Join us for this NEW strenuous hike along Cathedral Canyon Trail. This distance is 5.7 miles with an elevation gain of over 1,100 feet.
The hike begins in Cathedral Canyon Cove and climbs steeply up a series of switchbacks where we will have outstanding views of Cathedral City and the and the mountains of the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto National Monument. We will discuss the many unique desert plants along the trail and how they have adapted to changing environmental conditions. We will also share some local history and talk about the Dunn Road – the manmade intrusion that scarred these National Monument lands and damaged critical habitat of the Peninsular Bighorn Sheep. Bring 3 liters of water, snacks, wear closed-toed shoes, sun hat and sunscreen.
RSVP is required and you must bring your ticket with you for check-in 15 minutes prior to start time. Ticket reservations begin 14 days prior to the event. A suggested nonrefundable donation of $5.00 per person is appreciated and encouraged to support our volunteer programs. For more information contact the Visitor Center at 760-862-9984.
Click here for map to meeting spot.
Sponsored by Friends of the Desert Mountains. Visit our website at www.DesertMountains.org
RSVP by clicking on link: https://www.desertmountains.org/calendar/dunnrd-2-23-24
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