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.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Our mountains got SNOW!!!
This was the biggest storm we've had here all season, and for quite a while. ALL of our local mountains surrounding the Coachella Valley were covered with snow, including those at Joshua Tree National Park. Pinyon had more than a dusting, too. A friend posted photos on Facebook and it looks like they got several inches of snow...deep, COLD snow! This is a nice relief for us here in the valley because our mountains need that snow to replenish the aquifer beneath our valley. According to our local water district (Coachella Valley Water District), this week's snow will take 8 years to filter down beneath the sands. I'm just hoping we get a decent wildflower years! :-)