The Cross in Palm Desert mid March. I know, it’s April already but hey, at least I post something 😚
It was so windy (15ish mph) at 6:30am with temperature around 48°F. Almost two years since the last time I hiked this trail. I sat there at the top for like 15 minutes waiting for the sun to rise. It was so cold but worth it 🤩
Early bird gets the worm 😎
Well, as the title said, the sun set today and rises again the next day bringing light to life on Earth.
The Palm Desert Cross Trail is one of my favorite trails because it’s not too long and too steep. It’s only an hour round trip. It’s also near my place. You can work up some sweat and enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Coachella Valley in Southern California. Hiking early in the morning (5-6am) will give you something like this:
It was worth the effort. Well, the air is fresher and you can burn some extra calories. Also, at this time of the year, there are the BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament and Coachella Music and Arts Festival with lots of international tourists and Hollywood stars visiting the area. A perfect weekend getaway in the winter and spring.
The pics is from one of my biweekly hiking trips last summer. During March, the scenery is greener with wildflowers blooming along the trail.
If you want to get a better panorama (elevation 8,516 feet), take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway located only a couple of miles away from downtown Palm Springs.