My better half Penelope (DPS Emblem # 557) is a Member of the DPS and led hikes for them in the 90s and early 2000s. They are very friendly and happy group of people, who just hike all over the Western desert mountains. Their Saturday night in the field potlucks and parties are something to experience. We enjoy going with the group (infrequently) very much.
The DPS list includes some really nice desert peaks, Little Picacho, Big Picacho (Baja), Guardian Angels in Zion, Bridge in Red Rocks, Martinez In Santa Rosa Mts, Rabbit out of Salton Sea, Signal Peak in KOFA Wildernes, Muddy Peak out of Valley of Fire, most of the California, Nevada and Arizona desert mountains, all in all about 90+ peaks.
The membership includes some very accomplished hikers and climbers (see above). Greg Vernon (you might know the name) has been placing summit registers for them for some time.
All in all, very nice group of people, worthy goals, lifetime of friendships.
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