Your Private High Desert Wilderness Safari begins at the end of our meet-up window from 9:30-10:00AM. Please arrive with a lunch to be stored in the cooler provided. We then set off in a well equipped 4 wheel drive vehicle like the in with only 4 seats available this experience is sure to be intimate and an excellent option for families or couples. Our off the beaten path will begin as the pavement ends just outside of Pioneertown in the Rimrock neighborhood. From here we will witness the landscape transform from dry barren boulder filled desert to alpine forest as we gradually gain elevation. Along the transition from desert scrub brush into mature several hundred year old Juniper trees and we’ll find ourselves among the largest Joshua Trees in the state alongside Pinion Pine Trees and Natural Springs. There are exceptional natural landscapes we will stop at along our way to the main attraction, a clearing from a once active Quartz Crystal mine that is perched atop the peak of the mountain range separating the Big Bear area from the vast expanse of desert below providing perspective that affords image creation not possible anywhere in the surrounding Joshua Tree area. We will break here for ~45 mins and if interested we can fly my drone to make special images and clips of your unique time and then travel back down to Pappy's after seeing a diverse desert few have witnessed.
Raised in the High Desert and with more than 8 years as a freelance Landscape and Wildlife Photographer I have had the unique opportunity to spend nearly all weekends and holidays of my childhood and adult life exploring every possible trail and point of interest in all areas of the Mojave Desert that I call home. My passion is sharing the techniques necessary to create compelling images and Unforgettable memories by taking guests far from the paved roads and crowded visitor centers of the Joshua Tree National Park in my 4 Wheel Drive Jeep Wrangler to some of the High Desert’s most unspoiled and rarely visited locations that most locals have not visited or heard of before.
Two large coolers will be provided, one stocked with ice and bottled water the other with re usable ice packs to keep the…
My 4 Door highly modified Jeep Wrangler 4x4 will be our reliable and capable pack mule transporting guests, their supplies…
From the Desert surrounding world famous Pioneertown we will explore natural wonders and relics of mineral prospectors and all the beauty in between. As we gain several thousand feet of elevation the climate will transform alongside the landscape inspiring stops atop mountain peaks which provide a birds eye view of the vast desert below
We will be taking off road trails far from civilization and won’t have cellular reception, however the vehicle is fully climate controlled and will be driven in a leisurely manner as to be as comfortable as possible
Private High Desert Wilderness Safari