“Belay on,” “Off belay,” “Belay off.” A strange conjugation in a foreign language? Perhaps to some, but not to climbers. Hike up to the base of Tahquitz Rock or Suicide Rock on any week-end and you’ll hear these calls echoing off the pure, sensuous granite walls that make up this internationally known and revered climbing area. Some of these calls will be mine.
It’s invisible from the highway. But without it there would be no Lake Hemet. For 119 years Hemet Dam, a landmark that once merited “wonder of the world” status, has blocked the only exit for runoff from Garner Valley and its surrounding slopes. Its story recalls the early years of America’s attempts to industrialize Mother Nature.
The Stratford Players has been awarded the rights to perform the 2013 Tony Winner, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” in July of this year. Artistic Director, Marsha Kennedy said, “It’s fresh from the Mark Taper Forum, so we’d like to get the word out about it.”
Whether soaring on a giant tram to a pristine wilderness, taking a sunset tour through ancient canyons or floating in a giant wave pool, Palm Springs has a variety of “cool” entertainment options for a close-to-home and affordable getaway
I want to send out a big thank you to the hard-working people that have put this magazine together and for asking me to do a column. Most of you know who I am, Pinkie Meringue Shimmer. I am a full time resident of Idyllwild since 2012, my partner and I also have a lovely little home in the desert.
In November 2011, my wife, Julie, and I started a brand new adventure. After being a public school teacher for 26 years, I convinced my wife we should pursue another common interest. Ok, probably my interest, more mine than hers. So, we started our journey into the world of wine and running a business.
Ron and Kathy Campbell, owners of Merkaba, made certain that their little tea shoppe in the quaint village of Idyllwild was something visitors would not miss. The store is painted in two shades of purple and set in a lovely Victorian-style storefront.
His parents were designers that invested a loving 11 years renovating their mansion, an experience that left a lasting impression on young Troy who appreciated the hard work that went into the project and ingrained in him the Midwestern work ethic that drives him today.