I love to wake up early and drive up Highway 74 to the Santa Rosa Mountains Visitor Center, which is located at the base of Highway 74 in my home town of Palm Desert, CA. While the center doesn't officially open until about 9:00 a.m., I often walk its trails, camera in hand. On New Year's Day, before the start of the Rose Parade, I headed up there with my camera. It was a good occasion to be there as there were very few cars on the highway and I was the only person walking the grounds. There are all sorts of things to see! Here are a few.