Scheduled Desert Explorer Trips
Trip descriptions are usually published in the newsletter at least one month before they are posted on this website.
All Desert Explorers trips require a four-wheel drive vehicle and a working CB unless otherwise specified by the trip leader.
We welcome newcomers, but IF THIS WILL BE YOUR FIRST TRIP, please talk with the trip leader about your vehicle, camping gear, and off-highway driving experience; you won't have a good time if you get stuck, cold, wet, or hungry! Also, please read the "fine print," which describes the rules we follow on our trips.
We now have a satellite telephone for use where conventional telephone or cell-phone service is not available. See the Satellite Telephone Policy. For each trip, the decision to bring the satellite telephone, and if it to be used only for emergencies, is made by the trip leader. Talk with the trip leader if the use of the satellite telephone is important to you.
Eastern Sierra Exploratory - Mines, Mills and a Monastery
Tuesday-Saturday June 25-29, 2019
Leader: Ron Lipari
The Applegate Trail
Thursday-Saturday, July 4-6
Leaders: Bill Powell & Bob Jacoby
East Mojave Heritage Trail – Kelso to Needles
Friday - Sunday, October 25 - 27, 2019 (rescheduled from Friday-Sunday May 3-5, 2019 due to conflict)
Leader: Nelson Miller
Arizona Route 66
Saturday-Tuesday, April 13-16 Leaders: Axel Heller & Bob Jacoby
Preliminary information: Travel across Arizona on alignments of Route 66 to New Mexico border. Motel accommodations or RV campsite for evenings (RV can take 6 people per site/tent). Optional segment will continue into New Mexico if interested. Details will follow in future Newsletters