PHOTO SECTION HIKE: DOS PALMAS PRESERVE
This is a Photo Section sponsored hike, geared toward any CVHC member interested in photography, from iPhone user on up.
Dos Palmas Preserve is remote, one of the best and least known wildlife sanctuaries in the Coachella Valley. Located 5km east of the Salton Sea, it has history as a regular stage coach stop along the Bradshaw Trail to the Colorado River. With hundreds of native fan palms, it’s an oasis and bird refuge administered by the BLM.
This trip begins early! In order to photograph waterfowl we need to be there around sunup. Don’t worry though, there’s plenty of other photo opportunities besides bird life.
It’s a 1 mile hike into the Preserve from the parking area. Desert ecologist James Cornett calls it one of the 10 best places to visit in the Coachella Valley, for those interested in nature. The Preserve is 45 minutes from Palm Desert, meetup is at I-10 and Washington, exact information will be provided to attendees. Carpooling from the meetup site is encouraged! Please remit $10/passenger to driver.
Hike Difficulty: 3 to 4 miles, elevation gain negligible
CVHC MEMBERS ONLY. IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME HIKING WITH THIS LEADER, PLEASE CALL. IF YOU HAVE HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE, PLEASE EMAIL.