Following is a list of desert trips. Outings are not rated. Distance and elevation gain can give you an indication of the suitability of a trip, but the condition of the trail, or lack of a trail, can change the degree of difficulty. An eight mile, 900’ elevation gain hike on a good trail would be easy to moderate, a similar hike up a brush-filled canyon could be strenuous. If you have not previously participated in a desert outing, it is recommended that you call the leader and ask about the suitability of the trip given your conditioning.

For questions concerning an outing, or to sign up, please contact the leader listed in the write-up. For questions about Desert Committee outings in general, or to receive the outings list by e-mail, please contact Kate Allen at kj.allen96[at]gmail[dot]com or 661-944-4056.

The Sierra Club requires participants to sign a standard liability waiver at the beginning of each trip. If you would like to read the Liability Waiver before you choose to participate, please go to http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/ chapter/forms, or contact the Outings Department at  415-977-5528 for a printed version.

October 27-29, Friday-Sunday
Join us as we continue the clean up of a grow site in this beautiful National Park. We will hike about 3 miles up a rugged canyon to gather and carry out the trash left behind in an illegal grow site. Participants should bring an old backpack if they have one. Sturdy trash bags will be supplied to protect packs. Details on meeting time and camping location have not been finalized. Potluck Saturday night. Leader: Kate Allen, kj.allen96@gmail.com, 661-944-4056 CNRCC Desert Committee

NON-SIERRA CLUB ACTIVITIES:  The following activities are not sponsored nor administered by Sierra Club. The Sierra Club has no information about the planning of these activities and makes no representations or warranties about the quality, safety, supervision, or management of such activities. They are published only as a reader service as they may be of interest to the readers of this publication.

Join the California/Nevada Desert Committee and the National Park Service for a restoration project in the Mojave National Preserve (MNP) on February 9, one day before the Desert Committee meeting on Saturday and Sunday. We will gather on Friday at 8:45 am, work through the afternoon, and adjourn in time to reach Shoshone for the dinner hour. Our primary task will be to remove “culturally planted species” (tamarisk, fan palm, sunflowers) at the Desert Studies Center, Zzyzx.
Bring water, sun screen, a hat, gloves, and lunch. Tools will be provided. Contact Sid Silliman for project details, directions, camping options, and to RSVP (gssilliman@cpp.edu). Don’t miss this annual, pre-Shoshone service opportunity. The work will be rigorous yet rewarding.

Friends of Nevada Wilderness Friends of Nevada Wilderness is dedicated to preserving all qualified Nevada public lands as wilderness, protecting all present and potential wilderness from ongoing threats, informing the public about the values of and need for wilderness, and restoring and improving the management of wild lands.   Go to  www.nevadawilderness.org to see their list of service trips.

Calwild  Calwild works to protect the natural landscapes that make California unique, providing clean air and water, a home to wildlife, and a place for recreation and spiritual renewal. CWC is dedicated to protecting and restoring California’s wild places and native biodiversity on a state-wide level. Learn more at www.calwild.org

Desert Survivors Desert Survivors is an affiliation of desert lovers committed to experiencing, sharing, and protecting desert wilderness. They conduct trips to give others the opportunity to experience the desert as they do, as part of their efforts to protect the wild places they love to explore. Must be a member to participate in trips.   For a list of trips, go to: http://www.desert-survivors.org.