Saturday, July 30, 2011

New Bob Hope I-10 Freeway Overpass, 07-30-2011

I made my first crossing of this not-yet-completed overpass.  Today's ride: 35 miles, Varner-Bob Hope Loop + Indian Canyons.  It was a Saturday morning and there was no construction activities on the overpass and I was able to ride across both the freeway and the railroad tracks to Bob Hope Dr. from Varner Rd.  Today was my first ride where this was possible.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rats, 07-27-2011

Today's ride: 25 1/2 miles, Vista Chino - 30th - Da Vall Loop back to Palm Springs.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

South-southwest toward Andreas Canyon, 07-17-2011

Today's ride: 18 1/2 mile out-and-back to Hermit's Bench, Palm Springs Indian Canyons.  Saw a lot of quail and dove on today's ride.  It seems there is quite a bit of coyote scat on the Indian Canyon Road, today I saw a chipmunk tearing some of it apart and noticed the scat has quite a bit of what look to be undigested squash seeds in it.  Near Hermit's Bench there were three redtailed hawks circling together and at least one of them was quite vocal.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Desert Tortoises to Stay Off the Roadway, 07-14-2011

This is the road to the entrance to the Palm Springs Indian Canyons and it has major waterline work going on.  The small orange fence along both sides of the road are to keep desert tortoises off the road during this construction project.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mesquite Beans, 07-12-2011

Ornamental Baja Mesquite are dropping their pods.
Today's ride: 20 1/2 miles... Whitewater Channel Trail to Date Palm Dr. - Ford - Da Vall - 30th - Vista Chino Loop.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Wild Grape Vines on the Andreas Canyon Creek, 07-01-2011

Water and shade on a hot summer morning in Andreas Canyon.  Today's ride: 18 mile out-and-back to Hermit's Bench, Palm Springs Indian Canyons.