OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

ENJOYING GOD IN HIS CREATION WITH FRIENDS

April through June Adventures

HIKE: April 10 at Mount Woodson

April 10, 7:45am: Mount Woodson 

Our Hike Plans: Lake Poway Recreation Area to Mt Woodson and back. This will be a strenuous hike, going 7.8 miles with an elevation gain of 2300 feet.  Starting at 7:45 am the hike will take 3 to 4 hours.
  
Led by Orville Stanton
 
Directions from NCCC: Take Aviara Pkwy North to Palomar Airport Road East, continue onto W San Marcos Blvd, Turn on to Hwy 78 East, Exit Hwy 15 South toward San Diego (go 7.8 miles), Exit at Rancho Bernardo Rd and turn Left (go 1.7 miles), continue onto Espola Rd (go 2.3 miles), turn left (east) onto Lake Poway Rd to Lake Poway Recreation Area, 14644 Lake Poway Road, Poway, CA 92064
 
Parking:  There is a non-resident parking fee of $10 at Lake Poway weekends and holidays only. Poway residents are free with valid proof of residency and may obtain a resident sticker at the Lake Poway entry station or office. Active military personnel, with ID, are free. Free parking is available at an overflow lot at the bottom of Lake Poway Road.
 
Website for Lake Poway:  https://www.poway.org/502/Trails-Hiking 
 
Weather:  Forecast.weather.gov  search Woodson Mountain, CA
 
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: April 17 at Carlsbad Beach
Saturday, April 17, walk starts at 8:45 am, come a few minutes early.

Carlsbad Beach is beautiful and even better with friends!

We’ll be walking from Cannon Park to Carlsbad Village Drive and back (4 miles total). The walk has a slight incline going north but is wheelchair and stroller friendly (sidewalk). 

Meet us at Cannon Park (Corner of Carlsbad Blvd. and Cannon)

There are restrooms and drinking fountains at Cannon Park, and near the 1 mile mark (at Tamarack) and in the restaurants at the 2 mile mark. (depending on Covid restrictions)

Bring: Hat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, light clothing, sturdy shoes, snacks or money for a stop in the Village, and a camera to capture the beauty!  Also bring a completed 2021 Medical Form adult or minor  (We will have blank forms on hand if you don’t have a printer)

Dogs: Ok on leash

No RSVP needed: Invite friends (or just come and meet new friends!) and join us!

Rain:  We will not walk if it is raining.

Led by: Peter Booth and Larraine Mariano

 
COVID-19 Compliance
  • If possible take your temperature before coming
  • Wear a mask
  • Keep 6′ social distance
HIKE: April 24, Switchbacks at Gower Mountain
Saturday, April 24, Gower Mountain (moderate, 9 miles, elevation gain 2178) leaving Carlsbad at 6:00 am
 
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/
HIKE: May 1 at Calavera Hills
WALK: May 8 at Calavera Hills

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

Saturday, May 8, 8:45am
Starting from Oak Riparian Park – 4625 Lake Blvd., Oceanside, CA
Our walk will be a maximum of 5 miles with one hill with an elevation gain of about 300′.  We’ll take the Oak Riparian Loop and Lake Loop Trails and go around Lake Calavera by the dam. There are a few beautiful viewpoints that we will be able to take in. 

DIRECTIONS: from NCCC go north on I-5, go east on Hwy 78, exit College Ave South, turn left on Lake Blvd. Go past Emerald Drive to Ridge Road.  Oak Riparian Park (and the parking lot) will be on the right at the corner of Ridge Road and Lake Blvd.   

RAIN: We will NOT walk if it is raining.   

RESTROOMS: at the parking lot 

ACCESSIBILITY:  Not accessible for wheelchairs or strollers

BRING: Hat, water (bring as there is only water at the parking area), sunscreen, sunglasses, light clothing, sturdy shoes, snacks, and a camera to capture the beauty (and your walking friends)!

DOGS: Ok on leash  

Led by Peter Booth and Larraine Mariano

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: May 22, Switchbacks at Mt. Baden Powell
Saturday, May 22, Mt. Baden Powell (in the San Gabriel range, difficult, 7.8 miles, elevation gain 2775) leaving Carlsbad at 5:00 am
 
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/
TENT CAMP: May 28-31 Memorial Weekend at Idyllwild Park - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Camping is a great time to relax, explore, and enjoy friendships old and new in God’s creation. We look forward to getting outdoors with you again. 

May 28-31: Memorial Day Weekend at Idyllwild Park – Registration opens Feb 1

$50/Adult and $15/child

OUR PLANNED CAMPING AND HIKING EXPERIENCE: Idyllwild County Park is 202 acres of beautifully wooded environment and includes showers, restrooms with running water, fire rings with half-grills and picnic tables. It’s on the edge of the town Idyllwild so modern amenities are close by. There are five miles of hiking trails that wind through the park, including an easy half-mile trail that connects the campground with the county-run Nature Center. This is a great place for family and group fun! We will have morning and evening devotions and a Saturday Evening worship service. Kids can ride bikes on the roads around the campground; nature center visits, Ranger led hikes and walks in local area. We will also have our own group hikes that will be announced at the morning devotionals. It’s a great time to build community, make new friends and enjoy God’s creation.

DIRECTIONS: There are variations on the drive, but this is the recommended route, a two-hour drive from NCCC to Idyllwild: Take I-5 North to Highway 76 East to I-15 north to 79 south (right) to Highway 371; turn left (through Anza Valley). Take Highway 74 East or left toward Idyllwild. Then take Highway 243 to the outskirts town of Idyllwild. Turn left on Riverside County Playground Road into County Park. (Approximately 100 miles)

ADDRESS: Idyllwild Park, 54000 Riv. Co. Playground Rd., Idyllwild, CA 92549 (951) 659-2656

CAMPSITE FEES: For weekend: $50.00 per adult, $15.00 for children 3 and up.  (nonrefundable)

REGISTER:  HERE  

AMENITIES: Drinking water, telephone, flush toilets, showers (require quarters), picnic tables, fire rings.

ORIENTATION MEETING: Registered campers please join us on May 16, after the 11am service in Room C-105 at North Coast Calvary.

THINGS TO BRING CAR CAMPING:

  • Camping Gear: Tent, ground tarp, sleeping pad or air mattress, cold weather sleeping bag, extra blankets for bedding, stove, fuel, cooking, eating & drinking gear (pots, pans, plates, utensils, etc.), ice chest with food, camp chair, shade covering if desired, dishwashing soap & towel, garbage bag, flashlight, batteries, and lantern.
  • Personal items: Good footwear – boots or strong shoes (keep toes covered), warm coat, long sleeve shirt, hat, rain gear, sunglasses, sunscreen – 30 SPF or greater, lip protection, personal items and toiletries, camera, Bible, notebook, money, quarters for showers, ID, and musical instruments, if desired.
  • Hiking items: Day or hip pack, hydration system (water bottles, camel back), first aid kit, pocketknife, compass (if you have one, it’s fun to use), and a whistle.
  • Dish to share for Saturday Night Potluck: Bring a Main Dish, Salad/Appetizer, or Dessert, (each person should bring enough for 4 people). Please provide your own drinks, plates, and utensils.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  1. No pets allowed on our campsites (except service dogs)
  2. You may come up for the day (no need to register).
  3. No alcoholic beverages or marijuana at our campsites.
  4. No cohabitation or shared campsites for unmarried campers.
  5. If you must smoke, please be considerate of other campers and the environment.
  6. Dress code: let’s be an example to others in the campground; avoid any style of dress that is offensive or sends a message opposing the church’s community values.
  7. We will comply with Covid-19 campground requirements.

I hope you can join us,

Orville Stanton, Trip Leader

Terri, Admin 760-929-0029 x121 or terri@northcoastcalvary.org

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HIKE: June 5 at San Jacinto Peak (read asap about camping the night before)

June 5, 7:45am San Jacinto Peak Hike – may have 3 hike options (Suicide Rock, Welman Divide, San J Summit)  We’ll email and update here soon.

CAMPING:  Some people are reserving campsites for two nights 6/4 and 6/5.  It helps with altitude and fun too! OA is not reserving them for you. Campsites can be reserved on your own here:  https://www.rivcoparks.org/idyllwild-regional-park   (Choose near site #58)

 

 

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: June 12 at Golf Park and Veterans' Park

Saturday, June 12, walk starts at 8:45 am, come a few minutes early:   Golf Park & Veterans’ Park  website

Let’s enjoy the beauty of Carlsbad together on this up-to 6 mile walk with moderate elevation.  The walk is easy to moderately difficult.  We will meet and park on Faraday Avenue, Carlsbad near Cannon Road.

From I-5: Go east on Cannon Road to Faraday Avenue.

From El Camino Real: Go west on Faraday Aveneu and park on the street just before Cannon Road.

 
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.

July through December Adventures

HIKE: July 10 at Big Laguna Trail

July 10, 7:45am: Big Laguna Trail – 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: July 10 at San Dieguito Park

July 10, 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 Leaders: Peter Booth and Larraine Mariano
 
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: August 7 at Bridge to Nowhere

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

August 7, 7:45am: Bridge to Nowhere 

 

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

Trail website HERE
Take a virtual hike 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.
TENT CAMP: September 3-6, Labor Day Weekend at TBD

Camping is a great time to relax, explore, and enjoy friendships old and new in God’s creation. We look forward to getting outdoors with you again. 

•  Sep 3-6: Labor Day Weekend – TBD

 

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 10-Mile Beach

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

•  Oct 2: 10-mile beach hike – details pending

 

TENT CAMP: Oct 8-11 Sedona

Oct 8-11: Sedona Camping Trip – Details pending

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

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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.

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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: