Outdoor AdventureENJOYING GOD IN HIS CREATION WITH FRIENDS AS WE BACKPACK, CAMP, HIKE, WALK, AND MORE.
Enjoying God in His Creation with friends as we Backpack, Camp, Hike, Walk, and More.
Walking is good for our soul. God can slow us down and make us more open to hear and see Him. We look forward to being on-trail with you.
Walks are at 9am unless otherwise noted.
August 10: Fletcher Cove Walk
WALK IS AT 9:00AM
Directions: From Interstate 5 in Solana Beach (north of Del Mar), go west on Lomas Santa Fe Drive to the Pacific Ocean. There is a small free parking lot at the beach park, a larger free parking lot the the left across from the post office, or free street parking.
Parking: Fills up early, so carpool or come a little bit earlier to find a good spot and meet us at 9am.
Dogs: Part of the walk may be on the beach and part on the street. No dogs are allowed on the beach.
Walk Leader: Peter Booth
September 14: Oceanside Harbor Walk
Come and join us for a casual Saturday 9:00 a.m. walk to enjoy time with friends in God’s creation. This walk is open to everyone so invite friends and family!
Starting from the parking lot next to the Jolly Roger, we will follow the sidewalk along the harbor, passing shops and restaurants, continuing on to Pacific Street to the Strand which runs along the beach. We will walk along the beach to the pier, then go up the ramp and walk to the end of the pier and back, then continue walking south to Wisconsin Street at which point we turn around and return along the same route The entire walk is a 10K walk/6 miles. Walkers may turn around at the pier if a shorter walk is preferable.
Walk Description: Very moderate along sidewalks with the only incline up the ramp to the pier and down.
Parking: The address for Jolly Roger is 1900 Harbor Drive. We will park in the public parking lot just before you get to the Jolly Roger.
Directions: From Carlsbad, take I-5 north, merge onto Harbor Drive via exit 54C towards Oceanside. Turn left onto Harbor Drive and proceed around the harbor until you see the Jolly Roger Restaurant and turn into the parking lot just before you get to the restaurant.
Restrooms: In the Harbor shopping/restaurant area and along the beach in two locations.
Accessible: Wheelchairs, Children and Strollers
Food: Restaurants are plentiful in the Harbor shopping area.
Walk Leader: Peter Booth
October 12: Encinitas Ranch Trail Walk
Let’s enjoy a beautiful fall day together. This will be a casual walk on the old Ecke Ranch property. We’ll travel through Indian Canyon, the golf course to the ridge line (great views!). We plan to go about 5 miles and take about 2 or 3 hours.
DIRECTIONS From I-5 & Leucadia Blvd: Go East to Quail Gardens Drive then North (left) (as it curves west it becomes Quail Hollow Drive). Shortly before you get to Saxony there is a yellow gate just past a brown gazebo on the left side. Park on the street.
From I-5 & La Costa Ave: Go East then go South on Saxony and turn left on Quail Hollow Drive. There is a yellow gate just past a brown gazebo on the right hand side. Park on the street.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABLED: There is one part that would not be good for wheelchairs.
CHILDREN AND STROLLERS: One part where stroller would need to be carried over.
WALK LEADERS: Peter Booth
AFTERWARD: It’s very close to San Diego Botanic Gardens (formerly Quail Gardens) if anyone wants to visit there after.
November 9: San Elijo Lagoon Walk
From Encinitas Blvd: To get to the trail head through Encinitas: * From Carlsbad take I-5 South * Exit Encinitas Blvd go East (left) the road will turn into S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd after you cross Manchester Ave * Turn South East (right) on La Bojada * Turn South (right) on La Noria which will turn into El Camino Real for about two miles. * Parking area is on the right. * If you get to Highland or the San Dieguito Park you’ve gone too far.
From Lomas Santa Fe Dr: To get to the trail head through Solana Beach. * From Carlsbad take I-5 South * Exit Lomas Santa Dr. go East (left) * Go North (left) on Highland Dr. * Go North (left) on El Camino Real about 1/4 a mile * Sign and parking on your left.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABLED: Not appropriate for wheelchairs.
CHILDREN AND STROLLERS: Yes, some can be done pushing a stroller.
DOGS: OK on 6′ leash.
WALK LEADER: Peter Booth
Tent camping is a great time to relax, explore, and enjoy friendships old and new in God’s creation.
Big bear - pine knot camping trip - Aug 30 - sept 2
Labor Day Weekend at Big Bear – Pineknot Campground
An All-Church Favorite!
A great trip for everyone! Families, single parent families, singles, couples, and YOU!
You’ll enjoy a Saturday potluck, a worship & communion service, morning devotions, group campfires, fellowship, lots of fun adventures, and of course plenty of hiking, walking, and relaxing with friends!
This trip always has a waiting list. Be sure to sign up early.
Adults: $40 each , Children age 3 & up: $15 each Register HERE Sign up on the wait list – some more spots may open up!
There are lots of fun activities at Big Bear. Go online and order a Visitor Guide at: http://www.bigbear.com/visitor-guide/
Alpine Slide & Waterslide, biking, mountain biking, bowling, fishing, golf, miniature golf, tennis, go-carts, horseback riding, stables, petting zoo, animal park, tours, Flying Bear zip-lines, workshops, hobbies, Paddlewheel Tour Boat, Shopping, Walks / Hikes / Trails, Board Games or Books (bring!), Off-Road, Sky Chair, Picnic, Beach, Boating: Canoe, Kayak, Paddle Boats, Pontoon, Sail, Speed, Water-ski, Parasail (let us know if you are bringing watercraft), Discovery Center: tours, exhibits, learning activities, shopping, Big Bear Historical Museum, Solar Observatory
2020 Camping Trips
Feb 14 – 17, 2020 – Presidents Day Weekend at Death Valley (sites reserved – sign up for our e-news to be the first to know when the registration opens (Orientation: Feb 9 – tentative)
May 22 – 25, 2020: Memorial Day Weekend at Idyllwild (pending) (Orientation: May 17 – tentative)
June 26 – 28, 2020 Lake Morena (pending) (Orientation: June 14 – tentative)
Sept 4 – 7, 2020: Labor Day Weekend at Big Bear (pending)
Oct 8-12, 2020 – Sedona, Arizona (pending) (Orientation: – tentative)
2021 Camping Trips
Feb 2021: Presidents Day Weekend
May 2021: Memorial Day Weekend
June 2021: Lake Morena
Sept 2021: Labor Day Weekend
Oct 2021: Grand Canyon
2020 backpacking Trips
March 13-15, 2020 – Indian Canyon, Santa Rosa Mtns – Craig (Orientation Mtg: March 8)
June 13-15, 2020 – San Bernardino Mtns – Craig (Orientation Mtg: June 7)
July 29-August 1, 2020 – Lake Sabrina – Mike (Orientation Mtg: July 19)
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Hiking Ten Essentials
Trail Talk Files
Backcountry Navigation Dan Scott
Backcountry Navigation Craig Dunn
Maneuvering in Rocks and Boulders – Dave Cram
Wilderness and Remote First Aid, May 3, 17, June 7, 2018 Dan Scott
Trail Talks Layering Basics. – Dan Scott
Future Topics – we are discontinuing Trail Talks for now and may revisit it later in 2019:
- Navigation: Backcountry Navigation with a map & compass, GPS Navigation
- Climbing/Mountaineering: Outdoor Rock Climbing Skills: Rope Management, Climbing Anchors, Bouldering & Free Climbing
- Wilderness First Aid: Your First Aid Kit (07/20/17), Shock and Heart Attack, Chest Injuries, Head (Brain), Neck and Spinal Injuries, Wounds and Wound Infections, Bone and Joint Injuries, Burns, Abdominal Illnesses, Hypothermia, Heat-Related Illnesses, Lightning, Altitude Illnesses, Submersion Incidents, Allergies and Anaphylaxis, Avoiding Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke,
- What to do in the Wilderness: With Lightening, Forest Fires, Earthquakes, Snakes and Snakebite, Physical and Spiritual Ten Essentials, Signal Whistle Codes. Setting up Camps in the Wilderness. Bio Breaks in the Wilderness, Trail Etiquette & Leave No Trace, Identifying Plants, Technical Equipment, Apps, Equipment List and Gear, River Crossings (07/06/17), Hiking in Snow and Ice (07/06/17)
- Experiencing God in the Wilderness: Devotionals, Meditation/Reflection
- Technology in the Outdoors: Solar Panels, Chargers, GPS
General CPR & 1st aid refresher
Orienteering with map and Compass
Layering – clothing systems for all conditions
Backcountry sleeping systems (tent, hammock, ground tarp, bivy sack, fly style tarp, etc.)
Weather protection systems (rain jacket, fleece, windproof DWR jackets, etc)