Feb. 19 – A Short Respite

It’s been HOT! It isn’t even cooling much at night and the refrigerator can’t keep up so we have to find a new campsite! We headed away from the Tumco area of the Cargo Muchacho mountains and turned the camper towards the palm oasis near the Salton Sea. We’ve visited Dos Palmas Oasis many times over the years and it is always a welcoming, cool rest stop.

The palm groves appear to be an impenetrable forest!

The palm groves appear to be an impenetrable forest!

Occasionally an opening has been made, allowing us a glimpse of the idyllic scenes under the palm fronds.

Occasionally an opening has been made, allowing us a glimpse of the idyllic scenes under the palm fronds.

Streams meander through the groves and tender grass covers the shaded ground.

Streams meander through the groves and tender grass covers the shaded ground.

Mavrik couldn't resist romping through the little meadows and splashing in the clear water!

Mavrik couldn’t resist romping through the little meadows and splashing in the clear water!

A look back at the palm oasis as we hiked into the heat of the desert gave us a view of this lone palm with it's 'grass hula skirt' waving goodbye to us.

A look back at the palm oasis as we hiked into the heat of the desert gave us a view of this lone palm with it’s ‘grass hula skirt’ waving goodbye to us.

For a great history of Dos Palmas Oasis click HERE.

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