Orange County/Long Beach

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Come Join Us on August 5, 2014.



OC / LB Chapter Monthly Meeting, 13641 Deodara Drive,  Garden Grove, CA 92844 on the first Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.



We have a pot-luck social hour at 7 PM with FREE FOOD and beverages served. During the Social Hour, the Core Group will be meeting. You are welcome to attend the Core Group Meeting and give input. Only Core Group Members can vote. The general meeting will start at 8 PM.







Dogwood Car Camp at Lake Arrowhead

July 25-27, 2014



Join us for our annual outing to the most beautiful campground in the San
Bernardino Mountains. Do you like camping in areas which many activities? If so, then you'll enjoy camping in the US Forest Service's Dogwood Campground. The Dogwood Campground is located off the main highway through the Lake Arrowhead area, the National Scenic Byway called "Rim of the World Drive" (California Route 18). Situated away from the noise of the busy highway...nestled down a narrow, but nicely paved spur road...the campground truly feelsaway from it all" when you're within its boundaries.

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Beach Party at Huntington Beach Pier

Saturday, August 2, 2014


We are having a BEACH PARTY Saturday, August 2, 2014!
Come on down to Huntington beach and join us for food and fun under the sun!
Time: 7 AM until whenever! Location: Huntington Beach Pier
The Huntington Beach City Beach is a 3.5-mile stretch of pristine shoreline. Popularly known as "Surf City," Huntington Beach is home to the world famous municipal pier, and is a west coast surf mecca for more than 8 million annual visitors, and we will be having our party, pot luck and bonfire by the pier!

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San Bernardino Wilderness Day Hike

August 3, 2014

For the people who are getting ready for summer backpacking or who have done previous strong hiking, this beautiful mountain basin approaches true alpine conditions and bears a striking resemblance to the High Sierra. During a wet year, there might be water in Dry Lake. The lake is surrounded by a natural amphitheater, on three sides by the lofty horseshoe crest of Grinnell Ridge, San Gorgonio and Jepson Peaks. The crest is dominated by the steep, grey-granite face of San Gorgonio Mountain, the highest in Southern California at 11,502 feet.

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The Eighth Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Party

August 9, 2014



The Integratron will host the 8th Annual Perdseid Meteor Shower Star Party! This is the largest fundraising event annuallly for the Mojave Desert Land Trust and we are grateful for the opportunity to support the land trust mission.


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Mount Palomar Car Camp

August 15-17, 2014

The beautiful forest and mountain meadows of Palomar Mountain State Park are in northern San Diego County, atop the west end of Palomar Mountain. Large pine, fir and cedar trees make the park one of the few areas in southern California with a Sierra Nevada-ish feel. Average elevation in the park is 5000 feet. The park features camping, hiking and trout fishing in Doane Pond. The world famous Mount Palomar Observatory (Gee Mr. Wizard, it's free) is just 10 miles away at the east end of the mountain. We will be staying at the beautiful Cedar Grove Group Campground in a shaded old forest.

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South Lake to North Lake Backpack


August 24-31, 2014


This is an intermediate backpack, because although it is long and rugged, the entire trip will be on trails. We will begin at South Lake and exit at North Lake. We will cross Bishop Pass, Muir Pass and Paiute Pass. The trip goes through beautiful Evolution Valley and Hutchinson Meadow. We will have great views of the Black Divide and Glacier Divide.
To go on this backpack, you will need to have been on a previous backpack with one of the trip leaders. You will need the ten essentials. Total distance is 50 miles. Total gain/loss is: 11,115'/11,855.


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Wheeler Gorge Campout

October 3 through October 5, 2014

Located in the Los Padres National Forest, on the scenic banks of Matilija Creek, in a mountain canyon at just 1.100' of elevation, it is a favorite campground of many of our members for a convenient location and shady campsites. The stream's water may be low this time of year, but it still is not silent as it meanders through a creek bed nestled among huge boulders. This stream and its branches travel throughout the length of the campground. Shady campsites are provided with their cover by old Oak and Sycamore trees that gorw throughout the campground. This year (because it is close) we are including “wine tasting,” sampling wines from a small winery located on the outskirst of the lovely town of Ojai.

There are barbecue stands and camp fire rings in or near almost every campsite. The weather should be warm and ideal for a night hike after our usual potluck on Saturday night. Every campsite is unique and spaced so that it feels more like wilderness than it really is. Please bring two bundles of firewood for Friday and Saturday nights.


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