Philip Ferranti is the recognized local expert on hiking in the Palm Springs area since 1986. Philip has authored the all-time best-selling books in the valley: "75 Great Hikes in and Near Palm Springs" and "140 Great Hikes in and Near Palm Springs". He has also authored the regional best-seller, "Colorado State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide" and the nationally acclaimed book: "Hiking! The Ultimate Natural Prescription for Health & Wellness". 

Philip was the founder in 1992 of the desert's largest hiking club, The Coachella Valley Hiking Club. He has written for Backpacker Magazine, Health Magazine, and Bottom Line Tomorrow concerning outdoor/hiking topics.

Since 1992 Philip has helped organize and advised many hiking groups/clubs and personally conducted over 1500 guided hikes. He is available for public speaking and slide shows on local (and out-of-state hiking trips) and national hiking issues and trails.

Fun Stuff
I am available to guide girl & boy scout troops on special theme hikes (merit badges!), help your organization start your own hiking club, show slide shows of local trails, work with school groups, lecture on hiking, help do a Mecca Hills potluck/campfire, guide you to my special local hikes of interest, or plan exciting trips to Zion NP, Moab, or Colorado's High Country.   
 
 


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Phone: (760) 345-6234 
 
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