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 touring Mission San Antonio De Padua during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) October 2015.   This year we met at one of the most remote and least developed of the California missions, San Antonio De Padua, located in Monterey County.  In this photo, the mission's administrator Joan Small leads our group to the ruins of a grist mill––where in the late-1700's/early 1800's water was diverted from a nearby creek to turn a grinding wheel inside this building.   Desert Survivors sponsors trips to intruiging places in the western deserts.  Become a member and join us in our wilderness and historic sites adventures.   Photo: A.H. Cominos

                                      LATEST NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
                                                       THE FALL 2015 TRIP SCHEDULE IS HERE!

Fall brings shorter days and a cooling of temperatures in the deserts.  So lets back out there.  We have car camps galore with excursions to the Mid-Hills in the Mojave National Preserve and Gold Butte in Clark County Nevada in September.  In October our Annual General Meeting will take place at Mission San Antonio de Padua in Monterey County. Camping is NOT offered to the general public at this site, hence a rare opportunity for Desert Survivors to be surrounded by a part of our rich California history.  Late-October thru November we are sponsoring three terrific car camps: 1. To the Volcanic Tablelands with its rich petroglyphs and Benton Hot Springs, 2. An artists trip to Death Valley, 3. A car camp to a proposed national monument in the eastern-Mojave.  The season will end with our annual holiday party on December 5, 2015.  Join us for the fun at all of these trips and events.  Please go to the TRIPS PAGE for more info.

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.

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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