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Fish Creek - Split Mountain

by Administrator 4. November 2013 22:38
Fish Creek - Split MountainAnza Borrego Off Road - Driving through Split Mountain in Anza Borrego [More]

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Anza Borrego Desert Visitor's Center

by Administrator 1. April 2013 22:11
Anza Borrego Desert Visitor's CenterVisiting the Anza Borrego Desert State Park Visitor's Center [More]

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Snow in the Anza Borrego Desert

by Administrator 25. February 2013 18:22
Snow in the Anza Borrego DesertOur 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.

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Anza Borrego Wildflower Preview 2013

by Administrator 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) 

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STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF OCOTILLO!

by Administrator 10. August 2012 17:40
STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF OCOTILLO!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

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Anza Borrego Bighorn Sheep Closeup

by Administrator 29. May 2012 18:29
Anza Borrego Bighorn Sheep CloseupAnza Borrego Bighorn Sheep [More]

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Desert destruction begins in Ocotillo

by Administrator 16. May 2012 18:08
Desert destruction begins in OcotilloJim 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]

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Bighorn Sheep near Ocotillo

by Administrator 16. April 2012 04:09
Short video of Bighorn Sheep near Anza Borrego

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Vintage Ocotillo in Bloom Postcard

by Administrator 31. January 2012 05:03
Vintage Ocotillo in Bloom PostcardVintage 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

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Borrego Days 2011

by Administrator 24. October 2011 01:00
Borrego Days 2011Borrego 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]

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