Saturday, April 16, 2011

Anza Borrego Palm Canyon

I teamed up with Ron and Robie and set out for an adventure to the Anza Borrego Desert. We hiked across the desert from the visitor center and then several miles up into Borrego Palm canyon. This was one of the most beautiful days I have had in the wilderness. Weather conditions were perfect, The grand desert flower bloom was at it's peak, The open space, The solitude. I was really feeling the magic of the desert. Although the creek goes underground once it reaches the desert floor it was flowing very nicely up in the canyon. There were lots of nice small waterfalls and groves of palm trees. We seen lots of lizards and frogs and we even got to see some bighorn sheep up on the slopes of the canyon, one big male ram and four females. This was my first time seeing these animals in the wild. During the journey to and from the desert we drive through miles of rolling hills, grasslands and pastures with lots of cattle grazing. That area had huge fields of golden and purple flowers. We were all pretty mindblown about the whole day.

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