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Meet the Amargosa

Amargosa Conservancy

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

Meet the Amargosa

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View information about lodging, food, and other logistics.

Tentative schedule of events found below.

We look forward to seeing you in the Amargosa Basin this fall!

-AC Staff and Board of Directors



EVERYONE: Bring AT LEAST (1) item for a Silent Auction.

Anything you are not using in your life, but you are not willing to part with unless you know it will go to a good home - THIS IS IT! Anything from camping equipment you no longer use, books that are just gathering dust on your shelves, or anything fun or funky that might bring joy to someone!

Meet the Amargosa Schedule of Events

Friday October 27th

3pm - 8pm Check-in (Flower Building)

WELCOME TO THE AMARGOSA!!! A friendly face will greet you, give you more information about the weekend and relieve you of your Silent Auction item and collect $20 (cash please) for Saturday dinner

SAT 28

7am -8:30am “Early bird” tour (Leonard Warren): Meet at Crowbar


7am-8:15am Breakfast at Firefighter’s Fling in Tecopa

8:30 Opening Ceremony/WELCOME TO ALL (Flower Building)

Introductions - WHO WE ARE as the Amargosa Conservancy & individual board members and staff. Introduce trip leaders.

9 - 12 Springs Tour (Andy Zdon)

9 - 12 Plein Aire Painting (Laura Cunningham)

9 - 12 (1?) Amargosa Canyon hike (Tanya Henderson) - maybe pack a lunch just in case!

9 - 12 Self-led driving tour

1-2 History of Shoshone - Susan Sorrells (Flower Building)

2 -3 Hydrology talk - Andy Zdon (Flower Building)

(30min break)

3:30 - 4:30 Solar in the Desert [Silurian Valley, Charleston View/Inyo Co plans, DRECP] - Patrick Donnelly (Flower Building)

4:30 - 5:30 ADVOCACY ROUNDTABLE: Threats to the Environment -- Large and Local (incl Trump & the Environment and Antiquities Act & Monuments) - All (Flower Building)

5:30-6 arrange carpools/transit to Tecopa

6pm BYOB cocktail hour & dinner in Tecopa

7ish Music & star gazing in Tecopa

SUN 29

7-9am Birding (Leonard Warren): Meet at Tecopa Post Office

9-10 China Ranch Tour (Brian Brown): Meet at Trailhead.

9-10  Botany (Naomi Fraga): Meet at Trailhead.

10 - 11 Trail Project soft opening @ Trailhead

11- 12 China Ranch Tour (Brian Brown): Meet at Trailhead.

11 - 12 Botany (Naomi Fraga): Meet at Trailhead.

LUNCH (up to individuals)

1-2 Shoshone Habitat - Tanya/Susan (Shoshone): Meet at Flower Building

2- 3 Ice cream social (Flower Building)

Bon voyage!

Dear friend,

We are very excited that you are adventurous enough to join us in this place of wide-open spaces and enough beauty to fill it all. Upon your arrival to the Amargosa Basin Friday evening, please check-in with us at the FLOWER BUILDING where we can welcome you in person and get you set up with an agenda for the weekend! [If you have never been to Shoshone, the FLOWER BUILDING isn’t hard to find - before you leave home just Google “Shoshone” and when you get here find this building:

There are a few things you should know as you prepare to join us:

  • Cell service - It is sparse to nonexistent in the Amargosa Basin. It is best to make all travel arrangements before you depart

  • Gas - There are stations in Shoshone, Furnace Creek, Beatty, and Baker - depending on where you are coming from. There is also NV-priced gas in Pahrump (about 30 miles east of Shoshone)

  • Shade - Also very scarce, make sure to bring a hat, sunglasses, and light-long-sleeved sun shirts

  • Water - Shoshone has potable water from all spigots. Tecopa tap water is classified as “transient potable” meaning that you ought not drink it for too long, it has been knowing to have a diuretic effect. HOWEVER! After almost a decade, Tecopa now has a brand new water filtration and distribution center where you can purchase clean water.

We also just want to be especially clear, since it is so remote out here, what we are able to provide and we are grateful that you can take on to make your visit possible:

  • LODGING: You are responsible for finding whatever accommodations suit you best. To help you find a place to stay, we’ve provided a list of local spots below.

  • FOOD: We have made arrangements for dinner on Saturday night [catered by the new Bistro in Tecopa, hence the $20 (cash please) collection on Friday night], but wanted to make sure you knew where you could get sustenance for your other meals. If you arrive Friday evening you will be looking at Fri dinner, Sat breakfast & lunch, and Sun breakfast & lunch. It might be wise to stock up on groceries BEFORE you leave and bring a cooler with you (if you want camping meals or the ability to pack a lunch or have trail snacks).

  • FIELD TOURS & PRESENTATIONS: All free! Just bring yourself and a spark of curiosity!


General Area Map:

Accommodation list



BLM Camping

Dry camping is allowed on BLM land for up to 14 days at a time. If it is not Shoshone, Tecopa or Death Valley NP, the majority of the land is BLM. A great resource are the Desert Access Guides (DAGs).

Our area is found on the Owlshead map section. Purchasing a physical map is recommended if camping in the area, particularly due to lack of cell service.


  • Various options

Death Valley


Things to do in the area

We have a pretty packed agenda from 8am SAT thru 3pm SUN, but if you come earlier or stay later - there is plenty to do out here!!


  • 2WD

    • Ash Meadows

    • Death Valley

    • Old Spanish Trail Hwy - esp Horsethief Springs

    • Amargosa Opera House

  • 4WD

    • Death Valley - esp Ibex Dunes/Harry Wade Wash Rd

    • Chappo Springs

  • OHV

    • Dumont Dunes Open Area

    • BLM trail system


  • Amargosa Canyon - trailhead at China Ranch

  • Death Valley hiking trails

  • Tecopa Peak


  • Hot Springs (Tecopa area)

  • Pupfish Ponds (Shoshone)

  • Bird Trails (Shoshone)

  • Date Shakes (China Ranch)

  • Massages/Body Work (Tecopa)

Please feel free to email us with any questions:

Looking forward to your visit!

Have questions about Meet the Amargosa? Contact Amargosa Conservancy

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Flower Building
Hwy 127
Shoshone, CA

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Amargosa Conservancy

A 501c3 non-profit dedicated to standing up for the wilds, waters, and communities of the Amargosa Basin and Eastern Mojave. 

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