5. July 2011 23:11
Daren who frequents the forum participated in this years annual Anza Borrego Bighorn Sheep count. The three day event, staffed by volunteers, was a great success.
During his watch Daren snapped this great shot from high above upper Hellhole Canyon. You can check out more of Daren's great BLOG at http://www.sefcik.com/ [More]
9. April 2011 01:32
Check out some of the great wildflowers we have seen over the past few months out in Anza Borrego. Click photo to start the show.
21. January 2011 00:23
Come springtime, many southern Californians turn their attention east towards the Anza Borrego Desert. The attraction is the annual wildflower blooms, that can instantly transform this unforgiving landscape into a flourishing garden.
Unfortunately this annual pilgrimage is in jeopardy as the Anza Borrego desert is under attack from a relentless invader, innocuously named Sahara Mustard.
Sahara Mustard is considered an invasive species and lately has been choking out many of the native wildflowers in the Borrego Valley and surrounding areas.
So you are probably asking yourself, "What can I do?". Well you can... [More]
18. January 2011 17:26
iPhone, CalParks iPhone App, iPhone GPS, GPS, Anza Borrego iPhone [More]
18. December 2010 18:06
Join guest photographer Andy as he explores the Anza Borrego Desert at night. These awesome photos were taken on a recent overnight backpacking trip into Bighorn Canyon by members of the forum.
13. November 2010 05:17
On a recent overnight camping trip to Mount Laguna I snapped this picture of the Anza Borrego Desert far below.If you look closely you can see the Salton Sea in the upper left of the picture.
25. October 2010 19:53
The first meeting of the year for the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Botany Society will be held Monday, November 8, at 10 a.m. in the Daniel Discovery Lab at the Park Visitor Center. A freelecture on the evolution of plant photosynthesis by Dr. Joanne Ingwall will precede the business meeting, and all are invited to attend. New certification classes for the Botany Society will begin January 3, 2011. Anyone interested inattending the classes should contact Larry Hendrickson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Botany Festival and Plant Sale on Saturday, November 27, ... [More]
14. October 2010 21:32
Jon Grasson has done an excellent job of putting together an awesome resource for Desert lovers everywhere.
Dezert Magazine, an online periodical, is reminiscent of the printed Desert Magazine that ceased publication in 1985 after 40 + years of circulation . I was honored when John asked to include one of our blog entries in the first issue.
Check it out if you have a chance.
12. April 2010 17:27
April 04, 2010
The girls over at DzrtGrls.com forwarded me some great pictures from the recent 7.2 earthquake. The quake itself occured just over the border in Mexicali on April 4, 2010 and apparently shook things up pretty well in Anza Borrego. These pictures are from the Fishcreek / Sandstone Canyon area and are from a post on the Ford Truck Enthusiast forum.
We missed this by one day on our recent trip to the Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves.
What you should take away from these pictures is that camping in a narrow canyon is a very bad idea.
There are more pictures and a trail report over at the Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
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)