Tag Archives: Palm Springs

Tram to Mount San Jacinto

I joined Kat and her new husband, Cameron, for what I’d personally call a very challenging hike this past Saturday. We took the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, and then hiked a fairly steep trail through a pine forest at high altitude. I pasted some information from the tram website below for those interested. If you’re […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Danger

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge asks us to submit a picture of danger! I chose this picture I took on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation in Palm Springs. While the desert is generally a very arid place, rain in nearby, higher elevations (the mountains directly above where I took the picture) can cause flash flooding that’s extremely […]

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Desert Palms

A visit to Palm Springs this past Saturday meant a bit of hiking at Andreas Canyon, on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. The day offered perfect weather, clear blue sky, snow-capped mountains surrounding the area. The creek running through the canyon was rushing, full with water from our recent bout of storms. All in all, […]

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Tires in the Desert

Today’s Foto Fix was taken on Highway 111, just off the 10, on the way to Palm Springs, California. The tires, part of a racing area for kids, are being swallowed by shifting sand. ~SueBee

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Dancin’ the Night Away

Today’s Foto Fix was taken in the bar at Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs, California… I love the colors and energy! ~SueBee

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Over and Beyond

A daily Foto Fix taken at Andreas Canyon in Palm Springs on a chilly winter morning, photo inspiring a few words of poetry. ~SueBee Silence broken by hollow footsteps echoing ragged memories carried on the wind over and beyond. ~SueBee

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Morning Coffee

Good Morning to you! This photo was taken at the Palm Springs Riviera Hotel last October while on a visit to participate in the Desert AIDS Walk. ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic 2

I found a second entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge, taken just over a year ago as I started hiking up the Lykken Trail in Palm Springs. At this point of the trail, I felt very optimistic I would keep up with the man and girl hiking ahead. ~SueBee

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Morning Ride

Howdy Pardner! How about you’re a cowboy/girl this morning, taking a trail ride to Andreas Canyon in the Palm Springs area? Sounds like a great idea to me. I took this picture a year ago, during a little get-away vacation. I did a lot of hiking and exploring, and had a fabulous time. ~SueBee

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Catching Some Rays

I spotted this blond lovely, catching some rays outside a vintage shop in Palm Springs this past weekend. 😉 ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

Entering this week’s photo challenge, Ephemeral, I thought of California’s drought, and how this tiny creek would soon be dried up. The photo was taken in Andreas Canyon, Palm Springs. ~SueBee

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Andreas Canyon Reminisce

When necessities of life seem to take over and become all-consuming, I grab a few moments, wander through my photos, and lead my mind to places of relaxation. This morning’s reflection is from my end-of-2014 mini vacation to Palm Springs, and a glorious early morning hike in Andreas Canyon. Happy Sunday! ~SueBee

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Moorten’s Botanical Garden, part 4

The fourth and final entry into my series on Moorten’s Botanical Garden in Palm Springs features some of their really neat Gold Mine artifacts! I’m always fascinated by old tools and relics from days gone by. The purple bottle pieces, strung up on the string, really brought back memories, though. When I was young, my dad would […]

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Moorten’s Botanical Garden, part 3

Part three of my 4-part series about an interesting desert garden in Palm Springs, Moorten’s Botanical Garden. As you’ll notice in this gallery of photos, the desert plants become tropical near the area where weddings are held. The area is green and lush, and must make a beautiful setting for that special occasion. ~SueBee

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Moorten’s Botanical Garden, part 2

Continuing my walk from yesterday’s post through the cactus collection at Moorten’s Botanical Garden in Palm Springs… ~SueBee

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Moorten’s Botanical Garden, part 1

When I took a mini get-away to Palm Springs at the end of 2014, one of the places I found fascinating was Moorten’s Botanical Garden. I wrote about their world’s first Cactarium, and will now share scenes from their desert gardens. The afternoon was extremely pleasant, the temperatures on the cooler side (Southern California’s cool), […]

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West Fork Trail and Palm Canyon

My inventory of photos from my two night get-away in Palm Springs at the end of December is nearly endless! The photos in this gallery were taken after I hiked Andreas Canyon and then headed toward the Reservation Trading Post, where I had hoped to explore West Fork Trail and Palm Canyon. I ended up venturing onto just the very […]

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Visiting the World’s First Cactarium

An after-lunchtime visit to Moorten Botanical Garden was a nice break between hikes during my recent Palm Springs visit. Established in 1938, it’s a desert lover’s cactus feast. I found their World’s First Cactarium, pictured in this gallery, to be most fascinating, and I’m pleased to know I visited a world’s first! ~SueBee

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Reclaimed by the Desert

Fascinating, dilapidated old buildings on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, at the east end of Palm Springs. How they get the imagination going… ~SueBee

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Hiking the Lykken Trail

Another trail I hiked during my recent Palm Springs visit (I crammed a lot into a two night get-away!) was the North Lykken Trail. It’s not on Indian Reservation land so no entry fee required. I didn’t go up the side of the mountain too terribly far, but the view from as far as I got was spectacular! […]

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