My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
Bighorn sheep herd 05/26/14
There were about a dozen bighorn sheep this date 052614 up on Highway 74, above Palm Desert, CA, and right 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.