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.

Desert Survivors backpackers in high-altitude, sagebrush country.   It is spring time in July at 8,000 ft. in the Oregon Canyon Mountains, where the trip participants found snow-fed creeks and abundant wildflowers.  This is also cow grazing country and as the hikers headed down this canyon they encountered dozens upon dozens of bovines.  The land showed signs of overgrazing and the streams were muddied from cattle tramping through them.  In the end, the Desert Survivors decided to camp on the ridge, away from the range-befouling creatures.  In spite of the cows the trip participants had a terrific time.  Become a member of Desert Survivors and join us on on our adventures to North American arid lands.                                                                              Photo: Dave Oline


The torrid summer heat makes excursions to the low-elevation and low-latitude deserts much too dangerous.  During these hot months Desert Survivors sponsors trips to the moderate climate-zones of Northern Nevada and Oregon or to high elevation of the White Mountains on the California/Nevada border.  Dave Oline is leading a trip to the canyons of eastern Oregon and an after-Labor Day excursion to parts of southern Nevada.  Join us in the Malheur Forest, Oregon in August to witness the total eclipse of the sun.  We will head to the summit of the highest peak in Nevada too.  Our annual summer picnic in Castro Valley CA will take place in mid-July.  We are going to make a solar water still that day.  Come early and help us dig the pit. 

We have pleanty of desert to experience this summer.  Please join us for our adventures. 
For more information please go to our TRIPS PAGE.

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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