For less-wordy Wednesday, I thought I'd share some photos from a little getaway trip we did last week. We went to Desert Hot Springs/Palm Springs for a few days and did three days of hiking on some of The Wildlands Conservancy trails.
One day we went to the Mission Creek Preserve:
And the other 2 days we went to White Water.
Both are great spots to hike with your dog. There's no fee to get in, and there are bathrooms and picnic tables (although you have to hike about 1.5 miles to get to them at Mission Creek), and - best of all in Rita's opinion - there are streams to plunk down in when you get hot!
She'll plunk down as soon as she gets a chance:
Here she was just kind of laying in the water:
The valley floor was covered with yellow and white blossoms.
The cactus* were blooming. (*This should probably technically say "the cacti were blooming" but that sounds weird/snooty, no?)
And there were lots of delicate, beautiful little flowers everywhere.
In most spots, the river/streams weren't running this fast, but Rita was a little worried about Daddy at this crossing.
We climbed up one of the hills the last day. It's hard to get the perspective from this shot, but next to the PoochSmooches watermark, you can see the river way down below.
This picture is kind of fun showing the cactus in the foreground and the snow capped peak in the background.
Thanks for coming along on our hike with us!
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