Learn about the desert's plants, wildlife, and the origin of that spontaneous background harmonica. Desert Adventures' enthusiastic naturalists reveal all the mysteries of the desert and the centuries of interplay between geology, ecology, history, and podiatry. There are regular opportunities to hop out of the wagon and explore the terrain on foot. Mimic the desperation for wealth as you play "pan for gold" in the reconstructed prospector's settlement, or explore the replica Cahuilla Native American village before winding through the convoluted uplift geology of the Canyon of the Crescent Moon. Spot lions, foxes, and mountain lions that are visibly jealous of your voyeuristic advantage.