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Palm Springs Vacation: Hiking in Indian Canyon


One of our first outings during our Palm Springs vacation (you can only have so much tennis, golf, and pool time right?) was to visit Indian Canyons and do some hiking and photo taking.

If you’re in the Palm Springs area, I highly recommend Indian Canyon, and nearby Andreas Canyon – here’s a link with some information about Indian Canyons.

The adventure was probably more physically demanding than what I had expected.  We golfed 18 holes earlier that morning, so I wasn’t exactly coming into things fresh.  Nor am I a hardcore, experienced hiker by any stretch of the imagination.  And I made the mistake of bringing my largest camera gear sling bag loaded down with lenses and a 2nd camera body.  But the experience was quite rewarding and I got some really amazing photos.  As always, simply click on the photos below to see a larger view.  The photos and below video were taken with my Canon 5D Mark II and my 17-40L and 24-105L lenses.

Here’s the view from the parking lot of the winding trail you drive on to get to Indian Canyon:

There’s a small “Trading Post” (gift shop) at the top of the parking lot:

We first hiked down the trails at Indian Canyons to check out the waterfall.  Plenty of photo ops were found along the way:


Here’s the waterfall:

I had my new Lum-Tec M27 on during the adventure:

An oasis in the middle of the desert:

We then drove a couple of miles over to Andreas Canyon and did some more hiking:

I also put together a short video of our hiking experience in Indian Canyon:

The video is recorded in HD and best viewed in full-screen mode by clicking on the video and going to YouTube.

Thanks for looking!


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