My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
Graceful dead tree up above Deep Canyon.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Storm aftermath~Our World Tuesday~032012
Our local mountains were hit by a late winter storm over the weekend and snow was down to about 2,000 feet. I drove up Sunday morning to see how low it was and I was surprised (pleasantly)! Snow fell down to some of the expensive homes on the south side of Palm Desert, which are at about 2,000 feet. The pinyon forest also had snow. I even saw the CALTRANS (California Department of Transportation) snowplow driving up and down the mountain. When these mountains have snow, they also have rock slides and we ALL appreciate the work that CALTRANS does to keep this road open. It is the only road down to the desert for people who live in Garner Valley and Anza, unless they go out of their way and travel the opposite direction to catch the interstate. I saw many cars and trucks covered with snow Sunday morning. The news also reported that the road was competely closed further up, at about 5,000 feet, because of blizzard conditions. I'm glad the storm has passed. Temps here in the desert will be up in the 80's by the end of the week, so the snow won't last long. Our World Tuesday for March 20, 2012. To visit OWT, please go to: http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/