Desert Survivors at the 100-year-old Los Angeles Aqueduct, December 2013.
During the Holiday Car Camp, we vistited the
Jawbone Siphon for the centennial of this super pipe––
that takes the water from the Owens River and sends it 260 miles
south to Los Angeles. The story of the intruige and decete by the
City of Los Angeles in acquiring the water rights for this project is
one of legend. Check out the book Cadillac Desert
by Mark Reisner to learn more of the tale. Desert Survivors
sponsors trips to beautiful and intruging places in the American
deserts. Become a
member and join us on our wilderness adventures. Photo by
Latest News & Upcoming Events
JUST IN: THE WINTER 2013/14 TRIPS & EVENTS SCHEDULE
The full line-up of winter desert trips is now posted on the Trips Page
.. We are sponsoring
backpacks to the Chemehuevi, Turtle and Old Woman Mountains and the Sespe Wilderness.
The Car Camps include excursions to Red Rock Canyon, Joshusa Tree N.P.,
Anza Borrego S.P. and the Mojave National Preserve.
You will not want to miss these wilderness trips during the best season to experience the desert-- winter!
A CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT BY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS)
FOR THE SALINE VALLEY WARM SPRINGS MANAGEMENT PLAN
Valley Warm Springs soaking
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Valley National Park is asking for public comment on five possible
plans for the management of the Saline Valley Warm Springs. The
plans are titled, No Action Alternative, Minimum Management Alternative, Community Engagement Alternative, Recreational Management Alternative and Restorative Alternative. The
park service is asking for public response via email, regular mail and
at three public meetings being held in early-February 2014 in Furnace
Creek, Lone Pine and Ridgecrest, California. To get all the
information about the public comment process and descriptions of the
various managment plans please go to this National Park Service website.
Desert Survivors encourages all interested people to participate in
this quirey. This public comment period will end on March 23,
Please check back to this website for any additional
Desert Survivors trips and events that may be added to our schedule.
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