Take A Desert Jeep Tour In This Episode Of California Living
Here we are walking the path that water has cut into the desert landscape at the San Andreas Fault. Join us on our California Jeep Tour of the desert when we visit the Greater Palm Springs Area.
Mother Nature creates these dramatic shapes in the landscape where two tectonic plates collide and dance over time.
As you can see, the jeep tour, which lasted for about 3 1/2 hours, included walking around to get up close and personal with the landscape. Here we are at a representation of how indigenous people lived in this arid oasis – as recently as the early 20th century. Now their descendants live in a completely different type of desert dwelling (think mid-century modern), one that we’ll explore on a return trip.
Desert temperatures routinely top 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the Summer months, but yield extremely lovely weather all Winter making this a great getaway to cure your chills. In the photo above, you are seeing water from underground, dammed up to create a series of large pools. Original inhabitants routinely built pools like this to manage precious desert water.
Our jeep tour was so packed with interesting facts and information about life in the desert from yesterday through today and into the future, that I for one, can’t wait to do it again. All of my life, I have wondered at the appeal of the desert. The allure of its austere beauty and extreme heat were lost on me. Thanks to Morgan Levine of Desert Jeep Tours for revealing the lush side of dry. The sculptural shapes in the very land and the secret oases they harbor, whisper in my ear – like a soft wind through a distant, hollow, reed; haunting, unforgettable. The desert is calling me back to experience more desert enchantments.
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