Updated 02/09/18 

 

The Desert Trails Coalition (DTC), representing more than 2,000 members from Coachella Valley’s hiking (including Desert Trails Hiking Club), biking and equestrian groups, strongly supports the final decision announced January 26th by BLM’s Doug Herrema and Ashley Adams.  DTC has been working with the BLM for nearly a decade to ensure a viable and well considered land exchange would represent the interests of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and ensure a positive outcome for Coachella Valley trail users.  This decision represents fairness for all and ensures well-travelled public trails will remain in the public domain.  It also opens an opportunity to introduce new trails for riding, mountain biking and hiking on lands previously owned by the Agua Caliente that will now be transferred to the BLM under the exchange.  Thank you to all who helped bring this land exchange to fruition – and yes, that includes Jim Foote (BLM, retired) who spent many hours with us to make this happen.  Please join us in recognizing this positive event for the Coachella Valley by sharing this announcement with others.

The DTC Board of Directors

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The FODM Wildflower Festival

is set for Saturday March 03, 2018 at the Visitor Center.  DTHC is looking for volunteers to help man our booth at this festival. Please contact Rich Jarvinen to volunteer.

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Get your 2018 Getaway, March 23-26,  Room Booked, Dinner  Registration &

Hike Registration Forms completed ASAP, Rooms are going FAST!

HELP!

The club is looking for a volunteer(s) to coordinate/organize the 2018 Getaway Happy Hours on Saturday March 24 & Sunday March 25. Please contact  Mary Barlow if you are interested in helping…

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The 2018 Annual Dinner, this is when we acknowledge & thank our Hike Leaders, Coordinating Council Members and Founding Members for their contributions to DTHC, is set for Tuesday March 06, 2018. It will be held at

Woodhaven Golf & Country Club, 41555 Woodhaven Drive East, Palm Desert CA.

Cocktails at 5:00 followed by Dinner at 6:00

BE AWARE that there is limited seating so get your registration in ASAP.

Pre-register and pay for your dinners prior to February 28, 2018. The dinner will be a buffet with a choice of 2 entrees, veggies, salad and pasta or potato.

The dinner cost is $39.00 each and you MUST pre-register and pay for your dinner. The registration form is available on this website .

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Subject: Citizen Science Climate Change Study Plots

If you are interested in participating in this project please contact Rich Jarvinen by email.

For more information and background of this project here is an article you should look at.  

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The 20th Hike 4 Hope will be held December 02, 2018!!! Please mark your calendar.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018.  PLEASE SEE THE  NOTICE ANNOUNCING THE  2018 HIKE 4 HOPE ON DECEMBER 2, 2018.   OUR 2OTH YEAR!    SAVE THE DATE!  THANK YOU👟👍 H4 H NOTICE

DTHC’s purpose is to enjoy and promote hiking throughout the Coachella Valley and beyond,  in a spirit of friendship and camaraderie.