Anza Borrego 03_26_2011 (1 Viewer)

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Kim and I drove out to Anza Borrego on Friday afternoon with no real plan except to possibly meet John, Steve and Steve on Saturday to run Sandstone. It rained on and off as we drove, the cloud formations and lighting were fantastic and I knew we were in for a special weekend. We knew by the weather reports it would be cold but beautiful on Pinyon Mountain so we headed up set up camp in a small valley. It was in the low 40's so I worked on a fire immediately and after a healthy dinner we set down and enjoyed a bottle of Chardonnay and worked on our celestial knowledge while viewing wide open crystal clear skies. The wind was blowing 10-15 kts. and it was becoming increasingly cold so after spending an hour by the fire I used our catalytic heater to preheat the tent for the little woman and we tucked in for the night. We woke up in the morning to near freezing temps, 33 degrees! After breaking camp we headed down to "the squeeze" only to run into 18 Jeeps, bummer. So drove around the mountain to Fish Creek where we met a great group of kids partying at the Fish Creek Primitive Camp. The sun was out and they said it never got below 50 there. We headed for the Wind Caves and had a relaxing lunch before running the Loop Wash and Fish Creek out to Sandstone Canyon. Later that afternoon we walked the Elephant Trees loop and then headed into Borrego Springs where we visited some of the sculptures and then head out to Coyote Canyon. All and all a spectacular weekend in ABDSP.







































 
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Yeah Dan it was insanely pretty, but way way cold up in Pinyon Mountain. Did I miss any waves?
You didn't miss much. I was going to come out and join you guys in Sandstone but the Cruiser needed some much needed maintenance work after several months of trips with no break.
 
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Where exactly are those sculptures? Somehow I have missed them every trip out to Borrego.
There are more and more every year but the bulk are on Borrego Springs Road on the north side of the Christmas Circle and the south side a few miles out side of town. You can drive up to everyone of them, so far people have left them unmolested. Borrego Springs Road is also known as the S3. If you like you can actually go into Google Earth or Google Maps and go to street view and see almost all of them online. There are also lots of pictures of them people have posted on Panoramio.

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