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
Latest News & Upcoming Events
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
the Inyo Mountains and the Saline Valley. The full line-up of sumer
trips is now posted on the
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
You will not want to miss out these desert adventures and events!
Miter Basin and Crabtree Canyon Backpack (S), August 22-26, 2014
Bob Davis will lead a 40 mile backpack through the rugged and
Sierra Nevadas. To learn more about this adventure please
go to the TRIPS PAGE.
THE COURT RULES AGAINST THE CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERISTY & DESERT SURVIVORS,
OPENING 40,000 ACRES OF PROTECTED ALGODONES DUNES FOR OFF-ROAD VEHICLES
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--
Desert Survivors-- that were attempting to keep dunes
protected as wilderness. The judge held off implemenetation of
new plan until September 2014-- allowing time for a possible appeal
of the ruling. Desert Survivors is deeply disappointed
this outcome, but will continue with its mission to preserve the desert
Above: May 3-4, 2014, OHV enthusiasts removed hundreds of
boundary markers for the protected dunes.
Below: The fate of these lands.