Exploring the desert by canoe!
For several years Desert Survivors trip leader Bob Davis has been
searching for a suitable backpacking loop trail in the Chemehuevi
Mountains Wilderness, Mojave Desert. In February 2016 he and
Desert Survivors trip participants scouted possible routes to Red Rock
Wash (a water source for backpackers) from the Colorado River. In winter light
the colors of the river and rock formations of Topock Gorge
are vividly saturated and lovely. Desert Survivors sponsors trips
to places that feature the beautiful colors of nature. Become a member
and join us
in our wilderness adventures.
Photo: Bob Davis / riskingtoofar.com
April is membership renewal month for Desert Survivors. It is the time we ask for
your continured support of our mission to experience, share and protect the desert.
Your contribution keeps our service trips, car camping and backpacking trips going year
round. Membership builds community and sustains our desert preservation efforts.
Help us by renewing your membership today. The cost is just $30.
Please click here to pay by credit card. If you prefer
regular mail, fill out this form on the and send your check to:
Desert Survivors, PO Box 20991, Oakland, CA 94620-0991.
The text for this renewal promotion came from four sources:
Line 1: Is a paraphrase from the Report on the Geology of the High Plateaus of Utah, by Clarence Dutton, 1882
Line 2: Is by me (Nicholas Blake.)
Line 3: Is a paraphrase of Edward Abbey from Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness, 1968.
Line 4: Comes from a line by Mary Austin from The Land Of Little Rain, 1903.
My apologizes for not clearly attributing the text in earlier versions of the promotion.
Nicholas Blake, Communications Director for Desert Survivors.
& UPCOMING EVENTS
A HUGE VICTORY
FOR DESERT PROTECTION!
President Obama designates over 1.8 million acres of California desert as national monuments.
The Cadiz Valley in the newly created Mojave Trails National Monument
February 12, 2016 President Obama, using his authority under the
Antiquities Act, designated three desert areas in California as new
national monuments. The newly protected lands are the Castle
Mountains National Monument, the Sand to Snow National Monument and the
Mojave Trails National Monument.
The move permanently protects nearly 1.8 million acres of America's
public lands. It creates a wildlife, plant and water-source
corridor between Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave National
Preserve and a critical wilderness link between New York and Piute
Desert Survivors applauds President Obama and those individuals and
organizations that supported this vital action for the preservation of
our precious deserts––including the Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society
and the Wetlands Conservancy. In particular we would like to thank
Senator Diane Feinstein for her steadfast efforts over the last decade
in creating these monuments.
THE SPRING 2016 TRIP SCHEDULE IS HERE!
is here, so get out there and experience our awesome deserts. It
is the perfect season for camping
and exploring and Desert Survivors can take you
there. We have car camps to the Chuckwalla Mountains, Specter
Mountain and Cedar Mesa, UT. We are sponsoring backpack
excursions to Dirty Devil River Canyon in Utah and to the Joaquin Rocks
in Fresno County––the proported hideout of the legendary bandit Joaquin
Murrieta. Trip leader Barb Bane has gotten permission for
Desert Survivors to tour Little Petroglyph Canyon in the China Lake
Navy base. Do not miss this one! There is also the Sierra
Committee Meeting in the Mojave National Preserve in May. Of
course, we will celebrate Earth Day on April 16 and the summer solstice
on June 25th. Yay! Please go to the TRIPS PAGE for more info.
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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