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

    Hike & Yoga in the Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness

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

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

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

    What you need to bring - essentials:

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

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

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

    Optional items

    ·        To prepare your yoga spot on the forest floor

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

    ·        For final relaxation and meditation

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

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

    1.    Bug spray
    2.  Mosquito net 

    Event Details:

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

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

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

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

    Contact Hike Leader: Mike Seay m_seay@hotmail.com

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

    Weather: Expect temperature 30 degrees cooler that the valley.

    Rain will cancel

    Map Locations: Palm Springs Tramway Parking


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


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

        

    IT'S BOWLING NIGHT!

    Friday August 17, 2018

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

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

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

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

    This event is limited to 40 attendees. 

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

Past events

Wed, June 27, 2018 SUNSET POOL PARTY-POTLUCK
Tue, June 26, 2018 T-Shirt Order: click register to shop
Sun, June 03, 2018 GOPS Member's SUMMER POOL PARTY!
Sun, May 20, 2018 SKY WATCH
Wed, May 09, 2018 POOL PARTY-POTLUCK
Sun, May 06, 2018 Hike Leader Training
Sun, May 06, 2018 SKY WATCH
Sat, March 31, 2018 Cathedral City LGBT Days
Thu, March 15, 2018 Anza-Borrego Dark Sky Campout
Sat, March 03, 2018 WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL
Sat, February 24, 2018 HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR REDLANDS CA PART II
Fri, February 23, 2018 CV LINK GRAND OPENING
Wed, February 21, 2018 SUNSET BONFIRE-HIKE-POTLUCK
Wed, February 14, 2018 SPEAKER EVENT: HIKING IN COLORADO
Tue, February 06, 2018 WILD COACHELLA FILM SCREENING
Sun, February 04, 2018 Super Bowl 2018 - Hosted By Ed & Pete
Wed, January 03, 2018 WILD COACHELLA Part 3
Wed, December 06, 2017 WILD COACHELLA
Sun, December 03, 2017 Holiday Party
Sat, November 18, 2017 HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR REDLANDS CA
Tue, November 14, 2017 Lecture: Owls and Other Crepuscular Night Birds
Wed, November 01, 2017 Lecture: GHOST LAKE OF THE DESERT
Tue, October 31, 2017 Lecture: HIKING IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY
Fri, October 27, 2017 SPECIAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY hosted by George, Tony & Eddie. PLEASE REGISTER.
Sat, October 21, 2017 Hike Leader Training Refresher
Fri, October 06, 2017 Camping/Conference - Table Mountain
Fri, October 06, 2017 GO Corporate Board Meeting (4th Quarter)
Sun, September 10, 2017 GOPS Member's Fall Pool Party!
Sun, August 27, 2017 Burning Man 2017
Sun, August 06, 2017 National Monuments Presentation Update
Sun, August 06, 2017 GOPS Member Appreciation Pool Party
Sun, June 25, 2017 Member's Summer Pool Party!
Thu, June 15, 2017 Kern River & Whitewater Rafting
Thu, May 11, 2017 All Chapter Jamboree - Sage Hill Campground

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