Future Trips

Here we list trips scheduled by the Desert Explorers for the near and distant future. Also listed are some trips that are organized and led by our members but which do not require membership in the Mojave River Valley Museum (MRVM) and are, therefore, not MRVM-sponsored Desert Explorer trips.

Some trips, such as those involving stays at private residences or visits to obscure rock art sites, are posted only in the Desert Explorers' Newsletter. Conversely, some impromptu trips will be posted here and not in the Newsletter.

All trip participants will be required to sign our waiver.

Hastings Cutoff Expedition

Mon-Wed, July 9-11, 2018

Join Bob Jacoby and Bill Powell for an exploration of the infamous Hastings Cutoff of the California Trail. We will rendezvous outside Wendover, UT on July 9th for a three day trip through the back country of Eastern Nevada. The off-road distance is approximately 250 miles. We will be going over several passes and the altitude will be between 4000 and 6000 ft. We will have the option of staying overnight in Wells, NV the first night or camping at a Forest Service campground. The second night we intend to camp at a county recreation area. We will be able to gas up in Wells after the first hundred miles. Fuel is available about 20 miles from the second overnight stop if needed. The route conditions vary from pavement to near bush whacking. Some areas may be muddy depending on weather. One of the passes goes through a juniper forest where clearance can be tight. Four wheel drive will be mandatory. Expect to see lots of wildlife. While pre-running the route, Bill encountered numerous elk, antelope, wild horses, and golden eagles. There will be opportunities for soaking in natural hot springs as well. Contact Bill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (541) 908-0826 for more info. GPS waypoints are available.

Coming Up

Fri Jun 22 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Eastern Sierra Area
Mon Jul 09 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Hastings Cutofftrip
Sat Jul 28 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
General Meeting & Potluck