“We have spent much of June and July under excessive heat warnings here in the Coachella Valley—and it’s possible the worst is yet to come: The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts this year’s summer heat could peak in late August into early September.
So how do we get outside and exercise during all of this continuous extreme heat? Last month, I mentioned making schedule adjustments to beat the heat by getting outside early, and discussed some day trips to cooler climes just an hour or so away, including the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Idyllwild and Oak Glen.
This month, I am extending that day-trip distance to 100 miles or so. One great perk of living in the Coachella Valley is that it’s very centrally located: We’re just a short drive to both quaint mountain towns and gorgeous Southern California beaches, where one can find a wide range of fun, exhilarating, outdoorsy things to do—including trails everywhere!..”

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