Upcoming events

    • 26 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • La Jolla Shores (Kellogg Park)

    SCUBA/Snorkel/Picnic @ La Jolla Shores

    Come out and join us for a fun day in La Jolla Shores.  For SCUBA Certified Divers, meet early at 9 AM, and we'll do a shore dive off into the cove (bring all your gear and air tanks).  For those who aren't SCUBA Certified, meet at 10 AM and bring your snorkel gear, and we'll go out and explore all the great wildlife in the cove.  And we've chosen August because this is the time of the year when the Leopard sharks come close to shore.

    Fun facts about Leopard Sharks

    • La Jolla’s leopard sharks are almost all female, most of which are pregnant. Their gestation period is 10-11 months. They bear live young, and a litter will typically consist of 15-20 babies.
    • They congregate at La Jolla Shores because of its calm, warm, shallow waters—an ideal natural incubator—and abundant food in the sand, rocky reefs and kelp forest of the protected preserve, including clams, crabs, shrimp, squid, fish and fish eggs.
    • The sharks’ distinctive color pattern, resembling leopard spots, is so varied that they can be used to identify individuals, akin to fingerprints.
    • Leopard sharks live along the Pacific coast of North America from Washington to Mazatlán, Mexico, including the Gulf of California.
    • They arrive at La Jolla’s shores as early as June and as late as December, peaking in August and September.
    • Leopard sharks have small mouths and teeth, perfect for feedings on crustaceans and bony fish.
    • Adults can grow up to six feet in length, but the average size is four to five feet.

    Where to meet:

    Well be meeting at Kellogg Park @ La Jolla Shores beach.  We'll be arriving at 9:00 AM for SCUBA Divers, 10:00 AM for Snorkelers and will be staying until the early afternoon.

    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Laguna Beach, CA

    End of Summer Hike/BBQ/Pool Party

    Come out and celebrate the end of summer in Laguna Beach, we'll start the day with a hike @ 9:00 AM  to hike the Boat Road to Bommer Ridge and Emerald Canyon Loop Trail, a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Laguna Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 

    After our hike, we'll head down to Matthew's house for a BBQ and a dip in the pool.

    Link to the hike starting point/meeting area:,+Laguna+Beach,+CA+92651/@33.5505031,-117.7971062,167m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80dce42552dede6d:0xb762005e873a503f!8m2!3d33.550502!4d-117.796559

    Link to the BBQ/Pool Party - Starting @ approx. 12 PM: 

    159 Nyes Place #5, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

    cell: (949) 394-9607,+Laguna+Beach,+CA+92651/@33.5202115,-117.7636067,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80dce50d283c2235:0x6e42ea8aa27f7bc!8m2!3d33.520207!4d-117.761418

    • 12 Oct 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 14 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Cuyamaca Rancho State Park


    OCTOBER 12-14, 2018

    Come out and join the 2018 All Chapter Conference hosted by the San Diego Great Outdoors at Cuyamaca Rancho SP - Green Valley Campground.  

    This year marks the Ruby (40th) Anniversary of the Great Outdoors, for some this has been a journey for others this new, in either case its a great way to connect with other like minded LGBT and allies.

    We have a weekend full of fun activities planned for all participants, whether that is to reconnect with old friends or hike in a new area, we'll be offering something for everyone.

    A little about Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

    East of San Diego, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park offers respite from the dry Southern California landscape. The park’s 24,700 acres of oak and conifer forests and expansive meadows are broken by running streams.

    Located in the Peninsular Range of mountains, Cuyamaca Peak, at 6,512 feet, is the second highest point in San Diego County. From the peak, visitors can see Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to the east and the Pacific coastline to the west. Over half of the park’s acreage is designated as state wilderness.  

    Our Campground

    Green Valley sits at an elevation of 4,000 feet and has a creek which runs through the middle of the campground.  We have 12 campsites for sleeping and one campsite designated as our event space.  

    Saturday Night Event

    What would a Anniversary be without a celebration, our celebration will be themed to the 1970s/80s.  So put on your bell bottoms, or dust off your parachute pants, and let's have some fun.  Prizes will be awards to the best dressed participants.

    Weekend Itinerary 

    • Friday, October 12, 2018
      • 2:00 PM - Registration Opens
      • 6:00 PM - Meet and Great - Hosted by San Diego Great Outdoors
      • 8:00 PM - Movie: La Cage aux Folies (1978)
    • Saturday, October 13, 2018
      • 10:00 AM - Day Hike
      • 2:00 PM - Photo Scavenger Hunt
      • 6:00 PM - Potluck Dinner
      • 7:00 PM - Evening Program (Wear your best 70's/80's outfit)
    • Sunday, October 14, 2018
      • 9:00 AM - Hosted breakfast
      • 12:00 PM - Event ends

    What to Bring

    Ten Essentials, camp chair, camp table, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, potluck item for Saturday night, firewood.


    Dogs must be attended and leashed at all times. Except for service animals, pets are allowed only on paved roads.

    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 the hike leader if you wish.


    Payment in full confirms the reservation.  Cancellation for a full refund must be received by October 5.

Past events

10 Aug 2018 Campout - June Lake
22 Jul 2018 Day Event - Whale Watching
24 Jun 2018 Day Event - Mission Bay Kayaking/SUP
16 Jun 2018 Day Event - Sunset Trail to Big Laguna Loop
25 May 2018 Campout - Lake Edison (Cancelled due to lack of registrants)
29 Apr 2018 Day Hike: Hellhole Canyon County Preserve
18 Mar 2018 Day Hike - Woodson Mountain: East Approach
17 Sep 2017 End of Summer Hike/BBQ/Pool Party
01 Sep 2017 Santa Cruz Island Campout
13 Aug 2017 Day Event - Snorkeling/Picnic La Jolla Shores
09 Jul 2017 Day Event - Mission Bay Kayaking/SUP
05 May 2017 Lake Isabella/Remington Hot Springs Campout
30 Apr 2017 Day Hike - Santa Rosa Plateau Loop
31 Mar 2017 Agua Caliente Campout
26 Mar 2017 Day Hike - Los Penasquitos Canyon - East Approach
29 Jan 2017 Whale Watching
13 Jan 2017 Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Campout
31 Dec 2016 New Year's Eve (Cabin Sytle)
30 Sep 2016 Buccaneer Days on Catalina Island - Weekend Campout
18 Sep 2016 StandUp Paddleboarding
11 Sep 2016 End of Summer Hike/BBQ/Pool Party
05 Aug 2016 Horse Heaven (Laguna Mountains) - Weekend Campout
27 May 2016 Lake Edison - Weekend Campout
24 Apr 2016 Day Hike - McGinty Mountain
27 Mar 2016 Bike San Diego Bay
17 Mar 2016 Monthly Bonfire
04 Mar 2016 Agua Caliente - Weekend Campout
28 Feb 2016 Day Hike - Lawson Peak
24 Jan 2016 Whale Watching
15 Jan 2016 Mojave National Preserve - MLK Weekend Campout
14 Nov 2015 Potluck/Sleepover/Hike
04 Sep 2015 Campout - Pinnacles National Park
30 Aug 2015 Day Hike - Big Bend Loop & BBQ
10 Jul 2015 Mount Laguna El Prado Campout
28 Jun 2015 Day Event - Kayaking Mission Bay
10 Apr 2015 Campout - Agua Caliente Fly-in & Camp-out (SOLD OUT)
29 Mar 2015 Day Hike - Blue Angels Peak
16 Jan 2015 Campout - Joshua Tree National Park
07 Dec 2014 Day Hike - Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
23 Nov 2014 Day Hike - Los Penasquitos Canyon - East Approach
26 Oct 2014 Day Hike - Barker Valley
14 Sep 2014 Day Hike - Indian Creek Loop
10 Aug 2014 Day Event - Kayak Adventure
27 Jun 2014 Campout - Catalina Island Adventure
22 Jun 2014 Day Hike - Pyles Peak
10 May 2014 Day Hike - Woodson Mountain - West Approach
13 Apr 2014 Day Hike - Hollenbeck Canyon
04 Apr 2014 Tecate, Mexico Campout 2014
14 Mar 2014 Anza Borrego Wild Flower Tour 2014
17 Jan 2014 Death Valley National Park Campout
17 Nov 2013 Day Hike - North Fortuna Mountain
20 Oct 2013 Day Hike - Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve
11 Oct 2013 California Great Outdoors, Inc. - 35th Annual Conference
18 Aug 2013 Torrey Pines State Reserve
21 Jul 2013 Day Hike - La Jolla Shores to Blacks Beach
16 Jun 2013 Day Hike - Los Penasquitos Canyon
12 May 2013 Day Hike - Santa Rosa Plateau Loop
04 May 2013 Night at Petco Park - San Diego Padres - Saturday, May 4th
31 Mar 2013 Day Hike - Bernardo Mountain
15 Mar 2013 Campout - Anza-Borrego Wild Flower Tour 2013
17 Feb 2013 Day Hike - Iron Mountain
27 Jan 2013 Day Hike - El Capitan
13 Jan 2013 Day Hike - Downtown Organ Pavilion to Star of India
31 Dec 2012 New Year's Eve Sleepover - Julian
25 Nov 2012 Day Hike - Blue Sky Ecological Reserve
28 Oct 2012 Day Hike - South Fortuna Mountain (Mission Trails)
23 Sep 2012 Day Hike - Cuyamaca Peak
25 Aug 2012 Pool Party/BBQ
17 Aug 2012 Santa Rosa Mountains - Yellow Post Camping
10 Jun 2012 Day Hike - Los Penasquitos Canyon - West Approach
19 May 2012 Day Hike - Three Sisters Waterfalls
29 Apr 2012 Day Hike - Lake Cuyamaca
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