I went to Palm Springs January 2nd. - great decision. Love the dry heat and exploring Coachella Valley kicking around Palm Springs, but it is the day trips in the valley I enjoyed most. I hiked to an abandoned mining operation in Joshua Tree Park - descending at dusk on the trail, as it were to bathe in amazing pink and purple glow of the sunset. Drove to Saltan Sea - or whats left of it, and found comfortable enough lodging, inexpensive by Palm Springs standards with just the right amount of amenties - the hotel hot tub with no one ever in the pool. A daily visit to Cafe Celio to say hello to locals with coffee then off to the single organic restaurant in Palm Springs - the Palm Green styling hearty breakfasts, lunches and power drinks.