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.

San Bernardino Mountains

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Leaders: Danny & Norma Siler

Come and enjoy a beautiful day on dirt roads exploring the San Bernardino Mountains in the Big Bear area. Bring your families, kids and grandkids.

We will be traveling in the elevation range of 5,000 to 8,000 ft. and we’ll see quite a variety of vegetation; sagebrush, yucca, manzanita, juniper, pine trees, fir, and spruce. We will also pass through several burn areas; old and new.

 Our route will take us from Green Valley Lake on road 2N13 to Fawnskin. Along the way we’ll have time for a side trip to Butler Peak Lookout. Maybe a volunteer docent will be there and we can climb to the top and walk around the 360 degree viewing deck.

At Fawnskin we can stop and use clean bathrooms or visit the market. Then we travel on 3N14 (Coxey Road) through Hanna Flat, onto Big Pine Flats, to road 3N16 (Crab Flats Road) and head back to Green Valley Lake.

Here, there is a shop that sells ice cream, milk shakes, and root beer floats and that is where we will finish our day-trip on this warm summer day.

A high clearance vehicle is a necessity for this trip. But four-wheel drive is not required. Bring your CB Radio - we will be on channel 13. And don’t forget lunch, snacks, and drinks. We must limit our group to 10 vehicles.

A Forest Service Adventure Pass is required. Also qualifying is America the Beautiful Interagency Pass or a National Parks pass. We have an extra pass and the first person to ask may borrow it for the day. At the picnic area during our pre-run the Forest Service was issuing citations for vehicles not displaying the pass. The fine is $ 5.00 with a mail-in envelope.

We will meet at 10:00 a.m. in Running Springs. Specific instructions to the meeting place will be provided. Please sign-up at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (714) 878-1259. And we will have this cell phone with us during
our trip.

Coming Up

Sat Aug 26 @12:00AM
San Bernardino Mtns
Sat Sep 09 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
DE Meeting
Sat Dec 16 @12:00AM
DE Christmas Party