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.

2018 Annual DE Rendezvous

Fri-Sun, April 6-8, 2018

We’ll have inbound and outbound trips, local trips Saturday and Sunday, great food and great people. Look for more details plus a registration form in the newsletters. Don’t wait to sign up. This is going to be a good one


Rondy Trip• Cow Heaven, Sage and Horse Canyon

Saturday April 7, 2018

Leaders: Bill Powell  and Bob Jacoby

This scenic trip will begin at the Ridgecrest Fairgrounds Rondy site and head west into three little known canyons in the eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada. The wildflower show should be spectacular as we visit each of these three canyons on very interesting roads requiring high clearance and potentially four wheel drive. For more information on this trip, contact Bob Jacoby in advance or you can sign up for the trip at the Rondy.


Rondy Trip• Tour of the Trona Pinnacles

Saturday April 7, 2018

Leaders: Jerry & Dolly Dupree

This will be a dirt road tour of the Trona Pinnacles about 20 miles east of Ridgecrest. The Pinnacles are large tufa formations left over from the last ice age. They are most unusual and are one of the most unique attractions in the Mojave Desert. For more information on this trip contact Jerry Dupree in advance or you can sign up for the trip at the Rondy.


Rondy Outbound Trip• East El Paso Mountains

Sunday April 8, 2018

Leader: Nelson Miller

Meet just outside the camp area entrance at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday. We will explore the eastern El Paso Mountains, visiting the “Little Grass Shack”, petroglyph sites, and large (20’ diameter), rock circles. We will proceed along Mesquite Springs Road, also visit a miner’s cabin and Holland Camp (a 1920’s mining camp) and end at Garlock, an early 1900’s ghost town and mill site.


There may be more trips than are listed here - see the newsletters