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.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Looking out from the Santa Rosa mountains visitor center~Our World Tuesday~020513
I don't often take photos looking out this direction, which is southwest of Deep Canyon. Actually, it's from the parking lot of the Santa Rosa mountain visitor's center. The green sign states that the elevation there is 1,000 feet and from that point, the road climbs to over 5,000 feet in no time at all! It leads up through the pinyon forests and then up to Garner Valley, where you can see tall pines and open meadows. And, on a good day, you can hear or see a red-tailed hawk. This is one of the things I love about our desert...in 10 minutes, you can drive and be at 4,000 feet in a pinyon forest. Or, you can drive the other direction, to the north, and be in Joshua Tree National Park in an hour. But, for now, in winter, the desert has a lot to offer! Our World Tuesday for February 5, 2013. To visit OWT, please go to: http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/