2018 Kickoff Hike to Arrastre Falls

The Mojave Group of the Sierra Club and The Friends of Juniper Flats kicked off the new year with a group hike to Arrastre Falls on January 6, 2018.


2017 Year in Review

In 2017 the Friends of Juniper Flats continued to work through many challenges including restoration of closed routes, installing open route signs, and mapping proposed hiking trails. With support from our members, we were able to increase awareness of the area and its resources.  Friends of Juniper Flats worked with the Bureau of Land Management … Continue reading 2017 Year in Review

Historic Van Dusen Rd

by Dean Greenwalt Many who enjoy Arrastre Canyon and Juniper Flats may not be aware that they are accessing via the historic Van Dusen Rd. route. The route went easterly from Hesperia along Rock Springs Rd. After dropping down towards Tussing Ranch Rd., it headed south into Arrastre Canyon generally along current Bowen Ranch Rd. … Continue reading Historic Van Dusen Rd

Early History of Bowen Ranch

By Dean Greenwalt In the early Twenties, Warren and Gertie Bowen and their five children were living in Los Angeles. Their son Glenn had become sickly after having gotten pneumonia and losing a lung. The doctor advised moving him to a drier climate, and so they first considered moving to Palm Springs to raise fruit. … Continue reading Early History of Bowen Ranch

National Public Lands Day Success

Several Bureau of Land Management (BLM) staff members set up a registration table in the early hours of the morning on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in the Juniper Flats Area. Under a shade canopy, the table was stacked with a hundred National Public Lands Day (NPLD) t-shirts, some information about the area and 3 sign … Continue reading National Public Lands Day Success

The Future of the Juniper Flats Area

The theme for this year's Annual Meeting is "The Future of the Juniper Flats Area". On Saturday, September 30 the Friends of Juniper Flats will celebrate successes from another year of work for the Juniper Flats Area and discuss the future of the area. Everyone who is interested in this area is encouraged to attend. … Continue reading The Future of the Juniper Flats Area