Hike Lost Horse Loop 

Date/Time: Sunday, April 12, 8 am – Late Afternoon
Meet at: Joshua Tree Visitor Center
Fee: $35 JTNPA/PINE/OSHER member $45 non member
Instructor: Chris Metzger, Educator and Desert Historian
Hike Level: Moderate

Lost Horse Mine is one of the easier mountains to climb in Joshua Tree National Park.  Join Chris Metzger in an 8.5 mile route that travels over a high ridge to a remote valley and to the mine and camp ruins of the Optimist Mine.  Metzger will discuss the history of the mine and the cast of characters involved.  People attending must be in good physical condition, and comfortable spending the day walking up to ten miles in the park.  Read the article on the Lost Horse Loop in the Desert Sun, written by Chris Clarke.

Download the course outline:Hike Lost Horse Loop Sp 2015

Please review this pdf package that contains pertinent information about your class, the Joshua Tree National Park, camping reservations and lodging in the area around the park:  enrollment attachments.


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

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