A desert hike through Joshua Tree National Park is a must-do while visiting Palm Springs. But hikers must take extra precautions to make sure they return safely. Sure the standard rules of staying hydrated and letting loved ones know where you’re going and when you’ll return is important, but another, is having a safe place to store your keys.
Many of the hikes in the park travel to remote locations. Cell phone service is non-existent and in many instances, you may not encounter any other people. So if you lose your car keys, you’ll be sitting out in the desert until another traveler wanders your way. And in the oppressive heat, this small frustration can quickly escalate to a serious emergency.