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, April 16, 2012
Back to Deep Canyon and snow!!!
We had a low pressure system come through here Friday afternoon and evening. The ranch owners came down here to the desert and got caught in it on their way home that late afternoon. They said the truck in front of them slid off the road! Fortunately, they made it back to the ranch without incident. It was still cloudy and cold Saturday and I couldn't even see the tops of the mountains, but Sunday was crisp and clear and I was anxious to see how much snow was on our mountains. It was down to about 4,500 feet. I left home here in the desert about 7:30 a.m. and drove up the road to see the snow and my horses. There was still some snow at the ranch and it was very muddy up there. Quite a few cars had stopped along the road so that kids could play in the snow. With temperatures forecast to the 90's this week, and even 100 degrees by Friday, the snow won't last long. I did notice that there were more wildflowers blooming along the roadside and I'll take some photos of them next weekend. Here are some pics from Sunday.