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MarkG
MarkG
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4/25/2016
MarkG
MarkG
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Hey All - Just signed up on the forum and thought I should say hello. I've been checking out the great trip reports and info here for a long time. Now that I'll be moving to Borrego Springs in June (yeah, great time to move to the desert!) I figured it was time to become "official". Single guy, late 50s, kinda solitary but not unfriendly. Have been living in Northern Cal (Sacramento and Bay Area) for 3 decades but I grew up in San Diego/El Cajon and have been going to Anza-Borrego since Boy Scout camp outs. If anyone noticed a gold-colored 2-door Wrangler about 3/4 way up Pinyon Wash back in mid-February, that was me. Had a great time camping there for a week and hiking all over the wash, Harper Flat, the bajada and not quite all the way up Sunset Mountain. I love hiking, camping, backpacking and photography. I like both mountains and desert equally - Eastern Sierras, Trinity Alps, Death Valley and of course Anza-Borrego. Really looking forward to throwing on the backpack and just heading out right from my front door in the Deep Well area!

Mark
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ziphius
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4/26/2016
ziphius
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Welcome to the forum Mark. Lucky man, living where you do. smile Jim
edited by ziphius on 4/26/2016
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Borregolinda
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4/26/2016
Borregolinda
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We've been living here full time for 12 years now and moved out here in June! Some other friends just moved here last year and they did it in July! So you're not alone! That way the heat won't be a surprise! Welcome to our town! If you see either a blue Jeep Cherokee Briarwood lifted or a pink fiberglass buggy wave!
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MarkG
MarkG
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4/27/2016
MarkG
MarkG
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Thanks to both for the welcomes! I love the heat and don't even think about A/C until it gets about 95. I was reading some posts elsewhere from folks who also moved to Borrego in June. Sounds like it's a great time to start out on My Big Desert Adventure! Hard to miss that pink buggy, I imagine! I'll be sure to wave!
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rockhopper
rockhopper
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4/29/2016
rockhopper
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Welcome to the fourm and welcome back to your old desert friend ABDSP and surrounding area. We have family in Borrego going back to the 70's and we still find new places to explore. Borrego springs is one of a few "Dark sky" communities. Enjoy the nites too! My first trip in Borrego area was back in the 60's after a large earthquake near El Centro. The pavement on the 78 near Ocotillo was full "fresh" cracks.
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MarkG
MarkG
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4/30/2016
MarkG
MarkG
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Hey, thanks for the hello rockhopper. Yes, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the stars at night! I often sleep lightly in a sleeping bag and I tend to wake up a few times during the night. My tent has a mesh top and when I was in Pinyon Wash in February I got accustomed to judging what time it was by observing how far the Big Dipper had rotated around the North Star. I kinda liked that! My first trip to ABDSP was... oh, it must have been 1970 when I was 11. I plan to live in Borrego Springs at least until I can't live on my own anymore and I hope to be finding new corners of that beautiful desert until the day they bury me. Well, just before the day they bury me, I guess!
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surfponto
surfponto
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5/2/2016
surfponto
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Hi Mark,
Welcome to the forum. Congrats on your move.
I will keep an eye out for your Gold Wrangler, if I can ever get further north of Blair Valley. wink
Bob
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RobertMarcos
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7/5/2016
RobertMarcos
RobertMarcos
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Hi Mark -

I bought a house in La Quinta back in 2004 but just moved into it a few years ago. Yeah the summers are deadly here - (it was 123 degrees at my house on Father's Day). Anyway good luck in Borrego Springs, I hope to meet up sometime - after all our towns are only separated by one 8,717-foot high mountain!

Robert Marcos
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