Category Archives: Indio

Border Wall Blues

While in California we observed how many of the people serving us were of hispanic origin, most of whom spoke Spanish to each other. They contribute to the community and pay taxes through payroll deduction. What does the prospect of … Continue reading

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Escape From the Desert

On February 10th we escaped the California desert. We left in beautiful Indio sunshine. Palm trees swayed in the breeze with blue skies and mountains in the background. Thirty miles later we left Palm Springs and the desert behind to … Continue reading

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Desert Regional Park and Indio Hills Badlands

Just behind our condos and the adjacent golf course we had spied a rough parking area and a sign the said trailhead. A bit of sleuthing and we discovered an area called Desert Regional Park and Indio Hills Badlands. The … Continue reading

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Coachella Nature Preserve

Our next adventure took us to the Coachella Nature Preserve, a wonderful mix of desert and palm oases just a few miles from the cities. The McCallum Grove is the first oasis you encounter in the preserve. A spring bubbles … Continue reading

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Cholla Garden

After a day of rest we again ventured into Joshua Tree National Park. This time we visited the Cholla Cactus Garden located in the Pinto Basin. The center of the park features a large relatively flat basin surrounded by mountains. … Continue reading

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New Hard Drive and Ready to Resume

My last post about a repaired computer was premature. Now with a brand new hard drive I think the problems are resolved. Let me pick up the narrative of our desert trip with a few pics of the flowers around … Continue reading

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A Mile of Elevation Gain and Loss in One Day

Anza Borrego Springs State Park is a gem of unbelievable quality. At over 600,000 acres it is the largest state park in the entire country. It is about 3/4 the size of Joshua Tree National Park. To visit this lovely … Continue reading

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The Desert In Bloom

The park contains two types of desert, mojave and colorado. Yesterday’s pics were from the mojave desert section. Today’s pics are from the colorado desert. First an oasis complete with palm trees. Then a south-facing bajada (slope below the mountains). … Continue reading

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Flora and Fauna at Joshua Tree National Park

Here are a few of the wonderful and unique plants in Joshua Tree National Park. And here are some of the animals commonly seen in the park. I also saw desert cottontail rabbits, but they were too fast for me. … Continue reading

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