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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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Bat Caves Buttes – Check it out!

Bat Caves Buttes – Check it out! By Brad Wheeler Latitude: N 33°25’26” Longitude: W 115°49’04” The Bat Caves or Bat Caves Buttes as the location is officially known, is at the crest of Durmid hill approximately one mile southeast

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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 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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New Mud Pots Boil Over, Salton Sea – California

As the Salton Sea begins to recede these ancient geothermal and seismic phenomenons are reappearing on the Salton Sea shorelines in the Coachella Valley.  These are very hot and will cause serious burns and even death!!! ======================= MORE VIDEOS THAT

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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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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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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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A Donkey on Roller Skates in Indio…What?

Coachella Valley Did You Know?       In Indio, Ca, 1960 that People parked at the curb line along the main street for the annual date festival parade and among the paraders was a snow white donkey on roller

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