A desert peakbagging & climbing section of the Angeles Chapter Sierra Club

Our goal is to explore and enjoy the desert mountain ranges of the American West. We have a list of 95 spectacular peaks to climb. Come explore the vastness of our great land with us! 

Click here to access the peak guides.


Pahrump Point

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.


Mount Charleston

A snowy Mount Charleston from Kyle Canyon. Mount Charleston is right out of Las Vegas, and is nearly 12,000 ft high.

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Membership and Subscriptions Update

Starting in 2018 and continuing through 2019, new subscriptions to our newsletter, The Desert Sage, are free for the first calendar year. Subscribers will receive the electronic Sage. Anyone can…

Save the Date -
Annual Banquet on May 19

Join our 2019 Annual Banquet at The Reef Restaurant in Long Beach, California. Our speaker will be Ron Bartell, an intrepid hiker and explorer who will highlight many of the most remote and interesting parts of Death Valley.

Thanks to the Silent Auction Donors!

The DPS is very grateful for the donations for the silent auction at the banquet from four corporate sponsors. These are the sponsoring companies and donated items:

Three 32 oz Wide-Mouth Bottles

Two UL50 Inflatable Sleeping Pads
Two Aluft 2.0 Ultralight Inflating Camping Travel Pillows

One Luci Lux Trio (3 Pack) (Lights)
One Luci Connect (Light)

One Futura PRO 38 SL Women’s Day Pack

Come Hike with Us!

All are welcome to come with us on our climbs in the desert. Anyone may subscribe to our bi-monthly newsletter, the Desert Sage, for $10 per year. The Desert Sage includes a schedule of upcoming trips with information on how to sign up with the leaders, write-ups of recently led trips, and other articles of general interest about the deserts of the Southwest. The Section membership application form can be downloaded in Word format or Adobe Acrobat format. Those who would like to become members of the section may do so after climbing 6 peaks on the list and joining the Sierra Club. Please contact the Membership Chair for additional information.

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