Desert Survivors is an affiliation of desert lovers committed to experiencing, sharing and protecting desert wilderness wherever we find it. We recognize the places we love to explore will not remain wild unless we give others the opportunity to experience them as we do and unless we remain vigilant and active in our efforts to monitor and preserve them.

The Old Woman and a younger woman in the Mojave.
  In December 2016 Desert Survivors sponsored a weekend car camp to the Old Woman Mountains in the Mojave Desert.  The mountains take their name from this granite monolith resembling the figure of a kneeling female.  During a day hike, Desert Survivors attempted to climb to the rock feature.  
Barb Bane got this close to the Old Woman but had to turn back due to the short hours of daylight this time of year.   Winter is here and the the weather is splendid for exploring the California deserts.   Become a member of Desert Survivors and join us on our  wilderness adventures. 
Photo: N. Blake

                     LATEST NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS


The 2017 Winter Trip roster is set and it is full of wonderful excursions and events.  From January into early-April 2017 will be sponsoring car camps to the Vidal Valley, Anza-Borrego State Park, Death Valley, Panamint Valley/Saline Valley and the Mojave National Preserve.  In January join us on a backpack into the Turtle Mountains where we will hike a route to a series of desert water holes.  In conjunction with the Bureau of Land Managment (BLM) we will restore an impacted area of the Argus Mountians during a January service trip.  Members are encouraged to take part in the Sierra Club Desert Committee Meeting in Shoshone, CA.  Even if you cannot get out to the desert you can get together with your desert-loving friends at our annual Groundhog Day celebration in Oakland, CA.  Winter is the best season to get out into the desert and experience this cherished land.   Please join us.
                                          For more information please go to our TRIPS PAGE.


Minutes of Desert Survivors Board of Directors meetings available on line.
You can now read the Desert Survivors Board of Directors meetings minutes in pdf format by going to the DOCUMENTS PAGE.

Please check back to this website for any additional Desert Survivors trips and events that may be added to our schedule.

Desert Survivors as a public service. Desert Survivors is a 501(c)3 non-profit public-benefit organization based in Oakland, California.
More than 95% of our revenue comes from membership dues and donations. We have no corporate sponsors. You can support our
work by becoming a member for $30 per year (or more if you can). Non-member donations are also gratefully accepted. Send checks
to Desert Survivors, PO. Box 20991, Oakland, CA 94620-0991. All donations are tax-deductible. 
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