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.
2020 Walk Schedule Pending
Tent camping is a great time to relax, explore, and enjoy friendships old and new in God’s creation.
2020 Camping Trips
Feb 14 – 17, 2020 – Presidents Day Weekend at Death Valley (sites reserved – sign up for our e-news to know when the registration opens (Orientation: Feb 9)
May 22 – 25, 2020: Memorial Day Weekend at Idyllwild (21 sites reserved) (Orientation: May 17) (with hikes to Suicide Rock, and Ernie Maxwell Trail)
June 26 – 28, 2020 Lake Morena (9 sites reserved) (Orientation: June 14)
Sept 4 – 7, 2020: Labor Day Weekend at Big Bear (pending)
Oct 8-12, 2020 – Sedona, Arizona (pending)
Big bear - pine knot camping trip - 2020 Pending
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!
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
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 (pending)
HIking & Backpacking
December 14, 2019 San Marcos Ridgeline HIke (our webpage is not working properly - brief details - 9am 102 San Elijo Road, San Marcos, CA 92078 or email email@example.com sorry for the inconvenience)
2020 Backpacking TRIPS and DAY HIkes
January 4 – Elfin Forest Hike (7 miles) Training #1 for the PCT hike 7am
February 1 – Discovery Hills Hike, San Marcos (10 miles) Training #2 for the PCT hike 7am
March 7 – Daley Ranch Hike, Escondido (15 miles) Training #3 for the PCT hike 7am
March 13-15 – Indian Canyon Backpacking Trip, Santa Rosa Mountains – Craig (Orientation Mtg: March 8)
April 4 – Pacific Crest Trail Hike (20 miles) 6:30a – optional – reserve your own campsite at Lake Morena on April 3
June 13-15, 2020 – San Bernardino Mountains backpacking – Craig (Orientation Mtg: June 7)
July 29-August 1, 2020 – Lake Sabrina backpacking – 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)