Archive for October, 2013

10/17/13 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:


Join us for a day of fun and adventure for your entire family and help stop domestic violence.

Discover the natural beauty of Orange County as you hike the backcountry trails of Silverado Canyon surrounding the beautiful Irvine Lake. Then kick back and relax, taste wine from OC’s finest wineries including Giracci Vineyards & Farms, two step to country music provided by The Freightshakers and enjoy delicious food and cold beverages!

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Location: Lakeview Park, Silverado
Time: 9:00 a.m. check-in/registration
10:00 a.m. – Hike begins
11:30 a.m. – Hoedown begins
12:00 p.m. – Guest speakers
1:30 p.m. – Opportunity drawing
2:00 p.m. – Hoedown ends

Two hikes to choose from!
Don’t worry if you’re not a hiker! Hike has as much or as little as you want!

1. Easy/moderate – 3 miles
2. Moderate/strenuous – 5 miles

Registration fees:

Teams (4 or more members) – $30.00 per person
Adults (18+) – $35
Seniors (65+) – $30
Teens (13-17) – $25
Youth (6-12) – $20
Children (5 & under): Free (no t-shirt)

Fee includes:
T-shirt – for ages 6 and up
Bottled water
Wine tasting
Country Western Contest

Register online at:

Proceeds from this event will benefit Laura’s House, which provides emergency shelter, support, education and counseling services to victims of domestic violence throughout Orange County.


Lakeview Park is accessed via a private road off of Santiago Canyon Road, about 1/2 mile west of the entrance to Irvine Lake.

For a map and detailed instructions, go to:

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Questions? Contact Marilyn McGowan:

(949) 697-2295 or

Sponsored in part by the Warrior’s Society


10/07/13 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Vision Quest and Counting Coup events sell out.

2. Your help needed for Fire Watch.


The Vision Quest and Counting Coup events sold out in 20 and 8 minutes respectively. We do not plan on having a waiting list.

Thank you all for your support!


Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks (IRNL.) wild land, which borders other wild land, needs volunteers to assist in our wildfire protection efforts in Orange County. We’re talking about all of the trails we share and enjoy throughout the year.

The mountain biking community is an ideal group to assist us in one of our most important duties: fire watch. Fire watch both from the perspective of manned positions on red flag warning days of high winds and low humidity, but also having your “eyes” on lookout any day you are out riding the trails.

To have a group of riders from the Warrior Society be part of our fire watch program would be more than mutually beneficial, it would be an asset to the Orange County community at large.

We have Fire Watch Training Orientation this Wednesday night, October 9th, from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. I do recognize this is short notice, if you think you could mobilize any possible participants from your group please let me know and I’ll provide a link for online signup. If you have any questions at all do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone.

Wednesday night’s training will cover:

1. Fire Watch Program Overview
2. What we are preventing and why it’s important
3. Wildland Fire Behavior
4. Activation and deployment procedures
5. Public interaction and education
6. Safety & Documentation