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.

Taking a break half-way up King Lear Peak Nevada, May 2014.  Desert Survivor hikers admire the beauty of the Jackson
Mountains in the Black Rock Desert as they attempt to summit this rugged, 8923 ft. peak.  The mountain proved to
be too formidable for this group, and while no one reached the top, no one was disappointed by the wonderful day in the desert.
Become a member of Desert Survivors and join us on our wilderness adventures.  Photo: Lynne Buckner                             

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                              THE SUMMER 2014 TRIPS & EVENTS SCHEDULE
                       The summer brings scorching heat to the deserts.  With that, Desert Surviors head to high
                   altitudes where the spring begins in June and the July-August temperatures are moderate. 
                   We are sponsoring backpacks and car camps to Mt. San Gorgonio, the White Mountains,
                   the Inyo Mountains and the Saline Valley. The full line-up of sumer trips is now posted on the
                                 Trips Page.  
Our summer picnic will be held on the longest day of the year––the sumer
                    solstice, June 21, 2014 at the family ranch of Marta Perry in Castro Valley.
                                     You will not want to miss out these desert adventures and events!

                     NEW TRIP!                                                              NEW TRIP!
               Miter Basin and Crabtree Canyon Backpack (S),
August 22-26, 2014
                   Bob Davis will lead a 40 mile backpack through the rugged and beautiful southern
                   Sierra Nevadas.   To learn more about this adventure please go to the TRIPS PAGE.



On April 3, 2014 judge Susan Illston, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, issued her ruling on the law suit to
stop implementation of the Bureau of Land Managment's (BLM) plan to open large areas of protected desert sand dunes
in Imperial County for off-highway-vehicles (OHVs.)  The decision went against the four environmental groups-- including
Desert Survivors-- that were attempting to keep dunes protected as wilderness.  The judge held off implemenetation of the
new plan until September 2014-- allowing time for a possible appeal of the ruling.   Desert Survivors is deeply disappointed
by this outcome, but will continue with its mission to preserve the desert lands.

            Above:  May 3-4, 2014, OHV enthusiasts removed hundreds of boundary markers for the protected dunes.
                                                                Below:  The fate of these lands.
                                                                    Photos: BLM Facebook