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.

Geology Trip fromShoshone to Pahrump
Rondy Inbound

Friday, April 3, 2020 Leader: Bill Neill

Bill will present a program on geology of the Amargosa region designed for presentations to Audubon Society / Sierra Club / CA Native Plant Society. The inbound trip will consist of this presentation at Shoshone Museum, followed by a stop at the colorful volcanic roadcut exposure east of Shoshone along the highway to Pahrump.

Meet in front of Shoshone Museum between 1:30 and 1:50 for a 2 p.m. slideshow on “Geology of the Amargosa Region” between Death Valley and Las Vegas. Then we will caravan about 25 miles on Highway 178 to Pahrump, stopping at one road cut through volcanic rock to view a black obsidian layer and mini-geodes. We should arrive at Pahrump by 4 p.m.