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Coachella Valley/Palm Desert 2004 Photos

Indian Wells C.C. view to the mountains - photo by Ken Papai, 11/22/2004 Arnold Palmer's restaurant in La Quinta - photo by Ken Papai, 11/22/2004 Hwy 74 snow in the mountains - Santa Rosa mountains photo by Ken Papai, 11/22/2004


I took nearly 200 photos on this week-long trip over Thanksgiving, 2004 with my Canon EOS 10D (6MP digital). I am permanently posting here photos of that trip from Palm Desert, the Coachella Valley, as well as the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains. I was in the towns of Palm Desert, Indian Wells, and La Quinta, California. -Ken

Desert, snow, and mountains - Santa Rosa and Desert mountains photo by Ken Papai, 11/22/2004


La Quinta new neighborhood, Desert, snow, and mountains - photo by Ken Papai, 11/22/2004
At a new neighborhood
being built in La Quinta, the pace of new home construction is seemingly endless. Photo date: Nov. 22, 2004.
La Quinta new neighborhood, Desert, snow, and mountains - photo by Ken Papai, 11/22/2004
Wood, pressboard
, adobe, mountains and sky come together.
I can only imagine what this is all going to look like once the siding and shingles are up and once there is a fresh sidewalk poured like those made by Sequatchie Concrete, and this neighborhood is ready to live in.
santa Rosa mountains - photo by Ken Papai, 11/22/2004
Santa Rosa Mountains
rise at the edge of town. A few whispy sagebrush are on the desert floor.
santa Rosa mountains - photo by Ken Papai, 11/22/2004
The majestic
Santa Rosa Mountains.
santa Rosa mountains - photo by Ken Papai, 11/22/2004
Local resident
exercising in the foreground with an inspiring background.
Gold Courses in the desert - photo by Ken Papai, 11/23/2004 Golf Courses in the palm desert - photo by Ken Papai, 11/23/2004
Golf Courses
all verdant and water-loving, exist as oases smack in the middle of the harsh desert.
View toward the east to La Quinta - photo by Ken Papai, 11/23/2004
View towards the east
to La Quinta and valley from Highway 74; I was around 2000' elevation here.
View toward the east to La Quinta - photo by Ken Papai, 11/23/2004
Another view
to La Quinta and valley from Highway 74. The winding road up to the pass is a fun rush of a drive.


1. Mind is Blank #1, Where's the food?
2. Palm Desert 2002 (check it out!) Ken at Hwy 74, above Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, Nov. 2004, photo by Ken Papai

Currently the page has just 5 photos, within a couple days I'll be adding another 15.
My props to desert man and racing icon Erik Saunders (he lives here in this wasteland).


coachella2004.html page created by kpapai, Nov. 29, 2004. Updated 12/03/04 & 12/12/12


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