Hello readers !
We spent many days in the Greater Palm Springs area. We were outside most of the day and staying active. We enjoyed hiking and at this time of the year (late January/ Mid-February), the weather was perfect for this activity. We went in San Rosa National monument. The park is called Cahuilla Hills. The trails were in good condition. It was a climb with a reward for the view when we got to the top after about one hour. It was interesting to look at the people ahead of us and how they could be visible if they were wearing bright colors like this woman here with a reddish shirt. Can you see her ?
The trails go on a kind of switch back. They are large enough to meet.
As we went up, we could see a golf course and the city of Palm Desert.
I will now show you some vegetation we saw during our hikes . I stopped to take photos every time I saw something colorful. We saw desert lavender or you can say “hyptis emoryi”. The gray leaves are covered with fine hairs and are soft to the touch. Spikes of silvery-blue flowers develop anytime throughout the year, but we see more of them during spring time. This plant grow on dry, rocky slopes along washes and in canyons.
And here are some other plants seen.
It is possible to see road runner and desert cottontail but we didn’t see any there. Another day in another place we saw some.
Thanks for reading . More from my trip in California very soon.