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Day Hike Joshua Tree – Ryan Mountain

Hike Joshua Tree’s Ryan Mountain Cover Photo – Sunrise on Ryan Mountain in Joshua Tree. by Armando Martinez This is a must do if you make your way out to Joshua Tree National Park. Sure it is more difficult then

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Your Weekend Adventure Awaits – Eagle Mountain Railroad

Coachella Valley’s Abandoned Eagle Mountain Railroad Cover photo by Jill Hayes The Eagle Mountain Railroad, owned by Kaiser Steel Corporation, is a 51-mile branch line that serves the iron mines in and around Eagle Mountain, near California’s Salton Sea. It

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Hike – Lost Palms Oasis, Joshua Tree National Park

Hike – Lost Palms Oasis, Joshua Tree National Park Joshua Tree National Park is one of the most well-known rock climbing destinations in California; but is also a location with great hiking. One of the most remote and scenic hikes

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Take the Ride of your life down the Palm Desert’s Bump and Grind if you dare

Amazing Mountain Bike Journey down from the top of the infamous BUMP and GRIND in Palm Desert, California without any breaks. Rider/Filmed by Alvino Garcia – Produced by CoachellaValley.com

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Expert Advice on Hiking or Backpacking with Your Dog

Expert Advice on Hiking or Backpacking with Your Dog From REI Whenever I get out my hiking or backpacking gear, it’s my dog, Kiwi, who is the most excited about the trip. She loves coming along, but it’s important for

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Coachella Valley Summer Night Adventures and Hikes at Cooler Elevations

Friends of the Desert Mountains is offering Night Adventures in the Monument through September, providing an opportunity for families to learn about night creatures in the desert. In addition, a variety of educational hikes are scheduled to take place above

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Hike Tahquitz Canyon Falls – Hike Palm Springs

Did You Know The Coachella Valley Has A 50ft Waterfall? Check Out Tahquitz Falls When you see this 50 foot waterfall you will be immediately impressed. For Southern California I would say this is one of the better waterfalls in the area. It

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Hike The Coachella Valley Preserve

The McCallum Trail – A Family Friendly Hike The McCallum Trail to the McCallum Grove is a very nice hike on a well maintained trail. The McCallum Trail has numbered stops which describe the fan palms, San Andreas Fault, desert

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Hiking at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Coachella Valley residence know the secret to keeping cool in the Hot Summer Months….HIKE at the Top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway! Jjust a 10-minute tram ride away—to the alpine forest atop the majestic San Jacinto Mountains and Beginning

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Hike Pushawalla Palms Trail loop

Hike the Coachella Valley Preserve’s Pushawalla Palms Trail The Pushawalla Palms Trail is located in the Coachella Valley Preserve which is located 10 miles east of Palm Springs near Thousand Palms. It is a 20,000 acre site that is home

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What to do if bitten by a snake.

If you live in the Coachella Valley you should learn how to handle a snake bite.  Each year, about 8,000 venomous snake bites occur in the US and about 5 of those people die. You’ve got a good chance of

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Hike to the Palm Desert Cross, Never Disappoints!

The Hike to Palm Desert Cross. From Homme Park off Thrush Street this 3 mile round trip hike is a local favorite that never disappoints. This is a dog and family friendly hike that climbs over 600 ft to huge

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Hike – Goat Canyon Trestle, Anza Borrego State Park

The Goat Canyon Trestle, Anza Borrego State Park The largest freestanding railroad trestle in North America is not in Alaska. It is in a remote corner of Anza Borrego State Park, which covers most of the Anza Borrego desert which

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Hiking Hydration Tips

Hiking Hydration Tips Whether your hiking in the Coachella Valley or elsewhere, here are a few tips we have compiled to help you stay hydrated!   Climate:  When hiking in hot and/or humid conditions, one litre per hour is generally

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Do You Know The History of The Giant Rock in Landers / Joshua Tree Area?

The History of The Giant Rock near Joshua Tree – Landers Giant Rock is a large freestanding boulder that covers 5,800 square feet (540 m2) of ground and is seven stories high. Giant Rock is purported to be the largest

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Hike San Jacinto Peak

San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain Naturalist John Muir wrote of San Jacinto Peak, “The view from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth!” Who am I to argue with Muir? At 10,834′

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California Desert’s Thousand Palms Oasis as “Nobody” has ever seen it before until… NOW!

In 1905, visionary stock rancher Louis Wilhelm traded two mules and a buckboard wagon for the Thousands Palm Oasis, an 80-acre jewel of land in the heart of the Southern California desert.  But even he didn’t see it like this…

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The Salton Sea Walker – man will attempt to be first ever to walk the 116 miles shoreline in just 6 days this summer

In June 2015 one man will attempt to be the first person to ever walk around the 116 miles of Salton Sea shoreline. The attempt during summer when temperatures reach 120°F will be chronicled on the SaltonSeaWalk.com, Twitter, Facebook, Google

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Follow the Historic Walk Around The Salton Sea

A Historic Walk Around The Salton Sea By Randy Brown Everyone says I am crazy to want to walk around the 116 miles of Salton Sea shoreline but I say it’s everyone else that is missing out on what a

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Joshua Tree National Park Sees Record Visitation in 2014

Joshua Tree National Park Sees Record Visitation in 2014 Nearly 1.6 million people visited Joshua Tree National Park in calendar year 2014, up from 1.4 million in 2013. That is good news for the park and also for the surrounding

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