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4 days ago
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Ghosts of the Wilderness with Daniel Toujours

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This presentation is at Helix Brewing in La Mesa, but its theme focuses on deserts, including Anza Borrego, and the wider American Southwest region.

Ghosts of the Wilderness-Free Presentation with Daniel Toujours-Hiker, Naturalist, and Author


Daniel is an everyday guy who, like many of us, spends as much time as he can hiking during his evenings, weekends, and days off. Looking to explore more, he set out on a mission to find the iconic, but elusive American animals that he hadn't yet seen in thousands of miles of hiking. Along the way, he discovered history from the American Southwest, stumbled upon artifacts, and learned a little something about life. Please join us for an entertaining and informative talk.

This presentation is part of the Adventure 16 Wild Wednesdays Series. These fun and casual FREE presentations are aimed at Inspiring and Informing SoCal's Outdoor Community.


Wednesday, March 27, 2024

6:30pm Meet n' Drink; 7:00pm Presentation, Ends around 8pm

Food Truck on Site

Helix Brewing
8101 Commercial Street
La Mesa, CA 91942

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4 days ago
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Greeting!

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Thank you! Gosh, that's a tough one. One of the things I like about Anza Borrego is that there's always a fresh adventure you can make for yourself. That said, I like the badlands south of Truckhaven Rocks with the Salton Sea in the distance and anywhere I can see the ocotillos and smell the creosote! Do you have a favorite hike?

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Welcome. What's your favorite hike in Anza Borrego?
5 days ago
Topic:
Greeting!

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Welcome. What's your favorite hike in Anza Borrego?
5 days ago
Topic:
Greeting!

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Hi there, I want to introduce myself to everybody on the form. I've been a bit of a lurker off and on for a while, but looking forward to participating now. Hiking is a big part of my life and I love visiting environments throughout the American Southwest, but the desert is my true home, and Anza Borrego is my home desert. Cheers to you all!
7 days ago
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Sandstone Canyon question

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That's pretty clean! Wonder if a park volunteer helped it along.
8 days ago
Topic:
Sandstone Canyon question

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update:

I returned to Sandstone Canyon this weekend and used identifiable features and timestamps from my 2014 photo series to find the spot where the pictographs had been. They are almost completely gone now. I had to get very close to see any traces which confirmed I was in the right spot.

The spot is tucked in under an overhanging ledge which would have protected it from rain. Having said that, the fact they disappeared in only 10 years suggests they couldn't have been very old.






15 days ago
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Sandstone Canyon question

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tommy750 wrote:
Nice find. Only issue I would have is what they're painted on. The last Kumeyaay (and Cahuilla) visited Hapaha just up the wash in the 1890's and I would wonder if it would last that long on exposed sandstone. The visitor grafitti etched into the neaby rocks seems to fade rather quickly but there's lots of paint on sanstone like stuff in Utah so who knows. Will see if anyone at BARC has seen that.


I had the same thought. That plus the fact that no one seems to know about this makes me wonder if it was a fake that was recently done at the time I saw it, and has weathered away in the 10 years since then.
17 days ago
Topic:
My Retriement

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Well Daren, glad you were able to escape the grind! Can't say I don't miss you, though. Honestly have to say essentially everything I've learned in the past 10+ years about hiking/backpacking/the desert I owe to you. Thanks for the great memories and hoping you can make it out here again some time.
17 days ago
Topic:
Sandstone Canyon question

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Nice find. Only issue I would have is what they're painted on. The last Kumeyaay (and Cahuilla) visited Hapaha just up the wash in the 1890's and I would wonder if it would last that long on exposed sandstone. The visitor grafitti etched into the neaby rocks seems to fade rather quickly but there's lots of paint on sanstone like stuff in Utah so who knows. Will see if anyone at BARC has seen that.
17 days ago
Topic:
Little Blair North

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Another nice trip. Glad you like your new tent. Was watching a youtuber last night review "ultralight tents' and zpacks didn't make the cut (the guy's sponsor was Moosejaw, so...) but it would have been the lightest of all of them. Thought zpacks way more pricy than the competition but that's not really the case anymore. Quite happy with my altaplex. Thanks!
17 days ago
Topic:
Four Frogs Canyon

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Nice trip, Surfponto. Driving out on a Tuesday to explore a canyon, drink a beer and drive home makes me want to quit my job right now! Daren, Gary and I went up Jacumba Jim back in 2017 and I remeber dropping into Four Frogs on the way back but haven't had a chance to explore that canyon. That row of palms on the canyon wall always has looked intriguing. Was out in Rockhouse a couple weeks ago and hiked up into McCain and above the spring that fed Rockhouse. Was aboout 11.5 miles and 2.6K g/s but probably easier than the Schad Four Frogs Jacumba Jim loop.
19 days ago
Topic:
Little Blair North

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Great pics. Like the camo shirt.



Thanks. Kuiu Peleton 97 lightweight fleece. I would say it's one of the best backpacking items I own. 6oz.
19 days ago
Topic:
Little Blair North

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We only saw one other hiker. It's nice to know there are still places that offer some solitude without being too difficult to reach.
20 days ago
Topic:
Little Blair North

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Sounds like you guys timed it perfectly. That's a great area. More beautiful skies that go on forever. Thanks for sharing!
20 days ago
Topic:
Anza Borrego Egg Mountain

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Nice pictures! Love the colors of the sky behind the cholla.
20 days ago
Topic:
Little Blair North

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Great pics. Like the camo shirt.
21 days ago
Topic:
Little Blair North

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Brian myself and Mike did a quick and easy overnight trip north of Little Blair Valley two weekends ago. Was in between storms. Weather was perfect. Got a brief shower around midnight. Air was calm. Spent some time checking out the other pictograph site a massive rock shelter and the sunrise. Mike has the new Zpacks Offset Duo. Greatly improved interior space over the Duplex. Was a fun trip. 8 miles, 1200ft gain.







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21 days ago
Topic:
Sandstone Canyon question

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Brian wrote:
I might do that, but first I'm going to try doing a return trip to look again. I'll be better prepared next time. I think I've figured out where to look from the adjacent pics.

Oh nice. Don't forget to mark the coordinates..wink
21 days ago
Topic:
Sandstone Canyon question

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I might do that, but first I'm going to try doing a return trip to look again. I'll be better prepared next time. I think I've figured out where to look from the adjacent pics.
21 days ago
Topic:
Sandstone Canyon question

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Brian, might be worth sending these to the ranger if they have an email. Has to be some info on these.
29 days ago
Topic:
Anza Borrego Egg Mountain

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Really was nice 👍 I get glimpses of it from the coast and I always say "Man I bet the desert is beautiful right now. "

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Nice pics. Sometimes the sky is so beautiful out there.
2/3/2024
Topic:
Anza Borrego Egg Mountain

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Nice pics. Sometimes the sky is so beautiful out there.
2/2/2024
Topic:
Anza Borrego Egg Mountain

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That is cool Daren.
Don't think I have ever seen a fox out there.
No wildlife or BP on this trip.
Last time I remember a rather large scorpion scurrying around my camp. 😎
Have a pic in the archives somewhere


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I have camped up there several times, nice place with great views. BP visited me every time. Had a fox visit one night at dinner looking for hand outs.
2/2/2024
Topic:
Anza Borrego Egg Mountain

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Thanks
Camper is a little heavy for it but very comfortable 👍
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Nice captures cool rig!
2/2/2024
Topic:
Anza Borrego Egg Mountain

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I have camped up there several times, nice place with great views. BP visited me every time. Had a fox visit one night at dinner looking for hand outs.
2/2/2024
Topic:
Anza Borrego Egg Mountain

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Nice captures cool rig!
2/2/2024
Topic:
Anza Borrego Egg Mountain

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Mary and I did a two-night trip to southern Anza Borrego before the rains.
I have only camped on Egg Mountain once before, probably over 15 years ago. The 360 degree views are spectacular. I was amazed no one drove up while we were there, but then again it was an early midweek trip.
Here are some of the pictures I took during our stay

Morning Cholla


Looking south



North view



Jet Trail



Our setup
edited by surfponto on 2/2/2024
2/1/2024
Topic:
Sad News about Anza Borrego

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https://theabf.org/coyotecanyon/?fbclid=IwAR10wGfpDTNV6xwX-E8oTH9IjHezzu_hefkgaAg1frVrFSVPdP9SgnmJTVw_aem_AbVH8XuZ26ONyXw95cAF01zTppguxg8ne9HXsOhZv7ShzGlYwAY6SahOfqJ3Hg9ZHrk

Looks like there is a plan to reopen the road, but it will take a while.
1/22/2024
Topic:
iPhone 12 Video

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The iPhone 12 video showcased its impressive features, from the stunning Super Retina XDR display to the powerful A14 Bionic chip. The 5G capability and Night mode camera further elevate the user experience. Apple continues to set new standards in design and technology, making the iPhone 12 a top-notch choice.
1/22/2024
Topic:
Four Frogs Canyon

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Topic: Four Frogs Canyon
surfponto wrote:
I have been to the East Fork palms.
Haven't been up to the West fork (Four Frogs Canyon) palms.


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You go up the canyon on the west side? Or the east side. Both have palms.


There’s a lot of deep soft sand. It’s a work out.
1/22/2024
Topic:
Four Frogs Canyon

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Agree Daren
I am glad the junction at Carrizo Gorge and West Fork is not more obvious. It is easy to drive right by it.


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That whole area is worth the time. McCain Valley and down to ABDSP is a special place, almost not visited by anyone anymore. So much to explore. History, remoteness, amazing place, hope everyone keeps it that way.
1/22/2024
Topic:
Four Frogs Canyon

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I have been to the East Fork palms.
Haven't been up to the West fork (Four Frogs Canyon) palms.


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You go up the canyon on the west side? Or the east side. Both have palms.
1/21/2024
Topic:
My Retriement

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Why Florida?


Mostly family choice for various reasons. I went along with it for financial reasons. I can live here on a 1/3 of what is costs to live in CA. Almost all of my family and my wife's family have left CA...so there it is.

I so miss the desert and mountains but am finding some new interests here.


Makes sense. Lived in Florida in the early 70’s. Liked the life. I retired almost 10 years ago. Bought a house in El Centro, paid it off. Didn’t cost much so property value is low less taxes? Lot of cool stuff to do in Florida so it should keep you busy. Will though miss your hiking adventures with Tommy.
1/21/2024
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Four Frogs Canyon

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That whole area is worth the time. McCain Valley and down to ABDSP is a special place, almost not visited by anyone anymore. So much to explore. History, remoteness, amazing place, hope everyone keeps it that way.
1/21/2024
Topic:
My Retriement

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surfponto wrote:
Damm that is close 😲

There are alligators in the retention ponds in the parking lot at Walmart, signs everywhere, different world here. No surprise to walk out to your car and find a gator underneath your car.
1/21/2024
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My Retriement

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Why Florida?


Mostly family choice for various reasons. I went along with it for financial reasons. I can live here on a 1/3 of what is costs to live in CA. Almost all of my family and my wife's family have left CA...so there it is.

I so miss the desert and mountains but am finding some new interests here.
1/21/2024
Topic:
Four Frogs Canyon

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You go up the canyon on the west side? Or the east side. Both have palms.
1/21/2024
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Four Frogs Canyon

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I think you are correct. I remember a post by Tom a few years back

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The canyon that goes up to McCain actually has frogs in the springs. I think someone here went up to the top, perhaps Tommy?
1/21/2024
Topic:
Four Frogs Canyon

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There is a palm grove a ways up which I didn't get to.
A lot of cool rock formations and seclusion, on a Tuesday anyway. I want to go back and do a little more exploring and at least get to the palms.



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The Four Frogs / Jacumba Jim loop in Schad's book looks like a real slog (starts from the top in McCain Valley). I haven't ruled out doing it some day, but it's definitely not at the top of my list. Never thought of going up from the bottom. Anything interesting there?
1/21/2024
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Four Frogs Canyon

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The canyon that goes up to McCain actually has frogs in the springs. I think someone here went up to the top, perhaps Tommy?
1/21/2024
Topic:
Four Frogs Canyon

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The Four Frogs / Jacumba Jim loop in Schad's book looks like a real slog (starts from the top in McCain Valley). I haven't ruled out doing it some day, but it's definitely not at the top of my list. Never thought of going up from the bottom. Anything interesting there?
1/21/2024
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My Retriement

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Damm that is close 😲
dsefcik wrote:
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How close did you get to those gators?

As close as I want, alligators are everywhere here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aGxddC1lyA
1/21/2024
Topic:
Four Frogs Canyon

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I took a quick trip out to Carrizo Gorge this past Tuesday morning to hike up Four Frogs Canyon.
I never saw a single car on S2 from Ocotillo to the Carrizo Gorge turnoff.

There was a lot of soft sand in Carrizo Gorge but the Landcruiser just floats over it.
After the hike, I drove over to Egg Mountain to have lunch and a quick beer before heading back to the coast.
Nice mellow day. You've got to love Anza Borrego mid-week. 👍





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edited by surfponto on 2/6/2024
1/18/2024
Topic:
My Retriement

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Why Florida? Fishing is good. Have some friends there.
1/18/2024
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My Retriement

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surfponto wrote:
How close did you get to those gators?

As close as I want, alligators are everywhere here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aGxddC1lyA
1/18/2024
Topic:
Sandstone Canyon question

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Someone has to know about these no? I found nothing online.
1/17/2024
Topic:
Indian Gorge Campout

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Since we are sharing snake pictures thought I would share this one.
Daren and I found this Red Racer years ago in Indian Valley



Here is the trip report for that hike

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Nice boa. I have only seen one also, near Pinyon Mtn Rd years ago. Shockingly I see very few reptiles.



I saw one like that on my solo trip to Alta Seca Bench. Not sure whether I remembered to tell you about that when we went there.

edited by surfponto on 1/17/2024
1/17/2024
Topic:
My Retriement

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Shots are awesome Daren. How close did you get to those gators? I hope you can make it back out some time so we can meet up for a beer and/or a desert hike.
1/17/2024
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Sandstone Canyon question

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Those look legit. I don't remember anything like that out there but then again that is a popular area.
1/16/2024
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Sandstone Canyon question

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That’s cool. Wonder what the animals are? Been all over sandstone never seen those.
1/16/2024
Topic:
My Retriement

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Great pics and I wish you luck in your new home. If you (when you're in town) or Gary would ever like a hiking companion, I'd like to apply for the position.
1/16/2024
Topic:
Indian Gorge Campout

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Rocko1 wrote:
Nice boa. I have only seen one also, near Pinyon Mtn Rd years ago. Shockingly I see very few reptiles.



I saw one like that on my solo trip to Alta Seca Bench. Not sure whether I remembered to tell you about that when we went there.
1/16/2024
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Sandstone Canyon question

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10 years ago (May 7, 2014 to be exact) I was hiking in Sandstone Canyon and saw some pictographs. I photographed them but didn't get a GPS waypoint. They were in the main canyon in an obvious location, so I figured it must be a well known site like the ones near Blair Valley. I thought I would be able to easily find them again on future visits.

I have been back several times and have never seen them again. Also, as I've become more knowledgeable about Anza Borrego, I realize that I've never seen anyone mention pictographs in this location. I wonder whether these were modern fakes and/or whether they have disappeared due to weather or a collapse.

I have photos from the canyon that I took that day both before and after the photos of the pictographs. By using the timestamps and identifiable features of these other photos, I may be able to narrow down the location on a future trip. In the mean time, I thought I would post my pics here to see if anyone knows anything about these.



1/16/2024
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My Retriement

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Some great pics Darren. Definitely different hiking compared to AB. Hopefully you have found some places to stretch your legs.
1/16/2024
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Indian Gorge Campout

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Nice boa. I have only seen one also, near Pinyon Mtn Rd years ago. Shockingly I see very few reptiles.

1/16/2024
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My Retriement

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I know I promised a long story but....a long story short:

Summer 2021 I quit my job and called it retirement since I could cash in on my pension.
Sold our home and moved the family to Florida.
Bought 5 acres in Rural Florida next to the Green Swamp
Spend my days now doing whatever I want, hiking, garden, beer, whatever.

So, that is why I have very few desert posts these days. Hopefully I will start making some trips back out west to visit.
Florida is definitely a different place.

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Indian Gorge Campout

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Nice TR, thanks for sharing. Spend enough time in the desert and the cholla will just be normal and easy to deal with. We call it "jumping" cholla.

You can also climb False Sombrero peak at the end of the north fork, it is right there across the TP wash.
1/16/2024
Topic:
Tesla Cybertrucks tearing up Anza Borrego Desert

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Yeah we have watched jeeps and other 4x4s use this hill forever.
I guess I was biased due to the fact that they were test trucks from Tesla 🤣
1/13/2024
Topic:
Tesla Cybertrucks tearing up Anza Borrego Desert

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If you look back on Google Earth, this area has been pretty beat up for > 10 years. Here's a view from > 7 years ago and looks like the Cybertruck is not disturbing pristine ground. Kinda looks like the mess at Diablo drop off. I certainly get what you're saying though, Surfponto.
cybertruck by tomteske, on Flickr
edited by tommy750 on 1/13/2024
1/11/2024
Topic:
Indian Gorge Campout

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Nice report and photos, thanks for sharing.

I've been hiking in the desert for about 10 years and never seen a boa, so that was a special find.
1/11/2024
Topic:
Tesla Cybertrucks tearing up Anza Borrego Desert

tekewin
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Pretty wild. Do you think they are damaging the truck trails?

I don't know, but my guess is most people who would buy a cybertruck are probably not skilled off road drivers.
1/6/2024
Topic:
Indian Gorge Campout

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Have the same tire on our 92 LandCruiser and our 2021 Tacoma. Love them.

A few years back when we were camping near Jojoba Wash I met a guy driving a lifted Subaru Outback tackling some pretty challenging stuff.
I was very surprised how well he did.
👍

Brian wrote:
surfponto wrote:
Great trip report. Love that area
Brian is your Subaru lifted with bigger tires?


No, I have skid plates and Falken Wildpeak A/T tires, but other than that it's a stock Crosstrek. I've been in some situations where a lift would definitely help, but in the case of Indian Gorge the main issue was the soft sand. My car does great in that.

edited by surfponto on 1/6/2024
1/6/2024
Topic:
Indian Gorge Campout

Brian
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surfponto wrote:
Great trip report. Love that area
Brian is your Subaru lifted with bigger tires?


No, I have skid plates and Falken Wildpeak A/T tires, but other than that it's a stock Crosstrek. I've been in some situations where a lift would definitely help, but in the case of Indian Gorge the main issue was the soft sand. My car does great in that.
1/4/2024
Topic:
Tesla Cybertrucks tearing up Anza Borrego Desert

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Man that stinks.
1/4/2024
Topic:
Tesla Cybertrucks tearing up Anza Borrego Desert

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Was very disheartened to find this.upset
This area is off Jojoba Wash near the Piepkorn slot so definitely within the Anza Borrego State Park boundary.
I only know because I have camped near here numerous times.
From what I have researched these are test trucks with Texas license plates.




Tesla Cybertruck article here
edited by surfponto on 1/4/2024
1/4/2024
Topic:
Indian Gorge Campout

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Great trip report. Love that area
Brian is your Subaru lifted with bigger tires?
12/29/2023
Topic:
Indian Gorge Campout

Brian
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First weekend in November? The Subaru you saw parked at the end was mine! Rocko1 and myself were climbing Sombrero. I think we saw your campsite with the red popup too. We were camped nearby.
12/27/2023
Topic:
Indian Gorge Campout

oldBayHiker
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Late posting this. Tried back in November, but the forum wouldn't accept it.


First weekend of November, my 11 year old son and I went to Anza Borrego Desert State Park. We live in Chula, so just about two hours. We've been there a few times, but this was his first time to spend the night.


We were supposed to have been camping on a different desert, the beach at Carlsbad. However, that trip fell apart at the last minute, so we decided to go to the desert.

Found a place called Indian Gorge that I wanted to explore. To get there, we turned onto the dirt road off of S2 and entered the gorge.






The road enters the wash and follows it through. I drive a Tacoma, and did use 4 high as it would start bogging down in the soft sand if you got out of the track. A few rocks made having high clearance nice, but they were navigable. I do subscribe to the theory that no matter how difficult a 4x4 road is, a Subaru will be on the other side.


At the end of the gorge, another canyon comes in, Torote Canyon. We briefly stopped, read about elephant trees, then continued.


Past this canyon, Indian Gorge opens into Indian Valley. The road splits to north and south. We decided to explore North first.


We only passed one other car on the road. Didn't see a camp, so assume they were hiking.


The road dead-ends at some cool rocks. Definity a campsite, though the toilet paper in the wash is nasty.







We climbed around and checked out the palm spring. I think these are weird looking in the desert, yet totally appropriate.





We then explored the south valley.


Shortly after we started, I saw what looked like a great camping site. Then I saw the sign saying "sensitive area, no camping." Bummer.


Seeing a cool rock cave, we decided to explore. We found out why it was sensitive.





The cave had scorch marks in it. Looks like Indians would have had a fire in it then slept towards the outside to stay warm.


Walking around the rock we found the kitchen.







At some point this rock fell off the bigger rock. It made for a good mortar for Indians.


Continuing around, we found the current resident. My son wanted to pick it up, but I know not much about snakes other than they are bad, so I told him no. Turns out it being a boa, probably the best snake he could play with.





We continued to the end of the road where another palm spring was. There was of course a Subaru parked there.


We started back up the road looking for a campsite. We found a good one, just south of the Indian camp.





We set up camp, climbed the rocks, then ate lunch. Sandwiches all around.



The sunshade was the real MVP. Though we only needed it a few hours, it would have been torture without it.


We then discussed what we wanted to do that afternoon. My son did ask at the cave "any paintings on the rock?" So I gave him three options, one, go look at pictographs, two, go explore Terote, three, stay at camp. He chose Terote, so we headed back up to the edge of the gorge.


We did about 2.5 miles, following the canyon up until the next valley. Took about 1.5 hours with stops. Nothing too difficult, but the catclaw was the biggest obstacle!




We headed back down and complained about catclaw while wanting to find an elephant tree. I looked up on the ridge and found it.








The marker at the mouth of Terote says they have a distinct, yet hard to describe aroma. Absolutely agree! Cool plants. They can hold a years worth of water in their trunk, hints the name, so they are slightly squishy.


Headed back to camp and made supper. Burgers. Had a pound of meat, so we had double cheese burgers. Wasn't no Whataburger, but certainly better than this California In-N-Out crap.


Enjoyed a beautiful sunset from camp.






We started a fire in our Solo Stove and of course had smores. We enjoyed the stars, saw about a dozen shooting stars, and even a Starlink sky train.


We slept that night in our tent, Coleman Oasis 4 man, with no rain fly. Was in the 50s so even in a 1-2 season bag, it was still warm. But anytime I woke up, the stars greeted me.









Next morning I got up and the the sun greeted us with light on Sombrero Peak first.





I decided then that I'm coming back in the spring to camp here again and then climb Sombrero with my teenager.


Great trip, even the 11 year old said so.


The worst part though? Cholla.


It is the most evil plant on earth. If you get within 10 feet of it, it'll get on you. Those tuffs fall off and litter the ground, so you soles always have them and they will go through the shoe. Because it is on your sole, occasionally you'll kick it up into your calf. But it is also everywhere. We were throwing the football and I catch it, well the cholla got on the ball and now I have needles in my hands. I get in the truck and the floor board is covered. The tires of the truck, nothing but cholla. You want to lay down on the ground to look at stars? You can't because of cholla. You want to dig a cat hole and take care of business? Cholla.
12/23/2023
Topic:
Crowds

Britain
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Retired in 2014. Consulted a bit but found out I really didn’t like working. Best thing about retired and hiking is hit it on the off days when the crowd is gone.
12/23/2023
Topic:
Trail Cam from long ago.

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dsefcik wrote:
Britain wrote:

What’s the etiquette when finding a trail cam? I’m sort of relieved it’s gone but a bit pissed. I had my knee replaced in October and it was a bit of work to get to it lol…


Don't get caught !!

Tommy750 and I found a few cams in McCain from BP once and then as we moved on found another one hidden way up in a tree looking down at the other ones.

Opps accidentally hit the report to admin…I think they seen me looking at it and moved it. I was spotted lol
12/19/2023
Topic:
Crowds

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Same. Missed some of the day-to-day interactions but not enough to make me want to go back.
Now two years in I am good and enjoying the freedom.
Hiked out in Pine Valley on a Monday. We never saw a single person. 😉


Arrastar


Old Oak

tekewin wrote:
dsefcik wrote:
I retired summer 2021, same as surfponto I believe....can't imagine ever getting up every day and going to work again..I have not missed a single day or work!!

Longer story coming soon about that though.



Congrats on the retirement! I'd be interested in hearing that story.

It's hard for me to imagine NOT getting up every day and going to work. I plan to do some online tutoring, but I want to work 2-3 days a week. I need to be doing something productive since my wife has a few years to go for her pension. I don't think I'll miss the full time grind, but I will miss some of the people.
edited by tekewin on 12/18/2023

edited by surfponto on 12/19/2023
12/19/2023
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Crowds

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I would like to hear the story also Daren 👍

dsefcik wrote:
I retired summer 2021, same as surfponto I believe....can't imagine ever getting up every day and going to work again..I have not missed a single day or work!!

Longer story coming soon about that though.
12/18/2023
Topic:
Crowds

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dsefcik wrote:
I retired summer 2021, same as surfponto I believe....can't imagine ever getting up every day and going to work again..I have not missed a single day or work!!

Longer story coming soon about that though.



Congrats on the retirement! I'd be interested in hearing that story.

It's hard for me to imagine NOT getting up every day and going to work. I plan to do some online tutoring, but I want to work 2-3 days a week. I need to be doing something productive since my wife has a few years to go for her pension. I don't think I'll miss the full time grind, but I will miss some of the people.
edited by tekewin on 12/18/2023
12/18/2023
Topic:
Trail Cam from long ago.

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Britain wrote:

What’s the etiquette when finding a trail cam? I’m sort of relieved it’s gone but a bit pissed. I had my knee replaced in October and it was a bit of work to get to it lol…


Don't get caught !!

Tommy750 and I found a few cams in McCain from BP once and then as we moved on found another one hidden way up in a tree looking down at the other ones.
12/18/2023
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Crowds

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I retired summer 2021, same as surfponto I believe....can't imagine ever getting up every day and going to work again..I have not missed a single day or work!!

Longer story coming soon about that though.
12/18/2023
Topic:
Sad News about Anza Borrego

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Agree with Buford, Collins Valley can get totally trashed since it so remote and vehicle access is allowed. You can backpack into the area from other locations. There used to be heavy dope farms up there and probably still are.
12/18/2023
Topic:
Sad News about Anza Borrego

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Brian wrote:

As for Nicolais and Rockhouse valley, I was under the impression that this is BLM land once you enter Riverside county at the dry fall.
edited by Brian on 12/17/2023


RHC is a patch work of land owners, state, federal and tribal. You can use CalTopo to view land management boundaries by selecting the Public Lands option and then looking at the Legend link.
12/17/2023
Topic:
Sad News about Anza Borrego

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Every time there is a lot of rain the road into Collins Valley gets obliterated. My guess is the tropical storm did a number on the bypass a couple months ago. They always open it back up once the road is repaired. It doesn't make sense to close it to hikers, but probably easier to regulate. If you backpack up there chances are nothing will happen. Sometimes I think that road should stay closed and be hiking access only based on the behavior I've seen in Collins Valley.

More and more people were backpacking in Palm Canyon over the years. The human waste, toilet paper, fire rings, people chasing sheep for selfies, and number of search and rescue incidents in the canyon (not necessarily backpackers) probably caused them to say enough.


I don't agree with lot of direction that park is taking, but I don't see issues with most of this.
edited by Buford on 12/18/2023
12/17/2023
Topic:
Sad News about Anza Borrego

Brian
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I've been following this story on various Anza Borrego facebook groups. I've seen reports that the bypass road is in such bad shape at this point that the park will need permits from the state for the level of work that will be required to make it passable. I have no way of knowing if that's coming from a reliable source or just rumor. But it does give me some hope that the situation could change if/when the road is repaired, which I hope the park intends to do.

As for Nicolais and Rockhouse valley, I was under the impression that this is BLM land once you enter Riverside county at the dry fall.
edited by Brian on 12/17/2023
12/15/2023
Topic:
Sad News about Anza Borrego

epolomsk
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Thought id make folks aware of what is going on in Anza Borrego.


Over the years park management has been closing more and more areas to overnight backpacking or camping.
I've been going there for about 25 yrs and this winter they just closed ALL of Coyote Canyon and Collins Valley.
No real explanation, no idea if it will ever reopen.


Day hiking is allowed, just no overnight from 3rd crossing and beyond.
Doesn't make a lot of sense.


In the past 25 yrs they have closed:
1) Camping at Paroli
2) Won't allow maintenance of horse trail at 3rd crossing thru the creek
3) Closed Borrego palm to backpacking (
Its been 3ys since the fire and only lower bit burned,so this makes no sense at this point, and its only the lower part that burned)


Now, one of the most popular places in the whole park is closed.


Some have speculated that its cuz the rds are in such bad shape that rescues would be impossible.
If so, then why aren't more remote areas like Nicolais canyon, Upper Rockhouse, Inner Pasture, and Bow willow closed??!


If anyone has any inside info, i'd love to know more. This is really depressing.
I've been backpacking there for decades, so am very sad.

elisha
12/5/2023
Topic:
SSL Certificate

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Sorry folks I have to install a new SSL certificate. Hoping I can get this up today.
You may get the "unsafe" site message in the meantime.

Thanks for your patience,
Bob
12/1/2023
Topic:
Crowds

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You get used to it.
Have been retired for a year and a half.
First few months were a bit strange but then I really started enjoying it.
We did a couple of big trips which helped.

tekewin wrote:
surfponto wrote:
Congrats on your upcoming retirement 👍



Thanks! It's exciting but also weird.
11/30/2023
Topic:
Crowds

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surfponto wrote:
Congrats on your upcoming retirement 👍



Thanks! It's exciting but also weird.
11/30/2023
Topic:
Crowds

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Congrats on your upcoming retirement 👍

tekewin wrote:
surfponto wrote:
That has been our strategy Tom. Retired two years ago and we try to do all of our trips starting on a Monday. Occasionally we will meet friends and do a weekend trip but I try to avoid it for the all the reasons stated in this thread.
I tend to blame social media and hashtags 🙄



Will be my strategy too next year. Retiring at the end of the year, or at least downshifting. Might still work part time.
11/27/2023
Topic:
some pics from Wednesday

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Brian wrote:
I'm happy to report that Rockhouse Road is still passable in a Subaru as far as the Butler junction. I was expecting much worse considering that Hillary apparently wiped out a good chunk of Coyote Canyon Road.



Thanks for that info! I'm glad to hear the road is passable. I was out there during the storm, and Clark Lake (with actual water) had slightly submerged a part of the jeep trail for a bit.
11/26/2023
Topic:
some pics from Wednesday

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dsefcik wrote:

Here is the route we took down:


I always meant to revisit this and try this alternate route (for 2.5 years now I guess? Time flies). I finally did it. I figured this would be one of the few places in Anza Borrego that wouldn't have a crowd on a Thanksgiving weekend. I did the route in reverse, climbing from the parking area to BM Sarg, then working my way over to the ridge that people use as an approach to Dawn's and I descended that to Clark Valley. 9 mile loop / 9 hours hiking / endless rock hopping.

I'm happy to report that Rockhouse Road is still passable in a Subaru as far as the Butler junction. I was expecting much worse considering that Hillary apparently wiped out a good chunk of Coyote Canyon Road.
11/26/2023
Topic:
Trail Cam from long ago.

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Trail cam etiquette for me: Smile and wave at the camera. Most I happen to see are city, county and state wildlife cameras. I am sure they are quite disappointed to see me meandering around their camera.


lol I brought a laptop and card reader. But alas camera was gone.
11/25/2023
Topic:
Trail Cam from long ago.

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Trail cam etiquette for me: Smile and wave at the camera. Most I happen to see are city, county and state wildlife cameras. I am sure they are quite disappointed to see me meandering around their camera.
11/25/2023
Topic:
Trail Cam from long ago.

Britain
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dsefcik wrote:
The BP ones we have found had BP business cards inside the door, no external markings like ABDSP cameras have.

What’s the etiquette when finding a trail cam? I’m sort of relieved it’s gone but a bit pissed. I had my knee replaced in October and it was a bit of work to get to it lol…
11/25/2023
Topic:
Trail Cam from long ago.

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The BP ones we have found had BP business cards inside the door, no external markings like ABDSP cameras have.
11/25/2023
Topic:
Trail Cam from long ago.

Britain
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Went out to get the camera card. Camera is no longer there. Guess the camera was still in use.
11/23/2023
Topic:
Crowds

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surfponto wrote:
That has been our strategy Tom. Retired two years ago and we try to do al of our trips starting on a Monday. Occasionally we will meet friends and do a weekend trip but I try to avoid it for the all the reasons stated in this thread.
I tend to blame social media and hashtags 🙄



Will be my strategy too next year. Retiring at the end of the year, or at least downshifting. Might still work part time.
11/23/2023
Topic:
Crowds

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That has been our strategy Tom. Retired two years ago and we try to do al of our trips starting on a Monday. Occasionally we will meet friends and do a weekend trip but I try to avoid it for the all the reasons stated in this thread.
I tend to blame social media and hashtags 🙄

tommy750 wrote:
....

My "workaround" as an old guy is to retire soon and visit the park only during weekdays. Also, get one of those parking permits for volunteering 40 hours a year. Not sure if it will work at the slot which I'm not familiar with, but at least it will get you into the visitor center.

....
11/20/2023
Topic:
Crowds

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I guess the upside would be at least more people are interested enough in visiting and exploring our federal and state lands. Hopefully that will translate into wanting to preserve and protect them.

My "workaround" as an old guy is to retire soon and visit the park only during weekdays. Also, get one of those parking permits for volunteering 40 hours a year. Not sure if it will work at the slot which I'm not familiar with, but at least it will get you into the visitor center.

BTW, has anyone read the wikipedia entry for the park? I learned that obsidian, pumice and fish bones are "artifacts." Cupule petroglyphs suggest food processing was hard. To get from the coast to the park, you drive through mountains that are 2,400 feet above sea level. All good stuff to know!
11/19/2023
Topic:
Crowds

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Going the CNF route, charge access fees anywhere services are provided, ie trash cans, porta potties, parking areas, etc.
11/19/2023
Topic:
Crowds

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Oh yeah. It has been getting more and more crowded over the last 10 years or so. If you go off the beaten path you can still find places without people. You used to be able to do that on seldom used roads, now you have to do it on foot. Peak bagging is increasingly popular too.

They have been improving roads like Calcite Mine and Boulder Alley. They have been adding fire rings to the primitive camps like Culp Valley and Arroyo Salado. I heard rumors they may start charging for those too if they haven't already. They have been charging to camp at Sheep Canyon for a while now.


Too many people, not enough outdoors.
11/19/2023
Topic:
Indian Valley Weekend

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2010 according to the blog post. 👍

surfponto wrote:
Nice pictures. Good to see the Rockhouse cabin is still somewhat intact.
Agree about the deep sand.
We drove out to Jojoba Wash and it was deep so we also aired down the Tacoma

I have a similar picture of the descent from the Solstice Cave which I will have to dig up.
Daren was on that trip 👍

OK found it. Daren is in the lead with my wife trailing behind.

I remember we were pretty scratched up from that trip 😉
Bob
edited by surfponto on 11/16/2023
11/19/2023
Topic:
Indian Valley Weekend

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I don't believe any have been touched up. If you use dstretch you can find a lot of really faded ones.
11/18/2023
Topic:
Indian Valley Weekend

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That was what, 2009 or ?

surfponto wrote:
Nice pictures. Good to see the Rockhouse cabin is still somewhat intact.
Agree about the deep sand.
We drove out to Jojoba Wash and it was deep so we also aired down the Tacoma

I have a similar picture of the descent from the Solstice Cave which I will have to dig up.
Daren was on that trip 👍

OK found it. Daren is in the lead with my wife trailing behind.

I remember we were pretty scratched up from that trip 😉
Bob
edited by surfponto on 11/16/2023
11/17/2023
Topic:
Indian Valley Weekend

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Thanks for posting.
My favorite area of Anza Borrego. 👍
We were close to you guys over in Jojoba Wash


Brian wrote:
Glad to see that finally got posted. I was the other one on the trip but couldn't get the trip report posted before I went out of town.




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