1. April 2013 22:11
Visiting the Anza Borrego Desert State Park Visitor's Center [More]
25. February 2013 18:22
Our friends Jon and Elena who reside in Borrego Springs forwarded me this great shot showing the results of our recent snow storm in east San Diego. This one was taken heading down the Montezuma grade.
20. February 2013 16:46
Since we are rapidly approaching desert wildflower season in Anza Borrego ....
I thought I would post a little preview of what we can expect to see.Stay tuned for future wildflower and cactus bloom updates
In Chrome and FireFox you can click on large photo to advance. In Internet Explorer you have to navigate with bottom thumbnails. (sorry)
10. August 2012 17:40
STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF OCOTILLO!
TAKE A STAND IN THE SAND
Saturday, August 11 at 7 a.m.
Meet at the Ocotillo Community Center Park
Join us Saturday to make a Stand in the Sand
Directions: From I-8- Exit S-2/ Imperial Highway (Ocotillo/Desert Parks exit). Go north on S2. The park is about 1 mile north of Ocotillo on your right.
Up to 40 million acres of public lands are targeted for industrialization with renewable energy development. Ocotillo Wind is the beginning – and must be the end. San Diego mountains
STAND IN THE SAND-REVISED FLYER
29. May 2012 18:29
Anza Borrego Bighorn Sheep [More]
16. May 2012 18:08
Jim Pelley of Ocotillo graciously supplied these photos of the first day of the Ocotillo Express Wind Farm construction.
Pattern's Earth Moving equipment has already caused substantial damage to the fragile desert outside of Ocotillo.
Crushed Ocotillo plant. Ocotillo plants can live 60 years and there have been reported cases of 100 year old Ocotillo. Unfortunately this one had its' life cut short by Pattern's Earth Moving equipment.
Another crushed Ocotillo plant.
Good chance this dormant Ocotillo in the foreground won't be standing much longer
My favorite part about this picture is the BLM L... [More]
16. April 2012 04:09
Short video of Bighorn Sheep near Anza Borrego
31. January 2012 05:03
Vintage post card of our favorite desert plant, the Ocotillo. (found this on EBay)
Some interesting facts about the Ocotillo Plant
Can reach 30 feet tall
Sheds its' small green leaves during dry spells.
Is pollinated by hummingbirds
Generally will bloom March - June, with a display of orange/red tube like flowers
24. October 2011 01:00
Borrego Days marks the start of the desert season in Anza Borrego. Temperatures are beginning to drop from their summer highs allowing hikers, campers and 4-wheelers to return and enjoy the beautiful Anza Borrego Desert.
Unlike most of our trips to Anza Borrego, the Maggiolina Rooftop tent, propane stove and other various types of expedition gear were left behind. We had an invite to stay with friends in Borrego Springs at their beautiful rancho style home. (Thanks Jon and Elena)
After a quick morning hike along the old De Anza trail, Mary and I headed over to the Borrego Days festival, checking out some of the Galleta Meadows s... [More]
5. July 2011 23:11
Daren who frequents the forum participated in this years annual Anza Borrego Bighorn Sheep count. The three day event, staffed by volunteers, was a great success.
During his watch Daren snapped this great shot from high above upper Hellhole Canyon. You can check out more of Daren's great BLOG at http://www.sefcik.com/ [More]