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.

Desert Survivors leave the river to view an ancient rock art site.   During the June 2017 Desolation Canyon River Rafting Trip we pulled ashore and hiked into Flat Canyon to visit a Fremont Culture petroglyph site.   These pre-Columbian people lived in the canyonlands of Utah from about 1 A.D. to 1300 A.D. They left behind remnants of their civilization including thousands of geoglyphs. Visiting archaeological sites is one the favorite activities of Desert Survivors.  Become a member and join us on our trips to see these ancient artifacts.                                                                              Photos: Courtesy of Mike Wells


Autumn is a terrific time to get out into the desert.  We are sponsoring a car camp to the Panamint Valley to view out-of-the-way archeological sites and a weekend retreat at the White Mountain Research Station at 10,200 ft. elevation.  In October we will backpack from the Owens Valley over the Inyo Mountains to the Saline Valley.  We will be getting the word out about our terrific organization with slide show presentations at Bay Area REI stores and at our information table at the Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival.  Our annual holiday party will be held in Berkeley, CA on December 9, 2017.  Do not miss our Annual General Meeting (AGM) held this year at the Arroyo Seco Campground in Monterey County, where issues and directions will be discussed and a new board of directors elected.

We have plenty of desert to experience this fall.  Please join us for our 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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