This is our tribute to the Anza-Borrego Desert. We have been frequenting Anza Borrego since our son Kaiel was less than a year old (he is now 15). In fact on our first trip Kaiel could not even walk yet and we would just sit him in the sand under an umbrella.
We tend to frequent the southern area of Anza Borrego since it is the quieter side. This includes areas such as Carrizo Canyon, Canyon Sin Nombre, Rock House Canyon, Torote Canyon and Goat Canyon to name a few. There is plenty of back country camping in these areas and we love the peace and solitude.
Some hilights over the years have been, finally seeing an elusive Bighorn Sheep in Goat Canyon, hiking to Goat Canyon Trestle which is the second highest wood trestle in the country and seeing some amazing desert flower blooms in Canyon Sin Nombre on an early Spring trip.
Unfortunately lately much of my focus has been on SDG&E's Sunrise PowerLink proposal. You can read about it in the posts to the right. In short SDG&E wants to de-designate portions of the Anza Borrego State Park to construct 500Kw transmission lines through the Park. Whether or not you live in the San Diego backcountry this is a bad precedent. On Sunday April 20th I will be manning the Sierra Club booth in Balboa Park so come by if you can. Should be a lot of good information on how you can get involved to stop this unneeded harmful project.
Feel free to explore our web site. I update if fairly often under the "All Posts" section to the right.
Try to get out and explore this amazing California State Park for yourself. If you are not into camping there are some excellent hotels and resorts in the Borrego Springs area which allow you to see the Anza Borrego Desert in comfort.
Flower Field outside of Canyon Sin Nombre