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Panamint Valley & Surprise Canyon Wilderness Hike

October 19, 2019 from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

What is the California Desert Protection Act and what did it protect? Join us on this hike to find out.

Bio: In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act (CDPA), join Friends of the Inyo on a hike into Panamint Valley and Surprise Canyon Wilderness! We will highlight how the CDPA protects places the desert places we love and how recent legislation secured additional protections for the Surprise Canyon Wilderness.

Unbeknownst to most, Panamint Valley is more narrow and deeper than it’s neighbor, Death Valley National Park. Surrounded by sharp peaks, Panamint Valley provides stellar opportunities for desert solitude. Come with us to learn about the land and some of the projects proposed in the area.

The Hike: Prepare for a 4-6 miles up Surprise Canyon Creek. The trail is mostly uphill as we meander along the creek and then downhill on our way back. See trail description and photos here. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/surprise-canyon-trail

RSVP: RSVP with our trip leader, Bryan! Email him at bryan@friendsoftheinyo.org

Meeting Place: Ballarat Ghost Town (Subject to Change)
If you wish to carpool from the Friends of the Inyo office, please contact bryan@friendsoftheinyo.org
We will leave Bishop at 8am sharp.


October 19, 2019
8:00 am - 7:00 pm


Surprise Canyon Wilderness
Surprise Canyon Wilderness Trailhead
Ballarat, CA 93514


Bryan Hatchell