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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:
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
· To prepare your yoga spot on the forest floor
· For final relaxation and meditation
· If you are overly sensitive to gnats (flying bugs)
Start time: 9:30am at the departure area, Palm Springs Tram. We’ll take the 10:00am tram
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.
Contact Hike Leader: Mike Seay firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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