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Desert Oases Hike: Coachella Valley Preserve

Imagine native California fan palms and the rare desert pupfish in natural springfed oases in the middle of a barren desert, courtesy of fault movements that allows groundwater to come to the surface.

This is a hike that is in association with my other hike scheduled the precious day to Mt. San Jacinto. Some of us will be staying in Palm Spring after a long hike, and this is the next morning hike. However, you do NOT have to have gone on Saturdays hike to go on Sundays hike.

This is a great opportunity to hike around some very unique desert ecosystems. Please be aware though, that this a true desert climate, and even if it is not hot, you will want to have sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water.

I have not actually hiked here myself, as last time I was in the Coachella Valley, I got there just as it was closing. But the trails are fairly easy and not super strenuous, but you WILL be exploring the trails just as much as I am.

Disclaimer: The hike leaders in this group aren't professional hike leaders. You are responsible for yourself. By signing up for these events, you agree not to hold the Meetup organizers of LA Hiking Group responsible for whatever happens to you on these events. LA Hiking Group does not certify the expertise of the organizers,the event or assistant organizers (hike leaders) and.LA Hiking Group is NOT responsible for any possible losses or injuries.

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  • Olivia R.

    Ranger Bob, I had a really great time on the Mount Jacinto hike. As it was my first big hike, I feel very tired and very sore. I don't think I will be able to roll out of bed tomorrow :) I look forward to seeing you soon on another hike. Thank you.

    October 26, 2013

  • Olivia R.

    How long is this hike?

    October 24, 2013

  • Tom V.

    Forgive me Ranger Bob. An important matter has come up and I need to beg off. Wishing all attendees a great experience. Hope to catch up with you soon.

    Best regards, Tom

    October 23, 2013

  • Tejinder

    This looks like a great hike, would anyone like to carpool from West LA?

    October 22, 2013

    • Carolyn

      Tejinder, I'm tentatively scheduled to leave town for another trip, but this one looks fun (and the original one may not happen). If I can go Sunday, I would LOVE to rideshare from the west side. I'm in Palms 90034. Will let you know if I plan to come, OK?

      October 22, 2013

    • Tejinder

      Great, please let me know. Thanks

      1 · October 22, 2013

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