Outdoor Adventure USA will hold it's annual Summer Fest and Field Day event on June 27-29, 2014, at the McGill Campground in the Los Padres National Forest. The campground is located about one hour north of Los Angeles.
This will be a family event involving three days of camping in the mountains (elevation 7500 feet), an official ARRL Field Day competition, and several trail runs. We will also offer all levels of Amateur Radio license testing on Sunday.
There will be a pot luck and Dutch Oven cook-off on Saturday combined with wine and beer tasting.
For those who want to explore the area, there are hundreds of miles of off pavement trails, including some of the more challenging, (Miller Jeep Trail).
The camp site is accessible by 2WD and all vehicles are welcome.
Click here for general information on the event or click here for information on the Amateur Radio testing.
Here are some pictures of previous events, including the campsite, the potluck and Dutch Oven meals, the Field Day competition and one of the trail runs:
POTLUCK AND DUTCH OVEN
Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument
Just south of St George, Utah lies one of the most scenic and remote areas in the US - the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. It covers a vast area by itself, but it is seamlessly connected to both the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the Grand Canyon National Park. Combined, there are thousands of miles of off pavement roads to explore.
Approximately 100 miles south of St. George you will find the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Be prepared, however, for very remote and sometimes difficult conditions, but the rewards are some of the most spectacular views and wilderness that can be found anywhere.
View of the Grand Canyon
Breakfast on the Rim
View of Toroweap
Hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
Click here for the full trip report