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Wildflower update for the southern Anza Borrego Desert

by surfponto 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]

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Anza Borrego Wildflower Season 2010

by surfponto 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]

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Summer temperatures in Anza Borrego

by surfponto 25. July 2009 05:47
Summer temperatures in Anza BorregoSummer temperatures in Anza Borrego Desert State Park [More]

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Governor wants to close Anza Borrego Desert State Park

by surfponto 29. May 2009 17:55
Governor wants to close Anza Borrego Desert State ParkIf the Governor has his way the Anza-Borrego Desert will be off limits due to state budget cuts. Anza Borrego is on the chopping block along with 219 other parks in the California State Parks system. According to an article in the Union Tribune, the parks being targeted do not have enough visitors to offset the costs associated with keeping them open. Governor Schwarzenegger's budget would cut $213 million from the state parks budget over the next two years. So let me get this right, Californians who have had to trim back on their vacation budgets can no longer take a weekend mini-vacation to their local state park? Please take a minute a... [More]

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Anza Borrego WildFlower Report

by surfponto 3. March 2009 05:59
Anza Borrego WildFlower ReportAnza Borrego WildFlowers, Wildflower Report [More]

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Christmas time in Anza Borrego

by surfponto 24. December 2008 18:53
Christmas time in Anza BorregoAnza Borrego Desert sign outside of Julian I guess there is a little sliver of Anza Borrego Desert State Park that comes up the mountain between Julian and Cuyamaca. I had never noticed this sign until a recent day trip to find snow.  

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New Site

by rbaran 17. October 2007 00:04
Decided to "Blogisize" this for ease of maintenance and navigation. The old site looked great but as it got bigger it was really hard to maintain. Hopefull now it will be a lot easier to navigate and update so stay tuned. Here is a quick pic from a couple years ago when the wild flowers were just intense. That's our friend Jan in the background and our dog Tia in the foreground. Hopefully this year we get something close to this. It was pretty unreal to be driving through a dry sandy wash and suddenly be blinded by fields of pink and white Desert wild flowers.  We are going to be heading out to Borr... [More]

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