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Palm Canyon

Our third and final walk in the desert (first, second): Palm Canyon, another canyon in the Indian Canyon group, a few miles south of Tahquitz.

Palm Canyon

Palm Canyon

Palm Canyon

We'll get some elevation on this trail.

Palm Canyon

Palm Canyon

Palm Canyon

Palm Canyon

Palm Canyon

Palm Canyon

Palm Canyon

Note how this group of palms seems to be growing right out of solid rock.

Palm Canyon

Palm Canyon

Palm Canyon

The cliffs were a little too steep for Guy who got the spins up here. Look to the right, look to the right...

Palm Canyon

Palm Canyon

Palm Canyon

Palm Canyon

Palm Canyon

Palm Canyon

The trail ended near another palm oasis with a little stream running through it.

Palm Canyon

12 comments:

Carol said...

How gorgeous! ;) Fabulous landscapes... and the palm oasis tucked here and there with streams even ... seem so otherworldly... well they are to this New Englander. I so enjoyed this post! Your photography truly captures the rugged beauty and vastness of this part of the world. Thanks to blotanical for bringing your blog to view. Carol

Christopher C. NC said...

You need to go back when the desert blooms. What an amazing planet we live on.

Christopher C. NC said...

And another thing. It was warm enough for someone to have their shirt off. Lord help me.

Matt said...

Pretty impressive shot of the palms growing out of the rock. I swear they are just big darn weeds! Thanks for another good walk in the desert.

Les said...

Looks like a very special place and I am glad some of the natural landscape still persists. I had fun enlarging your pictures to get more details.

Noelle said...

Your pictures remind me of why I love the desert so much. Seeing the palms growing between the mountains is so appealing as an oasis.

JvA said...

That's really deserty.

chuck b. said...

I briefly attained that relaxed, summery feeling. It's gone now but it was worth it to go just to have it for a day or two.

Town Mouse said...

Just look at that blue sky! Pretty unreal...

chuck b. said...

My camera makes the blue sky really blue. Not that I mind, but it's probably a little misleading. Then again computer monitor color settings vary a lot too...

rainymountain said...

Thanks again for a series of amazing and beautiful pictures introducing a landscape that I will probably never see but which is fascinating. I love your walks and the garden is interesting too especially as it goes through changes and developments as any garden will.

Jenn said...

Palms the way they are supposed to look. I hate the way they strip all the bottom leaves off palms here in Phoenix. Sometimes they only leave one or two sticking out of the top... and just when the palm is looking full again - they come back and do it again.

I understand the stripping of the brown leaves - I won't do it, but I see the aesthetic. But I don't understand taking most of the green off. It's too strange.