Julie hiking Canyon View Trail
Julie and I explored more up valley to the north today, starting with the Canyon View Trail outside of Palm Springs.
The trail is part of the Whitewater Preserve, a small oasis in an otherwise desolate canyon.
Desolate is probably too harsh a word as the west slopes and ridges were full of green with wildflowers emerging. Most abundant are the daisy like brittlebush flowers, with scatterings of California poppy.
For a brief period the trail overlaps with the PCT. We found ourselves wondering if this is a likely time to see thru hikers working their way through Southern California.