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Big Morongo Canyon Preserve – Canyon Trail Hike

Posted in Family, and Outdoor Adventures

A few years ago, we headed to Big Morongo Canyon Preserve for our girl’s birthday. Since it was mid-April, the desert temps had already started to climb. The preserve offers more trees and shade (in some areas) than the surrounding dessert, so it’s a good place to hike when it’s too hot for afternoon hikes in Joshua Tree National Park. Due to it being warm, we didn’t do the Canyon Trail Hike that day, so we decided it was time to head back and check out the trail. Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is a 31,000 acre desert oasis that is…

The road less traveled by – 49 Palms Oasis Trail

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The Road Less Traveled In part one of 49 Palms Oasis Trail, I showed personal images from our journey as well as trail details. In part two, I’m sharing landscape photos from the hike. This trail reminded me of the poem by Robert Frost, so I thought I’d share the poem with the photos. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And…