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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.

The Applegate Trail

Thursday-Saturday, July 4-6
Leaders: Bill Powell & Bob Jacoby

We will explore the Applegate Trail from where it broke off from the California Trail near Imlay, NV to Goose Lake, CA. The Applegate Trail was pioneered by a small group of Oregonians in 1846 who wanted a route to Oregon that bypassed the need to raft down the treacherous Columbia Gorge. Later, two cutoffs from this route provided access to Northern California during the Gold Rush. The route will take us through Black Rock Desert and High Rock Canyon. This trip involves camping out for two nights. Although much of the route will be on graded or paved roads, high-clearance 4WD vehicles are mandatory as there are some rough stretches. Please contact Bill Powell by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to join us. The number of participants will be limited.