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.

East Mojave Heritage Trail #3

Rocky Ridge to Fenner

Friday - Sunday, October 26-28

Leader: Nelson Miller

Meet Friday, October 26, at 11:00 a.m. at the Shell Station/DQ at the southwest end of Baker, 71808 Baker Blvd, Baker, CA 92309. 

This trip will focus on the side trips and sights to see along the way, rather than necessarily completing the entire route.  Total trip is about 200 miles with gas at Ludlow near the midpoint and Fenner at end of trip. Some of the sights may include petroglyphs, lava falls, Rocky Ridge (steep wagon descent), Sands (plank road), Crucero, Mesquite Springs, Desert Megaphone, T and T railroad, Broadwell Dry Lake, Ragtown, Bagdad-Chase & Onyx Mines, Kelso Dunes, Kelso Station, Vulcan Mine, and Providence Ghost Town.  Some of these sights may involve short hikes up to about a half mile.  You can purchase the Guidebook to the East Mojave Heritage Trail, Rocky Ridge to Fenner by Dennis Casebier from the Mojave River Valley Museum (Barstow) or the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association (at Goffs). If you are interested let me know and I will try to have some available on the trip.

We will dry camp Friday and Saturday nights.

Please e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you think you are coming, so I have an idea of how many vehicles to plan for camping, or call me at 760.247.0984 with any questions.