Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Grouch Head South Part V

All right then!  Picking up where I left off a couple months ago, the last day of our time in the Palm Springs area saw us visiting an earthquake fault and doing a bit of late afternoon off-roading.

We visited a park near the city that covers an earthquake fault that traps and channels water in a very dry landscape.  Because of this, giant palms have crowded into the two areas where the water pools.

At the park entrance, a vintage home with furnishings serves as the park office.  A path loops from the first oasis to the second, where fish can be seen in the pond.  




The video is from someone who visited the area in 2010 but it seems to still be the same in 2017 when we visited.



The giant palms at the first oasis




A nice bridge over the first pond


The palm oasis and the terrain between.


At the second oasis and pond


Actual fish!


Now for some off-roading!




We finished our day with off roading into the evening and then headed back to the hotel to rest and get ready for the long drive back to Los Angeles.  Another successful trip!

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