Thousand Palms Oasis

Thousand Palms Oasis

The Coachella Valley Preserve is a 20,000+ acre sanctuary for the endangered Coachella Valley Fringe-Toed Lizard. The site is just a short drive east of Palm Springs and you can spend 15 minutes or hours here exploring the Oasis. This interesting fan palm paradise is situated exactly over the famed San Andreas fault-line. This photo […]

Read more January 27, 2012
San Jancito

San Jancito- Something for Everyone!

Where can you golf in shorts in the morning and then snow shoe in the afternoon?  Palm Springs of all places! Most people think of Palm Springs as a place where old folks retire and play golf – but it is so much more than that. We found great hiking, road biking, mountain biking, ATVing, […]

Read more December 30, 2011
Earthquake Uplift

San Andreas Fault

We have all heard of the San Andreas Fault, but have you ever seen it?  It is actually quite interesting and at times spectacular.  We rode the Box Canyon Earthquake route – a great road biking downhill near Indio (in the greater Palm Springs area).  The fault begins south of the Salton Sea and extends […]

Read more December 27, 2011

Mecca Hills & Orocopia Mountain Wilderness

We had a great ATV 1/2 day tour with the Quad Squad at with tour guide and owner Randy. Only 30 minutes from Palm Desert, we rode for nearly 30 miles and 3,000 feet of total elevation gain in the Mecca Hills and Orocopia Mountain Wilderness areas. We started out on the Meccacopia Trail, taking […]

Read more December 16, 2011

Joshua Tree

Recently I got to explore Joshua Tree and took some great pictures of our exploration & hikes.  I especially like this great shot of the moon I got!  We did a cruiser nature walk at Hidden Valley and then an advanced explorer hike up Ryan Mountain.  The nature walk was a mellow but interesting 1.3 […]

Read more December 9, 2011