Great Times, Great Friends, Great Outdoors

    • Fri, November 16, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cathedral City, CA (Address to be provided once you have REGISTERED)
    • 8
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    Byron Postma & Ritch Barron have invited us all for Game Night at their home in Palm Springs.



    This event will have a maximum capacity of 40 people



    SCHEDULE:

    5:00 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) Byron and Ritch will have their pool heated if you wish to use it.  Please bring your bathing suit, towels and chair if you plan to use the pool.

    4) In addition to the table games our hosts will have table tennis, croquet and darts available for play.

    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.

    • Sat, November 17, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Golf Center Parkway and Ave 42 Indio, CA
    • 12
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    East Indio Hills New Trail Clean Up and development

    In observance of National Public Lands Day, come join local groups and agencies working on our newest trail getting ready for the grand opening soon. Free T-shirt and ice cream while they last.

    7:30 AM Meet at PetsMart Palm Springs, Ramon/Crossley- Click Here for Map

    Contact Scott Connelly, email click here


                    





    • Wed, November 21, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Palm Springs South Palm Canyon
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    Get ready for Thanksgiving with a hike to a Palm Oasis. This is one our best natural areas which is habitat to a variety of desert vegetation and wildlife. Mountain/canyon views, and overlooking Palm Springs in the distance.  The turnaround point features a waterfall at a Palm Oasis.

    • Start time: 9:00am
    • Distance: 4.0 miles out and back
    • Difficulty: Moderate
    • Elevation:  900ft (gradual climb)
    • Terrain: Dirt, rocky, some minor bouldering
    • Duration:  3.5 hours 
    • Location: South Palm Canyon Dr. south end of the S. Lykken trail.


    Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 to 3 liters recommended), trail 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.

    Location/directions: Parking will be at the south end of the South Lykken trailhead. Ample parking along the west side of South Palm Canyon Dr. near the bridge.

    Map  Trailhead parking

    Contact Hike Leader: Sherwood C. Email

    Inclement weather may cancel.

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


    • Thu, November 22, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Tahquitz Creek Golf parking lot 1885 Golf Club Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
    • 27
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    This will be a 10 to 12 mile bike loop. Start your Thanksgiving Day with a bike ride around Palm Springs.

    The ride will start  at 10:00 am at Tahquitz Creek Golf parking lot near the sign at the entrance: Map

    Riders are encouraged to wear helmets. You may also wish to bring a tire pump, spare tire tube, maintenance tools, water, sunscreen.

    Contact: Scott Connelly EMAIL



    • Tue, November 27, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
    • 20
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    MEMBER MONTHLY MEETING & SPEAKER


      6:30 - 7:45 pm Core Group Meeting
      7:45 - 8:00 pm Social Period
      8:00 - 9:00 pm PROGRAM: 
    “The Journey of Water in the Coachella Valley”
    Kerry Berman, CIG

    The presentation will take us from 150,000,000 years ago when this was the Pacific Ocean to the real status of the Salton Sea and our Aquifer.


    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, November 29, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Joshua Tree National Park CA
    • 0
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    KEYS RANCH - RANGER GUIDED TOUR 

    One of the many wonders of Joshua Tree National Park is the historic Keys Ranch. It is the prime example of early settlement in the Joshua Tree National Park area. Bill Keys was the area's leading character, and his ranch is a symbol of the resourcefulness of early settlers. Early California history and colorful life stories are revealed during this Ranger guided tour. The site also has archaeological features that tells us about the lives of the early native Americans who inhabited this area. The ranch house, school house, store, and workshop still stand; the orchard has been replanted; and the grounds are full of the cars, trucks, mining equipment, and spare parts that are a part of the Desert Queen Ranch story. 

    Meeting Locations:

    • 11:00 AM Meet at Hunters on Arenas for 11:00 AM departure
    • Or 12:00 Noon at Park Service Visitor Center  6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree 
    • Trail Length: 1/2 mile
    • Hiking time: 90 minutes
    • Trailhead Elevation: 4200’
    • Difficulty Rating: Easy

    Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Arrive a few minutes early for briefing and carpooling. Distance to trailhead is 50 miles. 

    • Park entrance fee or Golden Age Passport applicable.
    • Bring  water (1 to 2 liters recommended), 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 note: The initial sign up is for members only. Registration will be open to nonmembers and guest in two weeks. Sign up early while there is still space available.

    No refunds since we make advance payment to the NPS. 

    Contact Hike Leader:  Scott Connelly: EMAIL 

    Click here Photos previous hike 

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.

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

    • Sun, December 09, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Broken Yolk Cafe. 262 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
    • 41
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    GOPS HOLIDAY PARTY

    Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 - 5 to 9 PM

    Please join us for the annual Great Outdoors Holiday Party. This special event will be held at the Broken Yolk Cafe at 262 S. PALM CANYON DR. PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262 (click here for directions). Great Outdoors will have exclusive use of the Broken Yolk Cafe during this event.  

    Registration for this event is limited to GOPS members and their guest only. The attendance will be limited to 80 people.  Non-members may register after Nov. 29th (if space is available).

    We will provide a buffet-style dinner that includes appetizers, turkey, ham and vegetarian main courses, with many side dishes and desserts. Additionally, a full-service cash bar will be available for all beverages (alcohol and soft drinks). We will also have an ever-popular gift exchange, moderated by a special guest.  If you choose to participate in this optional event, please keep the gift value to about $20.

    The cost to members for this event is $12 per person. Guests (non GOPS members) may register for $20 per person. Payment must be made at time of registration. As part of the registration process, please choose a category to provide one of the following:

         1. A vegetable side dish

         2. A dessert

         3. Help with checking-in people, setup or cleanup.

    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.

    RefundsThere are NO REFUNDS for this event.  Payment must be made online at the time of registration. We may cancel unpaid registrations in order to allow others on the waitlist to attend.

    For questions, please contact David Warren via email (SocialEventsCoordinator-PS@GreatOutdoors.orgor call/text (760) 818-3696.

    • Thu, December 13, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cathedral City, CA (Address will be provided to you once you've REGISTERED)
    • 40

    ED & PETE ARE HOSTING THEIR TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS PARTY/GAME NIGHT.  BE BRIGHT, BE FESTIVE, WEAR THAT UGLY HOLIDAY SWEATER!

     

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS ON AN THURSDAY NIGHT!

    PARKING: There is ample street parking at Ed & Pete's home.

    SCHEDULE:

    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) "Holiday-theme" Potluck Item to share, and your own beverage(s).  You'll be asked to pick a potluck category when you register.

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

    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 game night 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 e-mail to 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.

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






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

    Brent Sammons of the San Diego GO chapter will provide us with a candid look at the status of climate change, what's already being done about it, and lead us in a discussion of what each of us can do to help. Brent recently completed the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training with Al Gore.

    As members of the Great Outdoors, we enjoy coming together in beautiful, natural places. As we all know, those places have already started to change due to global climate change. While it can be a difficult subject to talk about, we're most empowered when we're informed. Taking a candid look at how our natural environment is changing and what's causing those changes can help point us to solutions.

    For more information on the Climate Reality Project, click here


    LOCATION: 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 

    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.

    • Fri, December 28, 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Tue, January 01, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Agua Caliente County Park
    • 13
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    Come Celebrate New Year's Eve With Us!

     

    The Great Outdoors Palm Springs (GOPS) and Los Angeles (GOLA) Chapters have joined forces and cordially invite you to join them for an amazing weekend celebrating the arrival of the new year. This event will span 4 nights and 5 days which explains the higher cost of this event!

    Agua Caliente County Park is located in a remote part of Anza Borrego with dark skies for stargazing and local trails for hiking. About 35-40 min. away is the amazing slot canyon with areas only passable by one person at a time. A little farther down the road is the Erosion Road tour, a 21 mile one way paved road that goes through some remarkable geological features. Closer to camp is Mountain Palm Oasis which offers a short hike to a small valley filled with towering palms and a seasonal stream with great view of the valley below.

    Where else can you spend the day hiking through slot canyons, explore palm grove oasis high on the mountainside, marvel at the beautiful scenery AND return to camp and relax in 3 geothermal heated mineral pools? The indoor pool with all glass walls and ceiling is heated to 102 degrees and is reserved for (a) adults only from 9:30 - 10:30 AM; (b) adults & kids from 10:30 AM - 5 PM; (c) adults only from 6-9 PM. The 2 outdoor pools are open to all ages. Imagine yourself relaxing those tired bones after a long day of exploring or just stay in camp and enjoy the pools during the day.

    We will have a Funky Formal-Formal Dinner provided by Great Outdoors on New Year's Eve. We invite you to wear you own version of funky formal, be it a tux with tails, fancy dinner jacket, pajamas & a black tie (?), maybe your favorite crazy hat & a bath robe? It’s your call. Just have some fun with it. We’ll provide all the fixings and fancy dinnerware.

    We have reserved both RV and tent sites at the Agua Caliente County Park located in the amazing landscapes of Anza Borrego State Park.  Pricing is based upon the site configuration you pick. The park is best known for its geothermal heated springs and rugged desert hiking. Three naturally fed pools provide different ways of enjoying the park's mineral water.

    RV's and tents may share sites - maximum of one RV and one tent on each site. When reserving an RV site, please select the smallest RV site which will accommodate your RV's length. RV sites come with water, electricity, picnic table and a fire ring. A dump station is located within the park. Some sites may not be completely level - we suggest bringing leveling blocks. Depending upon the RV site, tow vehicles may have to park in a nearby site. These are sites with mature vegetation surrounding the sites. We will have a propane fire-pit for the group as open fires may be restricted in the camp to a designated area only.

    Note:  All RV sites were sold on 10/24/2018.  You may place yourself on an RV waitlist.  We will contact you if a site opens up.  If your RV will fit in that space, we'll make the arrangements.

    Amenities at Agua Caliente include the soothing geothermal pools, coin operated showers, flush toilets, potable water, shuffleboard and horseshoes, and a sun deck outside the pools for lounging. There is a small souvenir store nearby with very limited groceries and ice.

    Scheduled/Planned Activities Events

    Friday - 12/28/2018

    • 2 PM - Check In no earlier than 2 PM
    • PM - Dinner on your own
    • 8 PM - Meet & Greet - Gather around the campfire & enjoy s’mores

    Saturday - 12/29/2018

    • 7 AM - Morning coffee provided along with breakfast muffins
    • 9 AM - TBD (pack your own lunch) *
    • 6 PM - Potluck Dinner - Bring a salad, side and/or main dish.  GO will provide the dessert.
    • PM - Gather around the campfire.

    Sunday - 12/30/2018

    • 7 AM - Morning coffee provided along with breakfast muffins
    • 9 AM - TBD (pack your own lunch) *
    • PM - Dinner on your own
    • PM - Gather around the campfire, go for a soak or both!

    Monday - 12/31/2018 (NYE)

    • 7 AM - Morning coffee provided along with breakfast muffins
    • 9 AM - TBD (pack your own lunch) *

    6 PM - NYE Funky Formal Dinner - Wes & Steve will personally prepare your choice of three (3) homemade hearty soups: chicken, Turkish lentil (veggie) or mushroom. You’ll have your choice of a variety of fresh breads to accompany your soup. Several desserts will complete this hosted dinner. 

    • We’ll provide all the fixings and fancy dinnerware.
    Bring your favorite bottle of beverage to share and bring in the near year.  Note: alcoholic content in excess of 20% by volume is not permitted in SD County Parks.

    9 PM, 10 PM, 11 PM & Midnight - We’ll gather around to celebrate 2019 in different time zones

         

    Tuesday - 1/1/2019 - Happy New Year

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

    * Check whiteboard at camp for details and updates for these possible adventures:

    Possible Activities  Miles  Elevation  Misc Notes
    Shopping in nearby Julian  33   Think Everything Apples!
    Moonlight Canyon hike  1.8  350  
    Mountain Palm Oasis hike  3  600  
    Torote Canyon loop hike 6.5  1,500'  
    Cold Canyon hike  3.0  650'  
    Ghost Mountain hike  2.0  500' Historic site
    Mud Caves, Sin Nombre canyon and badlands     Off road 4x4 adventure
    Domeland and Wind caves hike  5.0  1,000'  
    Indian Hill and old RR camp  6.5  600'  
    Carrizo Trestle / Goat Canyon  11.0  1,000' Historic curved train trestle
    Redman mine  3.8  1,000'  
    Erosion Road tour  21.0    
    Soak in the park's thermal hot pools      

    Getting There:

    • Address:  39555 Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849, Julian, CA 92036
    • GPS Coordinates: 32°57'02.1"N 116°18'16.4"W or 32.950581, -116.304558
    • Google - Map Link: click here
    • Be sure to carpool if you can and fill your gas tank before heading to camp because the nearest gas is in Borrego Springs (30 miles) or Julian (33 miles).

    Registration for this event is restricted to Great Outdoors Members Only.  Prices are based upon you being a paid member in one of our five (5) Chapters. To join and purchase a GOPS membership: click here. Members from other GO Chapters should contact our GOPS Webmaster (click here to email) to be added to our Chapter's website to enable registration for this event. Each person going must complete a separate registration.

    If you are not currently a member of one of our 5 Chapters, you’ll need to register with the Chapter of your choice first and then register on the GOPS website for this trip.

    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.

    Refunds - Cancellation for a refund (less $25) must be received by 10/27/2018 via email to - click here. After that date, a full refund will only be issued if we resell your spot.

    What to Bring - Ten Essentials, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, shorts for kayaking, potluck item for Saturday night, two bundles of firewood - no particle board, old furniture, plywood or construction materials. These cause the release of toxic gases when burned. Firewood for sale at the campground. Firewood is available at the store just outside the park for $7 per bundle.

    If you're opting for one of the electrified tent campsites you should bring an extension cord and an electric blanket. Bring layers for both cold and warm weather, since it can be unpredictable in the desert this time of year. Check the weather forecast (click here) and plan accordingly.

    *** Don't forget your towel, swim suit and water shoes.  ***

    Climate & Elevation - The current forecast avg. is 67 high 42 low.  Check the weather forecast - click here.  The park is located at 1300’.

    Pets - Pets are permitted if they are properly restrained and under the control of the owner. Dogs must be licensed, restrained on a leash not longer than six feet, and attended at all times. Dogs are not allowed in cabins or on trails.

    Quiet Hours - 10 PM - 7 AM


    Smoking - is not allowed in San Diego County Parks.


    Cell Service - not in the park but may available nearby.  

    Photos - To see some photos from this park - click here.

    Children - There may be children present and require a minor's liability waiver - click here.  Please bring the completed form with you if you bring a minor.

    Pets - Pets are permitted if they are properly restrained and under the control of the owner. Dogs must be licensed, restrained on a leash not longer than six feet, and attended at all times. Dogs are not allowed in cabins or on trails.   

    Contact - If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of your NYE trip leaders:

    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 a trip leader if you wish.

    • Fri, January 18, 2019
    • Mon, January 21, 2019
    • Mojave Desert

    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, January 22, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
    • 30
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    MEMBER MONTHLY MEETING & SPEAKER 

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

        Big Horn Institute:

        Speaker Aimee Boyd

    Big Horn Institute was founded in 1982, and is a privately funded, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the world’s wild sheep through research and education.  It focuses on the endangered Peninsular bighorn in southern California and has long been recognized as an official recovery facility for the species. Over the past 35 years, its captive breeding and wild population augmentation program has resulted in the release of 127 bighorn into the wild. More critically, these efforts have kept two local herds from disappearing altogether. The Institute also monitors wild bighorn populations along the southern rim of the Coachella Valley from Palm Springs to La Quinta.

    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, January 24, 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Mon, January 28, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Tecopa Hot Springs
    • 50

    SAVE THE DATES- Details being updated- Watch for an email announcement with registration is activated.

    Discover our hidden desert paradise!  Begin the New Year with natural hot springs located in a relaxed desert environment. There are gender-segregated, no-clothing-mandatory, indoor hot pools for soaking that are open 24 hours. Tecopa Hot Springs Resort is a  desert oasis that offers a variety of activities and amenities. Restaurants, live music, entertainment, hiking, off road adventures and many nearby attractions and interaction with some of the nicest people in the Mojave desert.

    Large campground with 30 AMP RV hookup sites. Tents share sites with electricity, includes restrooms, showers, and unlimited entry into the hot springs. Tent sites are located on level gravel area among the RV's.  






    Schedule Of Events

    Thurs Jan 24

    • 10:00 am Check in, set up camp
    • 12:00 pm Pool time all afternoon
    • 5:00 pm Meet and greet tea, BYOB and appetizer to share 
    • 6:00 pm Dinner on your own or group at restaurant
    • 7:30 pm Group campfire and/or pool time

    Friday Jan 25

    • 9:30 am Hike* or road trip adventure*
    • 5:30 pm Potluck.  Dish for 4 to 6 persons*
    • 7:00 pm Group campfire and/or pool time

    Saturday Jan 26

    • 9:30 am Hike or road trip adventure* 
    • 6:00 pm Dining adventure
    • 7:30 pm Group campfire 

    Sunday Jan 27

    • 9:30 am Exploration adventure*
    • 5:30 pm Tea time and gather for dinner plans
    Monday Jan 28
        12 Noon  Check out

    * Check white board for hike/outings updates 

    Registration Notes:

    Registration includes admission to hot pools. Bring drinking water (local water is not potable). You must be a member of GOPS or another GO Chapter before you can register for this event. Other GO Chapter members should contact our GOPS Webmaster (click here to email) in order to be added as a member of our Chapter.

    Amenities:  Free Wi-Fi at the local community center library. No cell service.

    Motel accommodations:

    What to Bring: WATER, the local water is not for drinkingTen Essentials, camp chair, electric heater/blanket for your tent,cash, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, potluck item, heavy duty tent stakes in case of wind, extension cord, electric blanket or heater, firewood.

    DirectionsCampground Location map

    Located about 50 miles north of Baker CA via Hwy 127.

    ClimateHist. Avg.:  60° /35° Be prepared for cold nights. Tents can plug in electric heaters/blankets. Check weather forecast and plan accordingly.

    Possible Adventures:

    • New hike into  obscure volcanic canyon near Dante's View Death Valley
    • Amargosa River Canyon Hike  The Amargosa River
    • Shoshone Museum and historic walking tour
    • Dublin Gulch caves and Cemetery
    • Old Miner's Caves at Dublin Gulch in Shoshone.
    • Shoshone Wetlands Hiking Trail
    • Hike Tecopa hills loop or Tecopa Peak
    • Hikes in southern end of Death Valley
    • Saratoga Springs death Valley
    • China Date Ranch
    • China Ranch Water Fall and Slot Canyon
    • Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
    • Dumont Dunes
    • Salt Creek Hills nature trail
    • Saratoga Springs and Ibex Dunes
    • Death Valley hikes- Jubilee Pass
    • Backcounty roads to old mine sites

    Refunds:  Cancellation for a refund due by 01/17/2019. 

    Contact: Scott Connelly Click Here 

    Photos from previous trips: Click Here 

    Pets: Are welcomed on a leash.

       

    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, February 08, 2019
    • 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • 1004 E. HOLTON RD, HOLTVILLE CA 92250
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    FARM TOUR - HOT SPRINGS - CARROT FESTIVAL

    SUNRISE ON THE FARM. Start your day with a warm breakfast followed by a hay-wagon tour of the UC Desert Research Center. Tour will include U-Pick fresh vegetable harvesting, door prizes, and information on Imperial Valley's top 10 commodities. Mid day we will visit the nearby Holtville hot springs. Bring your bathing shorts and towel for a soak in the hot springs. Bring Lunch for a picnic at the hot springs. Next stop will be downtown Holtville for the annual Carrot Festival and Street Fair

    Meeting Location: 6:30 AM Meet at PetsMart Palm Springs Ramon/Crossley for 6:30 AM departure

      Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Arrive a few minutes early for briefing and carpooling. Distance  is 109 miles, 2 hrs. travel

      FARM SMART tours offer a unique experience covering agriculture in Imperial Valley.  The tours also showcase research being done at UC Desert Research and Extension Center.  The Imperial Valley is a hidden treasure in the United States. Due to the warm climate and water accessibility, there are hundreds of different plant varieties that flourish in the desert atmosphere. While the fertile desert houses university research and plant variety development—few seem to know the incredible impact the Imperial Valley has on the agricultural industry.


      Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.

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

      • Fri, February 15, 2019
      • Thu, February 28, 2019
      • Yosemite - Camp Curry

      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, February 21, 2019
      • 12:00 PM
      • Sun, February 24, 2019
      • 12:00 PM
      • Salton Sea State Recreation Area Mecca Beach
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      The Salton Sea is one of the most enigmatic places in the Southwest. It is a unique place with many hidden treasures and secrets that are not well known. It has been forgotten as a busy tourist attraction of bygone years. Today, we have an amazing place to visit and explore. The sunsets and sunrises are stunning and peaceful.

      Activities include hiking a slot canyon in the Mecca Hills, an off-road excursion on the Meccacopia Trail, and a road trip to Niland area sites, including salvation Mountain, Obsidian Butte, the mud pot volcanoes, and the Sony Bono Wildlife Preserve.

      Prices: 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.  

      Schedule Of Events

      Thursday, Feb 21

      • Noon - Check-in at Mecca Beach Campground
      • 4:00 pm -Meet and greet BYOB. Dinner on your own
      • 7:00 pm - Group campfire - bring firewood

      Friday, Feb 22

      • 8:00 am - Breakfast on your own
      • 9:00 am - Niland Area Road Trip
      • 6:00 pm - Potluck (bring a dish to share for 4 to 6 persons)
      • 7:00 pm - Group Campfire - bring firewood

      Saturday, Feb 23

      • 8:00 am - Breakfast on your own
      • 9:00 am Explore Dos Palmas Preserve

      Sunday, Feb 2

      • 11:00  am - Check-out time
      * Check campground white board for updates and hike/outing details.

      Contact Trip Leaders:   John N.  or  Dennis C.

      Kayaking rental (optional): Currently there are no kayak rentals because the harbor mouth is closed by sand. If it is available, it takes a $15 - donation to: The Sea and Desert Interpretive AssociationThis can be paid on site at the rental shop - bring cash.  

      Amenities:  Restrooms have electricity, flush toilets, running water and hot showers that take quarters, picnic tables, fire rings, water and paved parking stalls. There is a dump station and water near the campground. There is a small store on Highway 111 with limited supplies. Limited electric hookups may be available.

      Amenities For RVs:  There is a dump site located near the park entrance and is included in your registration fee. Fresh water is available at the dump site to fill your RV tank before arriving at your site if you registered for a non-electric RV site.

      RV Electric Sites – We will (in some cases) share 2 RVs on a single RV site. Electric sites come with water and electric service (30/50 amp). Bring a water splitter and 50 to 30 amp adapter just in case.

      RV Non-Electric Sites – these are dry camping sites – no hookups. QUIET HOURS are from 10 pm to 6 am and generators may only be operated between 10 am and 8 pm.

      What to Bring: Ten Essentials, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing shower quarters, potluck item for Saturday night, a bundle of firewood - no particle board, old furniture, plywood or construction materials. These cause the release of toxic gases when burned. Firewood is for sale at the campground. Don't forget your towel, swim suit and water shoes for optional kayaking, if available.

      Directions: I-10 east to Indio, take 86S exit then turn left at Avenue 66, then right onto Highway 111.  Go south about 13 miles to the Mecca Beach campground. For a Google Map of our location - click here.  

      Climate: Oct. - May:  50-70 degrees.

      Refunds:  Cancellation for a refund minus service fee of $5.00 must be received by February 20, 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.

      Photos:  To see some photos from prior trip - click here

      Pets: Dogs are allowed. Must be kept on 6' leash.  Please pick up after your pet and dispose of waster properly. Please be aware there are snakes and scorpions at this location.   

      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, March 14, 2019
      • Sun, March 17, 2019
      • Santee Lakes

      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, March 22, 2019
      • Sun, March 24, 2019
      • Agua Caliente County 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, March 28, 2019
      • Sun, March 31, 2019
      • Condor Trail (Ojai area)

      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, April 11, 2019
      • Sun, April 14, 2019
      • Joshua Tree NP - Cottonwood 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, 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


      • Thu, May 02, 2019
      • Sun, May 05, 2019
      • Red Rocks - Ricardo 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


      • Wed, May 15, 2019
      • Sun, May 19, 2019
      • Snow Canyon-St. George Utah

      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 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


      • Fri, May 24, 2019
      • Mon, May 27, 2019
      • Santa Cruz Island - Channel Islands 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


      • 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


      • 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


      • Fri, July 12, 2019
      • Sun, July 14, 2019
      • Lake Perris, 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


      • Wed, July 17, 2019
      • Sun, July 21, 2019
      • New Brighton State Beach - Aptos 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


      • 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


      • 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


      • 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

    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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