Quiet hike out to Murray Hill, which is fairly prominent actually from Palm Canyon Drive. I ended up tracking it at 6.9 miles with a total of 2600 ft of ascent/descent. It seemed like a fairly well traveled hike, and was nice this morning with rain a little cloud coverage.
Paid $9 and went into the Indian Canyons owned by the Agua Caliente Tribe. Head up into the hills on a five and half mile hike gaining a little over 1,500 ft in elevation.
This was probably my favorite trail so far in the desert. The area has so much life to it (for the desert). Hiking towards the San Jacinto Mountain Ridge, and so close to it, allows an interesting environment, and impressive views. Stopping at a creak, instead of a dusty, rocky, dry mountain top also made me nostalgic for the Northwest.
Found some cold temperatures at above 8,000 ft via the aerial tramway. Lots of fun, and another great weekend with Meagan.
Finally climbed Eisenhower Mountain today! Elevation going up was 1970 feet approximately. Round trip I ended up at about 6.5 miles ascending a total of 2,400 feet. I started from Living Desert Zoo and branched off at the back of the hiking trail. The first pano shows San Jacinto on the left, and stretches to La Quinta.
My heart was pounding at a particular section where some scrambling was involved that was a little more risky than normal.
Great view from the top, looking down on Toscana, as well as many other courses. Hot day in mid January! Went early enough in the morning to still get 9-holes in. The final picture is from the 10th Hole on the North Course looking back at Eisenhower Mountain this same afternoon.
Rainy day last Tuesday in the desert. Hiked half of the Art Smith Trail to the oasis. Also had a chance to look down into Bighorn!