OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

ENJOYING GOD IN HIS CREATION WITH FRIENDS

HIKE: July 10 at Big Laguna Trail

Meet us at 7:45am for a 10 mile loop, 5 hour moderate to difficult hike (1000’ elevation gain) from the Penny Pines/Noble Canyon Trailhead at 12000 Sunrise Hwy, Pine Valley, CA 91962

Big Laguna Trail website:  HERE

Cost: There is no cost to hike but you will need an Adventure Pass for parking  (see website)

Directions: To reach the upper end, take Sunrise Highway from I-8 (near Pine Valley) and drive north 13.5 miles to just past the second cattle guard on the highway. Vehicles should park on either side of the highway on the paved turnouts. The access to the Big Laguna trail is via the Nobel Canyon trail that departs the western turnout and is marked by a small sign. Follow the Nobel Canyon trail about 100 yards to reach the Big Laguna trail junction. The other end of the Big Laguna trail makes a junction with the Pacific Crest Trail about 1/4 mile northeast of the Laguna Station (the Forest Service fire station).

What to Bring: 

The 10 Essentials:  HERE 

Day Hiking checklist:  HERE

2021 Medical Form:   If you haven’t filled out a 2021 medical form yet please fill one out, email a copy to terri@northcoastcalvary.org and give the original to Orville at the hike.

Adult form: https://www.northcoastcalvary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021_MedicalFormAdult.pdf

Minor form: https://www.northcoastcalvary.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2021_MedicalFormMinor.pdf

Look forward to hiking with you,

Orville Stanton

Dates and locations are subject to change – sign up for OA e-updates (below) 

WALK: July 17 at San Dieguito Park

July 17, San Dieguito Park, walk starts at 8:45 am, come a few minutes early, El Camino Real, Del Mar  

All levels of walkers are welcome. This is a nice walk with small hills, beautiful scenery and views.  San Dieguito is a 125-acre park located in Del Mar.  Restrooms, drinking fountains and parking are available.

Directions: I-5 to Lomas Santa Fe Drive. Go east for 1½ miles, turn left on Highland Drive and go down the hill to El Camino Real, then go right to the park which is on your right. Park on the street.

Rain Plan:  No walk if raining.

Children/Strollers: at your discretion.

Bring: Water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, sturdy shoes.

San Dieguito Park WebsiteHere

Walk Leader: Peter Booth

2021 Medical Form:   If you haven’t filled out a 2021 medical form yet please fill one out, email a copy to terri@northcoastcalvary.org and give the original to Peter at the walk.

Adult form: https://www.northcoastcalvary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021_MedicalFormAdult.pdf

Minor form: https://www.northcoastcalvary.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2021_MedicalFormMinor.pdf

HIKE: August 7 10-Mile Beach

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

•  August 7: 10-mile beach hike – details pending

 

BACKPACK: August 8-13, Switchbacks Retreat at Desolation Wilderness
Switchbacks Women’s Backpacking Retreat, August 8 – 13 at Desolation Wilderness (near Tahoe).

Our Five-Day Adventure backpacking retreat is a tremendous spiritual journey in the secluded Tahoe backcountry. We will grow in our relationship with God and with each other. We’ll backpack on the first day to our base camp in the Sierra Mountain Wilderness. We’ll spend a few days out there, canyoneering, rock climbing and being with God. Then we’ll spend a day backpacking back out of the backcountry. And to celebrate we’ll spend our last day river rafting (This is a class III so it is moderate) on the South Fork of the American River. 

While out in the backcountry, we’ll explore God’s Word in His playground. We’ll challenge ourselves to grow in Christ through quiet times, campfires, hiking, teachings, climbing and natural waterslides. Our adventure guides at Rock-N-Water will lead the technical adventure while our Switchbacks Team (NCCC’s Wendy Hinman and Natalie Demille) will lead the spiritual journey. 

The dates for 2021 are August 8th-13th and we are estimating approximately $500, $419 for Rock-N-Water and the rest for food and gas to get up to Desolation Wilderness in the Tahoe area. This adventure is limited to 16 so sign up early.

 
Switchbacks Women’s Hiking Group, is an off-shoot of Whole Life Sports. Switchbacks offers a time of devotion, conversation and community on the trails of beautiful San Diego and surrounding areas. To RSVP for a hike or to get more information email:  ncccswitchbacks@gmail.com
 
Learn more about Whole Life Sports at https://www.northcoastcalvary.org/wls/
WALK: August 14 at Annie's Canyon

August 14, Annie’s Canyon, 8:45am -​

The trail to Annie’s Canyon leads along the west side of San Elijo Lagoon.  Great views and bird watching!  

PARKING:  At the north end of Rios Avenue in Solana Beach.  Directions: HERE

Trail website HERE
Take a virtual hike HERE
TENT CAMP: September 3-6, Labor Day Weekend at Big Bear Pineknot

Camping is a great time to relax, explore, and enjoy friendships old and new in God’s creation. 

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, music, and of course plenty of hiking, walking, and relaxing with friends!

Campground:  Big Bear Pineknot

Register:  HERE

Big Bear Visitors Guide:  HERE

 

WALK: September 11 at Oceanside Harbor

Walking is good for our soul. God can slow us down and make us more open to hear and see Him. 

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

September 11, Oceanside Harbor, 8:45am – details pending

 
 
COVID-19 Compliance
  • If possible take your temperature before coming
  • Wear a mask
  • Keep 6′ social distance
  • We will email by Thursday and post on our website if any new restrictions are added by the City.
HIKE: October 2 at Bridge to Nowhere

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

October 2, 7:45am: Bridge to Nowhere

 

TENT CAMP: October 8-11 Sedona

Oct 8-11: Sedona Camping Trip – Pine Flat Campground West

We’ve reserved sites for about 25 – 30 people and will have more details soon.

Register:  HERE

WALK: October 9 at Encinitas Ranch Trail

Walking is good for our soul. God can slow us down and make us more open to hear and see Him. 

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

October 9, Encinitas Ranch Trail, 8:45am – details pending

 
 
COVID-19 Compliance
  • If possible take your temperature before coming
  • Wear a mask
  • Keep 6′ social distance
  • We will email by Thursday and post on our website if any new restrictions are added by the City.
HIKE: November 6 at Lake Hodges - 10 mile San Pascal Valley Loop

Nov 6: Lake Hodges – 10 mile San Pascal Valley Loop – Details pending

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

 

 

COVID-19 Compliance
  • If possible take your temperature before coming
  • Wear a mask
  • Keep 6′ social distance
  • We will email by Thursday and post on our website if any new restrictions are added by the City.
WALK: November 13 at San Elijo LAGOON ECOLOGICAL RESERVE

Walking is good for our soul. God can slow us down and make us more open to hear and see Him. 

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

November 13:  San Elijo, 8:45am – details pending

La Orilla Trailhead, 16398 El Camino Real, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091  https://maps.app.goo.gl/mCyoGxKMnthnNgM7A

ADA Accessible

Trail Video:  HERE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
COVID-19 Compliance
  • If possible take your temperature before coming
  • Wear a mask
  • Keep 6′ social distance
HIKE: December 11 at Villa de Valle to Ramona

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

Backpacking Checklist

Backpacking for Beginners

Day Packs

Hiking Boots

Trekking Poles

Headlamps

The 10 Essentials

More Tips

Sleeping Tips

What to bring

Keeping cool

Camping mattress review

How to Minimize Your Footprint

Taking Your Kids Camping and Hiking

MORE:

  • 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: