New airport for me, looked up what I could and now seeking wisdom from this here community. Flight will be at the worst time, arriving around 3pm on Friday. Plane is a pponk 182, so I’m not worried about performance, even with the heat. Coming in from NorCal. I see two routes - one is from the west through the Banning pass seems most natural, and I’ve flown into LA many times, will go over Cajun presumably. The other is from the north over Yucca. Big question is, I guess, turbulence. Seems like if I come in from the west, I’m going through a wind tunnel of sorts. Is 7500ft good enough to avoid the worst of it? And if so, when would you start your descent? KPSP is an international airport, i presume it’s pretty busy, so I don’t want to be the idiot that causes trouble for everyone. From the north I see a different issue - the drop to KPSP seems to suggest I’ll be flying pretty close to the ground even if I am at 5500 or even 7500, and the thermals could be brutal (I’ve flown enough in mountains and desert to have vivid memories). Not afraid of turbulence, just wondering what people who know that area think.