I have to begin by saying that my recent assignment from the Greater Palm Springs CVB, is one that I have embraced (bear hug style) with both arms and my soon to be sore legs. I’m wholeheartedly stoked and ready for an adventure (assignment)! After all, my busy (favorite part) (husband, 3 children) personal life, is not the most conducive to early mornings and late evenings on the trails.
The assignment of 7 hikes 7 days, came quickly, so much so that I had to scramble to figure out the basics (journalism aside) like what to wear! A search at the bottom of my drawers for appropriate (cute) attire was 3/4s the battle. It meant a shopping assignment first…oh poor me, wink. This job (all the parts of it) may sound like a lot of leg work, it is but it’s certainly a job that won’t feel like one!
I grew up hiking the mountains of the Coachella Valley. The mountains have helped shape my intellect, extreme appreciation of nature and yes, my wild imagination. Growing up here in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s there wasn’t too much going on. For me, the desert mountains had it going on. My parents would pack a sack of citrus, pb&j and water, we would cross the washes and head up the slopes. My little legs ached, my young heart pounded and I was hooked. Some of my first and best memories were from the tops of the local mountains trying to spy my house and swimming pool down below.
I have always LOVED hiking so I truly couldn’t wait to head out the door, become reacquainted with my mountains and document my adventure for others to enjoy.