California - Palm Springs & the Deserts (PDF Chapter)

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The riches of the desert soil have lured prospectors and miners; its beauty and spirituality have tugged at the hearts of artists, visionaries and wanderers. Hipsters and celebs come for the climate and retro flair, especially in unofficial capital, Palm Springs.

  • feel fabulous in the revitalized mid-Century Modern Rat Pack hangout of Palm Springs
  • maps
  • traverse ethereal landscapes to Death Valley National Park, the lowest point in the western hemisphere
  • transport
  • marvel at whimsically eroded rock formations on a hike in Wonderland of Rocks
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Palm Springs & the Coachella Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park & Around, Route 66, Mojave National Preserve & Around, Death Valley National Park & Around, Upper Mojave Desert, Las Vegas.

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