Upcoming events

    • 24 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Aqua Adventures Kayaks & Paddleboards, 1548 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109

    Kayak Mission Bay

    Come out and join us for a morning on the water.  We will be meeting at Aqua Adventures where we will be renting our kayaks or SUP, then head out on our adventure. 

    Kayak cost is $25 for a single, and $30 for a tandem; SUP cost is $25 (all prices are per hour).

    We will meet at 10 AM at:
    Aqua Adventures Kayaks & Paddleboards1548 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109
    • 22 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 1717 Quivira Rd., San Diego, CA 92109 +16198390128

    Whale Watching

    San Diego Whale Watch sets sail along the scenic Pacific coastline in search of the area's most beautiful and splash-happy underwater residents. An experienced marine naturalist lends their knowledge and keen eyes to each three-hour tour, pointing out whales and dolphins as they surface alongside the hull of veteran Coast Guard-certified vessel the Privateer. The spacious and clean New England-style boat seats 149 passengers and floats low in the water to allow its passengers up-close views of the amazing marine wildlife from indoor and outdoor decks and seating areas.

    For a limited time, a Groupon is available for the San Diego Whale Watch (click here). 

    Cost: $27.00 pp

    Check out this great article/video posted on the San Diego Union Tribune:

    We'll be meeting at 9:00 AM, to gather our group before going aboard for our 10 AM departure.  

    Each person will be responsible to make their own reservation, and pay the tour company directly.  Space is limited to a first come first served basis, so book early.

    • 10 Aug 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 12 Aug 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Oh Ridge Campground

    San Diego Great Outdoors


    June Lake, August 10-12, 2018


    The outstanding lake and mountain views at Oh Ridge Campground make it a favorite spot for both families and anglers. It sits in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains in close proximity to the Ansel Adams Wilderness, Yosemite National Park and Mono Lake. The nearby town of June Lake offers the convenience of shopping and dining, while the surrounding land and lakes provide ample outdoor recreation opportunities.

    Natural Features:

    Campsites are located in a mostly open area above the shoreline of beautiful June Lake. Save for some scattered pine and aspen trees, the campground has little shade. Nearly every point in the facility has a view of the surrounding 11,000-12,000' peaks. The campground's elevation is 7,600 feet. 

    Many species of wildlife call the mountains home, such as black bear, mountain lions, mule deer, pine marten, pika and numerous fish and birds.


    Oh Ridge campers have no problem staying busy and enjoying the outdoors. Within the facility, they can swim in the lake's clear waters, fish for rainbow and Alpers trout, go canoeing and boating or walk to the Oh Ridge viewpoint, after which the campground was named. 

    Numerous trails lie minutes away, an obvious draw for hikers, mountain bikers and off-road vehicle enthusiasts. The Fern Lake Trail leads into the scenic Ansel Adams Wilderness. 

    A scenic drive along the June Lake Loop results in expansive views of rugged mountain peaks and several lakes.


    This is a large facility with campsites organized among several loops named after area animals. The campground is equipped with drinking water and flush toilets, and sites have picnic tables, grills and bear-proof lockers for food storage. 

    The nearby resort offers showers and basic groceries and camping supplies.

    Nearby Attractions:

    Mono Lake and its many activities are minutes away. Hikers can access the scenic Ansel Adams Wilderness via nearby trails, and Yosemite National Park is a great day trip. 

    Activities and Amenities 

    Within Facility
    • Amphitheater
    • Beach Access
    • Boating
    • Canoeing
    • Drinking Water
    • Educational Programs
    • Entrance Station
    • Fee Station
    • Fishing
    • Flush Toilets
    • Food Storage Locker
    • Grills
    • Lake Access
    • Pay Phone
    • Picnic Area
    • Scenic Drive
    • Self Pay Station
    • Swimming
    • Telephone
    • Trash Collection
    Within 10 Miles
    • Bait Shop
    • Fuel Available
    • Gift Shop
    • Grocery Store
    • Hiking
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Showers

    Know Before You Go

    • Be bear aware; keep all food out of site in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating; always keep a clean camp and do not feed any wild animals; campground host has bear literature

    This facility is operated by Inyo Recreation, doing business as California Land Management. Comments are appreciated; see campground hosts or access comment forms online
    Hiking within the Inyo Wilderness requires a special permit for overnight stays. These permits are managed through a limited allocation system. Please CLICK HERE if you are interested in more information on these permits.
    • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the Mammoth Lakes Visitor Center, (760) 924-5500, or the Mono Lakes Visitor Center, (760) 647-3044.
    • 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

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.79694, -119.06167
    37°47'49"N, 119°3'42"W

    Oh Ridge Campground is 350 miles north of Los Angeles and 150 miles south of Reno, Nevada. Take U.S. Highway 395 to its southern junction with Highway 158. Take 158 for 1 mile. Turn right on North Shore Drive. Go approximately 1 mile and turn left on Pine Cliff Road. Go 0.5 mile to campground entrance.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:


      CA  93541
    • 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

Past events

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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