On Sunday morning, July 14, a group of 25 hikers will take a ride on the Palm Springs Tram, and hike 2.5 miles to Round Valley with researchers from the San Diego Natural History Museum. The researchers are studying species there, replicating an original study of 1908.

This group will backpack species-collection gear (cameras, bird nets, etc.) in medium-sized loads to their campsite in Round Valley.

Hikers who go along would then be free to explore the San Jacinto Wilderness area, and/or return to the tram after unloading packs.

To volunteer as one of the hikers, contact Ron Korman at [email protected] or (951) 659-0332.