Join fellow Great Outdoors members and their guests. Relax, go on a hike, bike ride, feast on delicious food and enjoy meeting new people and long-time friends. Bring your camp chair, sunscreen and hat.
Great Outdoors will provide the BBQ, dessert, soft drinks and water. Food will be served around 12:00pm.
Cost: This event is free to all members and a guest. Non-member fee is $10.00, or join Great Outdoors for $20.00 (normally a $25 fee).
Elections: This is your chance to help make sure the chapter continues to provide great activities for its members.
We will need people to volunteer to run for the following positions:
John B. and Wes S. are planning to continue serving as VP Outings and Treasurer. Other positions on the board such as Day Activities Coordinator, Webmaster, Newsletter Editor, Publicity/Outreach Coordinator, Special Events/Meetings Coordinator are appointed. Let a core group member know if you are interested in being part of our core group.
2018-2019 Overnight Trips and Day Activities: Please consider leading an overnight (Camping, Backpacking, etc.) or day activity. During our All-Chapter Conference during October, we will meet to plan the overnight trips for the following year. If you have some great ideas for future trips, please let us know during our September BBQ or before the October All-Chapter Conference.
Brand Park. Located in the Verdugo Mountains in the City of Glendale, Brand Park provides picnic areas, and hiking, as well as a window into local history. Leslie C. Brand, often referred to as the "father of Glendale," purchased 1,000 acres in the Verdugo Mountains at the turn of the twentieth century. Brand built the 5,000-square foot mansion named El Mirador at the base of the mountains. Brand's property and elegant home were deeded to the city of Glendale after his wife's death in 1945 to become Brand Park. El Mirador is now Brand Library. The park also contains a historic home in the Queen Anne style known as the "Doctors House," that was moved to the site in 1979. Brand Trail is a fire road that offers a moderately steep ascent from El Mirador to the ridge of the Verdugos. The trail connects to a network of trails that crisscross the range.
Address: Address: 1601 W. Mountain Street, Glendale.
Meeting Place: Look for the Great Outdoors Banner. We will be in the area to the left of the "Miradero" Entrance just as you enter the park.
RSVP: Please register no later than August 9th so we have a head count.