25. November 2007 01:01
We woke up early Friday, loaded the rest of the camping stuff into the Tacoma and drove out to Ramona to meet up with Jan and Gina. Hooked up with Michael in his diesel troop carrier and headed to Anza Borrego by way of Julian.
We arrived at our camp site in the Carrizo Canyon East Fork area and were pleasantly surprised to see it was empty. Everyone helped unload the wood, tables etc in preparation of our big Thansgiving feast.
While the turkey was cooking, Mary and Sarah went for a hike and the rest of the crew opted to hang by the camp. Jan mixed up a great batch of bloody marys and we all sat around enjoying the Desert scenery.... [More]
3. November 2007 19:01
Anza Borrego Thanksgiving [More]
19. November 2006 21:19
Our second Thanksgiving trip out to Anza Borrego [More]
27. November 2005 05:01
Thanksgiving in Anza Borrego Torote canyon [More]
10. April 2005 17:28
We took a late spring trip out with Linda and Jake to see if we could find some cactus blooms and wild flowers.
Wind was blowing kind of hard so we opted to camp in our "secret" canyon in the Carrizo Gorge / Creek area of Anza Borrego . It is really protected from the wind so it seemed like the logical choice.
I always expect to see campers before we pull in but noone seems to ever camp there. Side note : I wonder if it has something to do with the precarious boulders perched overhead.
Linda really enjoyed the campsite. Her Montero worked pretty well getting her and Jake up the canyon. She is now ... [More]
14. February 2005 05:01
Incredible wildflower displays in Anza Borrego [More]
1. January 2005 18:36
History At the time it was built the Carrizo Gorge Track in the southern portion of Anza Borrego was called the "impossible railroad" due to the fact that it required the construction of 17 tunnels and numerous trestles to negotiate the foreboding terrain. This engineering marvel was completed in 1919 with the final spike being driven by railroad owner John D. Spreckels on Nov.15, 1919.
In the past we have hiked along the tracks which takes you through amazing tunnels and over smaller wood trestles before climaxing at the 600' long and 200' trestle. Unfortunately this is not recommended as the Carrizo Gorge Railw... [More]
1. January 2005 02:02
Hiking the last 300 yards down into Goat Canyon to view the Goat Canyon Trestle [More]