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. Turkey was ready in a few hours despite our numerous times of opening the lid. Everything came out great and we even topped off the meal with pumpkin and apple pie.
The next morning we were moving a bit slow but made an excellent camp fire breakfast of eggs, ham and turkey bacon for the crew. After 3 cups of camp fire coffee we fired up the Toyotas and headed over to Egg Mountain to check out the 360' view of the Carrizo Canyon area. Kaiel ran over and checked out the geo-cache that we found a year back and checked out the log book. Seems two more people have found it since the last time we were here which is pretty cool.
This has turned out to be a great time of year to visit the Desert. While you won't find the wildflower blooms of Spring the weather has always been great.
You can check out the rest of the trip pictures here.