9. March 2015 22:08
The southern area of Anza Borrego or as I like to call it , "the forgotten side" of Anza Borrego is often overlooked when it comes to desert flower season. Desert flower seekers tend to frequent the well known locales near Borrego Springs and other more accessible areas of the park.
While it is true those areas, can put on a spectacular display, unfortunately you usually get the crowds along with it.
Our preference is to search out the hidden washes and canyons of the south, climbing up boulder littered hillsides and hopping over stands of cholla in an attempt to get that one perfect flower picture.
The downside is that you tend to go home... [More]
25. March 2010 03:58
The wildflowers and cactus blooms have arrived in the southern Anza Borrego Desert
When my sister Linda viewed last week's wildflower update post she insisted I take her on a mid-week flower hunting trip. After much arm twisting I agreed and here is what we found.
We had this great encounter with a couple of Jackrabbits in Indian Valley. Once they realized that we weren't a threat they chased each other around the LandCruiser for a good ten minutes. Linda commented that it was probably some rabbit mating ritual being Spring and all.
Check the rest of the Wildflower Photos Here (Small Thumbnails)
19. March 2010 00:17
What I love about living in San Diego is that within two hours you can leave the coast, drive over the mountains and then drop down into the desert. Incredible diversity in my opinion.
With that in mind, I decided to take the day off work and check on the wildflowers out in the Anza Borrego desert. My preferred area of Borrego is the southern section where you can get away from the crowds, hike up a trail and be completely immersed in the solitude of the Desert.
Driving up the S2 I knew I was in for a great show. The road was lined with Desert Dandelions, Lupine amd Brittle Bush. The only downside was watching a Bord... [More]
8. February 2010 20:16
It looks to be a great year for wildflowers out in the Anza Borrego desert due to the record rains we had in January.
We are planning on heading out this coming Valentine's weekend to scout out some areas. From what I have been reading, late February into mid March will be the peak, so make your plans to head on out. This year I am extra excited since we finally picked up a decent camera. Hopefully you will be able to tell by the new pictures we upload.
I am hoping to report back Monday so check back. For now enjoy these pictures from our previous flower hunting trips.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has a wildflower hotline for Anza ... [More]
10. September 2009 16:19
Believe it or not a week after my solo Torote Canyon trip I found myself camping in Mortero Wash with Mary. We were actually trying to scout out some places for our post Thanksgiving trip.
Hilights of our overnight trip were :
Flooding in the desert town of Ocotillo
The mystery box cars in Mortero Wash
Incredible red moon rising over the Salton Sea
Numerous jackrabbit sightings in Carrizo Creek.
Pie in Julian on the way out. :-)
The evening temperature was perfect and the semi-full red moon was surreal. Wish I could figure out how to take moon pictures with my cheap Canon camera.
Photo album is here.
3. March 2009 05:59
Anza Borrego WildFlowers, Wildflower Report [More]
14. February 2005 05:01
Incredible wildflower displays in Anza Borrego [More]