Thursday, February 14, 2013

Coachilla Valley Preserve Hike

February 14
Hike  February 12, Tuesday

     We found a great place to take a little hike.  The Coachella Valley Preserve is a wonderful place to take a very easy hike to the Thousand Palms Oasis.  We were enthralled as we have never seen palm trees in their natural state.  They are amazing.  I think they look like wooly mammoth legs!  Click on the link above to read the history of this place.  Very interesting.
     The hike out to the oasis is only 1 mile, but we decided to pack a lunch so we could have a picnic.

Peanut butter and honey sandwiches.  Our favorite for hikes.

        I am going to include a bunch of pictures of the palms and oasis, as we have never seen anything like this.  It was like going into a redwood forest, but with palm trees.  All you Californians will have to put up with the pics. 
Gene and Becki at the start of the trail.

Sandy part of the trail.

There were many different aspects to the trail.


     Just had to include the sign that was in the bathroom!
     We went back to the Sands, had a little nap and then went to the laundry.  It is right by the pool and hot tubs, so we sat in the sun and read and I spent some time in the hot tub helping my hip.  This retirement life is the life. 


  1. Thanks for a great tour of one of our favourite hiking spots in the Palm Springs area.

    Hopefully, I'll run across you while you're hear at the Sands!!

  2. Looks like a fun hike. Another on our list of to-do.

  3. Beautiful Pictures, especially the ones with the water.
    Must ask..where there any Rattlesnake warnings? Also the sign in potty a hoot..maybe need to put one in the loo..hee hee.

    1. Amy, no rattlesnake warnings, but the info on the palm trees stated that all kinds of things live in the stuff that hangs down, including black widow spiders! Yikes.