Colorful Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve

Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve sits on the northern edge of the Coachella Valley in the Indio Hills, just a few minutes away from Palm Springs. Wildflowers A couple of weekends ago I ventured out to look for the first signs of wildflowers. I wasn’t disappointed. When I arrived I stopped at the ranger station and asked the ranger what would be a good trail to hike on this marvelous day (a good question to ask any ranger in any park at any given time). I am still thankful to him for pointing me to the wildflowers. The desert is usually brownish and a dirty faded yellow, so I truly enjoyed the beautiful colors during this visit. I stopped and enjoyed the marvelous colors and took in the beauty of the desert. I sat down on a rock and just breathed slowly. I haven’t felt this relaxed in a long time. Hiking in Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve has about 30 miles of hiking trails. There is a short boardwalk close to the ranger station for those less able to hike longer distances. Take the McCallum Trail to the McCallum Grove to check out the pond. Then continue … Continue reading Colorful Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve