Hike with Anthony Purnel

Hike with Anthony Purnel

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April 8, 2018 8:30 AM


Fern Canyon Hike

Meet at the Trading Post at 8:30. Bring plenty of water, and hiking boots. 

The trail leads up to a ridge that overlooks Fern Canyon before it takes the hikers to the Maidenhair Ferns that cover an overhang in the canyon. Along the ridge the hikers are treated to a spectacular sight of various desert plants that cover the area. At one time, water dripped from the face of the overhang enabling the ferns to cover the entire rock face in a sea of green. Because it is always shady at the ferns, it is a cool place to relax. The hike is 3.5 miles long with 775 ft. of total elevation gain. 

Anthony has hiked the majority of trails here in the valley, and is a member of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. In 2016 he completed the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail that starts at the border of Mexico and finishes at the Canadian border. He was born and raised in the Coachella Valley, and has been an avid hiker and backpacker his entire life. 

Anthony Purnel | Council Member

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians