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10/21/08 - Oasis in the desert

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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.