Bighorn sheep herd 05/26/14

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, January 2, 2013

More of Whitewater River

There is a river up in Whitewater Canyon.  In fact, this is the main source for the great underground aquifer for the Coachella Valley. As I mentioned yesterday, during some years this river flows all year.  People like to stop further down the river, next to Highway 111, and swim in it during the summer.  Does this look like a river for swimming (...shaking head...).  Several people have drowned in it.  The water runs down QUICKLY from the mountains and doesn't slow down.  It was beautiful up there in the canyon the other day after a snow storm came barreling through the valley, however, and that's when we decided to go for a drive.  We never know, also, what kind of shape the road will be in because the river occasionally can be quite treacherous.  You can see on these photos where the water flowed.

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