The following description is meant as a guide to help you decide which trip most suits your desires and abilities. These descriptions are not intended as comprehensive itineraries and are subject to change.
You up for some fun?! The Climbing OA trip is amazing! You will be camping on a beautiful mountain top only a short walk to the Rock Climbing site where professional climbing guides will show you the ropes. (pun intended!) There are also day hikes nearby and a trip to the Keller Peak lookout tower. No experience needed for rock climbing. Sign up for a fun filled OA experience.
Community Engagement Component
Previous OA trips to this location have worked with the Children’s Forest, a part of the Southern California Mountains Foundation. The Children’s Forest is run by/for/with children in the surrounding mountain communities. Their mission is to preserve the forest. Due to the bark beetle infestation, the local mountains have lost many Jeffrey Pines and Fir trees. This is due to the drought, our poor water conservation, and the trees’ inability to naturally push sap through the system allowing the larvae to exit when ready to fly off and become assets to the ecosystem. Instead they are trapped in the tree and literally eat it to death, leaving the tree dry and susceptible to fire danger from lightning strikes… which in turn puts many people’s homes and lives in danger. The children of the area give back by maintaining Shady Cove Campground, where the Climbing OA group stays. The children also plant seedlings in place of the lost trees. Previous OA groups have helped the children transplant seedlings in their greenhouse. This is a great way to give back to the area you visit on OA!