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Hike to Lost Horse Mine Spring 2017

Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member (JTNPA or PINE) Mar 25, 2017 $35.00 $0.00
Non Member Mar 25, 2017 $45.00 $0.00

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The Lost Horse Mine hike is for people enthralled with, but a tad overwhelmed by Joshua Tree National Park’s many nooks, crannies, and aspects.  The Lost Horse Mine, nominated for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, is a fine example of a smaller scale Western mine, and the hike will be an informative entre into Joshua Tree’s gold mining of yesteryear, along with its amazing cast of characters:  some heroes and some, well, a little scallywag-ish.  And along the way, we’ll talk about the Park’s signature plants and that big ‘ole fault to the south.  After lunch at the mine, we’ll scramble a small side trail to a lookout point with a spectacular 360 degree view of the surrounding area, including Malapai Hill.

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Joshua Tree Visitor Center
6554 Park Blvd
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Exploring Nature through Education

The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park is an adult and family education program offering an in-depth exploration of the park’s natural wonders. Learn from highly qualified instructors who are passionate about sharing their expertise, and committed to providing a personal and fun learning experience. The Desert Institute is sponsored by the Joshua Tree National Park Association, and operates with the full endorsement of the National Park Service. Join us this season for an educational adventure.

Field Classes

The Desert Institute offers outdoor field classes for adult learners in cultural history, natural science, survival skills, desert naturalist studies, citizen science, and creative arts. The Desert Institute also offers half day courses for children from 8-13 years and their parents.  Enrollment is open to all, and some courses may be taken for optional university credit. All field programs follow “Leave No Trace” principles to minimize impact on the desert environment, and where necessary, obtain special permits to access certain aspects of Joshua Tree National Park that would otherwise be restricted. Weekend courses ranging from one to three days are scheduled over two class semesters, Fall and Spring. Discounts are available for members of the Joshua Tree National Park Association and Partners in Nature Education.

Custom Programs

Whatever you interest in Joshua Tree National Park, we can design a custom educational program to be a perfect fit for you or your group. Click on the sidebar for program ideas, or contact the Desert Institute for more information.

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