8:30am: Arrival, Light Breakfast
11am: Leave for Hike
1pm: Late Lunch
2pm-4pm: Free time—explore Doane Valley campground, Palomar Observatory, relax!
4pm: Guided Meditation
5:30pm: Dinner, Closing
Location & Getting There: The program will take place at Doane Valley Campground in Palomar, CA. We have reserved site #31. The address is: Cleveland National Forest, Doane Valley Road, Palomar Mountain, CA 92060
Ranger phone: (760) 742-3462
Directions from San Diego: (approximately 1.5 hours)
–Travel about 20.7 miles until you come to a slight turn off on your left called “Palomar Mountain Road”, also called “S6” or “South Grade Road”.
–Travel up the mountain for 6.8 miles until you come to a stop sign.
–Turn left and continue for a few yards. Ahead on your left you’ll see a general store and a restaurant; turn left onto the road just before the general store – that’s State Park Road.
–Keep going for about 3 miles. You’ll eventually reach the park entrance/boundary and a big sign on your right. –Before long you’ll come to a stop sign and a small building on your right; that’s the park HQ (a.k.a. kiosk).
–I will be at the Ranger Station entrance starting at 8:15am to greet you and pay for parking day passes. Stay to the right to pass the Christian camp and the group campsites. Continue on following signs to park at Doane Pond Day Use Area.
—-Walk up to Site #31
OPEN TO: EO Members, EO Spouses/Guests, EO Sponsors, Outside Members Welcome! ($100/pp)