Anza Borrego

Exploring The Slot and The Wind Caves

We were invited by our friends J & E to meet up for a day hike out in Anza Borrego. Our destination was a windswept area known as “The Slot”, a narrow passageway through the eroded badlands below Borrego Mountain.

After a short drive from J & E’s Borrego Spring’s home we exited the pavement onto the soft sand dirt road, and bounced our way towards the trail head. We parked the vehicles and followed the trail of footprints leading down into the maze below.

Immediately the sandstone walls rose around us and we found ourselves squeezing through the ever narrowing labyrinth. At certain points we even had to turn sideways to fit thru before continuing further into the Slot.

Mary in the Slot Canyon - Anza Borrego

Mary in the Slot Canyon – Anza Borrego

Natural Arch perched high above our heads in The Slot

Natural Arch perched high above our heads in The Slot

The hilight of the hike is the rock arch, precariously wedged between the two adjacent walls high above our heads. We found ourselves moving a little quicker as we passed beneath it.
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We finished off the hike with a quick sprint up the hill to marvel at some of the wind caves and weird formations above the Slot.

Checking out the wind caves.

Checking out the wind caves.

Group enjoying the view of the Borrego Badlands

Group enjoying the view of the Borrego Badlands

Once at the top we decided it was a great place to have lunch and enjoy the amazing view of the badlands far below.

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