Fare Thee Well Spring! by Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park in Yucca Valley
Saturday, June 18, 2022
8:00 pm. – 5:00 pm
Joshua Tree National Park
8737 Paradise View Road
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
cost: $45. – $55.
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fare-thee-well-spring-registration-219287022387?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_eid=5153e470eb&mc_cid=cc5cffa47a
Say “Goodbye,” to the spring season with this hike in of the most accessible yet beautiful canyons in Joshua Tree National Park.
About this event
Say “Goodbye,” to the spring season with this hike in of the most accessible yet beautiful canyons in Joshua Tree National Park. This hike will explore the upper ranges of the Smith Water Canyon watershed between Lower and Upper Covington Flats. This area features beautifully foliated granitic rock from the Late Cretaceous in addition to xenoliths that are much older (Jurassic Period). The quality of the rock and the nature of the watershed contributes to a very “kinetic” sense of the rock being in motion. Encounters with blooming Desert Willow and Mojave Mound cactus are likely.
Please download the course outline: Summit Joshua Mountain Spring 2022
Hike Level: Moderate/Strenuous(Fitness Levels) Max 6.75 miles round trip. 1176’ Elevation Gain/Loss
If you are a member of JTNPA you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.
Please print and fill out the PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT. You can bring the completed form to the class.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, notify us at least seven days prior to the start of the course and we will process your request minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds, transfers, or credits will be granted if cancellation occurs within the seven day period. Please note that we cannot make any exceptions to this refund policy for any reason, including but not limited to medical reasons, illness, travel delays, personal situations, emergencies, or weather. This program depends on registration for its funding. While inconvenient, please understand that this policy enables us to sustain our programs even with last minute cancellations.
Travis Puglisi is a 20 year resident of the Morongo Basin and the owner/operator of Wandering Mojave Hiking Services. Travis has a cultivated appreciation of desert environments, having lived and worked in Antarctica for 27 months, at UC Riverside’s Granite Mountain Desert Research Station as a steward and trail builder, and the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Travis is a self-taught naturalist with an emphasis on Mojave Desert flora and fauna. His hikes feature a conversational style that makes the landscape accessible and an interpretive manner of route planning that typically combines established trails and cross-country travel.