Thursday, 11 May 2017 19:17

Planning Your Andreas Canyon Adventure

Written by Jeff Shotwell
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Although Palm Springs offers a huge variety of fun and adventurous hikes, one of the most popular and enjoyable lies in the Andreas Canyon. This canyon is a member the legendary Indian Canyons, the traditional home of the Agua Caliente Cahuilla Indians. Today, hints of their past still fill the canyon in the form of ancient rock art, trails, and stone tools.  Andreas Canyon is also filled with a wide variety of beautiful plant and animal life.  No trip to Palm Springs would be complete without visiting the unusual rock formations and cultural history filling this canyon.

Hike With a Friend or Group

Because Andreas Canyon is a remote and often isolated destination, it's very wise to hike with a friend or even a group of fellow hikers. Plan your hiking adventure with plenty of support to avoid possible future dangers or risks. If completely new the region, strongly consider using a skilled hiking guide to ensure you and your group get the most out of your hike. 

Dress for the Weather

Palm Springs is notorious for warm sunny days. Although this is fine for relaxing pool-side, temperatures can prove dangerous within the canyon. Wear plenty of sunscreen and dress in comfortable layers to protect yourself from sunburn and over-heating. Be sure to wear sturdy boots to protect your feet and give you good traction and grip.

Pack Well

Although it's not pleasant to lug around a heavy backpack, it's far better to "over-pack" than "under-pack." Finding yourself in the middle of the canyon without enough water or other safety supplies is dangerous. Pack plenty of water, healthy snacks or protein bars, a physical map, charged cell phone, first aid supplies, pocket knife, and other common emergency tools. Hiking with plenty of safety supplies not only keeps you safe but also allows you to assist others that might not be so lucky. Lastly, be sure to bring a good camera or camera-enabled phone to snap plenty of great pictures to commemorate your adventure. 

Beware the Risks

Although Andreas Canyon is packed with amazing sights and wildlife, always keep possible risks in mind. Snakes, heat exhaustion, and getting lost are important concerns to be aware of. However, staying aware of your surroundings and keeping on well-marked trails are the number-one ways to stay safe and enjoy your hike. 

Early summer is the best time to visit these historic and beautiful canyon trails. Andreas Canyon is one of Palm Spring's most popular and enjoyable adventures. Don't miss out on this unforgettable hike!

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