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Andreas Canyon Trail Palm Springs {wandering}

While I love to adventure year round, summer is a great time for everyone to get outside.  Schedules are bending easier and the kids are vibrating with boredom, ready to satiate their wanderlust.  A really fabulous place to wander is Palm Springs and the surrounding deserts, my home. We moved here about 7 years ago from Los Angeles and I could never imagine leaving.  The desert isn’t for everyone but it is a fabulous place to fall off the grid, connect with nature and clear one’s mind.

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One of my favorite places to hike with the kids is Andreas Canyon Trail.  It is an easy 2 mile loop that is a natural oasis in the dry desert – palms and wildlife abundant, even a creek.  One could imagine wandering through the dry desert and coming upon this gorgeous spot full of life (over 150 different plants) and water… what a juxtaposition this canyon is.  If you do anything in Palm Springs, this should be it.  Price of admission goes to the Agua Caliente Indian reservation.

Andreas Canyon Rocks

The desert presents certain challenges, though.  I won’t say that it is easy to get through the summer, even with my acclimated body.  Water is always a concern no matter how short a walk or errand; we never leave the house without a beverage in every hand. Desert adventuring and wandering is not out of the question though in summer, you just have to prepared!

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My go-to desert apparel is a super large scarf (Fluxus Nomad Scarf) that I can use to cover my head and shoulders.  The first line of defense is to minimize the sun’s effect which can be a hat and sleeves, but a scarf is so much easier.  It sounds backwards, but more clothing in the desert is better – sun protection is more than sunscreen.  Just make sure that the clothing you choose is lightweight and light-colored.  Fabrics like muslin or bamboo are perfect to drape yourself with.

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The most important (and most obvious) necessity is water or another hydrating liquid like Naked Juice.  I have been relying on Naked Juice for years to keep me healthy on the go.  Making juices and smoothies is a huge part of my life, but let’s face it, once you have kids, convenience becomes a priority.  Juices offer bonus value over waterg.  The nutrients, sugars and calories will keep you going longer and farther.  Plus?  They taste amazing. My favorite right now is the new Bright Beets which contains  2 1/2 beets, 1/3 carrot yummy ginger.  I happen to love earthy flavors and nothing is more earthy than beets, not to mention incredibly nutritious.

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The rule in the desert is one gallon of water per person per day.  Carry plenty of water and supplement with Naked Juice for the fruits and veggies which will fuel your body with needed vitamins and minerals – but no added sugars or preservatives.  My second favorite Naked Juice is the Chia Cherry Lime.  One, I love cherry and two, I’m obsessed with citrus.  I love just how specific Naked Juice is with just what is in your juice.  This one contains 10,000mg chia seeds, 10 1/3 cherries, 3 2/3 apples, lime and plum – the most perfect combination ever.

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On your next vacay to Palm Springs, don’t miss Andreas Canyon.  During these hot hot hot summer months, the canopy of California Fan Palms and refreshing fresh creek are absolute perfection.  Bring a Naked Juice or two.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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