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.

Stone windbreaks erected by sheepherders on the threshold of White Mountain Peak, August 2014  Desert Survivor
hikers inspect the historic structure at 13,000 ft. elevation during the White Mountain-Bristlecone Pine Forest Car Camp.  
These high, dry mountains east of the Owens Valley support the oldest living plants on Earth.  The Mesthusela Tree in a
nearby grove is reported to be 4,750 years old.  Its exact location is kept secret to protect it from vandals and visitors
traipsing about on its delicate roots. Become a member of Desert Survivors and join us as we traipse about the North
American deserts.  Photo: Burkhard Siedhoff                            

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To sign up and reserve your camping space for this event by credit card please click here.
To pay by check please print this form and mail it to Desert Survivors, P.O.Box 20991, Oakland,
CA 94620-0991.  Go to this page for a map and directions to Pinnacles National Park from the
Bay Area.  For info on the Pinnacles National Park click here.

                    THE FALL 2014 TRIPS SCHEDULE IS HERE!
This fall Desert Survivors is sponsoring a wide variety of trips and events.  There will be backpacks over
Mono Pass in the Eastern Sierras, along the Lonesome Miner Trail in the Inyos and into the Turtle Mountains. 
Just added: a November backpack into the Trilobite Widerness.  Our car camps include excursions to the Eureka
Dunes in Death Valley, Red Rock Canyon and Randsburg areas of Kern County, Saline Hot Springs and Anza-
Borrego. We will also take part in the Mojave Fest––celebrating 25 years of the Mojave National Preserve.
Of course there is our annual holiday party in December. 
For more information on these and other events please
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