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Encampment Program

2016 Example

Down the Trail



November 5th-12th, 2017


General Meeting


September 9th, 2017, 2:00pm

Heritage Inn

Ridgecrest, CA

~ ~Over Herd~ ~


2016 Keepsake

"The Passionate Creation of

the National Park Service"

by Steve Hale


"Death Valley - A Winter's Journey"

by Jackie Keller

Available Now!

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Special Events


Representatives from all of the Encampment activities will participate; E. Clampus Vitus, Costume Contestants, Red Hat Society Ladies, Hikers, Trail Riders, Wagons, Special Vehicles & lots more are in the parade. If you have an entry come join us at 9:00 A.M. at the corral area on Furnace Creek Ranch. The Parade will take place along the main road through the Date Grove.

Hootenanny Breakfast

Listen to the music of our Encampment MC, and friends and enjoy a hearty breakfast prepared by the folks at the Ranch at Furnace Creek.

Sunday Morning Sing

Join our Master of Ceremony and friends at the Furnace Creek Golf Course for hymns, gospels and other songs to warm the heart.

Veterans Tribute

Join us at the Fiddler's Stage as we honor all veterans. Service conducted by ‘49er Dennis Bailleul & Bill Pool. Music will be provided.

Shoshone's Old West Celebration

This event takes place during our Pre-Encampment and includes: Old West Musical Festival, Deep-Pit BBQ, Crafts, Gem & Mineral Show, Cowboy Poetry, Native American Dancing, Trail and Wagon Rides.