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Saturday, January 17, 2015
A DAY IN ANZA-BORREGO STATE PARK
We went out to Anza-Borrego to visit with a NPS Ranger that we
knew from our work at the North Rim. Gaelyn is boondocking (Camping on open
land where thereare no
established campsites. This could be State or National lands, U.S.F.S., B.L.M.. It is understood that you camp where someone has camped before so you do not impact the wilderness too much.) She has been there since just before Christmas and is
heading to Quartzite, to rendezvous with other No. Rim workers.
We met up with her about 1100 and delivered some of our bake goods
- dark chocolate chocolate chip cookies, and homemade sourdough English
muffins. She recognized the items right away and was most appreciative.
After visiting a while she took us on a hike to see a 30+foot
rattlesnake.It has been
residing in a small valley for a couple of years. Along side of it is a
scorpion, and possibly a turtle.
We returned to Gaelyn’s camper, enjoyed a lunch, and
some more visiting. As she travels in a large Ram pickup with a large camper in
the truck bed, we took her on a tour of some of the metal sculptures located in Borrego
Springs. They were made by Ricardo Breceda, http://www.abdnha.org/borrego-springs-sculptures-of-ricardo-breceda.htm. We toured a number of them and took quite a few pictures. The
sculptures are on private landwithin
the town of Borrego Springs. They are quite extensive and fun to see.
These are only a few of the many that are displayed. Along the way we stopped and picked up a 10# bag
of local grapefruit for $3!! They are delicious.
As the sun was setting we headed back to the camp and watched a desert sunset which we
photographed fromthe campsite.
Then we were off for home via Cuyamaca State Park and a stop at the Lake Store