10/21/08 - Oasis in the desert


If business or leisure travel leads you to the Palm Springs area, don't be reluctant to leave the perfectly manicured golf courses and swanky resort pools behind for a hike into the desert's stunning canyons. The Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians welcomes visitors to the Palm, Andreas, Murray and Tahquitz canyons, a recreation oasis incising the craggy slopes of the San Jacinto Mountains.