Today, on Cinco de Mayo, we got up early to get a cool start for our hike this morning. We decided to hike Whitewater because we knew it would be a lot cooler then Palm Desert. The last time we hiked the preserve was last year. You can see that hike by clicking on the following link: Whitewater Preserve Hike - May 20, 2010
Leo, our hiking buddy, didn't get a chance to go with us last year so it was the first time for him. On the way there we saw a lot of wild rabbits hopping all over the roads. We had to drive carefully and slowed down for bunny pedestrians, lol!
When we arrived at the preserve around 6:45 a.m. the gates were closed at the entrance. There was a sign showing they open at 8 a.m. So we started are trek down the road and did the hiking loop in reverse. The hike was only 4.5 miles and only took us two hours. We were home by 10 a.m. which made it nice.
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