Saturday, January 17, 2015


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 there are 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. 

Rockin' Rattlesnake

Rockin' Scorpion
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, We toured a number of them and took quite a few pictures. The sculptures are on private land within 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 from the campsite. Then we were off for home via Cuyamaca State Park and a stop at the Lake Store for dinner.

Sunset Light on the Santa Rosa Mtns.


1 comment:

  1. What a marvelous day we had. Great seeing you both. However, I seem to be out of cookies. ;) Your shots came out great.