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We originally hiked to the Carrizo Palms by way of the East Fork close to 5 years ago. Mary and I decided we would hike it again after spending the night camping in Carrizo Gorge.
We woke up in the AM, had a quick breakfast and said goodbye to our friends who were heading home.

Parked the Land Cruiser and prepped for the hike


Beautiful sunny morning as we began our hike up the East Fork


Most of the way to the palms is uphill, which fortunately meant we would have a downhill trek back the the Land Cruiser.



Found one Mylar balloon on the way up.



Not sure what kind of footprint this was.


It is good to be back in Anza Borrego. This one actually stuck in pretty deep. :O


After a two hour trek up the East Fork we arrived at the Carrizo Palms.


Plenty of water below the palms full of tiny tadpoles and water bugs.



The only sound we heard was the rustling of the palms as the warm desert breeze funneled thru the canyon.




Exploring the palm grove.



The brilliant blue desert sky made a nice contrast to the healthy green palm leaves.



Oasis in a remote corner of the Anza Borrego Desert.



Mary cooling off in the prep for the hike back



Hiking back we ran into a female Bighorn Sheep which unfortunately moved a bit too fast for me to get a picture. we also saw Daren driving in up S2 as we we were heading home.

This is a great day hike that I really recommend.


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Bob, It looks like you had all the elements of a great desert trip: sheep sighting, mylar, cholla bomb, spring water, and a Daren sighting! I haven't been out that way, gotta hoof it overland or make friends with a 4x4 owner. smile Nice trip. - Jim

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Yeah it is pretty funny.
David sees Daren in Rockhouse Canyon and then we see Daren driving outside of Ocotillo.
I only noticed him because he was driving his "new" truck which was my friend's old truck wink


Great area to visit.
Sand is pretty soft at the beginning of the Carrizo Creek/Gorge turnoff but once past there it is not too bad.


Jim (ziphius) wrote:
Bob, It looks like you had all the elements of a great desert trip: sheep sighting, mylar, cholla bomb, spring water, and a Daren sighting! I haven't been out that way, gotta hoof it overland or make friends with a 4x4 owner. smile Nice trip. - Jim


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Cool trip! Every time I head back from the trestle, I look down at that palm grove and think to myself that I need to get down there one of these days.
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Jim (ziphius) wrote:
Bob, It looks like you had all the elements of a great desert trip: sheep sighting, mylar, cholla bomb, spring water, and a Daren sighting! I haven't been out that way, gotta hoof it overland or make friends with a 4x4 owner. smile Nice trip. - Jim
I love Bob's reports, he always writes them so they are interesting to read, not like mine where I just put a bunch of pictures.

That was a good one Jim, "and a Daren sighting!" Toast

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Looks like a great day. Let's hope for some rain in the next few days.
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Thanks John
First time I saw the Carrizo Palms we were up on the tracks and scrambled down the incline to get to the grove.
Pretty cool area. From what I read it is the largest palm groves in Anza Borrego


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Cool trip! Every time I head back from the trestle, I look down at that palm grove and think to myself that I need to get down there one of these days.

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Yeah Daren but your pictures are incredible Applause

Maybe we should start a thread called "Daren Sightings" ?

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Jim (ziphius) wrote:
Bob, It looks like you had all the elements of a great desert trip: sheep sighting, mylar, cholla bomb, spring water, and a Daren sighting! I haven't been out that way, gotta hoof it overland or make friends with a 4x4 owner. smile Nice trip. - Jim
I love Bob's reports, he always writes them so they are interesting to read, not like mine where I just put a bunch of pictures.

That was a good one Jim, "and a Daren sighting!" Toast


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Hopefully in the AM David.
On the coast anyway.

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Looks like a great day. Let's hope for some rain in the next few days.


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surfponto wrote:


Maybe we should start a thread called "Daren Sightings" ?

Applause

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