San Diego Trail Tramps

Shady Cove Weekend Campout and Hikes with SAGA
in the San Bernardino National Forest


Shady Cove Group Camp Area

Date:  Friday-Sunday, June 24-26, 2016  Time: 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
DEADLINE FOR SIGN-UP/PAYMENTS/REFUNDS IS SUNDAY JUNE 12TH, 2016.
(The campsite is ours after 2 P.M. on Friday. Have dinner on the way up, or bring something with you. We will have cocktails, a light meal and a raging campfire waiting for you!)


Location: Shady Cove Group Camp, near Keller Peak in the San Bernardino National Forest

Directions to the camp and a list of campers and their assignments will be mailed out to all participants just prior to the trip, around June 17th, 2016.


Background info.: This event is hosted by SAGA, the gay San Diego Snow Sports & Social Club, and is a joint L.A. & San Diego trip. (This hike will take place the weekend after the Summer Solstice.)

Come join SAGA at their spring outing to the Shady Cove Group Camp. The trip will be a joint venture with San Diego SAGA, and offers good food, easy day hikes, and a very beautiful setting with a lot of privacy. 

The campsite is located at 7800 feet near Keller Peak, in the San Bernardino National Forest, not far from Running Springs. The area is actually located at the top of Snow Valley Ski Resort, which you pass on your way to Big Bear. There are many hikes in the area, or you can visit the unique mountain towns of Big Bear or Lake Arrowhead. 


Hike Description: Hiking is plentiful in the area, and you can participate in a planned hike or just explore the area on your own. SAGA's camping trips provide a chance to escape the fast pace of the city, and this trip offers beautiful vistas in a portion of Southern California unfamiliar to most non-natives. The trip will include all meals and beverages, beginning with a Friday evening hot snack, and concluding with a Sunday Brunch. The cost remains low: $79 member or guests. Refund less $10 cancellation fee through June 14th deadline. Sign up HERE.


Adjacent group campsites at Shady Cove

Misc. info: The campsite is surrounded by a canopy of trees, and is situated near the Children's Forest. Campsites have running water, pit toilets, tables and benches and lots of tent sites. SAGA provides a temporary Shower stall with hot water on Saturday afternoon. The campsite is spacious and, because it is a group site, it is fairly private.