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.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Spring Crest is a small community of houses which is halfway between Palm Desert and the 371 turnoff to San Diego, which is near Garner Valley. I pass by Spring Crest every weekend. I love to watch it change during the seasons. They do get snow in winter. It's usually not a lot, but the houses are dotted with it sometimes. I can't wait to see this area this winter. They have a spectacular view of the end of the Palm Springs Indian Canyons and Palm Canyon Drive is actually close by. Unfortunately, it's a dirt road that somebody carved out of OOPS! private land (in some places), so it doesn't actually get used much. I remember there were lawsuits when the guy was bulldozing it and I've never actually driven down it the entire way and I don't even know if it goes through to Palm Springs. There is, however, a Palm Canyon Drive up in this area and there are mailboxes on it, so it does get used at the mountain end. Spring Crest used to have a gas station, but it is long abandoned. There are some nice houses up here and maybe next weekend I'll take a few photos, but here are a few from last weekend.