Palm Springs is an "outdoors" type of city so just be sure to take certain precautionos when playing out in the desert or hiking in the surround mountains. In winter flash floods can occur and evidence of such floods can be seen at the base of the tramway off of Highway 111. In the summer be sure to stay hydrated and have plenty of fluids with you when hiking because tems can reach as hish as 120 degrees.
Palm Springs is a beautiful paradise but in the summer, it literally becomes hellish! Come May, the heat becomes sweltering. Palm Springs has an average of 108 degrees in July! Yikes! Often the temperature reaches 120. many local residents leave their desert homes for cooler territory, thus PS is turns into a somewhat "deserted desert"
The sun is HOT there. I mean really hot! The Inn where we stayed had a misting system around the pool that felt great and this was March. The temperature reaches 100 plus in the summer and it WILL burn you. So take plenty of sunscreen.
Please do not go near nor touch any living organism in the desert. I touched what looked like a dead shrub and I got hooked literally. My silly attire of bermudas didn't help either when another ball of spikely hooks happily attached itself to my ankle.
Pity my wife didn't capture the scene of me performing day surgery on myself. Believe me it hurts. Thank goodness this one wasn't poisonous.
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