Summit Mary Peak from the Oasis Visitor Center Parking Lot in Twentynine Palms
At 3,820’ above sea level, Mary Peak affords terrific views of the vast Pinto Basin, the Pinto Mountains and the Coxcomb Mountains
About this event
Of the six sub-ranges contained within Joshua Tree National Park, the Hexie Mountains sit squarely within the park’s geographic center. At 3,820’ above sea level, Mary Peak affords terrific views of the vast Pinto Basin, the Pinto Mountains to the north, and the Coxcomb Mountains which make up the farthest eastern boundary of JTNP. Apart from the unique vantage point it provides, Mary Peak allows participants to hike along one of the most severe-looking cliff faces in the park. Between the mileage and elevation gain/loss, this will be the most challenging hike in the Spring 2022 Catalog.
Please download the course outline: Summit Mary Peak Spring 2022
Hike Level: Moderate/Strenuous(Fitness Levels) Max 8 miles round trip. 2064’ 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.
Costs: JTNPA Member: $45. / Non Member: $55.
Photo by Hilary Sloane
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.