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January 11 - Inscription Canyon (Black Canyon), lead by Nelson Miller

 

Ghost Mountain, Anza Borrego by Vicki Hill

 

April 4-6 Annual DE Rendezvous - Amargosa Valley, Nevada

 

     Inbound : Amargosa River, Sperry Wash & China Ranch by the Johns

 

     Rhyolite, Bullfrog, Leadville, and Titus Canyon by the Johns

 

     Woods Mountain, Pahrump by the Hansens

 

     Chloride Cityby Mignon Slentz

 

     Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge by the Harders

 

     Outbound : Ash Meadows, Longstreet Spring & Cabin, Devils Hole by Glenn Shaw

 

     Outbound : Ibex Spring, Saratoga Spring, Sheep Spring, Salt Basin by the Johns

 

Cambodia, Ankor Wat by Anne Stoll

 

China Lake Petroglyphs, April 6, by Siler & Midlikoski

 

 

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2013

January 19 - 20 Ibex Springs, Death Valley CA - lead by Ted Kalil

 

March 1 - 3 Annual DE Rendezvous - Zzyzx, CA. 

 

     Inbound : Turquoise Mountain, CA - lead by Bob & Sue Jaussaud

 

     East Mojave Geology (Mojave Preserve) - lead by Bill Neill

 

     East Mojave hike -lead by Sunny & Jean Hansen

 

     Cady Mountain Canyons (Mojave) - lead by Marian Johns

 

May 17 -23 MOE - Central Nevada

 

May 11 Mojave River Valley Museum 47th Annual Barbeque

 

August 3 - General Meeting - photos

 

August 23 - 25 San Bernardino Mountains, CA - lead by Ted Kahil

 

Nevada (near Gerlach, Monitor Valley, Tonopah) - lead by Neal Johns

 

Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe (Africa) - by Ann Stoll

 

Baja, Mexico - by Neal Johns

 

October 7 - 9 Beef Basin, Utah - lead by Christian Duelk

 

October 11 -13 Gemorama in Trona - lead by Debbie Miller Marschke

 

October 26-27 Desert to Sierras, Giant Sequoias - lead by Danny & Norma Siler

 

November 9 - 11 Paria Valley, Utah - lead by Mignon Slentz & Shane Somers

 

December 15 - Annual Christmas Party

 

 

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2012

 

January 20 - 22 Camp Rock (Rodman Mtns) - lead by Ted Kalil

 

February 18 - 19 East Mojave Heritage Trail First Segment - lead by Neal Johns

 

March 23 - 25 Anza Borrego Wildflowers - lead by Deb Miller Marschke

 

April 14 - 15 San Andreas Fault - lead by Bill Neill & Bob Jacoby

 

April 13 -15 Annual DE Rendezvous, Needles CA

 

     Inbound: Eagle Pass - lead by Bob & Sue Jaussaud

 

     Inbound : Route 66 - lead by Dave Given & Bob Rodemeyer

 

     Lost Arch Inn - lead by Dave Given & Bob Rodemeyer

 

     Turtle Mountains - lead by Deb Miller Marschke

 

     Gold Dome Mine & Jackpot Springs - lead by Charles & Mary Hughes

 

     Outbound: Mojave Road - lead by Charles & Mary Hughes

 

     Outbound: First Segment of the Heritage Trail - lead by Neal & Marian Johns

 

May 5 -6 Spring Mountain Range, NV - lead by Glenn Shaw

 

July 21 - 22 White Mountains, CA - lead by Jay Lawrence

 

August  Sitka, Alaska by Mal & Jean Roode

 

August 10 - 12 San Bernardino Mountains - lead by Ted Kalil

 

November 3 - 4 Tehachapi, CA - lead by Bob Jacoby

 

November 24  - December 1 Arizona - by Mal Roode

 

December 15 Annual Christmas Party

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2011

 

Jan 20 -26 Quartzsite

 

Sri Lanka and Southern India

 

Feb 11 -14, Southern Nevada lead by Dan Messersmith

 

Feb 19 -20, Piute Mountain Wilderness lead by Mal Roode

 

Desert Explorers Rendezvous, Anza Borrego

 

     Inbound – Travertine Point, lead by Marian Johns

 

     Borrego Wildflowers, lead by Allan Schoenherr

 

     Truckhaven, lead by Ted Kalil

 

     Carrizo Canyon, April 2, lead by Jean Hansen

 

     Tapiado Mud Caves, lead by Alan & Claudia Heller

 

     Crossover Trail, April 3, by Ted Kalil

 

Neal John’s Uneventful trip to Northern Arizona

 

May 14-15, Mountain Meadows Massacre Site, Utah, by Ruth Harder

 

Hannah Friedman’s video about the DE

 

Mina, Nevada, lead by Wild Bill Gossett

 

Galapagos Island by Allan Wicker

 

San Bernardino Mountains, lead by Ted Kalil

 

Neal Johns Lost Again in Nevada

 

Japan, by Allan Wicker

 

The SugarPine Trail, by Jean Roode

 

South Africa by the Stolls

 

Tucson International Gem and Mineral Show

 

October 13 16, Death Valley by Jon Cox

 

October 22, Cajon Pass History, lead by Bob Jacoby & Nick Cataldo

 

November 19 – 27, Arizona by Mal Roode

 

Annual Christmas Party

 

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2010

 

El Paso Mountains, Feb 20-21, by Johns/Hansens

 

DE Rendezvous, March 19 – 21, Death Valley Junction

 

Kingston Wash & Mountains, by Marian Johns

 

Echo Canyon, Mar 20, the Johns/Hansens

 

China Ranch, March 20, lead by Mignon Slentz

 

Gold Valley and Deadman’s Pass, Mar 20, by Bob Dodds

 

Ash Meadows & Devil’s Hole, Mar 21, by Marian Johns

 

Dublin Gulch and The Ash Beds, by Vicki Hill

 

Sheri’s Ranch in Pahrump

 

Grass Valley Wilderness, April 10, by Bob & Nancy Dodds

 

Tibet, May 3 -17, by Marian Johns

 

Vanderbilt and East Mojave Homesteads, May 7-9 by Debbie Miller

 

Baja, by Neal Johns

 

Panamint Mountains, May 22-23, lead by Emmett Harder

 

Mono Basin, June 18 – 20, by Allen Schoenherr

 

Arizona Strip, Sept 3 – 10, by Dan Messersmith

 

San Andreas Fault, Oct 16 -17,

 

Temple Bar MOE, Oct 22 – 25

 

Fenner Valley, Nov 6 – 7, leady by Joe DeKehoe

 

Burro Creek MOE

 

Dolan Springs MOE

 

Neal Johns appears on the News

 

Annual Christmas Party

 

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2009

 

Quartzsite, Jan 22-26, by Dan Messersmith

 

Willow Beach, Feb 22, lead by Dick Taylor

 

DE Annual Rendezvous, Nipton CA, March 20 – 22

 

Inbound- Needles to Nipton, March 19, lead by Bob Jaussaud

 

Inbound -Cow Cove Petroglyphs, lead by Deb Miller

 

Rosalie town site, lead by Bob & Nancy Dodds

 

Highland Mountains, March 21, lead by Jean Hansen

 

First Segment Heritage Trail, lead by Neal Johns

 

The Legendary Kokoweef Mine, lead by Deb Miller

 

Alamo Road, March22 – 25, lead by Dan Messersmith

 

Baja,March 24-29, by Neal Johns

 

Seligman Williams Loop, April 17-19, by Dan Messersmith

 

Anza Borrego

 

Wiley Well, April 25 by Bob Dodds

 

Twentynine Palms, lead by Bob Jacoby and Nan Savage

 

Arizona Strip, May 20 – 27, lead by Dan Messersmith

 

Catalina Island backcountry 4WD, June 6-7,lead by Nan Savage

 

Williams AZ area, June 12- 14,lead by Dick Taylor

 

Wickieup, AZ, July 11, lead by Dan Messersmith

 

San Bernardino Mountains, July 31 – Aug 2, lead by Ted Kalil

 

Wyomings Red Desert, by Marian Johns

 

Hualapai Mountain Lodge, Aug 9, lead by Dan Messersmith

 

Drum Barracks, August 22, lead by Debbie Miller

 

Dolan Springs, Oct 10

 

Bristol Dry Lake, Oct 17 -18, lead by Joe DeKehoe

 

Tibet

 

Gold Butte, NV, Nov 13-15, by Dan Messersmith

 

Desert Bar & Swansea,Dec 5-6

 

Joe Elliott Tree, Dec 5, lead by Marian Johns

 

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2008

 

Quartzsite

 

Hector Mine and Cadiz Farms, lead by Emmett Harder

 

Afton Canyon, Feb 22-23, lead by Bob Dodds

 

The Mojave Road, March 14-16, by Neal Johns

 

DE Annual Renezvous, Shoshone CA

 

     Inbound, Orofino Mine, lead by Dave Given

 

     Sperry Wash, lead by Debbie & Steve Marschke

 

     Emigrent Canyon, April 12, lead by Emmett Harder

 

     China Ranch and Amargosa, April 13

 

     Ibex Springs, Cabins, Rock Alignments,lead by Marian Johns

 

El Paso Mountains, May 3, lead by Bob Jacoby

 

Southeast Asia

 

Cadiz Dunes, as told by Deb Miller

 

Blue Ridge Truck Trail, lead by Marian Johns

 

White Mountains, July 19-20, lead by Jay Lawrence

 

Williams, AZ, Aug 7

 

Utah, Sept 13-21, by Dan Messersmith

 

Canyonlands

 

Kofa Mountains, Oct 18-19, lead by Vicki Hill

 

Valentine and Truxton, Oct 26, lead by Dan Messersmith

 

Calico, Oct 18, lead by Bob Dodds

 

Coyote Buttes & The Wave, AZ by Deb Miller

 

Annual Christmas Party

 

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2007

 

Quartzsite

 

Pisgah

 

Panamint City, by Deb Miller

 

Anza Borrego Wildflowers, by Schoenherr and Romspert

 

Annual DE Rendezvous, Amboy CA

 

San Gabriel Mountains

 

Burro Schmidt Tunnel

 

White Mountains Bristlecones

 

Mt Baldy,

 

Goldstone Deep Space Center, Sept 15 lead by Bob Dodds

 

Tonopah

 

Chuckwalla Mountains, lead by Schoenherr & Romspert

 

Miller’s Cabin Spring, lead by Steve Marschke

 

Antelope Canyon, by Ron Ross

 

Coyote Butes, by Ron Ross

 

Arizona, Dec 26 to Jan 2

 

Annual Christmas Party

 

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2006

 

(no reports)

 

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2005

 

Southern Sequoia ,July 16-17, lead by Marian Johns & John Page

 

Panamint Mountains, South Park, lead by Alan Romspert

 

El Rosario Festival, Mexico, July 22-24 by Neal Johns

 

DE Rendezvous, Apple Valley CA

 

Bodie, Sept 16-18, lead by Gary Thomas

 

Chloride AZ, Route 66

 

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2004

 

Orocopia Mountains, July 16-18, lead by Schoenherr & Romspert

 

Little Petroglyph Canyon, April 25

 

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2003

 

DE Rendezvous, Anza Borrego

 

     Arroyos Loop, March 1, lead by Marv Patchen

 

     Outbound Arroyo Seco Del Diablo, March 2, lead by John Page

 

Pinto Mountains, March 8-9, lead by Alan Romspert

 

Baja, Neal Johns breakdown and rescue

 

El Mirage, April 5-6, by Bob Martin

 

Wildflowers, May 11

 

Owyhee River, May 26- June 2, lead by Marian & Neal Johns

 

Nevada and Idaho, by Marian Johns

 

Mojave National Preserve, March 15, lead by Deb Miller

 

Kern River Plateau

 

High Flats, Aug 20-25

 

The Panamints, Sept , lead by Alan Romspert

 

Eureka Saline Valleys, Oct 13-14, lead by John Page

 

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2002

 

Anza Borrego, April 4-10, lead by John Page

 

Miller Jeep Trail, June 22, lead by Robb Anderson and Ana Romero

 

Secret Lake, July 13-14, lead by Robb Anderson

 

Peru

 

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2001

 

Kofa Montains, Feb 17 – 19

 

Trout Creek

 

Jail Canyon, lead by Ana Romero and Robb Anderson

 

Panamint Dunes, lead by Vicki Hill

 

Titus Canyon

 

Arizona and New Mexico, lead by the Johns

 

Southeast Oregon, July 23-28

 

Calico, Dec 15, lead by Robb Anderson

 

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2000

 

Quartzsite

 

DE Rendezvous, Shoshone CA

 

     Baker to Shoshone

 

     Sperry Wash, lead by Vicki Hill

 

     Plants, lead by Alan Romspert

 

     Chappa Springs, lead by Ken Sears

 

     Geology

 

Edmond C. Jaeger Nature Sanctuary, April 14-15, lead by Reda Anderson

 

Anza Borrego, lead by Ana Romero and Robb Anderson

 

San Juan Mountains, CO, lead by Bob Martin and John Page

 

Mongolia

 

San Sevaine trail

 

Panamint Mountains

 

Cajon Pass

 

Hungry Valley, Dec 2, lead by Steve Bein

 

Baja

 

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1999

 

Anza Borrego Loop, April 17-19, lead by John Page

 

Copper Canyon, Mexico

 

Southern Death Valley, Oct 9-10

 

Bodie

 

White Mountains, July 24-25, lead by Alan Romspert

 

Hauser Geode Beds, Nov 13-14, lead by Reda Anderson

 

Afton Canyon

 

El Camino Del Diablo, Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Memory of

  • Tom White 
  • Gene Olsen
  • Walt Wheelock
  • Tom Church
  • Bill Ott - passed July 10, 2004
  • Bill "Shortfuse" Mann -Passed August 2006
  • Dwight Stroud - passed January 19, 2007
  • Lorene Crawford - Passed August 2009
  • Alan Romspert - Passed August 19, 2009
  • Don Putnam - November 5, 1916 to August 14, 2012
  • Jim Proffitt - March 21, 1941 to September 1, 2012
  • Reda Anderson - passed October 25, 2012
  • Rick Cords - May 1944 to February 1, 2014
  • "Sir" Bob Rodemeyer - December 1950 to November 11, 2014
  • John Fulton - July 5, 1937 to February 15, 2015
  • Marilyn Martin - November 19, 1929 -  June 20, 2015
  • John Page - passed September 8, 2015
  • Gary Preston - passed February 24, 2016
  • Ted Kalil - recently passed
  • Jerry Etchison - passed in December 2016
  • Jerry Harada - passed on August 6, 2017

" Happy Trails To You, Until We Meet Again..."

Coming Up

Sat Dec 16 @11:00AM -
DE Christmas Party

Welcome!

March 2017

  • Ken Hemkin of Fountain Valley, CA

April 2017

  • Mikkel Hansen of Lake Forest, CA
  • Jeff & Kathy Evans of Kernville, CA
  • Gary & Kathy Bowen of Bakersfield, CA
  • Richard Kenney of Simi Valley CA
  • Matt Jones

May 2017

  • Lindsay Woods of Hesperia CA
  • Stephen & Jennifer Mersman of Pinion Hills, CA