July 19, 2014
When: July 19, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Private home near Elysian Park
Summer is almost here and the weather is warming up. That means its time for a Summer Social. Come spend the afternoon and socialize with fellow Great Outdoors members and their guests, feast on delicious food, take a dip in the pool. We will take a trip down memory lane and have available for viewing old newsletters, photographs and memorabilia spanning over 30 years. You may see a photograph of yourself in an old newsletter or recognize a trip that you attended. This will give members an opportunity to see what events and trips Great Outdoors has done over the year and provide possible suggestions for future activities and overnight trips.
Great Outdoors has played a significant role in the Gay Rights movement over the past 37 years. Our documents in our archives clearly place us on the front lines in L.A.’s movement. Don’t miss this opportunity to see selections from our archives!!
Great Outdoors will provide a main course, soft drinks and water. This event is free to all Great Outdoors members. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share with the group per your last name initial (A-Q, bring a side dish, R-Z, bring a dessert).
Cost: Free for members and one guest. Non-members pay $10.00
RSVP to Menard: email@example.com so we will know how many people to plan for. Address and directions will be provided
2014-2015 Overnight Trips and Day Activities: Please consider leading an overnight (Camping, Backpacking, etc.) or day activity. During our All-Chapter Conference during October, we will meet to plan the overnight trips for the following year. If you have some great ideas for future trips, please let us know.
Big Sur Car Camp
August 17, 2014
Big Sur Car Camp
When: August 17 - 20, 2014
Where: Plaskett Creek Campground
RSVP to Bob King firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Sur is perhaps the most beautiful part of the long California coast. Located on the more isolated part of Highway 1 between San Luis Obispo and Monterey, it occupies an area of dramatic cliffs, quiet sandy coves, and thick forest and mountains.
We will be staying at Plaskett Creek Campground with campsites just minutes from one of the largest and most popular beaches in central California, Sand Dollar Beach. Monterey and Carmel are a 45 minute drive north. There you can find Cannery Row, the world renowned Monterey Aquarium, and the Victorian homes of Pacific Grove. Carmel is picturesque with great shopping and restaurants.
The drive from southern California along the coast is spectacular including many worthwhile sites such as the town of Morro Bay, Cayucas and Hearst Castle. Taking the time to enjoy the coast on the way up is just the beginning of this summer weekend.
We will be at Plaskett Creek Campground in the Los Padres National Forest. We have Group Site 3 and have limited parking at the site, so carpooling is highly recommended. Facilities include vault toilets, water, tables, and grills. It is recommended that you bring your own drinking water since they are having low water issues at the campground.
The closest services are at Gorda, about 4 miles south of the campground. There is a general store, restaurant, gas station, and a small motel.
Arrive any time after 3PM to set up and then relax. We’ll have a social hour starting at 5:30PM and dinner is on your own.
There will be an organized hike on Monday morning. You will need hiking boots, a day- pack, water, the ten essentials, and a sack lunch.
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San Clemente Car Camping
September 26, 2014
San Clemente Car Camping
When: September 26 - 28, 2014
Where: San Clemente State Beach
Trip Leaders: John and Ky at email@example.com or 562-981-4133
Join our endless summer outing at one of Southern California’s most beautiful and relaxing beaches. Come pitch your tent on a dramatically scenic bluff overlooking the beach with sunset and ocean views. Our group site will be your respite weekend home away to relax, be invigorated, and have fun with your fellow GOers
Facilities include bodysurfing, camp fire pits, nature trails, picnic area, restrooms and showers, surfing and swimming.
What To Bring: Bring your ten essentials (listed on GO website at: www.greatoutdoorsla.org/essen.html), camping/cooking gear, firewood ( 1 bundle per person), food, warm/cool weather clothing and a swimsuit if you plan to do water activities or sunbathe.
Extra Fees: Bring quarters for camp showers, etc.
Carpooling is recommended to help reduce gas cost and parking. Parking is limited at our group campsite. We will try, but not guarantee, to match you up with another individual based upon how you answer the carpool questions on the registration form.
Weather: Fabulous! Before you go, check out for up to the minute surf and weather report and web-cam of San Clemente Beach: http://www.surfline.com/surf-report/san-clemente-state-beach-southern-california_4843/
Pet Policy: Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and under your supervision at all times. They are not permitted on the trails or beaches (except for service dogs). Noisy and/or vicious dogs will be removed from the campground upon complaint. Please clean up after your pets. Dogs must be confined to a vehicle or tent at night.
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Great Outdoors is comprised of five Chapters located in the southern part of California.
Each Chapter creates their own overnight trips for camping (cars, tents & RVs), backpacking,
off roading, etc. During our annual conference (held in October each year), the five Chapters
compile the calendar.
The calendar dates are for planning purposes only.
Dates may change and trips may be canceled due to
weather, problems getting campground reservations,
schedule conflicts, etc.