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.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The enchanted forest
I've been trying to locate a trail which leads up to an old miner's cabin up in Garner Valley. Apparently it begins on the road where we had our property 35 years ago! I've driven to the end of the road several times, but this morning I actually had the energy to go explore it. So, off I went with my camera, my hat, and my water! It is at the top of a large wash and I was able to see many animal footprints along the sand there. Also, a large hawk (I think it was a red-tailed hawk) took off from one of the trees next to the cabin, but I couldn't adjust my lens speed quickly enough to get a decent photo of him...darn! It snowed up there last weekend and the ground was moist and wet and smelled...WONDERFUL! I discovered a rock-lined trail which led up to a cabin (which I never knew existed). It didn't look like anybody was home, but I steered clear of it. I hiked back about 1/2 mile from the road. I'll return another time for a better look. After all, it was my second hike of the morning. Here are a couple of photos of the trail and cabin.