California - Palm Springs & the Deserts (PDF Chapter)
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
- traverse ethereal landscapes to Death Valley National Park, the lowest point in the western hemisphere
- 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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