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This testy Mojave tortoise had just chased off another male and then set his eyes on me.

I can safely say I have never been chased by a Mojave Rattler. After this morning, I cannot say the same about the Mojave Desert Tortoise. By Akela Arthu This testy tortoise had just chased off another male and set

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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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Experience the Painted Canyon – Virtual Tour by The CoachellaValley.com

Painted Canyon is a very Popular Hike through a geological extravanganza! Come join CoachellaValley.com as we explore this wonderful gem!! Katieksd San Diego, California Reviewed 3 weeks ago GORGEOUS hike! This hike is absolutely stunning. You get to climb ladders

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Black Bear walking through our Whitewater Preserve’s meadow in the Coachella Valley

Black Bear walking through our the Whitewater Preserve’s meadow in the Coachella Valley! By Whitewater Preserve field camera. Black bears range throughout North American forests and are California’s only bear species. These bears are seen at our preserve from June-November

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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. The Palm Desert Cross Hike – A Local Favorite – Taken by the Coachella Valley

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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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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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Bloom in Borrego at Borrego Days

Bloom in Borrego at  the 54th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival By Françoise Rhodes The time is near for our Southern California deserts to turn into thriving communities of non-stop festivals, parties, and outdoor adventures. CoachellaValley.com has you covered with

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26 Miles Across the Sea Santa Catalina is Waitin’ for YOU!

Explore Santa Catalina Island without the Summer Crowds By Françoise Rhodes, Travel Blogger, Host of Traveling With Françoise Television & Radio  Some of you might remember the hit 26 Miles released by the Four Preps in 1957.  The song began

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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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Cool off, 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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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 recommended.

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Coachella Valley Photo of the Day – Joshua Tree

Coachella Valley Photo of the Day. “Somewhere over the Jtree” by Jim Civello/ Coachella Valley

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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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Ojai California an Outdoor Retreat

By Françoise Rhodes, Host of Traveling With Françoise radio and television, CEO – President of Artifacts and Arts Across America, Inc. For many visitors the Coachella Valley is an outdoor wonderland featuring many preserves, oasis’s, hiking trails and desert glory.  However seldom

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Mojave Desert – Nature’s Jackpot at the Valley of Fire

By Françoise Rhodes, Host of Traveling With Françoise Radio & Television At CoachellaValley.com we make sure you know all about things to see and do in the Coachella Valley, but with the help of Traveling With Francoise we also want

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Ramona California Is Still A Stagecoach Stop For Visitors

Ramona California Is Still A Stagecoach Stop For Visitors By Françoise Rhodes, Host of Traveling With Françoise Television and Radio It’s interesting how most visitors consider the Coachella Valley a small town community, however, Southern California is loaded with fascinating

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Canadian Hiker vanishes without a trace, hunt that began last week in Joshua Tree National Park scaled back

The search for missing Canadian hiker Paul Miller, who has been missing since Friday morning in Joshua Tree National Park has been scaled back, officials said. Update by Craige Campbell/ CoachellaValley.com  Cover Photo by Laura Green “While resource levels will

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Search enters the 6th day for hiker missing in Joshua Tree National Park

#LostHikerNews, a search begins for hiker missing in Joshua Tree National Park. Cover photo by Laura Green. UPDATE: 7/18/18 2am  Check here for regular updates. Search for missing hiker at Joshua Tree National Park trail reaches it’s 6th day “Still

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