Friends and Champions: Auction Items


Smoke Tree Stables Indian Canyon Haul Ride, and Scrumptious Picnic Lunch catered by Chef Tanya’s Kitchen, for up to 4 Guests

Ride into beautiful Indian Canyons for a scenic 1- hour & 40 minute equestrian ride, for up to 4 guests, along streams and native California Palm groves, from Andreas Canyon to Murray Canyon. At the end of your trail ride, enjoy a scrumptious picnic lunch, prepared by Chef Tanya’s Kitchen.


Sun Valley Idaho Stay and Play, 5-Night Condominium Stay for up to 6 Adult Guests

Sun Valley, Idaho, has something for everyone, winter or summer. Whether you want to ski, bike, hike, fish, golf, or just relax, it’s an amazingly beautiful place to visit! Spend five nights in our gracious 3,500 square foot, 3-story condominium on the #1 hole of the Elkhorn Golf Course.


Katie Barrows’ Wildflower Wonderland + Big Wheel Tours’ Desert Adventure, for up to 6 Guests

Rivers, marshes, and trout ponds? Shady, tree lined paths? In the DESERT? Yes! “You have to get to know the desert first, before it reveals itself to you!” Join Katie Barrows as she offers a “one of a kind” opportunity to explore the wildflowers of the Coachella Valley. We will visit three incredibly diverse nature preserves on this four-hour Big Wheel tour, for up to 6 guests, which takes you from the Colorado Desert to the Mojave Desert, and back.


2-Night Stay at Terranea Resort, Palos Verdes, California, for up to 2 Guests

Poised above coastal bluffs with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Terranea Resort serves as the only luxury destination resort on the Los Angeles coast. The Mediterranean-inspired retreat provides a sophisticated retreat for guests with a relaxed ambiance and panoramic seascape views.


Terry Masters Original Oil Painting, specially created for 2018 Friends and Champions Celebration

Terry Masters is truly one of the finest and most versatile artists in a rich tradition of desert painters! Terry was raised in the Coachella Valley and has lived in Palm Springs for over 50 years, instilling a deep appreciation for the beauty found in our unique desert light. Terry says "I always work to raise my ability to portray beautiful light and color on subjects in the most convincing way that I can”.


NCAA Final Four Weekend, April 5-9, 2019

Get in on the excitement of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four basketball championship in downtown Minneapolis! Enjoy the festive weekend while staying in a beautiful 1,500 square foot upscale condominium just over a mile from U.S. Bank Stadium.


Enjoy an Evening Under Our Brilliant Desert Stars, for up to 8 Guests!

Mesmerizing views of the Coachella Valley vistas from up on high! Communing with nature! Appreciating the gifts that our beautiful Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains offer us! Friends of the Desert Mountains Board Member, Cheryl McKinley, is offering the unique opportunity to enjoy a specially prepared dinner of authentic cuisine at her architecturally-designed Royal Carrizo home overlooking the Coachella Valley.


Fund our Mission

We are dedicated to building a community of support to help preserve the unique wildlife and scenic beauty of the Coachella Valley and our Desert Mountains. We acquire and preserve wildlands, promote stewardship of trails, conduct educational programs, and support ecological research.

Help us ensure that the breathtaking scenery, hiking trails, and unique creatures found nowhere else on Earth, are protected now and for future generations!