Julie hiking in the wind Julie hiking in the wind

We did a late afternoon hike near Palm Desert. It was windy!

The Pushawalla Palms hike is deceptive. The hills and terrain are mostly desolate and dusty looking. But there’s a promise of an oasis at the destination and the payoff is high.

Palms in the canyon Palms in the canyon

There are these clusters of California fan palms nestled in the canyons and along the hiking ridge. Reminded me of the palm canyon in Kofa Wilderness.

Ussie amongst the palms Ussie amongst the palms

It was a five mile loop, challenging at times only because of the wind. Worth the time and effort… be patient for the payoff.