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 in Hawks Valley, NV during a Labor Day weekend 2019 excursion in the Great Basin Desert along the Oregon-Nevada border.  This is perhaps the most desolate and sparsly populated area of the lower-48 United States. Trip participants experienced significant driving on rough roads, saw intriguing volcanic formations, raptors, expansive views, and were very much alone.  Become a member of Desert Survivors and we will take you to where there isn't anybody else.                                     Photo David Oline

During the Desert Survivors Annual General Meeting, held October 13, 2013 in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, the membership elected a new Board of Directors.  Pictured from left to right:  Michael Goertz - Managing Director, Barb Bane - Director At-Large, Craig King - Secretary, Marisa Seaman - Activities Director, Nick Blake - Communications Director, Charlene Daniels - Volunteer Director, Michael Wells - Director At-Large, Kevin Pope - Director At-Large, Michelle Bashin - President, Stacy Goss - Director At-Large, David McMullen - Director At-Large.   This Board of Directors will serve for one year.      Photo: Martina Konietzny


Autumn is coming and with it cooler temperatures in the deserts and greater opportunities to experience it.   We are sponsoring excursions to wilderness lands as well as Bay Area events. On Labor Day weekend David Oline will lead a car camp in the "empty country" along the Nevada-Oregon border.  In October, Stacy Goss heads an epic backpack into the Inyo Mountains and in November Marisa Seaman will take us on a tour of Saguaro National Park in Arizona. 

Want to improve your outdoor meals?  In September we are sponsoring a cooking workshop in Oakland, CA that will teach you how make your camping fare a gourmet delight.   Later in the month Mike Wells will take us back to the Crooked Creek Field Station in the White Mountains for a weekend at 10,000-ft.+ elevation.  

Besides all of this, plans are coming together for our Annual General Meeting retreat at the Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in Kenwood, CA.  We have a full weekend of activities in the works.  We will cap off the year with our holiday party in early December.   Keep your eyes open and your ears to the ground for more new trips that might make their way into the roster. There are plenty of activities in the works.  We want to see you there.

For more information on these trips and events please go to our TRIPS PAGE.