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surfponto
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I heard the crowds around Borrego Springs were ridiculous this weekend.
Anyone get stuck in the mayem?
Funny I usually go to Anza Borrego to escape the coastal crowds upset




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Florian
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17 days ago
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Wow! Never seen traffic like that in BS. I'm heading down tomorrow (Monday) for a couple days. I'm hoping the weekdays aren't quite as crazy.
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Guessing Monday will be much better.
We are going out next Sunday but will stick to the southern area.

Driving thru Mojave tomorrow on my way to Vegas so I am guessing it should be blooming out there.

Florian wrote:
Wow! Never seen traffic like that in BS. I'm heading down tomorrow (Monday) for a couple days. I'm hoping the weekdays aren't quite as crazy.


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16 days ago
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Heard the same big time weekend traffic.

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Wow, for the 1st time ever, I'm glad I'm at the coast! smile
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That's what the Borrego Springs developers were hoping for back in the 1950's. hehe
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEh1i-oCn0Q
Flowergeddon
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surfponto wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEh1i-oCn0Q
Flowergeddon
Jorgy is egging on the crowds....

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My thoughts also ;-)

dsefcik wrote:
surfponto wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEh1i-oCn0Q
Flowergeddon
Jorgy is egging on the crowds....


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16 days ago
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I was out today. We had the trip planned for months on this date. We avoided the crowds very successfully until the drive home. We were at Dudley's at 8:00 am. I have been at Dudley's at 8:00 am many times this season heading out for camping and peak bagging trips and never seen anyone else there. There was line of people getting pastries and bread already.

Hellhole parking lot was jammed. Ranger Steve and a partner were directing traffic at the base of Montezuma Grade, not letting anyone turn towards the visitor center at ~8:45 am. People were parked solid all the way from Montezuma Grade to Christmas Tree Circle already and walking back towards the visitor center. We breezed through. Traffic was not bad yet.

We got out of Borrego Springs immediately and never came back. We pulled out a stuck truck at one of the statues. Amateur hour in full effect. Immediately headed up a less well known road that is still passenger car friendly. Full of flowers and few people. Hiked around in relative solitude with our group. Headed to the Badlands for lunch and different types of flowers. Not too many people either.

Scoped out the route to 6582 after lunch. Really nice flowers in the area with no one around.

If you know your way around it was easy enough to go from place to place without going through town and Christmas Tree Circle.

I have never seen that many people in Borrego in 30 +years. Last two years have actually had really good flowers but not hyped enough I guess. Exactly one year ago the Hellhole parking lot was empty enough to do donuts during peak flower season on Sunday. I guess this is the first hyped bloom in the social media age?

Drove up Grapevine Canyon from Yaqui Well into Ranchita. S2 North was at a complete standstill from Montezuma grade until it ends at the 79. Probably spent an hour in traffic on that couple mile stretch of road. The only time crowds and traffic really impacted us all day. Ramona was also a disaster.

I was in the Southern end of the park a couple weeks ago and things were just starting to bloom. Probably a good alternative to the Borrego Springs area.

S*** Show and Cluster **** describe it very well.

A couple cell phone snapshots:








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surfponto
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Very nice pictures. Great you were able to avoid the crowds.
I came back thru Ramona on Saturday after working on my car . Complete disaster.

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Nice Buford. Yep, some alternate roads around there to avoid the crowds. smile
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14 days ago
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I came down Monday. Busier then normal around Borrego Springs but not unbearable. Spent Mon night in southern part of park. Much quieter in the south. Back in BS today (Tues) using library's wifi. Planning to camp somewhere out near Arroyo Salado tonight. Conditions are beautiful!
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Crazy number of people. I am sure the multiple newspaper articles got more than a few people out.
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Lived here for almost 13 years and the most people we've ever seen. However it's great for the town businesses to help survive the summer. This is a once in many year's happening and it will calm down soon! Still wouldn't live anywhere else!
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