Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"D" is for desert~ABC Wednesday~020613


"D" is for desert and these are two very different views from the same place, the Santa Rosa mountains visitor center.  The center is located at the base of Highway 74, at 1,000 feet in elevation.  The top view is from their patio, looking north toward Palm Desert.  The bottom view is looking west, toward Cahuilla Hills. Two very different views indeed!  If you have a chance, and you are in Palm Desert, be sure you stop at the visitors' center.  They have hiking trails, videos, books, and shirts.  There are rangers there to help you and they also offer guided hikes through the desert.  They have many, many maps of the area, too.  It's a great place to stop and visit!   To visit ABC Wednesday, please go to:   http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.com/

4 comments:

Denise Nesbitt said...

Deserts - never visited one but thanks to the diversification of the ABC Wednesday fun you have given me a taster! We tour on our motorbike so would fear running out of fuel in such a vast area - and the sand in the engine?
Great informed post, thanks so much.
Denise ABC Team

Roger Owen Green said...

One more stark than the other.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Leslie: said...

I'd love to visit a desert right now as it's been so dreary and damp for so long!

Leslie
abcw team

Jesh St Germain said...

That's a familiar sight! Live in Southern Cal., so we're not far from the desert -why didn't I think of the D-word?