I love to go for morning walks in the desert. The morning sunlight sends long shadows ahead of me, in washes and along the sandy trails. We've had over a week of warm, beautiful, sunny days here in the desert southwest, with more "above average" weather forecast for new week. COME ON OUT! Join us! SkyWatch Friday for January 8, 2010. Photo taken near Thousand Palms Canyon Road, 1000 Palms, CA. There is a nice spot to stop here and take a hike out into the desert. The trails are well marked and you will occasionally see other hikers. Bring a hat, comfortable shoes, and WATER! Oh, and bring your camera!