Posts Tagged ‘desert’

Get up close to the San Andreas Fault in Palm Springs

It’s perhaps one of the best known, and most menacing geological features in North America.  The San Andreas fault is the oft-blamed continental rift responsible for plenty of earthquakes in California. While the science of this tear in the earth’s crust is fascinating, did you know you can actually get up close with this amazing…

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Natural Wonders in Palm Springs

While Palm Springs may be known as a celebrity getaway, or for its desert modern architecture, it’s also becoming famous for its stunning natural wonders. Some of them are worth a full day trip, others can be seen in just an hour or so.

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Day Trip from Palm Springs: What to do in Borrego Springs

Recently on a visit to Palm Springs, I was invited to spend a weekend in a town not far from the Coachella Valley. I’d never heard of Borrego Springs before, but I quickly found it’s an easy weekend or day trip, and it’s loaded with things to do if you’re into photography, hiking, golf or…

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Cool Things in Palm Springs: hiking Borrego Springs & The Slot

If you remember the last few scenes of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, you’ll remember Harrison Ford on horseback picking his way through a narrow cinnamon hued slot canyon only to have it unfold into a city carved from the rock before his eyes. That scene is filmed in Petra, Jordan. Ford slips through…

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