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GO! (Gethsemane Outdoors) hiking and outdoors group heads into the beautiful Southern California land and seascapes once a month to re-energize our spirits, re-engage with others and restore that balance that traffic, stress and cubicles have stripped away. Hiking, kayaking, sledding and more are all practically (if not literally) at our doorstep, so we should get out there!

Originally started as the outdoors group at our church (Gethsemane Lutheran in Mar Vista) with members and close friends, we welcome anyone interested in a morning in the sun (or marine layer ... cancelled for out-and-out rain). We meet the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 am either at the outdoors destination or at a central parking location (we will probably leave from Gethsemane - easy parking, gated and secure while we're away) from which we can carpool to the destination.

Anyone interested in getting outdoors is welcome to join. Of course, hiking and other outdoor events do have a certain level of risk and that risk is assumed by each of the participants in the event. Please always wear take reasonable precautions to prevent injury or negative impact from outdoor activities by wearing proper hiking boots, sunblock, bringing water and snacks to keep up energy.

Hope you can join us outside! God bless!

Upcoming events (1)

Kayaking or Paddleboarding in Sunset Beach (OC), lunch after Harbour Rackhouse

***Please be absolutely sure to let me know your contact #. I only use your contact # so that I can confirm attendees via text. If you do not provide a contact number, I will move you to the waitlist. Thanks!***


For the time being, organized carpooling is suspended.

We LOVE OEX Sunset Beach! You can go kayaking or paddleboarding for $15 (cash) if you get in there before 10AM. That's why this meetup starts at 9:00 (makes sure we're out on the water and beating the crowds by 9:30). It's going to be so awesome to relax out on the water, paddle out the the wetlands, play on the beach - so great. And after, we can head over to Harbour Rack House in Huntington Harbor for a beer and some good food. For those needing to do the weekly shopping, restaurant shares a parking lot with the best Trader Joe's in California. It's never busy and the parking lot is logical ... you've all heard me a dozen times about the awesome, super-secret Trader Joe's. FYI.

OEX Sunset Beach is located at 16910 PCH in Huntington Beach. Please see their website ( http://www.oexsunsetbeach.com/ ) for additional information. There is very limited parking in their lot, but street parking is available. Please look for street parking one block west on Pacific Avenue if parking isn't immediately available on PCH. Be sure to leave yourself a few extra minutes to find parking and still be on time.

Lunch AFTER KAYAKING - We will head over to Harbor Rackhouse.

Please be sure to answer the rsvp question! Just need that contact #. This information is only viewable by the organizers.

Hope to see you there!

- Rachel

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