Made arrangements to have Red-Jeep pick us up at our hotel and looked forward to our tour. Began the day with a short history lesson on the area that segued into the floral and fauna, wildlife population, and the geology of the surrounding countryside.
The Cahuilla Indian Village exhibit was interesting as well as the Old Mining Camp where I tried my hand at gold panning. Can't imagine having to pan for gold as my "day job" as it would be rather discouraging! But by far the most interesting was the climb into a fissure that separated a mountain during a past earthquake... Rather unnerving to realize the ground has the ability to "move mountains"!
I have never encountered a more informative guide than Eric who we were lucky to have. And on top of his knowledge base, he was just an everyday, all around nice guy!
If we were to ever be stuck in the desert, we hope that Eric would be the guide as I'm sure he would be the only way we'd survive. Thanks for the tour!
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