The Desert Explorers is a four-wheel drive (4WD) group within the Mojave River Valley Museum Association. Trips, normally at least once a month, focus on sightseeing (rather than "rock crawling") and often include an optional hike to explore mines, petroglyph or pictograph sites, old emigrant trails, or other points of interest. On a trip, we camp out wherever nightfall catches us. Children (and friendly dogs with the leader's permission) are welcome on most trips. Each trip announcement normally includes the planned itinerary, vehicle requirements, and special notices, such as skill rating, if appropriate. Very wide vehicles or those with 120-inch or longer wheelbases are not suitable for some trips. Check with the trip leader if you have questions.
We are now on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Desert-Explorers/199131753466338
To go on trips, you must be a member of the Mojave River Valley Museum (MRVM) Association. A Desert Explorer is a Museum member who participates in the trips or subscribes to the optional Desert Explorers Newsletter.
See the Desert Explorers Subscription Application Form and the Mojave River Valley Museum Association Application Form for detailed information. Print and mail the completed forms with separate checks to the addresses shown on the Application Forms.
Please read our "fine print" (policies) before you join us for your first trip.
General Meetings of the Desert Explorers are held approximately bi-monthly. All current and prospective Desert Explorers are welcome to attend the General Meetings. Dates and locations are in the newsletter mailed to each subscriber's home and in the Calendar page of this website.
The Desert Explorers has an annual Rendezvous in interesting desert locations, featuring guest speakers on a variety of intriguing subjects.
Our trips have resumed after a hiatus due to COVID restrictions. We are currently rebuilding our trip calender. If you can lead a trip, even if it's your first time, WE NEED YOU! Contact trip coordinator Bob Jacoby.
If you take a trip on your own, please share your experience by writing it up and sending it with photos to the Newsletter editor. Other Desert Explorers can enjoy the arm chair safari and live vicariously through your experience.