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I took this photo in the eastern Sierras, off Highway 395, at the Owens Gorge Road. I love those mailboxes and every time we travel to the Sierras, we drive by them just to see them!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Coachella Valley Preserve~That's My World 040610






















I'm on Spring Break this week and Saturday morning I went out to the Coachella Valley Preserve, in Thousand Palms, CA. If you want to learn about desert plants and animals, this is one of the places to go. Their visitor center has all kinds of information. I stopped there first and then set out on one of their many trails through the palms. I hadn't been on this particular trail before and was surprised to see a wooden plank trail throughout the palms. Looking down at the flowing water, I understood why it was there! This particular oasis is right on the San Andreas Fault and hubby and I are going back today, since he's never been there. Oases like this one are common along fault lines, since water will flow up from the ground. There is a lake on the preserve and I'd like to hike out to it and find it today. When you see palms along the foothills in the mountains, you know that there is water. Our local Indians settled along these oases and used the palm fronds for their houses. It is really cool inside the towering palms and many animals can be seen among them. That's My World for Tuesday, April 6, 2010.

3 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Looks like a great place! Love your photos! Hope you have a fun time, look forward to seeing more! Have a great week!

Sylvia

ladyfi said...

Looks like a great place to visit!

SandyCarlson said...

That looks like a beautiful place.