Tue Apr 3 Club Trail Work Day (Club Event)  Meet time: 7:30 am

The Bear Creek Trail in La Quinta. This is mostly a Graffiti clean up run for the Grotto about a mile out the trail, but if this goes quickly, we may do a little rock lining and grooming on the way back to the trailhead. Please meet at the top of the cove on Tecate Street at 730am ( near the shade structure on the west end ). Meeting place 16. We will be taking the truck and equipment out to the dike area. DTHC organizes club members to volunteer, at places we often hike, to help maintain and improve the trails we often use. (Non-members welcome)

Tue Apr 3 Club Social (Club Event)  Meet time: 4 pm

We are booked for April 3rd on the patio of Bobby Maos. Bobby Maos is located in the Westfield mall facing Hwy 111. 70 on the Meeting Place Finder. Watch for your Evite and REPLY to confirm your attendance to this fun outing. There is a good selection of happy hour choices and drinks are reasonable, from 5-7 and most food items are under 10. They charge a 20 gratuity. This is usually the first Tuesday of each month, October through April. (Non-members welcome)

Tue Apr 3 Goat Trails Ramble (Palm Springs)  Meet time: 4:30 am
Leader: Carl Gorretta; 
Moderate; 6 miles; 1300 ft

Early hike under the moon. Get in your 10K steps early and then have breakfast after the moon light hike. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:15 )

Wed Apr 4 Wild Horse (Palm Springs)  Meet time: 7 am
Leader: Ed Woodson; 
Moderate; 6 miles; 1200 ft

Ridgeline hike behind Palm Springs. (Non-members welcome)

Tue Apr 10 Mission Creek Walkabout (Desert Hot Springs)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Eric B; 
Easy; 4.5 miles; 200 ft

We will walk in a circle around the Mission Creek Preserve looking at plants and history. Slow pace, we stop and look at anything interesting and take pictures. (Non-members welcome)

Thu Apr 12 Big Morongo Meander (Morongo Valley)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Gayle Conley & Mary Barlow; 
Moderate; 6 miles; 500 ft

Explore varied terrain in this transition zone between the Colorado and Mojave Deserts. (Non-members welcome)

Sat Apr 14 Goat Trails to Araby/Berns (Palm Springs)  Meet time: 7:00
Leader: Mike Ovesen; 
Moderate; 4 miles; 1000 ft

Learn to navigate the confusing trail system on the plateau;. Moderate to strenuous hike. (Non-members welcome)

Sun Apr 15 Ramona Trail to Tool Box Springs (Garner Valley)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Jane Udall; 
Moderate; 8 miles; 1500 ft

Walk through ribbon wood and manzanita groves. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:12 )

Sun Apr 15 Pushwalla Palms (Coachella Valley Preserve)  Meet time: 7 am
Leader: Ed Woodson; 
Moderate; 6 miles; 800 ft

Hike on an earthquake fault. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:none )

Thu Apr 26 Oak Glen Loop ()  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Eric B; 
Moderate; 4 miles; 900 ft

Hike at the Wildlands Conservancy Oak Glen Preserve. One steep section. Flower Hike. Slow pace, we stop and look at everything interesting and take pictures. Barbecue sandwiches afterward. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:10 )

Fri Apr 27 Wellman's Divide (San Jacinto Tram)  Meet time: 10 am
Leader: Jane Udall; 
Moderate; 8 miles; 1400 ft

A good preparation for the peak hike, Enjoy coolness amongst the pines; Tram Fee. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:12 ; fee involved)

Sat Apr 28 Eagle Canyon Lower Loop Moderate (Cathedral City)  Meet time: 7 am
Leader: Mike Ovesen; 
Moderate; 4 miles; 800 ft

Some off-trail rock scrambling..hiking shoes poles good. (Non-members welcome)

Thu May 3 Tahquitz Peak (Idyllwild)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Jane Udall; 
Strenuous; 7 miles; 2200 ft

Lunch at the ranger's station lookout. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:12 )

Tue May 8 Garret's Arch Loop (Joshua Tree National Park)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Eric B; 
Moderate; 5 miles; 500 ft

Hike through the Wonderland of Rocks. See the Wall Street Mill and other historical sites. Involves some rock scrambling. Slow pace, we stop and look at everything interesting. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:10 ; fee involved)

Tue May 22 Old Highway 38: Mountain Home to Angelus Oaks (Forest Falls)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Eric B; 
Moderate; 6.5 miles; 2000 ft

Ascend of descend abandoned highway from Mountain Home to Angelus Oaks. Have lunch or breakfast at the Angelus Oaks Cafe. Route is part old paved road and part trail where the road has disapeard. Usually done with a shuttle or key exchange. Slow pace, we stop and look at anything interesting and take pictures. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:10 )

Wed May 23 Deer Springs to Suicide Rock (Idyllwild)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Jane Udall; 
Moderate; 7 miles; 1900 ft

Legends say that an Indian maiden and her lover jumped to their deaths here. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:12 )

Sat May 26 Rainbow Rock Canyon (Whitewater Preserve)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Mike Ovesen; 
Moderate; 7 miles; 1000 ft

Follow the PCT north from Whitewater ranger station to a side canyon. Trail leads past colorful rocks to a beautiful waterfall - possible stream crossings. (Non-members welcome)

Tue Jun 5 Round Valley Loop (San Jacinto Tram)  Meet time: 10 am
Leader: Eric B; 
Moderate; 6 miles; 600 ft

Great way to see hiking trails at the top of the tram. Slow pace. We stop and look at anything intesting and take pictures. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:10 ; fee involved)

Sat Jun 9 Goat Trails to Araby/Berns (Palm Springs)  Meet time: 7 am
Leader: Mike Ovesen; 
Moderate; 4 miles; 1000 ft

Learn to navigate the confusing trail system on the plateau;. (Non-members welcome)

Tue Jun 12 Pipes Canyon Flower Hike (Pioneer Town)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Eric B; 
Easy; 4 miles; 400 ft

Hike down Pipes Canyon Creek looking for flowers. Flower Hike. Slow pace. We stop and look at anything interesting and take pictures. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:10 )

Sat Jun 23 Ritz Ramble (Rancho Mirage)  Meet time: 7 am
Leader: Mike Ovesen; 
Easy; 4 miles; 400 ft

Explore a new trail with nice views over the valley. (Non-members welcome)