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.

Siesta time on the Panamint Dunes.  Desert Survivors on the "Sidewinding into the Saline Valley Car Camp" March 2017 enjoy the warmth of the mid-day winter sun in Death Valley National Park.  The trip participants explored the Panamint Valley, Lee Flat (with its outstanding petroglyphs) and finally ended up at the Saline Valley warm springs––where everyone washed away three days of desert dirt.  A splashing good time was had by all.  You can do this too.  Become a member of Desert Survivors and join us on our wilderness adventures. 
  Photo: Darell  Hunger



The Spring 2017 Trip Roster is set and it is full of wonderful excursions and events.  We are sponsoring car camps to the Mojave National Preserve, Owens Peak, CA and the Fox Range in Washoe County, NV.  Join us on a backpack to Joaquin Rocks in Fresno County where we will camp at the hideout of 19th-Century robber Joaquin Murrieta.  In July, David Oline will lead a trip that is called "An Oregon Canyon Adventure Drive/Car Camp/Back".  This promises to be someting special.  In celebration of John Muir's birthday we will work to restore the desert wilderness on a service trip to the Piper and Sylvania Mountain Wilderness areas.  We will sponsor 2 back-country skills seminars in the greater Bay Area––a vehicle first aid class in Watsonville and a wilderness navigation lesson in Oakland.  There are also a few openings for the Desolation Canyon Raft trips on the Green River in Utah in June, but you need to contact the trip outfitters, ARTA, by April 7, 2017.

Spring is here!  Please join us on our desert adventures. 
For more information please go to our TRIPS PAGE.

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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