Bighorn sheep on Highway 74 October 2014

Bighorn sheep on Highway 74 October 2014
This big guy crossed the highway, October 2014.

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!   :-)

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