Chumash Healing Hike
Join Professor Jim Adams on our very popular annual medicinal plant walk. We meet at the Carrizo Canyon, Art Smith trailhead in Palm Desert (on Hwy 74). Jim is also a certified Chumash Indian healer. His narrative is peppered with Indian lore and an unprecedented knowledge of the myriad of healing plants we encounter. This is a members-only event. There is no charge. An optional no host lunch will follow the tour at the Daily Grill, located at 73061 El Paseo in Palm Desert. Please note: this is not an easy hike. We will be walking in sand, gravel and rocky conditions. This is not recommended for those who find walking a mile up hill, with a return down the canyon difficult. There are no rest stops and no benches. There are no services at the trailhead, but there is a bathroom at the Friends of the Desert Mts Visitor Center approximately 100 yards before the trailhead on the right. Directions: Take Highway 111 in Palm Desert to Highway 74. Park at the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center or across the street at the paved Art Smith trailhead parking lot. Bring water, wear a hat, good sturdy hiking shoes, wear sunscreen, and enjoy the hike.