OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

ENJOYING GOD IN HIS CREATION WITH FRIENDS

HIKE: Sept 25 Hot Springs Mountain with Switchbacks

Switchbacks is a women’s hiking group through CORE https://www.northcoastcalvary.org/core/

Hot Springs Mountain:  9.8 mile hike out and back with a 2,417 foot elevation gain and is rated difficult.

For more details contact Wendy Hinman at  wendy@northcoastcalvary.org

HIKE: October 2 at Bridge to Nowhere

The Bridge to Nowhere hike goes along the clearly marked East Fork Trail on the San Gabriel River.  The trail goes back and forth across the river (cross on logs and rocks – and maybe get a little wet!)  We may also see big horn sheep, waterfalls and pools in addition to the beautiful bridge (and a company for bungee jumps).

About the Bridge to Nowhere

From socalhiker.net

Meet at the trailhead at 7:45am

Distance: 11 miles
Time: 4-5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation gain: 1,140 ft
Dogs: Yes

LOCATION: Parking lot at Camp Bonita Rd, La Verne, CA 91750

DIRECTION LINK: HERE

DIRECTIONS:  ~ 90 miles / 1.5 hour drive

Take I-5 North ~47 miles

Follow signs keeping left for Santa Ana ~13 miles.

Use the right two lanes to take Exit 107A for CA-57 N toward Pomona ~ 18 miles

Keep right at the fork to stay on CA-57 N, follow signs for Freeway N  ~ 7.5 miles

Use the left 3 lanes to take Exit 25C to merge onto I-210 W/Foothill Fwy toward Pasadena ~ 5 miles.

Take Exit 40 toward Azusa Ave/CA-39. Continue straight onto Alameda Ave ~ 33 miles

Turn left on E 2nd St then right onto State Rte 39 N/N Azusa Ave (San Gabriel Canyon Rd) ~ 11.5 miles

Turn right on E Fork Rd 5.2 miles

Turn left onto Camp Bonita Rd. to the parking lot and trailhead.

Led by:  Orville Stanton

TENT CAMP: October 8-11 Sedona

Friday October 8 – Monday, October 11: Sedona Camping Trip – Pine Flat Campground West

We’ve reserved sites for about 25 – 30 people to go on this new adventure!

Location: 12248 N. SR 89A, Sedona, Arizona 86336   14 miles south of Flagstaff, 13 miles north of Sedona in Scenic Oak Creek Canyon.

Attractions:  Camping, fishing, swimming/wading, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, photography.

Register:  HERE

Orientation Meeting:   Sunday, September 26, 12:45pm Room C-105.  If you are registered, plan to attend this mandatory meeting to meet fellow campers, discuss gear, plans, things to do, sites, etc.

Sedona Visitor Guide:  Here

Recreation Guide:  Here

Red Rock Recreation Maps:  Here

Overview Map of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon:  Here

Mogollon Rim Trails A-K (lots of options!):  Here

Red Rock Trails L-Z (lots of options!):  Here

Scenic Drives:  Here

Led by:  Orville Stanton

WALK: October 9 at Encinitas Ranch Trail

CORRECT DATE AS OF 9/20/21:

Saturday, October 9, Encinitas Ranch Trail, 8:45am, Quail Hollow Drive, Encinitas

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.
 
RAIN: We will not walk if it is raining.
 
RESTROOMS: No
 
SPECIAL NOTE:  There is one part that would not be good for wheelchairs, and one part where a stroller would need to be carried over.
 
DOGS:  Allowed on leash but there are thorns on part of the trail.
 
WHAT TO BRING: Hat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, light clothing, sturdy shoes, snacks, camera.
 
LED BY:  Peter Booth
 
Walking is good for our soul. God can slow us down and make us more open to hear and see Him. 
WALK: October 16 at NCCC for India Widows and Orphans

This walk is a fundraiser for widows and orphans in India served by our partner in India: Sangita Ministries. This is a great event for families or teams of people (but singles are great too!) and there will be (optional) colored powder thrown at participants…a famous Indian tradition. Indian lunch and shopping plus entertainment follow the walk.

While walkers are our first priority since this is a fundraiser, we are also looking for volunteers.

www.sangitahope.org

 

HIKE: October 16 Mission Trails with Switchbacks

Switchbacks is a women’s hiking group through CORE https://www.northcoastcalvary.org/core/

Mission Trails: South and North Fortuna:  6.9 mile hike with a 1,660 foot elevation gain and is rated moderate.

For more details contact Wendy Hinman at  wendy@northcoastcalvary.org

HIKE: November 6 at Lake Hodges

Join us on Saturday, November 6th for an 8.3 mile hike.

Piedras Pintadas / Bernardo Bay Trails

Directions:  78 East to 15 south to Sunset Dr. to Parking lot near the Sikes Adobe house

Maps (coming soon)

Led by:  Orville Stanton

 

Sign up for OA e-updates (below).

HIKE: November 6 Corte Madera Mountain with Switchbacks

Switchbacks is a women’s hiking group through CORE https://www.northcoastcalvary.org/core/

Corte Madera Mountain:  6.7 miles hike out and back with a 1,469 foot elevation gain and is rated difficult.

For more details contact Wendy Hinman at  wendy@northcoastcalvary.org

WALK: November 13 at San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve

Dates and locations are subject to change – sign up for OA e-updates (below) or check back here.

November 13:  San Elijo, 8:45am – come a few minutes early. 

Meet at:  La Orilla Trailhead, 16398 El Camino Real, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091 

MAP: https://maps.app.goo.gl/mCyoGxKMnthnNgM7A

ADA Accessible

Trail Video:  HERE
 
Led by:  Peter Booth and Larraine Mariano
HIKE: December 4 Calavera Hills with Switchbacks

Switchbacks is a women’s hiking group through CORE https://www.northcoastcalvary.org/core/

Carlsbad’s Calavera Hills and Potluck:  4.8 mile loop with a 652 foot elevation gain and is rated moderate and food rated excellent!

For more details contact Wendy Hinman at  wendy@northcoastcalvary.org

2022 Calendar

HIKE: January 8 Iron Mountain with Switchbacks

Switchbacks is a women’s hiking group through CORE https://www.northcoastcalvary.org/core/

Iron Mountain: A 5.2 mile out and back hike with 1,102 foot elevation gain and is rated moderate.

For more details contact Wendy Hinman at  wendy@northcoastcalvary.org

HIKE: February 5 Cedar Creek Falls with Switchbacks

Switchbacks is a women’s hiking group through CORE https://www.northcoastcalvary.org/core/

Cedar Creek Falls: A 5.6 mile down and then up hike with 1,049 foot elevation gain and is rated moderate.

For more details contact Wendy Hinman at  wendy@northcoastcalvary.org

Helpful Tips

Backpacking Essentials
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Essentials 1-5:  Protection from the sun, Illumination, Navigation, Hydration and Nutrition

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Essential 6:  Insulation

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Essential 7- 10:  Medication (first aid supplies), Incineration (Fire – Waterproof matches), Fabrication (Repair kit and tools), Protection (Emergency shelter).

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Clothing layers with boots and socks

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Other important things beyond the ten essentials to consider: hiking poles, supplies for Bio brakes (trowel, toilet paper, wipes and bags to carry off used paper), and a bandanna.

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Backpack with all the gear plus 2 liters of water. It weighs out at 15 lbs. I used my regular backpacking pack as my daypack, gained a few lbs, because I don’t have a 30 liter pack anymore only the 54 liter one.

Gear and Essentials Info from REI

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The 10 Essentials

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  • Use moving blankets (purchase at Harbor Freight $5) use as table cloth, area rug for tent and pad under air mattress.
  • Durable/comfortable cot – the brand is Kingdom Cot from REI or Amazon.
  • Cooking – use oil spray instead of liquid cooking oil
  • If there are no showers at a campsite. Use Body Wipes instead (it is more refreshing than shower) and dry shampoo spray available in Walmart at the elder section.  (For Big Bear camping – Serrano Campsite across the lake has showers – bring quarters.)
  • Towels – use quick dry towels, which are available in many stores.
  • Keeping your cooler cold: This will help to reduce the number of times you need to replace ice in your cooler,  Here’s a tip to keep the ice and food cold for 4-5 days.
    • Cool the cooler 24 hours prior to use.
    • Insulate the cooler – pictures below: