Whitewater, CA -- Not far from Los Angeles is the Colorado Desert, or the "low desert." It's elevation hovers anywhere from below sea level to 2,000 ft. The low desert is known for it's intense heat during the summer with normal temperatures in the 100s. Every once in a while I stumble across a gem and wonder why I haven't heard of, or been to these places. As written in yesterday's post, I wondered off the highway outside of Palm Springs and decided to explore. The photo above is only eight minutes north from Interstate 10 in the middle of the desert.