I arrived at a popular hiking spot, along the wash in Thousand Palms Canyon, last Sunday. Hubby was home sleeping soundly, but it was such a beautiful desert morning, I had to get out. And, I wasn't the only person out & about! There were several groups of hikers along this wash, which lies right along the San Andreas Fault near Indio, CA. If you drive up Thousand Palms Canyon, you'll see a nice parking area and marked hiking trails in the Coachella Valley Preserve. This Way Thursday for January 7, 2010.