru wash
    • Hike Leader:  Sherwood Covill

    This is a jewel of a hike not frequently traveled.  One is rewarded with two historical sites while being surrounded by some of the most magnificent landscape and views in the park.

    The hike starts by winding down the Lucky Boy wash into a canyon with large boulders which need to be navigated either under, around or over. Moderate boulder scrambling and skill will be helpful.  Shortly after leaving this area the trail comes to the no long active Queen mine.  This gold mine was active until 196l.  After briefly exploring the mine area the hike will continue along towering cliffs until it ascends to a ridge and the Eagle Cliff Mine.  There is very little left of the mine today.  As the trail continues from the Eagle mine it tops out on a plateau which runs along the top of the Eagle Cliffs.   It is here, somewhat hidden, a house built in the boulders which are its walls and part of the roof.  It is still very much intact.  It is believed that a small group of miners working at the nearby Eagle Cliff gold mine lived there.  The return hike will proceed back to the Queen mine to a shorter trail directly to the parking lot.  

    Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), lunch/snacks, sun protection, layered clothing. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required.  

    Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share.

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels


    • Thu, April 04, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Skyline Trail
    • 7
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    Skyline Trail to the 1st Rescue Box (Water Supply) Hike
    Date: Thursday, April 4th 
    Start time: 7:00 am
    Duration:  Around 4 hours depending on pace/# of breaks
    Difficulty: STRENUOUS! (NOT for beginners) -- Total Elevation: About 2000ft
    Distance: 4.7 miles round trip
    Pace: Slow to Moderate  -- NOTE! For active hikers ONLY!
    Location/Meeting: My home
    Hike Leader: David Stewart

    This is a unique hike for 2 reasons: I'm an honorary member of the Palm Springs Police Department, Search and Rescue Unit and many times in the past, I have delivered mostly water and other supplies to the 2 important Rescue Boxes on this famous trail. I will request everyone to carry at least 1, small bottle with them (I will provide the bottled water). This hike also provides fabulous views such as Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City and beyond as part of the expanse of Coachella Valley. Along the way we'll see unusual rock formations and a variety of colorful desert vegetation. There be a nice, long break/rest near the 1st Rescue Box before returning to where I live.

    To read about the important rescue boxes that were installed in 2010, go to https://www.pe.com/2010/09/20/emergency-boxes-installed-to-aid-lost-hikers-on-mt-san-jacinto/  OR go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWtTFWl4NY4 

    IMPORTANT: Please wear appropriate hiking shoes.  Bring plenty of water (2 liters or more recommended), lunch/snacks, a hat (or sunscreen), and a wonderful attitude. Thanks. Also, pets are not allowed. 

    NOTE:  Inclement weather will cancel the hike.

    Please call 760-320-2774 or email David at dhs321@gmail.com for inquiries. Thanks

    Registration required to acknowledge waiver electronically

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

      

    • Thu, April 11, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sun, April 14, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Cottonwood Campground Joshua Tree Park
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    Wildflower season is a remarkable time in the desert and this is your chance to see one of our infrequent Superblooms as dry desert soils transform into carpets of sunflowers, poppies, and primrose.Tucked away in the south end of Joshua Tree National Park at an elevation of 3,000-feet, the campground offers unparalleled views of the Colorado Desert with wide, dark and uninterrupted views of the night sky. Scenic Cottonwood campground offers a variety of nearby hiking and touring activities and cooler temperatures at the higher elevation. One unique aspect of the region is the presence of Mojave and Colorado plant species. These includes ocotillo, Mojave yucca, Joshua trees, pinion pines, native palms and desert willow.

    We have 2 spacious group sites for tents only. Three nights and four days. The moon will be in first quarter. RV sites are located a short distance just up the hill in Loop A. Enter the Type of RV and Length when registering. 

    There are several hikes nearby:Pinto Basin Sand Dunes, Sylvia Wash, Morton’s Mill and Mastadon Peak are easy to moderate and close by; or the longer Lost Palms Oasis: Map click here. Also travel into the main part of the park to Hidden Valley, Keys View, Skull Rock. Tour WWII desert training camp and General Patton Museum and dine at the historic Eagle Café. Black Eagle 4WD road to Kaiser Mine. Mecca hills slot canyon hikes.

    Prices are based upon each person going being a GO Chapter paid member(day use does not require a GO membership). You can join - click here - and then register for this campout. Other GO Chapter members should contact our GOPS Webmaster (click here to email) in order to be added as a member of our Chapter for free. Each person going must complete a separate registration.We do this so each registrant acknowledges our liability waiver condition.

    For further information or questions, contact Trip Leader:

    John Niedzwiedz: Email click here 

    Schedule of Events

    Thursday, April 11

    • Noon or earlier if sites are open - Check-in 
    • 4:00 pm - Sunset hike nearby trail *
    • 6:00 pm - Tea Time meet and greet BYOB. Dinner on your own
    • 7:00 pm - Group campfire activities 

    Friday, April 12

    • 9:00 am - Hike or other activity posted*
    • 6:00 pm - Potluck (bring a dish to share)
    • 7:00 pm - Group Campfire (bring firewood)

    Saturday, April 13

    • 9:00 am - Hike or other activity posted *
    • 7:00 pm - Group Campfire

    Sunday, April 14

    •  9:00 am Hike*
    • 12:00 pm Check out

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

    Amenities: Restrooms with flush toilets (no showers); shade Ramada’s, picnic tables, fire rings, water and paved parking. No cell service or WiFi. 

    RV sites: Fresh water is available at the nearby dump station, no hookups. RV sites are a short walk to our group tent site. 

    What to Bring: Camp chair, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, potluck item, two bundles of firewood and the Ten EssentialsPets welcomed. Park use fee $25 or bring you entry pass. 

    DirectionsI-10 east to Cottonwood Spring Exit 168.  Go north 8 miles to campground. GPS coordinates: 33° 44.650' -115° 48.848'. Google Map Directions - Click Here

    Climate: Day: 70s-80s & mild at night: 60s-50s.

    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.

    RefundsCancellation for a refund  must be received by April 04, 2019.  Contact the Trip Leader to cancel.

    Pets: Are Welcomed. Must be kept on  leash.  Please pick up after your pet. Be aware there are snakes and scorpions at this location.   Pets are not permitted on park trails or in the backcountry.

    Photos: To see some photos from prior trips: 2018Album-1,  Album-2,  Album-3

    Campground Map and NPS website Click Here

    RV Camping:  Campground Map.  Generator use is permitted only from 7-9 am, noon-2 pm, and 5-7 pm. 

    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 trip/ hike leader if you wish.





    • Wed, April 17, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Lykken Trail, Palm Springs
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    South end of the South Lykken Trail to the north end of the North Lykken Trail
    - Shuttle Hike
    Date: Wednesday, April 17th 
    Start time: 7:00am
    Duration:  Around 6-7 hours depending on pace/# or breaks
    Distance: About 9.5 miles one way
    Pace: Slow to Moderate pace
    Difficulty: STRENUOUS! -- Total Elevation: About 2200ft

    Meeting Location: South end trailhead of the South Lykken trail -- On South Palm Canyon just south of Murray Canyon Dr.
    Hike Leader: David Stewart

    This is a one-way hike which involves walking on the sidewalk from Mesquite Rd to Ramon Rd (between the two trailheads). Scenic features include: mountain/canyon/waterfall views and overlooking Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, in the distance. Some photos of this scenic hike are at: 
    http://www.hiking-in-ps.com/dt_gallery/south-lykken-trail/  AND  https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/north-lykken-trail--3

    IMPORTANT: Please wear appropriate hiking footwear, bring plenty of water (2 liters or more recommended), snacks and LUNCH, a hat (or sunscreen), and a wonderful attitude. 
    Thanks. Also, pets on a leash are allowed. A leisurely lunch break will be at the Museum Trail picnic tables.

    NOTE:  Inclement weather or warm temps will cancel the hike.

    Please call 760-320-2774 or email David at dhs321@gmail.com for inquiries.


    • Thu, April 18, 2019
    • Sun, April 21, 2019
    • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

    This event is being planned by one of the five Great Outdoors (GO) Chapters. You can check back here for updated information. For other Chapter trips, you can check their website and/or contact their Vice President of Outings at the links below...


     Chapter  Website   Chapter VPO eMail
     Los Angeles (LA)  LA  VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
     Orange County / Long Beach   OCLB  VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org
     PS  Events  VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
     Santa Barbara / Ventura County  SBVC  VPO-SBVC@GreatOutdoors.org
     San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

    VPO = Vice President of Outings


    • Tue, April 23, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
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    Dr. Brian Henen is the lead biologist for the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center located in Twentynine Palms, Calif. The Marine Corps’ conservation program gives imperiled desert tortoises 'head-start' on survival.

    By sustaining and bolstering the population of tortoises at the Combat Center, the Marine Corps hopes to help the desert tortoise on its road to recovery. With more than 400 tortoises of varying ages remaining at TRCRS, additional releases will be occurring for the next 10 years. Information obtained through the monitoring of the tortoise releases will shed additional light on the species’ life history. A desert tortoise may be present. Additional information click here.

    6:30 - 7:45 pm Core Group Meeting
    7:45 - 8:00 pm Social Period
    8:00 - 9:00 pm Speaker - Dr. Brian Henen- Desert Tortoise

    All members and non-members are welcome to attend all meetings.

    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 Google map directions.

    • Fri, April 26, 2019
    • Sun, April 28, 2019
    • Santa Cruz Island - Channel Islands NP

    Details and Registration Click Here  to open new window for San Diego Great Outdoors


     San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org



    • Wed, May 15, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Sun, May 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Snow Canyon State Park, Utah
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    THINK ZION NATIONAL PARK WITHOUT THE CROWDS! Snow Canyon State Park is a 7,400-acre scenic park tucked amid lava flows and soaring sandstone cliffs in a strikingly colorful and fragile desert environment.  Marvel at the majestic views and the subtle interplay of light, shadow and color dancing across canyon walls.  Located in the Red Cliff Desert Reserve, established to protect the federally-listed desert tortoise and its habitat, the park offers opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing and photography.  There are 17 easy to moderate hiking trails ranging from .5 miles to 8 miles as well as two difficult trails ranging from 1.5 miles to 3.5 miles. There is also a three-mile paved walking/biking trail.

    Activities and excursions in the area abound.  Visit St. George Temple and historic sites; hike to several pools inside a slot canyon at Red Cliffs; go fishing at Quail Creek State Park; rent an ATV/UTV, kayak, boat or wave runner at Sand Hollow SP.

    Nearby St. George is the gate way to the National Parks in Southern Utah.  From Snow canyon, take a day trip Zion NP (51 miles), Bryce Canyon (141 miles) or Kolob Canyons (43 miles) home to spectacular finger canyons with soaring cliffs and the world’s largest free-standing arch.

    Getting there option: Spend a night enroute at Sams Town RV park and casino, Las Vegas. Stay in the section off Boulder highway.  Make you own reservation.

    Schedule Of Planned Activities & Events

    Tuesday - 05/14/2019

    - 3 PM -  Optional -RV arrive a day early. You may reserve extra day when registering. Not available for tent campers.

    Wednesday – 05/15/2019

    • 3 PM - Check In no earlier than 3 PM
    • 6 PM – Meet and Greet (bring your favorite snacks/beverages)
    • 7 PM - Dinner on your own
    • 8 PM – Campfire

    Thursday - 05/16/2019

    • 7:30 AM - Morning coffee provided along with breakfast muffins
    • 9:00 AM – Hike or Day Trip Excursion TBD
    • 6:00 PM – BBQ – Grill your own meat.  GO will provide sides and desert. 
    • 8:00 PM - Gather around the campfire.

    Friday - 05/17/2019

    • 7:30 AM - Morning coffee provided along with breakfast muffins
    • 9:00 AM - Hike or Day Trip Excursion TBD
    • 6:00 PM - Potluck  Bring a salad, side and/or main dish. Desserts provided.
    • 8:00 PM - Gather around the campfire.

    Saturday - 05/17/2019

    • 7:30 AM - Morning coffee provided along with breakfast muffins
    • 9:00 AM - Hike or Day Trip Excursion TBD
    • 6:00 PM - Dinner on your own or possible group dinner in town.
    • 8:00 PM - Gather around the campfire.

    Sunday, 3/17

    • 7:00 AM - Morning coffee provided along with breakfast muffins
    • 12 Noon - Clean up campground areas.
    • 2:00 PM - Check Out. Safe travels home

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

    Registration: Prices  are based upon each person  being a GO Chapter paid member. You can join - click here - and then register for this campout. Other GO Chapter members should contact our GOPS Webmaster (click here to email) in order to be added as a member of our Chapter for free. Each person going must complete a separate registration.  We do this so each registrant acknowledges our liability waiver condition. We have different pricing levels based upon whether you are in a tent, an RV driver, passenger or in a nearby motel. Option for adding early arrival on Tuesday. Please complete all the information requested regarding size of RV (length and width) so we can place you in an appropriate site.

    RV's and tents will not share sites - maximum of one RV and one vehicle on each site. When registering for an RV site, please indicate the size of your RV: length and width with slide outs extended, in the registration form. RVs are allowed to bring in an attached tow vehicle at the gate at no additional cost. Depending upon site limitations, tow vehicles may need to park in the overflow parking area.

    If you or your camp mate arrive in separate vehicles, you will be responsible to pay the extra vehicle fee of $15 per day.

      Amenities All:   There are flush toilets and 2 free men’s showers. Nearby St. George restaurants, groceries, gas, movie theaters and historic sites (8.2 - 11.2 miles, 10-18 minutes).  Potable water throughout the campground.

      Amenities for Tent Campers: Large Group site with fire ring, 3 BBQ grills (charcoal), a very large Ramada with 8 tables, 2 water spigots - potable.

      Amenities for RVs RV Electric Sites 30-amp power and  water; free dump station. Some sites may share water hookup - bring a hose Y connector.

      Motel accommodations:  It is 14 miles, 25 minutes from St. George Ut. These  are next to each other and  near I-15 at the Bluff St. Exit.  There is a Denny's a block away. 

      • Claridge Inn 1187 S. Bluff St  Website
      • Quality Inn, 1165 S, Bluff St. Website

      Climate: Hist. Avg.:  70-78° / 48° Be prepared for cool nights and warm days.  Check weather forecast and plan accordingly.  Park elevation 3,100 to 4,100 feet.  

      • Quiet Hours – 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM.  
      • Pets: Pets are permitted if they are  restrained and under the control of the owner. Dogs must be  on a leash and attended at all times. Dogs are allowed only on West Canyon and Whiptail Trails.  
      • Cell Service – None at the park. Cell reception outside of park.

      What to Bring

      • Ten Essentials (click here), camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, camp chair, potluck item for Friday night. 
      • Bring two bundles of firewood. There is no firewood available at the campground, closest store is St. George.  As an alternative to bringing firewood, we will have one or more propane fire pits. Instead of purchasing firewood consider bringing a propane tank as your contribution to the evening campfires.
      • Do not bring particle board, old furniture, plywood or construction materials. These cause the release of toxic gases when burned. 
      • Please consider "Going GREEN" by bringing your own reusable cups, mugs, plates, bowls and utensils. Water spigots are available for washing dishes.

      Directions:  Snow Canyon campground - Map click here

      From Interstate 15, take Exit 8 and travel west on St. George Boulevard until you come to Bluff Street. Turn right and stay in the right lane until you see the sign for Snow Canyon. Turn left on Snow Canyon Parkway and travel west for four miles. Turn right on Snow Canyon Drive and go three miles to the campground. It is 365 miles from Palm Springs. Time zone is Mountain Time. It is 14 miles/25 minutes from St. George Ut. Address: 1002 Snow Canyon Drive, Ivins, UT 84738. Phone:(435) 628-2255.

      Refunds:  Cancellation for a refund  must be received by 05/01/2019 via email to: click here

      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.

      Contacts: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of your trip leaders: Menard Jaramillo or Paul Ripley

      Photos:  To see some photos from a scouting prior trip :

       

      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.




      • Thu, May 16, 2019
      • Sun, May 19, 2019
      • Lake Lopez-Arroyo Grande

      This event is being planned by one of the five Great Outdoors (GO) Chapters. You can check back here for updated information. For other Chapter trips, you can check their website and/or contact their Vice President of Outings at the links below...


       Chapter  Website   Chapter VPO eMail
       Los Angeles (LA)  LA  VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
       Orange County / Long Beach   OCLB  VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org
       PS  Events  VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
       Santa Barbara / Ventura County  SBVC  VPO-SBVC@GreatOutdoors.org
       San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

      VPO = Vice President of Outings


      • Thu, May 23, 2019
      • 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
      • Deep Creek Hot Springs
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      Hike Deep Creek Hot Springs near Hesperia, CA

      Not available for registration yet. Watch for email announcement.

      • Trail Length: 4 miles RT
      • Total Elevation Gain/Loss: 1,000 feet
      • Trailhead Elevation: 4400 feet
      • Difficulty Rating: Moderate 
      • Terrain:The trail is very narrow with steep drop-offs in some sections. There are two very steep sections. Some areas have loose sandy soil. Stream crossing may be up to two feet deep. The return hike is uphill with average slope of 8%

      Meeting Location:  Hunter's on Arenas - click here for Google map directions.  If you plan on driving direct to the trailhead you can find some directions on the Deep Creek Volunteers website - click here

      Expected Time Of Return: 6:30 PM or later. We may stop in Yucca Valley for dinner 

      Registration for this hike is required to acknowledge waiver electronically.

      Road conditions to trailhead: Deep Creek is about 100 miles (2.5 hours) from Palm Springs and the last 6 miles of driving is on a dirt road where you should have a high clearance vehicle. We will park at Bowen Ranch which is private property Parking costs $5 per person (bring exact change). GPS coordinates for the Bowen Ranch House are: 34.363631, -117.162044 or N34 21.507 W117 09.871.  Click here for driving directions.

      Getting to the hot springs themselves requires wading across a cold creek

      Bring: Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch and snacks. Hat, sunscreen and layered clothing are recommended; something to sit on (a towel is good enough, gas money for carpooling, a five-dollar bill for parking.  Sturdy hiking footwear and adequate drinking water are required. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE).

      Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by a driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. If you do carpool, please contribute to the driver's round trip gas cost.

      Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels

      Deep Creek Hot Springs is a popular, clothing optional, skinny-dipping spot on U.S. Forest Service land. It's got (1) hot springs, (2) a cold creek, (3) beach-like areas and rocks to hang out on.

      Photos:  Please ask before taking photos of people. Click here to see photos from some of our prior trips to Deep Creek.  

      GOPS Naked Policy:  Click here.

      Contacts:

      ScottVPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org (click here) or

      EdWebmaster-PS@GreatOutdoors.org (click here)

      • Tue, May 28, 2019
      • 6:30 PM
      • 1301 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA
      Register

      6:30 - 7:45 pm   Core Group Meeting
      7:45 - 8:00 pm   Social Period
      8:00 - 9:00 pm   Program:  Events, Trips, Hikes - Preview of upcoming events as well as a review of some past events.

      All members and non-members are welcome to attend all meetings. Please click on the "Register" button to let us know you plan on attending this meeting.

      We normally meet at The Center on the 4th Tuesday of each month for our Core Group and General Membership Meetings. .

      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 Google map directions.


      • Sat, June 01, 2019
      • 7:00 AM
      • Sun, June 02, 2019
      • 2:00 PM
      • See Event Details For Meeting Locations
      • 7
      Register

      Hike and Tent Camp Mt. Baldy

      Here's your chance to hike to the top of Mount San Antonio, colloquially referred to as Mount Baldy.

      We have several options for this trip:

      • You can drive yourself up and back all in one long day; or,
      • Stay overnight in your tent or rent a tent cabin

      Where to meet?

      OPTION 1 - Carpool: Meet at 7:00 am in front of Hunters Nightclub in Palm Springs. Click here for Google Maps directions to Hunters.

      Hike Leader David can accommodate 3 people with backpacks (or, inquire about possible carpooling with members of your chapter). Parking is available off the road near Hunters. 

      Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by a driver. You are responsible for arranging your own transportation or ride share.

      It is approximately a 2 hour drive to our starting point.

      OPTION 2 - Drive yourself and park at the Mt. Baldy Ski Lift parking lot. Meet the group coming from Hunters at the ski lift ticket booth at approx. 9:15 am.  Click here for Google Maps directions.

      Car Parking Spots To Campsite Options

      Hike To Campsite Take Ski Lift Up To Campsite 

      After meeting at the ski lift ticket booth, we will relocate cars closer to the hike trail head. You'll park your car on the side of the road and leave it there overnight.*

      We will then start our hike along the fire/service road up to the campsite.

      Start Time:  9:30 am

      Hike Duration: About 2 hours

      Distance: 3.6 miles, 1,700 ft. elevation gain

      Pace: Slow

      Difficulty:  Moderately strenuous

      While hiking up the fire/service road (gradual incline), one is rewarded with fabulous views of this pristine forest as we slowly ascend.  We will take appropriate breaks along the way.  

      *IMPORTANT! - Every car parking on the along the road MUST have an Adventure Pass or National Parks Pass card on the dashboard. 

      For more information about passes and permits - click here. PLEASE observe the speed signs/limits while driving on Mt. Baldy Rd.

      After meeting at the ski lift ticket booth, you'll leave your car in their parking lot overnight.

      You'll need to purchase ski lift ticket(s):
      • $15 one way up, hike to peak and then hike all the way back down the same day; or
      • $15 one way up, hike to peak and back to the campsite, tent overnight and then hike back down the next day; or
      • $25 round trip. This option offers an opportunity to hike to the peak, stay overnight in a tent at the campsite and take the ski lift back down the next day; you can also just hike to the peak and then take the ski lift down the same day with no camping.
      The ski lift has wonderful scenery along the 20 minute climb to the campsite area.

      Purchase your ski lift ticket(s) online a week or two ahead.  To purchase ski lift tickets - click here.  There is a senior (65+) discount when you purchase two days.

      You can also purchase 
      various meal options with a ski lift ticket for the Top of the Notch restaurant  (dinner, breakfast or both) - click here

      Tent Campsite Cost:  For those tent camping overnight, each tent permit costs $10.00 (for 1 or 2 people) - bring cash. Reservations are not required for tent spaces. Tent permits are purchased at the bottom ski lift booth. 

      Tent Cabin Rental: Click Here to Reserve

      Once we arrive at the campsites (near the Top of the Notch restaurant), you have a few options to consider: 

      • Set up camp and hang out for the rest of the day; or
      • Hike to peak and set up camp later. The views are stunning up and back!  You'll have plenty of time to set up camp, before sunset, when we return.
      For those who are interested hiking to Mt. Baldy Peak
      - Approx 11:45 AM

      Start Time:  Around 15 minutes after hikers from below arrive at the campsite.  

      Start Location:  Meet outside the Top of the Notch restaurant.

      Duration: About 5 hours or less round trip

      Distance: 6.5 miles, 2,300 ft up and back to the campsite / restaurant

      Pace: Slow, with appropriate breaks

      Difficulty: VERY Strenuous

      Terrain: Dirt, rocky -- WARNING: There are two short areas where the trail is either quite narrow and/or some very steep drop-offs. 

      Be mindful of the ALTITUDE as the hiking will be in the 7,800 ft - 10,066 ft. range.


      - RETURN

      Around 9:30 am, we will head back down to the where the cars are parked.  Or, you can take the ski lift back down - you'll need to have (or purchase) a ski lift ticket.

      Before leaving breakfast option - the Top of the Notch Restaurant & Bar serves a hearty breakfast from 7 to 11 am.  If the majority would like to stay for breakfast, we will.  The trip Leader will try to arrange for a better group rate (single rate is $13). 

      If no one is interested, we will head back down earlier than 9:30 am.  

      Note: Online registration required to acknowledge waiver electronically.

      IMPORTANT: Please wear appropriate hiking shoes, bring plenty of water (2 liters or more recommended), food** (snacks / lunch / dinner / breakfast), a hat, sunscreen, In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact Information and a wonderful attitude.  Please - no alcohol is to be consumed while on the hiking trails.

      ** Eating at the Top of the Notch Restaurant & Bar is an option for meals. 

      Weather - Inclement weather conditions will cancel this backpacking / hiking event.

      Contact: Please call David at 760-320-2774 (home #) or email him at dhs321@gmail.com for inquiries.

      It is the highest peak of the San Gabriel Mountains, and the highest point in Los Angeles County, California. The peak is within the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and the Angeles National Forest.

      Mount San Antonio's sometimes snow-capped peaks are visible on clear days and dominate the view of the Los Angeles Basin skyline. The peak is pyramid shaped, with a steep south face (Baldy Bowl) and a shallower north face. 


      • Thu, June 06, 2019
      • Sun, June 09, 2019
      • El Capitan State Beach

      This event is being planned by one of the five Great Outdoors (GO) Chapters. You can check back here for updated information. For other Chapter trips, you can check their website and/or contact their Vice President of Outings at the links below...


       Chapter  Website   Chapter VPO eMail
       Los Angeles (LA)  LA  VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
       Orange County / Long Beach   OCLB  VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org
       PS  Events  VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
       Santa Barbara / Ventura County  SBVC  VPO-SBVC@GreatOutdoors.org
       San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

      VPO = Vice President of Outings


      • Sun, June 09, 2019
      • Wed, June 12, 2019
      • Big Bear - Serrano Campground

      This event is being planned by one of the five Great Outdoors (GO) Chapters. You can check back here for updated information. For other Chapter trips, you can check their website and/or contact their Vice President of Outings at the links below...


       Chapter  Website   Chapter VPO eMail
       Los Angeles (LA)  LA  VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
       Orange County / Long Beach   OCLB  VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org
       PS  Events  VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
       Santa Barbara / Ventura County  SBVC  VPO-SBVC@GreatOutdoors.org
       San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

      VPO = Vice President of Outings


      • Thu, June 13, 2019
      • Sun, June 16, 2019
      • Kern River-Headquarters Campground

      This event is being planned by one of the five Great Outdoors (GO) Chapters. You can check back here for updated information. For other Chapter trips, you can check their website and/or contact their Vice President of Outings at the links below...


       Chapter  Website   Chapter VPO eMail
       Los Angeles (LA)  LA  VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
       Orange County / Long Beach   OCLB  VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org
       PS  Events  VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
       Santa Barbara / Ventura County  SBVC  VPO-SBVC@GreatOutdoors.org
       San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

      VPO = Vice President of Outings


      • Tue, June 25, 2019
      • 6:30 PM
      • 1301 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA
      Register

      6:30 - 7:45 pm   Core Group Meeting
      7:45 - 8:00 pm   Social Period
      8:00 - 9:00 pm   Program:  Events, Trips, Hikes - Preview of upcoming events as well as a review of some past events.

      All members and non-members are welcome to attend all meetings. Please click on the "Register" button to let us know you plan on attending this meeting.

      We normally meet at The Center on the 4th Tuesday of each month for our Core Group and General Membership Meetings. .

      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 Google map directions.


      • Thu, July 04, 2019
      • Sun, July 07, 2019
      • Kings Canyon NP

      This event is being planned by one of the five Great Outdoors (GO) Chapters. You can check back here for updated information. For other Chapter trips, you can check their website and/or contact their Vice President of Outings at the links below...


       Chapter  Website   Chapter VPO eMail
       Los Angeles (LA)  LA  VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
       Orange County / Long Beach   OCLB  VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org
       PS  Events  VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
       Santa Barbara / Ventura County  SBVC  VPO-SBVC@GreatOutdoors.org
       San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

      VPO = Vice President of Outings


      • Sun, July 07, 2019
      • Sat, July 13, 2019
      • Location TBD, Intermediate Backpacking

      This event is being planned by one of the five Great Outdoors (GO) Chapters. You can check back here for updated information. For other Chapter trips, you can check their website and/or contact their Vice President of Outings at the links below...


       Chapter  Website   Chapter VPO eMail
       Los Angeles (LA)  LA  VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
       Orange County / Long Beach   OCLB  VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org
       PS  Events  VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
       Santa Barbara / Ventura County  SBVC  VPO-SBVC@GreatOutdoors.org
       San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

      VPO = Vice President of Outings


      • Thu, July 11, 2019
      • Sun, July 14, 2019
      • Lake Silverwood State Recreation Area, CA

      This event is being planned by one of the five Great Outdoors (GO) Chapters. You can check back here for updated information. For other Chapter trips, you can check their website and/or contact their Vice President of Outings at the links below...


       Chapter  Website   Chapter VPO eMail
       Los Angeles (LA)  LA  VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
       Orange County / Long Beach   OCLB  VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org
       PS  Events  VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
       Santa Barbara / Ventura County  SBVC  VPO-SBVC@GreatOutdoors.org
       San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

      VPO = Vice President of Outings


      • Tue, July 23, 2019
      • 6:30 PM
      • 1301 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA
      Register

      6:30 - 7:45 pm   Core Group Meeting
      7:45 - 8:00 pm   Social Period
      8:00 - 9:00 pm   Program:  Events, Trips, Hikes - Preview of upcoming events as well as a review of some past events.

      All members and non-members are welcome to attend all meetings. Please click on the "Register" button to let us know you plan on attending this meeting.

      We normally meet at The Center on the 4th Tuesday of each month for our Core Group and General Membership Meetings. .

      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 Google map directions.


      • Fri, August 02, 2019
      • Sun, August 04, 2019
      • Idyllwild - Hurkey Creek Campground

      This event is being planned by one of the five Great Outdoors (GO) Chapters. You can check back here for updated information. For other Chapter trips, you can check their website and/or contact their Vice President of Outings at the links below...


       Chapter  Website   Chapter VPO eMail
       Los Angeles (LA)  LA  VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
       Orange County / Long Beach   OCLB  VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org
       PS  Events  VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
       Santa Barbara / Ventura County  SBVC  VPO-SBVC@GreatOutdoors.org
       San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

      VPO = Vice President of Outings


      • Sun, August 11, 2019
      • Sun, August 18, 2019
      • Location TBD, Advanced Backpacking

      This event is being planned by one of the five Great Outdoors (GO) Chapters. You can check back here for updated information. For other Chapter trips, you can check their website and/or contact their Vice President of Outings at the links below...


       Chapter  Website   Chapter VPO eMail
       Los Angeles (LA)  LA  VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
       Orange County / Long Beach   OCLB  VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org
       PS  Events  VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
       Santa Barbara / Ventura County  SBVC  VPO-SBVC@GreatOutdoors.org
       San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

      VPO = Vice President of Outings


      • Tue, August 27, 2019
      • 6:30 PM
      • 1301 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA
      Register

      6:30 - 7:45 pm   Core Group Meeting
      7:45 - 8:00 pm   Social Period
      8:00 - 9:00 pm   Program:  Events, Trips, Hikes - Preview of upcoming events as well as a review of some past events.

      All members and non-members are welcome to attend all meetings. Please click on the "Register" button to let us know you plan on attending this meeting.

      We normally meet at The Center on the 4th Tuesday of each month for our Core Group and General Membership Meetings. .

      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 Google map directions.


      • Thu, September 05, 2019
      • Sun, September 08, 2019
      • Morro Bay State Park

      This event is being planned by one of the five Great Outdoors (GO) Chapters. You can check back here for updated information. For other Chapter trips, you can check their website and/or contact their Vice President of Outings at the links below...


       Chapter  Website   Chapter VPO eMail
       Los Angeles (LA)  LA  VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
       Orange County / Long Beach   OCLB  VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org
       PS  Events  VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
       Santa Barbara / Ventura County  SBVC  VPO-SBVC@GreatOutdoors.org
       San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

      VPO = Vice President of Outings


      • Thu, September 19, 2019
      • Sun, September 22, 2019
      • Rock Creek

      This event is being planned by one of the five Great Outdoors (GO) Chapters. You can check back here for updated information. For other Chapter trips, you can check their website and/or contact their Vice President of Outings at the links below...


       Chapter  Website   Chapter VPO eMail
       Los Angeles (LA)  LA  VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
       Orange County / Long Beach   OCLB  VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org
       PS  Events  VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
       Santa Barbara / Ventura County  SBVC  VPO-SBVC@GreatOutdoors.org
       San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

      VPO = Vice President of Outings


      • Tue, September 24, 2019
      • 6:30 PM
      • 1301 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA
      Register

      6:30 - 7:45 pm   Core Group Meeting
      7:45 - 8:00 pm   Social Period
      8:00 - 9:00 pm   Program:  Events, Trips, Hikes - Preview of upcoming events as well as a review of some past events.

      All members and non-members are welcome to attend all meetings. Please click on the "Register" button to let us know you plan on attending this meeting.

      We normally meet at The Center on the 4th Tuesday of each month for our Core Group and General Membership Meetings. .

      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 Google map directions.


      • Fri, October 11, 2019
      • Sun, October 13, 2019

      This event is being planned by one of the five Great Outdoors (GO) Chapters. You can check back here for updated information. For other Chapter trips, you can check their website and/or contact their Vice President of Outings at the links below...


       Chapter  Website   Chapter VPO eMail
       Los Angeles (LA)  LA  VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
       Orange County / Long Beach   OCLB  VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org
       PS  Events  VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
       Santa Barbara / Ventura County  SBVC  VPO-SBVC@GreatOutdoors.org
       San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

      VPO = Vice President of Outings


      • Fri, October 18, 2019
      • Sun, October 20, 2019

      This event is being planned by one of the five Great Outdoors (GO) Chapters. You can check back here for updated information. For other Chapter trips, you can check their website and/or contact their Vice President of Outings at the links below...


       Chapter  Website   Chapter VPO eMail
       Los Angeles (LA)  LA  VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
       Orange County / Long Beach   OCLB  VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org
       PS  Events  VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
       Santa Barbara / Ventura County  SBVC  VPO-SBVC@GreatOutdoors.org
       San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

      VPO = Vice President of Outings


      • Sun, October 27, 2019
      • Tue, October 29, 2019
      • Joshua Tree NP - Black Rock Campground

      This event is being planned by one of the five Great Outdoors (GO) Chapters. You can check back here for updated information. For other Chapter trips, you can check their website and/or contact their Vice President of Outings at the links below...


       Chapter  Website   Chapter VPO eMail
       Los Angeles (LA)  LA  VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
       Orange County / Long Beach   OCLB  VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org
       PS  Events  VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
       Santa Barbara / Ventura County  SBVC  VPO-SBVC@GreatOutdoors.org
       San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

      VPO = Vice President of Outings


      • Thu, November 14, 2019
      • Mon, November 18, 2019
      • Kartchner Caverns, AZ

      This event is being planned by one of the five Great Outdoors (GO) Chapters. You can check back here for updated information. For other Chapter trips, you can check their website and/or contact their Vice President of Outings at the links below...


       Chapter  Website   Chapter VPO eMail
       Los Angeles (LA)  LA  VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
       Orange County / Long Beach   OCLB  VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org
       PS  Events  VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
       Santa Barbara / Ventura County  SBVC  VPO-SBVC@GreatOutdoors.org
       San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

      VPO = Vice President of Outings


      • Thu, November 21, 2019
      • Sun, November 24, 2019
      • Ensenada, Mexico

      This event is being planned by one of the five Great Outdoors (GO) Chapters. You can check back here for updated information. For other Chapter trips, you can check their website and/or contact their Vice President of Outings at the links below...


       Chapter  Website   Chapter VPO eMail
       Los Angeles (LA)  LA  VPO-LA@GreatOutdoors.org
       Orange County / Long Beach   OCLB  VPO-OCLB@GreatOutdoors.org
       PS  Events  VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
       Santa Barbara / Ventura County  SBVC  VPO-SBVC@GreatOutdoors.org
       San Diego  SD  VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

      VPO = Vice President of Outings


    Past events

    Fri, March 22, 2019 Gilman Historic Ranch and Wagon Museum
    Thu, March 21, 2019 GUIDED HIKE: Geology- Earthquakes-History-Floral-Fauna
    Wed, March 20, 2019 HIKE: The Maze
    Sun, March 17, 2019 HIKE: Tachevah Waterfall
    Sat, March 16, 2019 Indian Trail Loop Pioneertown Preserve
    Thu, March 14, 2019 Camping - Dos Picos Park, Ramona, CA
    Wed, March 13, 2019 Hike: Art Smith
    Mon, March 11, 2019 Hike: Tahquitz Canyon Ranger Interpreted #2: 9:30am
    Mon, March 11, 2019 Hike: Tahquitz Canyon Ranger Interpreted #1: 7:30am
    Sat, March 09, 2019 CHUCKWALLA BENCH CAMPING
    Fri, March 08, 2019 March Game Night Hosted by Joe Lucente and Michael Owen
    Tue, March 05, 2019 HIKE: Kim Nichols Trail & SPA
    Sun, March 03, 2019 Autry Museum
    Sat, March 02, 2019 WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL
    Thu, February 28, 2019 Smith Water Canyon
    Tue, February 26, 2019 Speaker: Volunteering for Hikes and Campouts
    Tue, February 26, 2019 Monthly Member Meeting
    Thu, February 21, 2019 Salton Sea Camping
    Mon, February 18, 2019 HIKE: Earl Henderson
    Fri, February 15, 2019 February Game Night hosted by Byron & Ritch
    Fri, February 15, 2019 Gilman Historic Ranch and Wagon Museum
    Fri, February 15, 2019 Yosemite - Half Dome Village Camping (SBVC Chapter)
    Tue, February 12, 2019 Speaker - Kurt Leuschner
    Fri, February 08, 2019 Farm Tour-Carrot Festival-Hot Springs
    Thu, January 31, 2019 HIKE: Biskra Palm Oasis
    Thu, January 24, 2019 Tecopa Hot Springs Camping
    Wed, January 23, 2019 Info-A-Go Go
    Tue, January 22, 2019 SPEAKER & Member Meeting - January
    Sun, January 20, 2019 Lunar Eclipse-Blood Moon-Hike
    Sat, January 19, 2019 Snowshoeing at the Tram
    Fri, January 18, 2019 January Game Night Hosted by Howard Goldberg
    Fri, January 18, 2019 Mojave Desert Camping (SD Chapter)
    Tue, January 15, 2019 Speaker - The Wildlands Conservancy
    Thu, January 10, 2019 Dark Sky-Keys View-Joshua Tree Park
    Tue, January 08, 2019 HIKE: Cathedral Canyon
    Sat, January 05, 2019 HIKE: Chocolate Drop
    Fri, December 28, 2018 New Year's Eve Campout (4 Nights/5 Days)
    Wed, December 26, 2018 BIKE: Ride & Spa
    Tue, December 25, 2018 BIKE: Xmas Morning Ride east trail
    Mon, December 24, 2018 Pushwalla Palms - Xmas Eve Hike
    Sat, December 22, 2018 HIKE LOWER CARRIZO CANYON
    Thu, December 20, 2018 Wildlights at The Living Desert
    Wed, December 19, 2018 Hike: Indian Canyons
    Tue, December 18, 2018 SPEAKER & Member Meeting December 2018
    Sat, December 15, 2018 HIKE: Vargas Palm Oasis
    Thu, December 13, 2018 HOLIDAY - Theme Game Night. Hosted by Ed & Pete
    Sun, December 09, 2018 GOPS 2018 Holiday Party
    Fri, December 07, 2018 Hike: East Indio Hills
    Thu, November 29, 2018 TOUR: Keys Ranch Joshua Tree National Park
    Wed, November 28, 2018 Speaker: Hiking the the Coachella Valley
    Tue, November 27, 2018 SPEAKER & Member Meeting - November
    Sun, November 25, 2018 Hike: Fobes Trail: Garner Valley
    Fri, November 23, 2018 Test HIKE TEMPLATE #1 -
    Thu, November 22, 2018 BIKE:TAHQUITZ LOOP
    Wed, November 21, 2018 HIKE: Oswit Canyon
    Sat, November 17, 2018 Nat'l Public Lands Day - E. Indio Hills Trail
    Fri, November 16, 2018 November Game Night hosted by Byron & Ritch
    Thu, November 15, 2018 HIKE: North Lykken Trail to Museum Trail Junction
    Thu, November 08, 2018 Southern Arizona: Catalina State Park
    Sat, November 03, 2018 PS Pride Booth Volunteers November 3-4
    Thu, November 01, 2018 Pride Hike: East Indio Hills
    Sun, October 28, 2018 JOSHUA TREE PARK - JUMBO ROCKS CAMP
    Fri, October 26, 2018 SPECIAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY hosted by George, Tony & Eddie.
    Wed, October 24, 2018 HIKE: MAGNESIA FALLS CANYON
    Tue, October 23, 2018 SPEAKER & Member Meeting - October
    Sat, October 20, 2018 BIKE RIDE-MODERNISM WEEK
    Fri, October 19, 2018 BIKE: RIDE
    Wed, October 17, 2018 HIKE UPPER CARRIZO CANYON
    Sat, October 13, 2018 CHUCKWALLA BENCH CAMPING
    Fri, October 12, 2018 October Game Night hosted by Jody
    Fri, October 12, 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE - 40TH ANNIVERSARY
    Thu, October 11, 2018 HIKE: GARRET'S ARCH JOSHUA TREE PARK
    Tue, October 09, 2018 BIKE: RIDE
    Sun, October 07, 2018 HIKE: FULLER RIDGE TO OVERLOOK
    Sat, October 06, 2018 GIANT ROCK: NAT'L PUBLIC LANDS DAY
    Sun, September 30, 2018 GOPS END OF SUMMER POOL PARTY!
    Tue, September 25, 2018 Member Meeting-Speaker - September
    Fri, September 21, 2018 OAK GLEN CAMP RETREAT
    Wed, September 19, 2018 LA COUNTY FAIR
    Sat, September 15, 2018 September Game Night and Pool Time hosted by Jim, Brian & Ed
    Fri, August 31, 2018 HIKE: DISCOVER A HIDDEN JEWEL
    Tue, August 28, 2018 Member Meeting & SPEAKER -August
    Tue, August 21, 2018 SUNSET HIKE & DINE
    Fri, August 17, 2018 August Game Night: Gather Your Balls for BOWLING!!
    Tue, August 14, 2018 IDYLLWILD CAMPING
    Wed, August 08, 2018 HIKE: WELLMAN DIVIDE
    Thu, August 02, 2018 CANCELED: SUNSET HIKE & DINE
    Wed, August 01, 2018 T-Shirt Order: click register to shop
    Thu, July 26, 2018 Whitney Portal - Alabama Hills
    Tue, July 24, 2018 July 2018 Member Meeting
    Tue, July 24, 2018 Backpack: Cottonwood Lakes Loop
    Fri, July 20, 2018 July Game Night and Pool Time hosted by Don & David
    Wed, July 18, 2018 HIKE & YOGA IN THE MT. SAN JACINTO WILDERNESS
    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
    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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