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An Outings Activity Section of the Angeles Chapter
of the Sierra Club. Welcome to our Website.


Beginning in 2018 the DPS would like to welcome new members and subscribers (who don’t yet meet the criteria for membership) with a year’s free subscription to The Desert Sage. New members as well as new subscribers should send the membership application form to the Membership Chair, Ron Bartell by email ( or USPS (the form with the address may be downloaded in Word or Adobe Acrobat format at Although the Sage is available to all on the web site, members and subscribers receive an email with a link as soon as a new issue is published.

DPS Banquet on May 20th. See Outings!

Seven DPS trips added to the Calendar. See Outings!

Peak Update: Kino Pk is back on the list; Navajo Mtn is suspended

The DPS Guide is online now for all DPS members.

 DPS Potlucks for 2017-2018 (This is a link to an MS-Word file, to see the list as a

web page, see the Outings Page).

 Archived Maps From Previous Guides Found Here! (in progress)

DPS Chile Cook-Off March 24, 2018 (See the Outings Page).


*Call for Updates/changes to current DPS Road and Peak Guide
Our Road and Peak Guide Editor, Jim Morehouse, invites you to share your comments on updates to driving conditions and/or climbing routes for DPS peaks by sending an email to After climbing a peak, simply send in a quick email while things are still fresh in your mind. We would also welcome volunteers to join a DPS Road & Peak Guide Committee to assist with updating the current Guide. Please contact Jim if interested in assisting with this very important project!

Pahrump Point, California, a Section listed peak.


Last light on Pahrump Point (5,740') from the camp in the Chicago Valley. The peak is located northeast of Shoshone, CA off of State Route 178, east of Death Valley National Park and just west of the Nevada state line. Pahrump Point is located in the Nopah Range Wilderness Area administered by the Bureau of Land Management. Detailed information on climbing this peak is contained in the Desert Peaks Section Road and Peak Guide. The photograph was taken by Section member Ron Bartell on a Desert Peaks Section trip with Leaders Daryn Dodge and Kathy Rich in December 2010.

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