Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Andreas Canyon Trail

There are some beautiful trails in the Palm Springs desert. We did this really easy one mile loop called the Andreas Canyon Trail. We took our time walking and found ourselves in awe of the rock formations, the random group of palm trees growing next to the rocks and the river running through it. There was snow in the mountains, probably melting, while we were there which explains the the water oasis in middle of the desert.Huge rocks and huge palms.

I love it when branches form these little arches, very Hansel and Gretel. This is very nerdy, but I can see an illustration of the left image for a cover of a book. The second half of the hike higher in elevation so you had a pretty grand view of the mountains around you.

The loop takes you around this canyon and group of palms. There are more hikes in this area called Indian Canyon which is only 10 minutes from downtown. We hope to check them out next time.

1 comment:

by Johanna Brandvik said...

This place is magical! My husband and I hiked in the Indian Canyons - Agua Caliente - just a few weeks ago and marveled at it all.