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.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
You know, I can see the Palm Springs windmills from a couple of spots up on Highway 74 in the Santa Rosa mountains, but only a couple. They are hidden by hills between the highway and the desert floor. Spring Crest is a good area to view them and there is ONE turnout on the highway that offers a good view. Yesterday, instead of heading up the mountain, I headed over to Yucca Valley and Desert Hot Springs. First, I wanted to get some photos of the windmills because hubby refused to stop and take any on Sunday, when we were out in that area. Second, I wanted to take my time and drive around Yucca Valley. We don't get up that way very often and I missed some photo opportunities that I wanted to have yesterday. So, off I went! Some of these photos have wires in them (which I usually TRY to avoid), but one can't always get the shot one wants, right? Anyway, it was a nice day...high clouds, not too cold. More clouds and rain and even snow will be coming to our mountains and valley. Snow is forecast down to 2,500 feet.