At the point where they had to turn around.
Labor Day weekend 2016 during the Desert Survivors Trout Creek Plateau
car camp, in southeast-Oregon. The trip participants encountered
snow as they attempted to drive to the top of the plateau. The
slippery roads and near whiteout conditions made for a treacherous, and
pointless journey (they were headed there for the "fantastic
views"). Trip leader Dave Oline guided the group back to lower
elevations and a hot springs in the Alvord Desert. After the trip
Oline wrote to the participants thanking them for their calm and good
humor when abandoning the trip and getting back safely. Oline
noted, "The desert gives and it takes away too." Become a
of Desert Survivors and join us in our excursions to beautiful,
intriguing and sometimes difficult desert places.
Photo: Lynne Buckner
& UPCOMING EVENTS
DESERT SURVIVORS 2016 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Whisky Hill Farms
October 21-23, 2016
Desert Survivors Board of Directors for 2016-2017.
our Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on October 23, 2016 a quorum of
Survivors members selected a new Board of Directors. Deirdre
Cerkanowicz was elected President for another year. Other
officers chosen were: Marisa Seaman - Activities Director, Norma
Wallace - Managing Director, Juanita Carroll Young - Secretary, Charlene
Daniels - Volunteer Director and Nick Blake - Communications
Director. Board members-at-large include: Lexine Alpert, Barb
Bane, Darrell Hunger, Bob Lyon, Kevin Pope and Jannet Schraer. A
special thank you to David Blume and Jannet Schraer for hosting
this year's AGM retreat at Whiskey Hill Farms.
THE FALL 2016 TRIPS SCHEDULE IS AVAILABLE
is here and the California deserts have cooled down enough for safe
exploration. Desert Survivors has two excursions into the Mojave
before the end of the year. The first will be a November backpack
in Death Valley National Park to an area frequented by the Manson
family in the 1960’s––Squaw Springs. The second will be a car
camp to the Old Woman Mountains in December.
Our annual holiday party will take place on Saturday December 3, 2016
in the Bay Area. We will send an email with info about the event
to our members soon. We are also promoting the National Public
Lands Service Project in Barstow and the Sierra Club’s Desert Committee
Meeting in Desert Hot Springs both on the weekend of November 5-6,
These are wonderful trips and events for those of us who want to get
out into the desert and/or hang out with fellow Desert Survivors.
Please go to the Trips Page for more information and learn how you can sign up.
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.
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