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.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
At the end of Highway 74
At the end or bottom of Highway 74 is the Santa Rosa mountains visitor center. If you are ever in Palm Desert, please do stop there. They have trails and gardens and lots of videos and books relating to our local mountains. They open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. I often see lots of cars in their parking lot and I occasionally drop in for a visit. But, most of the time, I stop there before they open and take a walk through their desert garden. I see quail, hummingbirds, doves, and even jackrabbits. It's a nice place to unwind! So, as I walked through the area this week, this is what I saw.