Your Safety

Travelers should take extra precautions when driving through the desert, especially if you plan to travel on dirt roads:

  • Let someone know your trip route, destination, and return date, vehicle make and license plate. Cell phone coverage is sporatic.
  • Take a minimum of one gallon of water per person per day (two gallons if you are hiking during hot weather), and drink it freely. Carry extra drinking water for emergencies.
  • Carry plenty of food, sunscreen, proper clothing, and a first aid kit with you at all times.

Hikers checklist:

  • Wear a hat and sturdy shoes.
  • Plan your route and carry a good map
  • Use sunscreen
  • Carry plenty of water, a gallon or more per person per day in hot weather.
  • Bring extra clothing and a flashlight for after sunset.

Last updated: April 13, 2015

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2701 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311


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