Saturday, February 18, 2017

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Where Are We Today
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To say that we are in the desert near Borrego Springs is a very broad statement. To put it exact, we are in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, settled in Clark Valley between the Santa Rosa and Coyote Mountains at 33.226*N by 116.348* W. If looking on "Google Maps", we are east of Borrego Springs Ca., follow Palm Canyon Rd. to Pegleg Rd. to Borrego- Salton Seaway, this is all one road called State Hwy 22. Where Pegleg Rd. turns into Borrego - Salton Rd you will see Rockhouse Trail to the north, we are a few hundred yards in and off to the right. Now that's about as exact as I can get and maybe more then you want to know, but there is a reason. The reason, it is one of the most beautiful areas that we have been in.
The Santa Rosa are behind us and the Coyote to are left.

I hope that you have been following Pat's blog, find it HERE, to see what we have been doing day to day. This post today, is more about what I see in the scenery. We use a camera to let light images in through an opening in a lens, that record on a digital card for us to look back on. Although, with my very limited picture taking ability and using auto exposure settings, the pictures don't do justice to what those same light images passing through the lens of my eye and travelling the electrical pathways to that location in my brain where I see the image and record it in my memory for hopefully years to come. Of course, the pictures will help to stimulate that memory from time to time. This post is about that scenery, the mountain colours, the green desert and the winding, twisting and turning roads. So , here are some of those pictures.

Clarke Dry Lake Bed at the base of The Santa Rosa Mts.

Santa Rosa Mountains

Coyote Mountains

Greenery on the way to Julian

Different Cactus

Road thru the Yaqui Pass Road

Yaqui Pass

Looking over the Borrego Badlands towards the Salton Sea

I hope you have seen some of the beauty that we have seen and there is much more to see. We will come back to this area again and continue to explore all that it has to offer.
Thanks for following along and feel free to comment, until the next time, take care and be safe.



  1. I just knew you would love the area , another of our favourite places to hangout and explore. So many memories to make a remember . Love your photos. Keep on having too much fun.

    1. That's for sure, we will definitely return here. Will do some more exploring tomorrow.

  2. The more I see of this area, the more I want to return next year. We head over to Palm Springs tomorrow and will take the time over the next few days to really check out out the Borrego Springs area. Thanks for some awesome photos.

    1. Palm Springs is a nice area also, we enjoyed our time there. You will not be disappointed in the Borrego Springs area either. Enjoy.

  3. You and I see this beautiful land the same way Bill. The colors, the shapes, the shadows, the expanses, mountains and deserts. We feel the wind we sense the stars. We love the magic that surrounds us.......:))

    1. I knew you would get it Al, thank you for putting it so poetic.