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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Scenic Sunday / Palm Canyon, California


We hiked in Palm Canyon near Palm Springs last weekend.  Palm Canyon is part of the Indian Canyons region of the southern California, and quite scenic.  These rocks are invite you to climb through to take a peak on the other side.


and...so we did.  This is my husband leading the way (as usual).


This is what is on the other side.  A lot of water tumbles down this chute during the spring and early summer months from melting snow in the higher elevations.  We have been here during this time.  But, the winter months are dry.  You can see how the heavy water flow has eroded the rocks over time.  It's cool and shady here on a hot day.


The rock formations and sky create amazing photo opportunities!


I zoomed in on a plane dazzling us with some sky art...


This trail leads to...


this, and beyond.

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10 comments:

Martha Z said...

What a great hike! I'm always looking for places to go in the winter, hence our trip to New Zealand.
You caught the sky art perfectly.
Great shots, all.

Stine in Ontario said...

What a great place to take your camera and enjoy nature.

Evelyn Howard said...

An interesting trail to follow and be rewarded with a fantastic view of the big world...

James said...

That looks like agreat place to explore and I really enjoyed the pictures.

Gena @ thinking aloud said...

Looks like a very interesting place to hike! love the rock formations!
Gena
(South Africa)

christina said...

Beautiful pictures!

eileeninmd said...

Cool photos, looks like a neat place to go and explore.

NatureFootstep said...

what a great place. If I was there. So much to enjoy.

Müge said...

Impressive and huge rock formations! I like hiking very much and understand how pleasant it was for you to explore this place!

KMOYMAMA said...

Every time I see this kind of photos, I want to hike on such places like Plam Canyon in your country some day.