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Epic Palm Springs Wind Farm Timelapse!

Epic Palm Springs Wind Farm Time lapse! The Coachella Valley Team took a couple minutes yesterday to make a time lapse of the beautiful evening out at the Palm Springs Wind Farm. Enjoy!

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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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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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Hike The Coachella Valley Preserve

The McCallum Trail – A Family Friendly Hike

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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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Coachella Valley’s Bighorn Institute

     The most exclusive place in the Coachella Valley belongs to the Bighorn Institute… and no, it’s not a golf course. By Scott Alvarez What exactly is a Bighorn Institute? Bighorn Institute is an “invite only” facility that is

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Angel on the Mountain

Coachella Valley did you know we have an Angel on the Mountain? Photos and Story by Barbara Demmocks  On the west end of the Coachella Valley, gracing the steep slopes of Mount San Jacinto above Palm Springs, is the unique rock formation

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Coachella Valley loves this shot. Who needs hamburger meat?

  I can’t, for the life of me, figure out why the Roadrunners feel so comfortable around here? What gives?

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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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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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Endangered Species Day‬ at the Living Desert and Spring Babies!!

‪#‎EndangeredSpeciesDay‬ please pass it on…. The Living Desert is dedicated to the conservation of endangered wildlife and participates in several Species Survival Plans. The Zoo actively protects wildlife on a local, national and global scale, so Endangered Species Day is

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Vandalism in Death Valley – Offering A reward of up to $5,000

Good news: The Devils Hole vandals have been identified.Thank you to everyone that contributed helpful information! Death Valley National Park needs your help identifying these men who pulled over a gate, illegally drove off-road, shot at two locks and several

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Destroying our Desert in the name of “Green” Energy

I’m not passionate about a lot of things – but those things that I am, are closely related to the desert, whether it be historical or cultural elements, biological, or environmental. It hasn’t always been this way, as a teenager

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33 Totally Awesome Uses for Coconut Oil

33 Totally Awesome Uses for Coconut Oil Be sure to buy organic coconut oil.  1. Moisturizer – simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including neck and face. 2. Eye cream – apply under

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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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Climate Scientists See Evidence Drought Will End Next Winter

“The Blob” notwithstanding its silly name, this meteorological phenomenon could herald the impending end of California’s devestating drought, according to JPL’s Bill Patzert and other respected climate scientists. First noticed in the fall of 2013, “The Blob” is about 1,000

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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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Did you know April 17 is bat appreciation day? And why not?

National Bat Appreciation Day is observed annually on April 17th.  This is the best time of the year to celebrate bats, as they are now beginning to emerge from hibernation. National Bat Appreciation Day  a great time to learn about

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WORLDWIDE METEOR ACTIVITY OUTLOOK FOR MARCH 14-20, 2015

METEOR ACTIVITY OUTLOOK FOR MARCH 14-20, 2015 The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 4 for observers viewing from the southern tropics (latitude 25 S.). For

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