COVID-19 UPDATE

7/27/2021 - Until further notice, all GOPS events require all attendees to be fully vaccinated, submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE.  Send your proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text it to: 760-902-1850.

California has lifted its stay at home order.  Great Outdoors outdoor events are now allowed but must be consistent with the requirements for gatherings set in the California Blueprint for a Safe Economy.

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Upcoming PS Chapter Events

Upcoming PS Chapter Events

    • Wed, January 26, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Mission Creek Preserve

    Rescheduled to Friday Jan 28, 2022 due inclement weather forecast of high gusty winds.

    Mission Creek, Stone House to Whitewater overlook. 5.5 miles, 700' elevation gain. The trail is in good condition, is not very steep, and is moderate in difficulty. With luck the recent rains will have brought in birds and a coyote sighting is a slight possibility.

    Meet at 8:30 at Carl Jr's on Palm Canyon Dr. at Racquet Club Rd.  Map - click here
    The last 4+ miles drive is on dirt and rocky roads; high clearance is not required.

    Contact Hike Leader: 

    Substitute Hike Leader: Scott Connelly  

    Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

    Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

    Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

    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.

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.

    Special COVID Related Requirements

    You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
    This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

    Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

    • Fri, January 28, 2022
    • 3:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs
    • CANCELED DUE TO YOU KNOW WHAT
    • STAY SAFE OUT THERE


    • The Center’s 5th Annual INFO-A-GO-GO
    • Friday, January 28 from 3PM - 6PM
    • in The Compass Rose Ballroom
    • @ Margaritaville Resort, Palm Springs

    Let’s be honest, how many times have you thought, “Oh, I had no idea there was a club or organization like this in the desert?” It has definitely happened to us here @ The Center, so we created INFO-A-GO-GO, your one stop shop that features all the great LGBTQ+ groups, clubs, organizations, and things that the Coachella Valley has to offer.

    Climb onboard a Welcome Wagon for our snow-birds, new residents, retirees, as well as folks that have been here awhile, and see all that our amazing community has to offer to get plugged-in and involved. So please mark your calendars and help us spread the word!

    *January’s Center Social will also take place on this day at the Compass Rose Patio from 5 PM – 7 PM. Join us!




    • Fri, January 28, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Mission Creek Preserve
    Register

    Mission Creek, Stone House to Whitewater overlook. 5.5 miles, 700' elevation gain. The trail is in good condition, is not very steep, and is moderate in difficulty. With luck the recent rains will have brought in birds and a coyote sighting is a slight possibility.

    Meet at 8:30 at Carl Jr's on Palm Canyon Dr. at Racquet Club Rd.  Map - click here
    The last 4+ miles drive is on dirt and rocky roads; high clearance is not required.

    Contact Hike Leader: Joey Duhon

    Substitute Hike Leader: Scott Connelly  

    Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

    Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

    Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

    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.

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.

    Special COVID Related Requirements

    You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
    This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

    Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

    • Sat, January 29, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Palm Springs
    Join waitlist

    Meet: 10 am Sunrise Park Ramon/Sunrise near the Mizell Senior Center

    Join us for a bike ride through beautiful South Palm Springs. We will ride 10 miles on a variety of surfaces, residential streets, streets with bike lanes, and streets with light traffic. The ride will include some gentle hills. There will be lots of great homes to look at and super mountain views. Be sure to inflate your tires to the recommended PSI. 

    All riders are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet. You may want to bring a tire pump, spare tube, bike tools, water, sunscreen. 

    Contact John Ryan:  Email click here

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.

    Special COVID Related Requirements

    You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
    This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

    Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

    • Sun, January 30, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Joshua Tree Park
    Join waitlist

    Exploratory hike to old mining area.

    Located in the Eagle and Coxcomb Mountains in the eastern part of Joshua Tree Park.

    7 or 8 miles and 800 to 950 elevation gain.

    Navigate to waypoints across alluvial fan into the hills, cross-country and partial old 2 wheel track. This is exploratory hike and the route has not been scouted or traveled previously. 

    8 AM meet in parking lot to the south of PetSmart Palm Springs Ramon/Crossley Map click here.

    Rated: Moderately Strenuous - will generally be challenging for an unconditioned person. The terrain will involve a steady and often steep incline.

    Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 to 3 liters recommended), trail snacks and lunch. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

    Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

    Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

    Leave No Trace - We are visiting  an area of the National Park with historical artifacts at the mine sites - do not disturb or remove any items.

    Contact Hike Leader: Scott Connelly Email click here

    Carpooling  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 85 miles and 1.5 hours. Map click here

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.

    External link mine description click here

    Special COVID Related Requirements

    You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
    This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

    Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

    • Sat, February 05, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Palm Springs
    Join waitlist

    Meet: 10 am Sunrise Park Ramon/Sunrise near the Mizell Senior Center

    Join us for a bike ride through beautiful South Palm Springs. We will ride 10 miles on a variety of surfaces, residential streets, streets with bike lanes, and streets with light traffic. The ride will include some gentle hills. There will be lots of great homes to look at and super mountain views. Be sure to inflate your tires to the recommended PSI. 

    All riders are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet. You may want to bring a tire pump, spare tube, bike tools, water, sunscreen. 

    Contact John Ryan:  Email click here

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.

    Special COVID Related Requirements

    You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
    This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

    Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

    • Wed, February 09, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Palm Springs
    Join waitlist

    This hike offers some of the best 180 degree views of the Palm Springs area. A highlight of the trail is a view point high above Tahquitz Canyon with a view of the Falls. We will hike to the picnic tables at the top. The trail climbs in a series of switchbacks and traverses. Bring a lunch or snacks to enjoy at the tables at the crest as we relax before the trip down. 

    • Trail Length: 3.6 miles
    • Hike Time: 2.5 hours
    • Elevation Gain/Loss: 1000 ft
    • Trail Route: Out and back
    • Terrain: Established trail
    • Difficulty Rating: Moderate: This hike is generally suitable for novice hikers who want a bit of a challenge. The terrain will involve a moderate incline and may have some steeper sections. 

    11:00 am Meet near the trailhead (map click here) at the Western end of Mesquite Ave. Palm Springs. There is no parking at the trailhead, but plenty of parking on Mesquite, about a block from the trailhead. Turn off  S Palm Canyon Drive to the West for several blocks and you will see the hike leader parked on Mesquite. 

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

    Contact Hike Leaders: John Ryan  Email click here and Ralph Williams

    Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

    Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.

    Special COVID Related Requirements

    You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
    This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

    Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

    • Sat, February 12, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Joshua Tree
    • 10

    Save the Date. Watch for email announcement.

    Hike Leader: Chip Cline and Beth Schneider



    What to bringTen 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.

    Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.


    Special COVID Related Requirements

    You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
    This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

    Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to  760-902-1850

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


    • Sat, February 12, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Palm Springs
    Register

    24th Annual Tour de Palm Springs

    You are are invited to join the Great Outdoors group that will be riding the 25 mile route. We will not necessarily stay together as a group while riding due to the number of riders and length of the route. 

    Register at the Tour de Palm Springs website: Click Here

    • The 25 mile registration fee is $75.
    • The 10 mile registration fee is $35.
    • The Tour de Palm Springs is one of the largest cycling charity events of its kind in America.
    • Every year, we entertain 6,000 to 10,000 cyclists from 46 different states and 4 countries. Since 1998, and with the help of 2,000 volunteers, the Tour de Palm Springs has distributed nearly $4,000,000.00 to over 150 local nonprofit organizations.
    • Registration and Vendor Expo: Open Friday, February 11th (12 to 8), and Saturday, February 12th (6 to 5)
    • Location:  South Palm Canyon Drive between Tahquitz and Baristo
    • Entertainment:  Over 20 bands will play throughout the event and route rest areas
    • Finish Line: Cyclists are greeted by nearly 100 cheerleaders including large marching bands
    • Start Line:  Cyclists will exit into the streets alongside Palm Springs High School Spirit of the Sands band members
    • Start Area: Cyclists will exit alongside “First Responder Vehicles” surrounded by hundreds of American Flags 
    • Route Support: Over 20 vehicles will support cyclists along the routes (Thank you, to our sponsor  Renova Energy)
    • Communication: 25 RACES HAM radio operators will be standing by for stranded cyclists 
    • Rest Stops7 food stops will be set up with band concerts entertaining cyclists.
    • Sag Foods: include hot pasta, burritos, wings, pizza, and pb&js. See full menu HERE (Menu may change due to COVID-19).
    • Volunteers: Over 2,000 volunteers will pour their hearts out to give cyclists a wonderful experience
    • Click Here to see the 25 mile route.

    Contact  Leader: Scott Connelly email click here


    COVID NOTE:  The current county/city guidelines indicate masks are recommend outside when social distancing is not possible.  We request participants wear masks at the start line and will provide PPE items for your personal use.   Our goal is to provide a safe environment for all riders/walkers for the 2022 event.

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

    • Sat, February 12, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


    This event is being planned by the Great Outdoors Palm Springs (GOPS) Chapter. For more information about this event:

    • Please check back here for updates; or
    • Please contact our Game Night Coordinator  - Richard Dachman at 818-430-7114 or email GameNightCoordinator-PS@greatoutdoors.org if you are interested in hosting Game Night.


    Please Note: Due to the popularity of some of our events, we may initially limit registrations to members only. Non-Members will be given a chance at a future date to register if space is still available. Members need to be signed in with their email and password in order to register for member only events.



    • Tue, February 15, 2022
    • 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Palm Springs
    Register

    This hike offers scenic views of Palm Springs and the San Jacinto Mountains after a steep climb up the Garstin Trail. We plan to hike at a leisurely pace, starting and ending at Barona Road in south Palm Springs. This popular hike will be on our calendar again on March 3—please choose one date to register for.

    Meeting Place: Garstin Trailhead on Barona Rd. Driving east on Bogert Trail road, cross the bridge over the wash and take the first left turn onto Barona Road. The trailhead is at the end of the cul de sac. There is limited street parking nearby so carpooling is encouraged and may be offered by participants.

    Meeting Time: We will gather about 8:45 a.m. to begin hiking at 9 a.m.

    • Trail Length: 3.7 mile loop
    • Hiking time: 3 hours
    • Total Elevation Gain/Loss: 1,100 feet
    • Maximum Elevation: 1,522 feet
    • Difficulty Rating: Moderate* but starting with a long, steep climb
    • Expected time of return: noon
    • Terrain: well-established trail, sandy or rocky and narrow in spots. Parts of the trail are used by equestrians and mountain bikers.

    * Moderate: generally suitable for novice hikers who want a bit of a challenge. The terrain will involve a moderate incline and may have some steeper sections. 

    Contact Hike Leader Howard Goldberg email or at 917-692-5873 with any questions.

    Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 liters recommended), snacks, sun protection, layered clothing. If wind is in the forecast, bring an appropriate hat and jacket. Carry Emergency Contact Information. 

    Inclement weather or recent heavy rain may affect plans for this winter hike. 

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

    Special COVID Related Requirements

    You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
    This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

    Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

    • Thu, February 17, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Sun, February 20, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Mecca Beach, Salton Sea, CA
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Registration For The Event Is Now Open

    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. You should take the opportunity to experience it before it receding water levels cause it to change and vanish.

    One of the world's largest inland seas and lowest spots on earth at -227 below sea level, Salton Sea was re-created in 1905 when high spring flooding on the Colorado River crashed the canal gates leading into the developing Imperial Valley. For the next 18 months the entire volume of the Colorado River rushed downward into the Salton Trough. By the time engineers were finally able to stop the breaching water in 1907, the Salton Sea had been born at 45 miles long and 20 miles wide – equaling about 130 miles of shoreline. Salton Sea State Recreation Area covers 14 miles of the northeastern shore. Increasing salinity in the Salton Sea basin has limited the types of fish that can be found there to Tilapia. Kayakers, campers, birdwatchers, photographers and hikers can enjoy the site's many recreation opportunities.

    We will be camping at the Mecca Beach campground at the Salton Sea Recreation Area. The meet and greet, potluck and other activities will take place there. February is an ideal time to visit with mild temperatures.

    Activities include hiking a slot canyon in the Mecca Hills, a 4x4 excursion, an easy hike to the Visitor Center to view exhibits and a video on the Salton Sea, and a road trip to Niland area sites, including Salvation Mountain and East Jesus in Slab City, Obsidian Butte, the mud pot volcanoes, and the Salton Sea Reclamation Project.


    NOTE:  This event is limited to GO members.  When you register, you'll need to have your credit card ready and pay your registration fee within 15 mins. If you are not a member yet, you can first join as a member online (click here) and then return here to register.

    Contact: Trip Leaders Dennis Curran here and John Niedzwiedz here

    RefundsCancellation for a refund, minus a service charge ($15 for RV, $10 for tent), must be received by January 31, 2022.

    Amenities:  The Mecca Beach campground has restrooms that have electricity, flush toilets, running water and free solar hot showers  (Mecca Beach) or showers that take quarters (New Camp, 5 miles to the north), picnic tables, fire rings, shared drinking water and paved parking stalls. There is a small store on Highway 111 and another at the Visitor Center with limited supplies.

    Amenities for Tent Campers: This is a good campground for tent campers. The campsites are level, sandy, with trees provide some shade.  Sites are shared with another tent or an RV at the Mecca Beach campground. Parking is also shared between the two campers. If you want to share the space with another tent or a specific camper, send the Trip Leader an email and we will try and arrange it. 

    If you share a powered site you may be able share power with the RV.  Powered sites have 20, 30 & 50 amp service. Bring a long outdoor extension cord, an outdoor splitter and a 30 amp RV male to 15/20 amp female adapter plug to give you flexibility in sharing power with an RV. If you have questions about the electrical service sharing, send the Trip Leader an email to discuss it.

    February can have windy or rainy conditions or cold overnight temperatures that approach freezing. Check the weather forecasts before the campout, and be prepared for the weather conditions.  If you have questions about your gear, contact the Trip Leader via email to discuss it. 

    Amenities For RVs:  

    • RV Electric Sites – The RV powered sites have 20, 30 & 50 amp service, and water service. The RV sites will be shared with a tent or another RV. Bring a water hose splitter and a 50 to 30 amp adapter. The RV electric sites have a sewer connection. At the end of the campout, RV's should be able to dump using one of the individual site sewer connections vs. going to the New Camp dump site. The dump station located here 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 at the Mecca Beach campground.
    • RV Non-Electric Sites 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. See New Camp below for dump site information.
    • Maximum motor home length at Mecca Beach is 35 feet,
    • There are only a couple of electric sites at Mecca Beach. If you require electric power and water there are electric sites at New Camp and Visitor Center sites located one mile north of Mecca Beach; check to see if they are available for registration.

    Directions:   Take I-10 east to Indio, take the 86-S exit then turn left at Avenue 66, then right onto Highway 111.  Go south about 13 miles to the Mecca Beach campground. From San Diego take Highway 78 east, then left (north) on Highway 86 . Turn right at Avenue 66 and then right onto Highway 111. Go south about 12 miles to the Mecca Beach Campground. For a Google Map of our location - click here. 

    ClimateAverage for February: 76° / 43   U.S.Climate Data

    RV/Trailer Profile Information: We need information on your RV or pulled trailer in order to assign you a site you will fit into. Please enter or update your RV or Trailer information when you register.

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

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

    Special COVID Related Requirements

    You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
    This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

    Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to  760-902-1850

    Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the event leader that may affect your ability to participate in this event. 

      • Sat, February 19, 2022
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Joshua Tree Park
      • 10

      Save the Date. Watch for email announcement.

      Hike Leader: Chip Cline 



      What to bringTen 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.

      Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.


      Special COVID Related Requirements

      You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
      This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

      Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to  760-902-1850

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


      • Tue, February 22, 2022
      • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      • Palm Springs Indian Canyon

      Save the Date   Watch for email announcement









      Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

      Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

      Rated Strenuous - will generally be challenging for an unconditioned person. The terrain will involve a steady and often steep incline.

      Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

      Contact Hike Leader: Doug Wylie

      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 .

      Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.


      Special COVID Related Requirements

      You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
      This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

      Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

      • Sat, February 26, 2022
      • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Zoom online
      Register

            OUTDOORS EXPERIENCE

      Hike Leader - Morning 
      Trip LeaderAfternoon 

        You may attend either one or both.

        DAY HIKE LEADER - SECTION I

        Sat., February 26, 2022 8am - 12 pm

        Be a Hike Leader!  Not just someone who knows the way, but someone who applies safety, best practices, fun, and local knowledge to make a successful outing. In addition to the course outline we will discuss any issues with past hikes and plan for future hikes. We will review basic hike leader procedures and techniques and latest technology and information.  Completing this course will provide participants with Day Hike Leader Certification. Also a good refresher for hike leaders.

        Hike Leader Syllabus

        Prerequisites: Great Outdoors member (click here to join). The course is  for anyone interested in becoming a hiker leader, learning more about leading effective hikes, or becoming a more confident and capable hiker.

        This Hike Leader Certification course is for hikers who are interested in learning new skills as well as experienced hike leaders  who are looking to update or refresh their outdoor leadership skills. It is suitable for all ranges of hiker abilities, from novice up to very experienced hikers.

        Objectives: Introduce participants to the skills, knowledge and attitudes of a trained hike leader, including appropriate risk management for day hikes. Present skills for leading a safe, environmentally responsible and enjoyable hike.

        Content/Topics Covered:  Hike planning, description, screening participants, trail group management, emergency management, medical issues on the trail, map reading and navigation, outdoor techniques, environmental protection, and problem solving techniques and scenarios.

        Course Format: The training includes online instruction with group discussion and problem solving  applications and trail-based scenarios.

        Pre-Course Assignment:  Review training manuals and video.

        Course Length/Hours: 4 hours.


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        TRIP LEADERSHIP - OVERNIGHT EVENTS - SECTION II

        Saturday February 26, 2022 1pm - 5 pm

        One of the premier features of Great Outdoors is overnight trips. As a leader you will propose, research and design overnight trips. You will manage and administer the trip using leadership and group management skills. Completing this course will provide participants with Trip Leadership Certification.

        Course Outline:

        • Create a new trip or update a former trip.

        • Planning, scouting, securing reservations.

        • Finances and budget.

        • Create a trip description and promotion.

        • Secure all logistics including any permits, and support staff as necessary.

        • Communicate with participants to provide information and answer questions.

        • Conducting your trip, safety issues, group management issues - preventing and solving.

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        Location: Zoom online 

        Course Preparation: We will send you a link to the Outdoor Experience Training Manuals. You are encouraged to review the material ahead of time. 

        Course Length/Hours: 4 hours.

        Contacts:

        Suggested Reading:

        1. Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter, & GPS. Bob Burns, Mike Burns
        2. The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide Mark Harvey
        3. How to Lead a Hike by the Sierra Club  15 min. video click here




        • Sun, February 27, 2022
        • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
        • Pioneer Town Mountain Preserve

        Save the Date



        Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

        Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

        Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

        Contact Hike Leader:  Joey Duhon

        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 .

        Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.


        Special COVID Related Requirements

        You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
        This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

        Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

        • Mon, February 28, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
        • Joshua Tree National Park Cottonwood Entrance

        Save the date. Watch for email announcement



        Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

        Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

        Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

        Contact Hike Leader: Beth Schneider 

        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 .

        Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.


        Special COVID Related Requirements

        You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
        This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

        Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

        • Thu, March 03, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
        • Palm Springs


        Save the Date


        Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

        Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

        Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

        Contact Hike Leader: Doug

        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 .

        Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.


        Special COVID Related Requirements

        You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
        This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

        Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

        • Sat, March 05, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
        • Indio Badlands Trail


        Save the Date


        Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

        Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

        Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

        Contact Hike Leader: 

        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 .

        Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.


        Special COVID Related Requirements

        You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
        This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

        Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

        • Thu, March 10, 2022
        • 2:00 PM
        • Sun, March 13, 2022
        • 12:00 PM
        • Agua Caliente County Park, CA
        Register

        Celebrate Spring in the Desert!

        Great Outdoors Palm Springs invites you to an amazing weekend celebrating the arrival of spring 2022.  Agua Caliente County Park is located in a remote part of Anza Borrego Desert State Park with dark skies for stargazing and local trails for hiking near Borrego Springs and Julian.  Where else can you spend the day hiking through slot canyons, explore a palm grove oasis high on the mountainside, marvel at the beautiful scenery and return to camp and relax in heated mineral pools?

        RV's and tents may share sites - maximum of one RV and one tent on each site. 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.

        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.

        Registration for this event is restricted to Great Outdoors Members only.

        Scheduled/Planned Activities Events

        Thursday – 3/10/22

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

        Friday – 3/11/22

        • 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, go for a soak or both!

        Saturday – 3/12/22

        • 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!

        Sunday – 3/13/22

        • 7 AM - Morning coffee provided along with breakfast muffins
        • 12 noon – check out and 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  33.0   Think Everything Apples!
        Moonlight Canyon hike 1.8 350'  
        Mountain Palm Oasis hike  3.0 600'  
        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).

        Payment You can pay with the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.  You need to complete payment within 15 minutes or you will be timed out and will need to start over.

        What to Bring - Ten Essentials, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing,  potluck item for Friday 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.

        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, swimsuit and water shoes. ***

        Climate & Elevation - The current forecast avg. is 67 high 42 low.  Check the weather forecast.  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.

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

        Contact - If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of your 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.

        Special COVID Related Requirements

        You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
        This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

        Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to  760-902-1850

          • Tue, March 15, 2022
          • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
          • Joshua Tree National Park
          • 3
          Join waitlist

          Nestled deep in the canyons of the southeast section of Joshua Tree National Park is a little-known prospector’s castle call Carey’s Castle.  Unknown to many, our very own Scott Connelly knows the way where so many have failed to find this elusive gem of the Joshua Tree National Park.  Estimated to have been built in the 1940’s, based on magazines found within, this was the home of an unknown prospector using mortar and rocks to fill in the gaps between boulder walls.  The castle is complete with a door, steps, screen windows and a chimney.  Inside are still many of the furnishings used by the former resident.  

          This is NOT an easy hike either in terrain or how to get there.  Using GPS coordinates, we will start up an alluvial slope with scrub and cactus working our way up a twisting canyon with Yuccas and boulders.  There will be lots of climbing and boulder scrambling as we go. This hike requires agility, flexibility and some scrambling experience to negotiate the boulders and vegetation that crowd sections of this remote canyon.

          Exploration of the castle will hopefully be worth the effort of the trip.  

          If you are interested in learning navigation by GPS and you have a GPS device, bring it, as both the leader and co-leader have considerable experience navigating remote hikes using GPS coordinates. 

          • Trail Length: 9 miles
          • Elevation Gain/Loss: 1400 feet
          • Difficulty Rating: Strenuous +
          • Trail Type: Out and back.   
          • Hiking Time:  4-5 hours
          • Departure Time:  8:00 AM (Please arrive early a few minutes early for briefing and any ride share.
          • Departure Location:  Walmart Supercenter in Palm Springs at 5601 E. Ramon Road, cross street; meet at the north/east corner parking lot across from PetSmart between 7:45 and 8:00 a.m. Map click here

          Driving distance stance to trailhead  is 53 miles.

          To register for this hike, Join the Waitlist and you will be contacted to complete and confirm the registration.                

          Bring Ten Essentials, water (4 liters recommended), lunch (at Carey’s Castle)/ snacks, sun protection, layered clothing, hiking poles may be helpful. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE).  Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

          Hiking Requirements:  The length and nature of the trail requires all participants be in excellent physical condition. Click here for more information.

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

          Cancel: If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

          Contact hike leaders:  Scott Connelly Email click here

          or Beth Schneider Email click here

          Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

          Unless otherwise noted, registration for this event is limited to Great Outdoors members. To sign up as a memberclick here 

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

          Special COVID Related Requirements

          You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
          This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

          Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

          • Wed, March 16, 2022
          • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • Whitewater Preserve
          Register
          • Trail Length: 4   
          • Hiking time: 2-3 hours
          • Total Elevation Gain/Loss: 625’
          • Trailhead Elevation: 2100’
          • Difficulty Rating: Moderate
          • Meet 8 am at PetSmart Palm Springs, Ramon/Crossley map click here

          The trail follows the Whitewater River up to the PCT junction where we will climb the switchbacks to the summit with great views. We will continue a short distance along the PCT and descend to the Whitewater Canyon Road and back to the parking lot.

          Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

          Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

          Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

          Contact Hike Leader:  John Ryan

          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 .

          Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.


          Special COVID Related Requirements

          You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
          This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

          Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

          • Thu, March 17, 2022
          • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

          Hike into a rocky canyon with dry waterfalls to a Railroad Museum.

          • Trail Length: 6 miles
          • Hiking time: 3-4 hours
          • Elevation Gain/Loss: 800 feet
          • Trailhead Elevation: 3200’
          • Difficulty Rating: Moderate - good balance needed to negotiate over, around and down steep rocky areas
          • Expected time of return: 2:30PM
          • Type: Trail, old road, cross country
          • Trail Route: Loop
          • Terrain: rocky trail, sandy areas, dry waterfalls

          Meeting Locations: 8 am Palm Springs PetSmart at Ramon/Crossley

          Located near the West entrance to Joshua Tree Park this hike enters a canyon and stream drainage through interesting geological boulders. We will be hiking to the Joshua Tree Southern Railroad Museum and Narrow Gauge Railroad located at the end of the canyon which is very interesting.

          Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

          Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

          Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

          Contact Hike Leader: Scott Connelly

          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, about 1 hour.

          Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.


          Special COVID Related Requirements

          You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
          This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

          Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

          • Sat, March 19, 2022
          • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
          • Palm Springs

          Meet Location: Palm Springs Sunrise Park Mizell Senior Center 10 AM

          Join us for a bike ride to and through the beautiful Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs. On our way we will travel on a variety of roads. Las Palmas itself is a quite area with lightly traveled wide streets. There will be some hills to ride up and down there so a bike with gears is necessary.  We will be riding  past the former homes of some of the stars of the bygone era such as Elvis, Dinah Shore, and Gene Autry. The out and back distance will be approximately 12 miles total. 

          Meet at 10 am at Sunrise Park, Ramon and Sunrise near the Mizell Senior Center. Riders are strongly encouraged to wear helmets on all bike rides. Inflate your tires to the recommend PSI. You may want to bring a tire pump, spare tube, bike tools, water, and sunscreen. 

          Contact John Ryan:  Email click here

          Special COVID Related Requirements

          You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
          This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

          Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

          • Wed, March 23, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
          • Joshua Tree National Park


          Save the Date


          Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

          Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

          Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

          Contact Hike Leader: Sherwood Covill

          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 .

          Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.


          Special COVID Related Requirements

          You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
          This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

          Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

          • Sat, March 26, 2022
          • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
          • Cathedral City

          CATHEDRAL CITY LGBT DAYS -  SAVE THE DATE 

          Join us at our booth to provide information about our club and welcome potential new members.

          We  will have handouts, including description of upcoming events, 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. 

          To volunteer, select REGISTER, and then choose the time slot(s) that you would like to be at the booth. 

           Contact Coordinatator: 


          Here’s your chance to help spread the word about Great Outdoors Palm Springs, meet new  friends and have some fun!   

          • Tue, March 29, 2022
          • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
          • Joshua Tree National Park

          Description:  Lost Horse Loop Trail is a 6.8 mile trail located in Joshua Tree National Park just off the Keys View Road.  The trail follows the remains of the old service road for the mine which is located about 1.5 miles from the trailhead at elevation 4600-5120 feet.  The mine, over 100 years old, is one of the best preserved and most productive mines in Joshua Tree having produced 10,000 ounces of gold and 16,000 ounces of silver between the years of 1894 and 1931. 

          Historically, the mine was discovered by Johnny Lang while either looking for one of his lost horses or a stolen horse whose tracks took him to the Lost Horse Valley and the camp of Jim McHaney with his gang of cattle rustlers and horse thieves.  After being told he did not loose a horse, Johnny Lang left and on his way back ran into “Dutch” Frank Diebold.  After being shown a piece of ore, Johnny bought the rights to the mine for $1,000 from “Dutch.”  After a number of partners, Johnny was eventually forced to sell his share of the mine after his main partner, J.D. Ryan, hired a detective who caught him stealing.  Johnny didn’t go too far and settled in the next canyon near the mine now named Johnny Long Canyon.  In 1925, Johnny left a note on his cabin door saying he had left for food and bedded down for the night at the entrance to the canyon not too far from the mine.  He died that night and was not found until two months later by Bill Keys, owner of the Keys View Ranch.  After reporting his death to the county coroner, Mr. Keys buried Johnny where he was found near the Keys View Road just at the turn to the Lost Horse Mine parking area. 

          • Trail Length: 6.8 miles total
          • Elevation Gain/Loss: 882 feet
          • Difficulty Rating: moderate strenuous - will generally be challenging for an unconditioned person. The terrain will involve a steady and often steep incline.
          • Trail Type: Loop.  
          • Hiking Time:  4-5 hours
          • Dirt road for 1 mile from Keys View Road to the trailhead parking area
          • Departure Time:  8:00 AM (Please arrive early for 8:00 am departure)
          • Departure Location:  Walmart Supercenter in Palm Springs at 5601 E. Ramon Road, cross street; meet at the north/east corner parking lot between 8:15 and 8:00 a.m.  Map click here             
          • Fees/Charges:  Joshua Tree Park entrance fee 

          Hiking Requirements:  Although the trail is fairly level, the elevation is at 4600 feet so you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.

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

          Cancel: If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

          Contact hike leader: Beth Schneider Email click here

          Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

          What to bringTen 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.

          Special COVID Related Requirements

          You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
          This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

          Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to  760-902-1850

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


          • Wed, March 30, 2022
          • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


          GOPS GAME NIGHTS ARE POSTPONED THROUGH MARCH 2022

          • Sat, April 09, 2022
          • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
          • Joshua Tree National Park

          Save the Date



          Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

          Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

          Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

          Contact Hike Leader: Chip Cline

          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 .

          Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.


          Special COVID Related Requirements

          You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
          This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

          Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

          • Sat, April 09, 2022
          • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
          • Pioneer Town Mountain Preserve

          Save the Date



          Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

          Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

          Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

          Contact Hike Leader: Doug Wylie

          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 .

          Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.


          Special COVID Related Requirements

          You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
          This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

          Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

          • Sun, April 10, 2022
          • 2:00 PM
          • Wed, April 13, 2022
          • 12:00 PM
          • Joshua Tree National Park, Cottonwood Campground
          • 12

          Save The Date - Cottonwood Campground Joshua Tree National Park Campout.  

          Description: 

          The weather is warming up in April so join us for a campout at Cottonwood Campground in Joshua Tree NP!  Come explore Joshua Tree! We'll arrive on Sunday April 10 and stay for three nights and depart on April 13.  There will be hikes, 4x4 excursions, potluck dinner and other fun stuff! Join us!

          Tents will set up in three large group sites. RVs will park in individual sites in Loop A. There are water spigots in the campgrounds, flush toilets, but no power or showers. There is a fee to enter Joshua Tree National Park, so if you have a senior or veteran pass, bring it with you!  Registration for this event is limited to Great Outdoors members. 

          Contact Leader: Dennis Curran at dlcurran52@gmail.com and Joey Duhon at joey@j1958.com

          This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated, submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE. Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text it to: 760-902-1850

          Problems/Allergies:  Discuss any medical concerns with the trip leader that may affect your ability to complete the event.


          • Fri, April 15, 2022
          • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
          • Palm Springs

          Save the Date




          Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

          Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

          Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

          Contact Hike Leader: Beth Schneider

          Co Leader Raphael Williams

          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 .

          Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.


          Special COVID Related Requirements

          You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
          This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

          Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

          • Thu, April 21, 2022
          • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
          • Joshua Tree National Park - Black Rock

          Warren Peak is located in the less visited but easy to access Black Rock Canyon area on the west end of Joshua Tree National Park. 

          The 5.7-mile hike to Warren Peak combines easy wash walking in pretty Black Rock Canyon; an occasionally steep trail through the aptly named Panorama Loop; a short, steep, occasionally loose walk-up ascent of Warren Peak. Views from the peak include all the surrounding area including San Jacinto and San Gorgonio. Vegetation includes some nice larger pinyon/juniper and oak. Starting elevation of 4000 feet with 1200-foot gain.

          Rated: Moderately Strenuous: will generally be challenging for an unconditioned person. The terrain will involve a steady and often steep incline.

          Hiking Requirements:  You will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.

          8:00 am meet at PetSmart Palm Springs Ramon/Crossley map click here

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

          Cancel: If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

          Contact hike leader: Sherwood Covill or Scott Connelly

          Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.


          Special COVID Related Requirements

          You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
          This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

          Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

          • Thu, May 12, 2022
          • 12:00 PM
          • Sun, May 15, 2022
          • 11:00 AM
          • 43365 Sierra Drive Three Rivers, CA 93271
          • 30


          Save the Date! Watch for email announcement when it is open for registration.

          If you want to reserve a cabin, call Three Rivers Hideaway now to make a reservation. Mention you are with Great Outdoors.

          Whitewater rafting on the Kaweah River.

          Different levels of rafting offered, from beginners to advanced.

          Three Rivers Hideaway is a full service RV Park, with cabins & campground, tent sites near the river. Group event area with BBQ, and seating.

          Conveniently located 3.5 miles from the Foothills Entrance (Hwy. 198) to Sequoia National Park and 5 miles from Lake Kaweah. Three Rivers Hideaway is a quiet park on the banks of the Kaweah River

          Activities


          Prices are based upon each person going being a GO Chapter paid member  You can join - click here - and then register for this campout. Each person going must complete a separate registration. We do this so each registrant acknowledges our liability waiver condition.

          Contact Trip Leaders:

          Schedule of Events

          Wednesday, May 11

          Optional first night in Tehachapi. Mountain Valley RV Park, Tehachapi. Optional overnight. RV Park: 661-822-1213

          Thursday, May 12 

          • 1:00 pm - Check-in 
          • 4:00 pm - Sunset hike nearby location*
          • 6:00 pm - Tea Time meet and greet BYOB. Dinner on your own
          • 7:00 pm - Group campfire activities 

          Friday, May 

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

          Saturday, May

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

          Sunday, May

          • 11:00 am Check out


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

          CABIN RENTALS - Call the park (559-561-4413) to reserve and check prices.

          Cabin #1 sleeps four guests in two queen beds with a full kitchen. Cabin #2 sleeps three guests in one full size and one twin bed. All cabins feature AC, hot showers, cable TV, WiFi and linens. (No pets and no smoking).

          Amenities: 

          RV and campground facilities include a dump station, free showers, flush toilets, laundry room and WiFi.

          All sites have picnic tables with a fire ring and grill. Many are shaded and some have adjoining lawn areas.

          RV sites are (70′) deep by (25′) wide. 

          All Tent sites have fire ring and picnic table

          What to BringCamp chair, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, rafting gear, wetsuit, water shoes, potluck item, two bundles of firewood and the Ten EssentialsPets welcomed. Sequoia Park entrance fee $30 or bring you entry pass. 

          Directions

          Climate:  May 84° / 51°

          Payments:  We accept the following credit cards:  MC, VISA, Discover or Amex.

          Pets: We are pet friendly. We ask that you keep dogs on a leash at all times, do not leave them unattended and clean up any droppings. There is no additional fee for pets. Pets are not allowed in cabins.

          Photos: 

          Campground Map and NPS website 

          RefundsCancellation for a refund must be received by   .   All cancellations must be sent to the Trip Leader (see email above). 

          RV Camping: 

          Health Problems/allergiesIt 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.

             
          • Sat, May 14, 2022
          • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
          • Joshua Tree National Park Blackrock

          Save the Date



          Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

          Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

          Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

          Contact Hike Leader: Chip Cline

          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 .

          Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.


          Special COVID Related Requirements

          You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
          This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

          Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

          • Wed, May 18, 2022
          • 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
          • Hesperia Ca

          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.

          • Trail Length: 4 miles RT
          • Total Elevation Gain/Loss: 1,000 feet
          • Trailhead Elevation: 4400 feet
          • Difficulty Rating: Moderate Plus - plan for an arduous hike back up from the hot springs with some steep incline.
          • 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 1-3 feet deep. The return hike is uphill with average slope of 8%. The area is home rattlesnakes, be careful around rock outcroppings.

          Meeting Location: 8 AM at PetSmart Ramon/Crossley, Palm Springs Map click here  We will caravan to the trailhead with a stop half way.

          Expected Time Of Return: 6:30 PM or later. 

          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 washboard dirt road where you should have a high clearance vehicle. Parking costs $10 per person (bring exact change). 

          Bring: Ten Essentials (click here), face mask, 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), water shoes for the sometimes slippery hot tubs, and $10 cash for access fee. Hiking poles may be helpful. Sturdy hiking footwear and adequate drinking water are required. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE).

          Carpooling . You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. 

          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 hereHiking RequirementsClick here.

          General Notes from USFS website:

          Do not drink the water!

          The Hot Springs pools of Deep Creek contain a rare and sometimes fatal disease called primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. The disease is apparently contained in contaminated soil and transmitted to the Hot Springs pools as the warm water flows through and over the soil. It is advisable not to submerse your head.

          Hike Leaders:

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

          EdWebmaster-PS@GreatOutdoors.org (click here)

          Cancel: If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

          Unless otherwise noted, registration for this event is limited to Great Outdoors members. To sign up as a memberclick here 

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

          Special COVID Related Requirements

          You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
          This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

          Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to: 760-902-1850

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

          • Sat, June 11, 2022
          • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
          • Joshua Tree
          • 15
          Register

          Coyote Hole Canyon is filled with petroglyphs and wildlife. We will hike to the small spring on a figure 8 trail so we can see as much as possible. Sandy washers and moderate inclines/declines are trail conditions with wildlife, wildflowers and multiple petroglyph sites.

          • Trail Length: 2 miles total

          • Elevation Gain/Loss: 200 feet

          • Difficulty Rating: moderate

          • Trail Type: out and back

          • Hiking Time: 1.5-2 hours

          • Fees/Charges: free

          Departure Time:10 am from the trailhead. Meet at the trailhead:

          Location: End of Easterly Drive in JT. From Hwy 62 head South on Sunburst Circle in Joshua Tree. In ½ mile turn South on Easterly Drive. In ¼ mile the road ends in a circle, stay to the right, park off the road, do not drive down the dirt road. 34.126345, -116.310345 Map click here 

          Carpooling:   You are responsible for arranging your own transportation. 

          What to bringTen 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.

          Cancel? If you cannot attend after registering, please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

          Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

          Unless otherwise noted, registration for this event is limited to Great Outdoors members. To sign up as a memberclick here 

          Hike Leader: Chip Cline    Email click here

          Special COVID Related Requirements

          You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
          This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

          Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to  760-902-1850

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


           







          • Fri, June 17, 2022
          • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


          This event is being planned by the Great Outdoors Palm Springs (GOPS) Chapter. For more information about this event:

          • Please check back here for updates; or
          • Please contact our Game Night Coordinator  - Richard Dachman at 818-430-7114 or email GameNightCoordinator-PS@greatoutdoors.org if you are interested in hosting Game Night.


          Please Note: Due to the popularity of some of our events, we may initially limit registrations to members only. Non-Members will be given a chance at a future date to register if space is still available. Members need to be signed in with their email and password in order to register for member only events.



          • Sun, August 14, 2022
          • 2:00 PM
          • Wed, August 17, 2022
          • 11:00 AM
          • Barton Flats US Forest Service
          • 100

          SAVE THE DATE- DETAILS BEING DEVELOPED

          Join us for this mid summer getaway near Big Bear Lake with forests, lush sub-alpine meadows and sparkling lakes. Bring your tent or RV to the Oso Group Camp. Just 25 minutes from Big Bear Lake, the camp is at 6400’ elevation in the secluded Barton Flats area off of Highway 38. Nestled in alpine and fir forest, the site is equipped with multiple tables, a campfire circle and grills. Tent pads are shaded but group areas are primarily in the open. Drinking water and  flush toilets are onsite, with inexpensive pay showers just a 5-minute drive away (Barton Flats), there are no utility hookups (dump site available nearby), RV’s park in the dirt, gravel parking lot. Hiking, biking, scenic sky chair at Snow Summit, kayaking and boat tour are some of the activities available.

          Schedule Of Events

          Sunday, Aug 14

          2:00 - Check-in. No early arrivals.

          4:00 pm - Sunset hike nearby location*

          6:00 pm - Meet and greet BYOB, bring appetizer to share. Dinner on your own

          7:00 pm - Group campfire activities

          Monday, Aug 15

          9:00 am -

          1:00 pm - Hike *

          6:00 pm - Potluck (bring a dish to share).  

          7:00 pm - Group Campfire

          Tuesday, Aug 16

          9:00 am - Hike*

          Wednesday, Aug 17

          11:00 am - Clean up campground areas. Check Out. Safe travels home.

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

          Facilities

          The group campground offers one large group campsite, available for tent and RV camping. There are no utility hookups at the site and roads, as well as the parking area, are gravel and dirt. The site is equipped with multiple tables, a campfire circle and grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided at the campground. Tent pads are shaded but group areas are primarily in the open. We will have a propane fire-pit for the group if there are fire restrictions in effect.

          Need to Know:

          Bears frequent the area; carefully follow garbage disposal and food storage regulations

          Click here for more information on the San Bernardino National Forest

          Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

          What to BringTen Essentials, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, potluck item for Saturday night, a bundle of firewood – obtain locally, see below.

          GO GREEN!  Please bring your own plates, cups, mugs, eating utensils, napkins, paper towels, camp soap, etc.  There are water spigots located in the camp or in the nearby restroom for washing dishes.

          Driving Directions: SR-38. Continue on State Highway 38. From the Mill Creek Ranger Station go approximately 22 miles to Oso Group Campground.  Map Click Here . Closest Town:  Angeles Oaks

           GPS Coordinates: 34° 10' 32.5380" N 116° 51' 44.8380" W 

          Climate & Elevation – 6400 feet.

          RefundsCancellation for a refund, minus any service charge, must be received by 

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

          Photos: 

          Quiet Hours - 10 PM – 6 AM

          Cell Service – Available depending on your carrier.

          Pets: Pets are welcomed, remember the usual - leashed and pick up and dispose of waste.

          Health Problems/allergies Discuss any medical concerns with the trip/ hike leader that may affect your participation in events.

          Emergency Contact Information   Dial 9-1-1 To report all other activities Call  Local Ranger Station  909) 855-8550 during business hours or (909) 382-2600.  After hours call (909) 383-5654.


          • Fri, October 14, 2022
          • 12:00 PM
          • Sun, October 16, 2022
          • 12:00 PM
          • To Be Determined


          Each year GO holds an annual conference/campout for all members.

          The dates are now set - Oct 14-16.  Our OCLB Chapter is now planning the event.  Please check back later for details


          For further information, contact:

          Lance via email at: conferencechair@greatoutdoors.org







        Past events

        Tue, January 25, 2022 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting
        Tue, January 25, 2022 PS - Hike: Cathedral Canyon Jan 25
        Sun, January 23, 2022 PS - Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden - Plus
        Sat, January 22, 2022 CORP - Board Mtg
        Thu, January 20, 2022 PS - Keys Ranch Tour - Joshua Tree National Park
        Wed, January 19, 2022 PS Hike: Biskra Palm Oasis - Lunch
        Tue, January 18, 2022 PS - Hike: Randall Henderson
        Sun, January 16, 2022 PS - 4x4 Berdoo Cyn, Geology Tour, and Eureka Peak.
        Thu, January 13, 2022 PS - Hike: Pushwalla Palm Oasis
        Tue, January 11, 2022 PS - Hike: Cathedral Canyon
        Sun, January 09, 2022 PS - Hike: Indian Canyons - Stone Pools
        Sat, January 08, 2022 PS - Hike: Coyote Hole Canyon
        Thu, January 06, 2022 PS - Hike: N. Lykken from Museum - Lunch
        Wed, January 05, 2022 PS - Pickleball Games
        Sun, January 02, 2022 PS - 4x4 Old Dale District Joshua Tree
        Fri, December 31, 2021 PS - Hike: Badlands Indio Hills - New Year's Eve
        Tue, December 28, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting
        Sat, December 25, 2021 PS - Bike Christmas Morning
        Fri, December 24, 2021 PS - Hike: Pushwalla Palm Oasis Christmas Eve
        Tue, December 21, 2021 PS - Hike / Bike Planning
        Sun, December 19, 2021 PS - 4x4 Red Cloud Mine
        Sat, December 18, 2021 PS - Holiday Theme Game Night. Hosted by Ed and Peter Emond-Worline
        Sat, December 18, 2021 PS - Hike: Zebra Canyon - Flag Peak CANCELLED
        Fri, December 17, 2021 PS - Living Desert Wildlights
        Tue, December 14, 2021 PS - Hike: N. Lykken from Museum - Lunch
        Mon, December 13, 2021 PS - Hike: Mission Creek to PCT
        Sun, December 12, 2021 PS - Holiday Party
        Sat, December 11, 2021 PS - Hike: Pioneer Mountain Preserve Hike - Indian Loop
        Fri, December 10, 2021 PS - Hike: Mecca Hills Grotto
        Thu, December 09, 2021 PS - Hike: Lost Horse Loop Trail
        Sun, December 05, 2021 PS - Bike - CicLAvia - South LA
        Sat, December 04, 2021 PS - Hike: Slot Canyon Experience - Mecca Hills
        Tue, November 30, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting
        Tue, November 30, 2021 PS - HIKE: Horsethief Creek - Cactus Springs
        Mon, November 29, 2021 PS - Hike: Garstin Trail
        Mon, November 22, 2021 PS - Hike: Snow Creek - PCT North Face
        Sun, November 21, 2021 PS - Bike: Palm Springs North East
        Mon, November 15, 2021 PS - Joshua Tree Park Ryan Camp
        Sat, November 13, 2021 PS - Hike: Mission Creek Preserve
        Fri, November 12, 2021 PS - Hike: Oswit Canyon
        Wed, November 10, 2021 PS - Hike: Magnesia Falls North
        Tue, November 09, 2021 PS - Bike: PS - Indian Canyon Entrance
        Mon, November 08, 2021 PS - Hike: Bogert Trail Sunset
        Sun, November 07, 2021 PS - Palm Springs Pride Parade
        Wed, November 03, 2021 PS - Hike: The Maze Joshua Tree Park
        Sun, October 31, 2021 PS - Hike: Eagle Canyon - Halloween
        Sat, October 30, 2021 PS - Bike: PS to Rancho Mirage
        Thu, October 28, 2021 PS - Hike: Hayfield Canyon
        Wed, October 27, 2021 PS - Hike: Eagle Canyon
        Tue, October 26, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting
        Mon, October 25, 2021 PS- Hike: South Lykken
        Sat, October 23, 2021 PS - October Pool/Spa/Swim Time and Game Night Hosted by Byron Postma & Ritch Barron
        Sat, October 23, 2021 PS - Mineral Hot Spring
        Sat, October 23, 2021 PS - Continental Breakfast-Hike-Spa Soak
        Wed, October 20, 2021 PS - Cancelled -HIKE: CHOCOLATE DROP
        Mon, October 18, 2021 PS - Hike: Mission Creek to PCT
        Sat, October 16, 2021 CORP - Outings Committee Mtg
        Sat, October 16, 2021 CORP - Annual Conference and Election of Officers
        Wed, October 13, 2021 (copy) PS - HIKE: MAGNESIA FALLS NORTH
        Tue, October 12, 2021 PS - Hike / Bike Planning
        Thu, October 07, 2021 PS - Camp: Lone Pine/Western Film Festival
        Tue, October 05, 2021 PS - Bike Ride - Palm Springs
        Mon, October 04, 2021 PS - Trip Planning For 2022
        Sun, October 03, 2021 PS - 4x4 Black Eagle Mine Joshua Tree Park
        Fri, October 01, 2021 PS - HIKE: UPPER CARRIZO CANYON
        Wed, September 29, 2021 PS - Election of Officers - September 2021
        Tue, September 28, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting and Election of Officers - September 2021
        Sun, September 26, 2021 PS - September 2021 Pool Party
        Sat, September 18, 2021 PS - September Pool/Swim Time and Game Night Hosted by Robert Varga and John Simonsen
        Sat, September 18, 2021 PS - Bike Ride - Amtrak Station
        Tue, September 14, 2021 PS - 4x4 Red Canyon
        Mon, September 13, 2021 PS - Trip Planning For 2022
        Thu, September 09, 2021 PS - Silent Valley Camp Resort Campout
        Tue, September 07, 2021 PS - Trip Planning For 2022
        Sat, September 04, 2021 PS - Labor Day Pool Party
        Tue, August 24, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - August 2021
        Sat, August 21, 2021 PS - Bike Ride - Las Palmas
        Tue, August 17, 2021 PS - Mineral Hot Spring
        Sun, August 15, 2021 PS - Bike Ride CicLAvia-Wilmington
        Fri, August 06, 2021 PS - Hike: Mt. San Jacinto Peak 8/6
        Tue, August 03, 2021 PS - Hike: Sunset Hike and Dine
        Fri, July 30, 2021 PS - HIKE: Tamarack Valley-Harvard Peak
        Tue, July 27, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - July 2021
        Sat, July 24, 2021 PS - Hike: Mt. San Jacinto Peak 7/24
        Tue, July 20, 2021 PS - Camping - Idyllwild Regional Park
        Fri, July 16, 2021 PS - Hike: Tram To Idyllwild
        Sun, July 11, 2021 PS - 4x4 Burns Canyon - Big Bear
        Sat, July 10, 2021 PS - Bike Ride - Palm Springs South
        Fri, July 09, 2021 PS - HIKE: Wellman Divide-Tamarack Vly
        Sun, July 04, 2021 PS - HIKE: 4th of July Fireworks/Laser Displays
        Thu, July 01, 2021 PS - Discovery Hike
        Sat, June 26, 2021 PS - Welcome Back Pool Party (Note Change To Start Time)
        Fri, June 25, 2021 PS - HIKE: HIDDEN DIVIDE PLUS
        Wed, June 23, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, June 22, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - June 2021
        Sat, June 19, 2021 PS - Power Baseball Pride Night & BBQ
        Fri, June 18, 2021 PS - Hike: Round Valley
        Tue, June 15, 2021 PS - Hike - Fuller Ridge Trail
        Sat, June 12, 2021 PS - Bike Ride - Palm Springs North
        Wed, June 09, 2021 PS - Hike - Eagle Canyon
        Sun, June 06, 2021 PS - Camping - Barton Flats
        Sat, June 05, 2021 Hike - Coyote Hole Canyon June 5
        Mon, May 31, 2021 PS - Bike Ride - CV Link
        Sat, May 29, 2021 Hike - Coyote Hole Canyon May 29
        Sat, May 29, 2021 PS - Hike - Black Mountain Fire Tower
        Wed, May 26, 2021 CORP - OUTDOORS EXPERIENCE - HIKING SAFETY
        Wed, May 26, 2021 PS-Hike: Roadrunner/Chuckwalla Trail
        Tue, May 25, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - May 2021
        Wed, May 19, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Wed, May 19, 2021 PS - Hike - Deep Creek Hot Springs
        Sat, May 15, 2021 PS - Hike - Mission Creek
        Fri, May 14, 2021 PS - Picnic/Hike: Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
        Sat, May 08, 2021 PS - Hike - Coyote Hole Canyon May 8
        Fri, May 07, 2021 PS - Hike: Earl Henderson Trail
        Wed, May 05, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, May 04, 2021 PS - Hike - Pipes Canyon
        Sun, May 02, 2021 PS - Desert X Bike Ride
        Sat, May 01, 2021 PS - Hike - Coyote Hole Canyon May 01
        Thu, April 29, 2021 PS - Hike: Oak Glen Preserve
        Wed, April 28, 2021 PS - Hike - Shannon Trail
        Tue, April 27, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - April 2021
        Mon, April 26, 2021 PS - Hike The Maze
        Sun, April 25, 2021 PS - Bike Ride
        Sat, April 24, 2021 CORP - Board Mtg
        Wed, April 21, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Wed, April 21, 2021 PS - Hike Willow Hole
        Thu, April 15, 2021 OCLB - Caspers Wilderness Car Camp
        Thu, April 08, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Wed, April 07, 2021 CORP - Reopening Plan Review
        Wed, March 31, 2021 PS - Wildflower Festival
        Mon, March 29, 2021 PS - Trail Talk
        Sat, March 27, 2021 CORP - Training - Trip Leader - Outdoors Experience
        Wed, March 24, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, March 23, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - March 2021
        Wed, March 10, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Wed, March 10, 2021 CORP - Training - Covid Protocols Event Leader
        Tue, March 09, 2021 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
        Sat, March 06, 2021 CORP - Board Special Meeting
        Mon, March 01, 2021 PS - Trail Talk
        Wed, February 24, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, February 23, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - February 2021
        Wed, February 17, 2021 PS - Yosemite High Sierra Camps - Virtual Tour
        Wed, February 10, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, February 02, 2021 PS - Trail Talk
        Sat, January 30, 2021 CORP - Online Training - Outdoor Experiences
        Wed, January 27, 2021 PS - Exploring the Backcountry in 4WD - Virtual Tour
        Tue, January 26, 2021 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - January 2021
        Tue, January 26, 2021 PS - Info-A-Go-Go
        Sat, January 23, 2021 CORP - Board Mtg
        Thu, January 21, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, January 19, 2021 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
        Wed, January 13, 2021 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, January 05, 2021 PS - Trail Talk
        Wed, December 23, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Wed, December 16, 2020 PS - Camping Adventures - Virtual Tour
        Tue, December 15, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - December 2020
        Sun, December 13, 2020 PS - Holiday Party - 2020 Virtual Edition
        Wed, December 09, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, November 24, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Thu, November 19, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
        Wed, November 18, 2020 PS - Hiking Adventures - Virtual Tour
        Tue, November 17, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - November 2020
        Wed, November 04, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, October 27, 2020 PS - Monthly Core Group Meeting - October 2020
        Wed, October 21, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Fri, October 09, 2020 PS - "A History of Off-Roading in the California Desert"
        Wed, October 07, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Wed, September 23, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, September 22, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting and ELECTION OF OFFICERS - September 2020
        Thu, September 17, 2020 PS - 4x4 Adventures- Virtual Tour
        Thu, September 17, 2020 PS/SBVC - CANCELLED - Hearst San Simeon SP
        Wed, September 09, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Mon, August 31, 2020 PS - GOPS T-Shirts and Hats
        Wed, August 26, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, August 25, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - August 2020
        Fri, August 21, 2020 CORP - Online Training - Outdoors Experience - Interest Survey
        Thu, August 20, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Backpacking Plus - Horse and Mule Spot Trip
        Fri, August 14, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
        Wed, August 12, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Fri, August 07, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Big Bear Barton Flats
        Wed, July 29, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, July 28, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - July 2020
        Thu, July 23, 2020 PS - Death Valley Pt 2 - Virtual Tour
        Wed, July 15, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Sun, July 12, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Rock Creek Tent Camping
        Fri, July 10, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
        Thu, July 09, 2020 PS - Death Valley Pt 1 - Virtual Tour
        Wed, July 01, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Tue, June 23, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - June 2020
        Wed, June 17, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Fri, June 12, 2020 PS - Name That Campout-Jeopardy
        Sun, June 07, 2020 PS - CANCELLED - Guajone Regional Park, Oceanside
        Wed, June 03, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Thu, May 28, 2020 PS - Staycamp -Saline Valley - Virtual Tour
        Tue, May 26, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - May
        Wed, May 20, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Fri, May 15, 2020 PS - Staycamp - Lake Perris Virtual
        Fri, May 15, 2020 CANCELLED - CORP - Lake Perris Jamboree
        Sat, May 09, 2020 PS -Our Amazing Desert: The Diversity of Life!
        Wed, May 06, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Fri, May 01, 2020 PS - Yosemite High Sierra Camps - Virtual Tour
        Thu, April 30, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike Deep Creek Hot Springs
        Wed, April 29, 2020 PS - Deep Creek Hot Springs - Virtual Tour
        Tue, April 28, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - April
        Fri, April 24, 2020 PS - CANCELED - April Game Night Hosted by Jody King
        Wed, April 22, 2020 PS - Earth Day 50 Years - Wild and Scenic Short Films
        Tue, April 21, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Thu, April 16, 2020 PS - Virtual- Joshua Tree NP (Cottonwood Campground)
        Thu, April 16, 2020 PS - Cottonwood Campground Joshua Tree NP
        Tue, April 07, 2020 PS - Virtual Campfire Event
        Thu, April 02, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: Eagle Cliff Hills
        Mon, March 30, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Emma Wood State Beach Campout
        Mon, March 30, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Bike Ride - Palm Springs North
        Tue, March 24, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Monthly Membership Meeting - March 2020
        Tue, March 24, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: The Maze
        Sun, March 22, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: Whitewater PCT To I-10
        Sat, March 21, 2020 PS - Cancelled - March Game Night: Gather Your Balls for BOWLING!!
        Thu, March 19, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: Cathedral Canyon Loop
        Tue, March 17, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: Pipes Canyon
        Tue, March 17, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Hike: Red Canyon via 4x4 trail
        Sat, March 14, 2020 PS - BIKE AND HIKE INDIAN CANYONS
        Thu, March 12, 2020 PS - Organ Pipe Cactus
        Tue, March 10, 2020 PS - Speaker Program- -CANCELLED -Mar. 2020 Bats, Man! What GOPS Members Might Want To Know About Bats
        Tue, March 10, 2020 PS - Hike: Pipes Canyon
        Sat, March 07, 2020 PS - WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL
        Fri, March 06, 2020 PS - Birding at the Salton Sea
        Sun, March 01, 2020 PS - Mineral Hot Spring
        Sun, March 01, 2020 PS - Hike: Whitewater Red Dome Plus
        Fri, February 28, 2020 PS - Hike: Slot Canyon Experience
        Thu, February 27, 2020 PS - HIKE: North Lykken to Museum Trail
        Tue, February 25, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - February 2020
        Tue, February 25, 2020 PS - Hike: Hayfield Canyon
        Sat, February 22, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Hike And Trip Leader Training
        Fri, February 21, 2020 PS - February Game Night Hosted by Robert Varga and John Simonsen
        Fri, February 21, 2020 PS - Bike Ride -Las Palmas Stars
        Wed, February 19, 2020 PS - Hike: Whitewater View Loop
        Sun, February 16, 2020 PS - Hike: Eagle Canyon
        Sat, February 15, 2020 PS - Architectural Bike Ride
        Fri, February 14, 2020 PS - Hike - La Quinta Cove Oasis
        Wed, February 12, 2020 PS - Hike: Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
        Tue, February 11, 2020 PS - Speaker Program- Understanding Coyotes
        Tue, February 11, 2020 PS - Ski Outing Big Bear
        Thu, February 06, 2020 PS - Salton Sea - Mecca Beach Campground
        Sun, February 02, 2020 PS - Bike Tahquitz Loop Plus
        Fri, January 31, 2020 PS - Hike: Earl Henderson Trail
        Wed, January 29, 2020 PS - Hike: Tachevah Waterfall
        Tue, January 28, 2020 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - January 2020
        Tue, January 28, 2020 PS - Hike Leader Training: Garret's Arch
        Sun, January 26, 2020 PS - Hike - East Indio Hills Badlands
        Fri, January 24, 2020 PS - January Game Night Hosted by Tom Bolton and Jim Copeland
        Thu, January 23, 2020 PS - Hike: Hermans Peak
        Thu, January 16, 2020 PS - Hike: Grotto To Mecca Hills
        Tue, January 14, 2020 PS - Speaker Program-Jan. 2020 A 50th Anniversary Pilgrimage to the Sites of Apollo 11 Mission
        Wed, January 08, 2020 PS - Hike Indian Canyons
        Tue, January 07, 2020 PS - Bike Ride - Amtrak Station
        Thu, January 02, 2020 PS - HIKE: South Lykken North
        Sat, December 28, 2019 PS - Tecopa Hot Springs
        Wed, December 25, 2019 PS - Bike Ride Christmas Morning
        Tue, December 24, 2019 PS - Hike: Pushawalla Palms Oasis
        Sun, December 22, 2019 PS - 4x4 Meccacopia Trail
        Thu, December 19, 2019 PS - Hike: Whitewater View Loop - PCT
        Tue, December 17, 2019 PS - Speaker Program-Dec. 2019 The Palms to Pines Birding Trail
        Mon, December 16, 2019 PS- Cruise of Lights and Dinner - Newport Beach Holiday
        Sun, December 15, 2019 PS - Hike: Hayfield Canyon
        Fri, December 13, 2019 PS - Holiday Theme Game Night. Hosted by Ed and Peter Emond-Worline
        Thu, December 12, 2019 PS - HIKE: BISKRA PALM OASIS
        Tue, December 10, 2019 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - December 2019
        Sun, December 08, 2019 PS - Holiday Party
        Sun, December 08, 2019 PS - Bike Ride
        Wed, December 04, 2019 PS - WILD COACHELLA THE NATIONAL MONUMENT
        Tue, December 03, 2019 PS - BIKE AND HIKE INDIAN CANYONS
        Sat, November 30, 2019 PS - HIKE: EAST INDIO HILLS
        Tue, November 26, 2019 PS - Hike: Suicide Rock
        Mon, November 25, 2019 PS - Hike -Skyline Trail to First Rescue Box
        Sun, November 24, 2019 PS - HIKE: CACTUS SPRINGS TO HORSETHIEF CREEK
        Thu, November 21, 2019 PS - HIKE & DOCENT TOUR LIVING DESERT
        Sat, November 16, 2019 PS - HIKE: JANE'S HOFFBRAU
        Thu, November 14, 2019 PS - Kartchner Caverns
        Tue, November 12, 2019 PS - Speaker Series - Joshua Tree Park Jeopardy
        Tue, November 12, 2019 PS - HIKE: SHANNON
        Sun, November 10, 2019 PS - HIKE - SAVE OSWIT CANYON
        Sat, November 09, 2019 PS - NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY TRAIL CLEANUP
        Fri, November 08, 2019 PS - November Game Night Hosted by Brian Davis
        Thu, November 07, 2019 PS - HIKE: MAGNESIA FALLS NORTH
        Tue, November 05, 2019 PS - Bike Ride - S. Palm Springs
        Mon, November 04, 2019 PS - HIKE: MISSION CREEK - WHITEWATER PCT
        Sat, November 02, 2019 PS - Skyline Trail to Mountain Station
        Wed, October 30, 2019 PS - Save Oswit Canyon Fundraiser
        Thu, October 24, 2019 PS - Joshua Tree NP (Black Rock Campground)
        Tue, October 22, 2019 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - Meet Your Hike Leaders!
        Sun, October 20, 2019 PS - HIKE: BEARPAW RESERVE
        Thu, October 17, 2019 PS - Sunset Hike and Campfire Event
        Wed, October 16, 2019 PS - HIKE: OAK GLEN PRESERVE
        Mon, October 14, 2019 PS - Bike Ride - Palm Springs Loop
        Fri, October 11, 2019 PS - October Game Night and Pool Time Hosted by Bond Shands
        Fri, October 11, 2019 SBVC/CORP - 41st Annual GO Conference, Jamboree & Campout
        Fri, October 11, 2019 PS - HIKE: WELLMAN DIVIDE CIENEGA
        Thu, October 10, 2019 PS - HIKE: HIDDEN DIVIDE PLUS
        Wed, October 09, 2019 PS - HIKE: UPPER CARRIZO CANYON
        Tue, October 08, 2019 PS - GOPS Speaker Series - Save Oswit Canyon
        Sat, October 05, 2019 PS - HIKE: HIDDEN DIVIDE PLUS
        Tue, October 01, 2019 PS - HIKE & YOGA
        Thu, September 26, 2019 PS - Silent Valley Camp Resort
        Tue, September 24, 2019 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting and Officer Elections - September 2019
        Sat, September 21, 2019 PS - Autumn Pool Party
        Thu, September 19, 2019 PS - TOUR AMAZON FULFILLMENT CENTER
        Wed, September 18, 2019 PS - Trip Planning For 2020
        Tue, September 17, 2019 PS - Bike Ride - Las Palmas Neighborhood
        Sat, September 14, 2019 PS - September Game Night and Pool Time Hosted by Jim, Brian & Ed
        Tue, September 10, 2019 PS - September Monthly Speaker Program
        Tue, September 10, 2019 PS - Hike _ Sunrise S. Lykken
        Fri, September 06, 2019 PS - HIKE: Round Valley-Tamarack Valley
        Wed, September 04, 2019 PS - LA County Fair
        Thu, August 29, 2019 PS - HIKE: Tamarack Valley
        Tue, August 27, 2019 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - August 2019
        Sat, August 24, 2019 PS - Hike: Round Valley
        Sun, August 18, 2019 PS - Bike Ride CicLAvia-Hollywoods
        Sat, August 17, 2019 PS - August Game Night: Gather Your Balls for BOWLING!!
        Thu, August 15, 2019 PS - HIKE: Wellman Divide-Tamarack Vly
        Thu, August 08, 2019 PS - Discovery Hike
        Fri, August 02, 2019 PS - Hurkey Creek Campout (Idyllwild)
        Tue, July 30, 2019 PS - HIKE: SUNSET HIKE AND DINE
        Sun, July 28, 2019 PS - Hike: Mt. San Jacinto Peak
        Sat, July 27, 2019 PS - July Game Night and Pool Time Hosted by George Gosselin
        Fri, July 26, 2019 PS - DISCOVERY HIKE
        Thu, July 25, 2019 PS - Bike Ride
        Wed, July 24, 2019 PS - Summer Pool Party
        Tue, July 23, 2019 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting - July 2019
        Thu, July 18, 2019 PS - Hike: Tram To Idyllwild
        Sun, July 14, 2019 PS - HIKE: ISLAND IN THE SKY
        Fri, July 12, 2019 PS - Silverwood Lake - Cancelled
        Thu, July 11, 2019 PS - Hike: Mt. San Jacinto SP - Round Valley
        Thu, July 04, 2019 PS - HIKE: 4th of July Fireworks
        Sun, June 30, 2019 PS - Bike Ride CicLAvia
        Tue, June 25, 2019 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting
        Sat, June 22, 2019 PS - Mt Baldy Hike and Camp
        Sat, June 15, 2019 PS - Hike: Mt. San Jacinto Peak CANCELLED
        Fri, June 14, 2019 PS - June Game Night and Pool Time Hosted by David Stewart and Don Adams
        Sun, June 09, 2019 PS - Big Bear (Serrano Campground)
        Thu, June 06, 2019 PS - Integratron Sound Bath & Giant Rock
        Tue, June 04, 2019 PS - Hike Deep Creek Hot Springs
        Sun, June 02, 2019 PS - Spring Pool Party
        Sat, June 01, 2019 PS - Mt Baldy Hike and Camp
        Thu, May 30, 2019 PS - T-shirt Orders
        Tue, May 28, 2019 PS - Monthly Membership Meeting
        Sun, May 26, 2019 PS - Bike Ride
        Sat, May 25, 2019 PS - Autry Museum Of The American West
        Thu, May 23, 2019 PS - Hike Deep Creek Hot Springs (Cancelled)
        Wed, May 15, 2019 PS - Snow Canyon-St. George Utah
        Sat, May 11, 2019 PS - May Game Night and Pool Time Hosted by Robert Varga and John Simonsen
        Tue, April 23, 2019 PS - Mo. Mtg/Speaker: Desert Tortoise
        Sun, April 21, 2019 PS - Hike: Garret's Arch
        Sat, April 20, 2019 PS - Hike: South Lykken to North Lykken
        Fri, April 19, 2019 PS - April Game Night and Pool Time Hosted by Tom Bolton and Jim Copeland
        Thu, April 11, 2019 PS - Joshua Tree NP (Cottonwood Campground)
        Sat, April 06, 2019 PS - Camping 101
        Thu, April 04, 2019 PS - Hike: Skyline Trail to 1st Rescue Box
        Tue, April 02, 2019 PS - Hike: Lucky Boy - Eagle Cliff
        Wed, December 05, 2018 PS - HIKE: VARGAS PALMS OASIS