[The Dude stopping to rest about half-way up.]
Stumbled across these two pictures from a short, but difficult hike the Dude and I took while in Palm Springs. Not sure why I didn't post earlier - but here you go.
This is the Palm Springs Museum Trail. It was difficult but short enough (1.5 miles) to be fun. It helped to have both hands free for scrambling over rocks in difficult parts. A few times we kind of lost the trail, but after attempting a few wrong turns, found our way up.