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Friday, February 5, 2016

Indian Canyon

 
Fifteen miles long, Palm Canyon is one of great beauty. Its indigenous flora and fauna, which the Cahuilla people so expertly used and its abundant California Fan Palm are breathtaking contrasts to the stark rocky gorges and barren desert lands. A moderately graded, foot path winds down into the canyon near the stream. 

While walking through the oasis, we would get lost in our thoughts and imagine the natives enjoying the cool breezes through the canyon.







After hiking along the stream, we returned on the Victor Trail on the ridge above the canyon.
Still plenty of snow in the mountains after the Sunday storm.







A scenic foot trail leads through the canyon passing groves of  palms, unusual rock formations and the perennial Andreas Creek.  could still see bedrock mortars and metates used centuries ago for preparing food.
 



Had to try out the Carne Asada and green chili. Two thumbs up from us.
 

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