$85 – $95

Rock Art of Southern California: From Palms to Pines Spring 2020

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Pilot Travel Center

Indian Canyon Exit, Highway 10

6605 N Indian Canyon Dr.

North Palm Springs, CA 92258

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Discover the mystery of the enigmatic symbols left behind by the Indigenous Peoples with Archaeologist, Daniel McCarthy. McCarthy will lead participants on an ancient path that provides a glimpse into the life of the Native Nations through pictographs and petroglyphs preserved in stone. This one-day field class will carpool from the Coachella Valley out to Corn Springs into the Salton Sea area and up to Idyllwild and include trips to at least three archaeological sites. Participants will not only have the thrill of seeing rock carvings and paintings in their original setting but will learn what is known of their stories. Class discussions will focus on the people who made these images, how they were created, and their importance to those who created them and to us today. This is a great opportunity to see these images and ponder their significance with an expert archaeologist. The class will also learn about the seasonal patterns across the landscape of the Native Peoples, their places of habitation, and the reason they traveled. Participants will drive about 150 miles during the class. Carpooling is recommended.

Download the course outline: Rock Art of Southern California: From Palms to Pines

Hike Level: Easy (Fitness Levels)

If you are a member of JTNPA you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.

Before registering, please take the time to review our General Class Information and download the Enrollment Attachments, that contain pertinent information about your class and Joshua Tree National Park. Camping reservations must be made through recreation.gov

Please print and fill out the PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT. You can bring the completed form to the class.

Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel, please notify us at least seven days prior to the start of the course and we will process your request minus a $25 processing fee. No refunds, transfers, or credits will be granted after the seven-day date. Please note that we cannot make any exceptions to this refund policy for any reason, including but not limited to medical reasons, illness, travel delays, personal situations, emergencies, or weather. This program depends on registration alone for its funding. While inconvenient, please understand that this policy enables us to sustain our programs even with last minute cancellations. Course fees only cover a portion of Desert Institute program costs.

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Indian Canyon Exit, Highway 10

6605 N Indian Canyon Dr.

North Palm Springs, CA 92258

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