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Old 03-11-2012, 07:22 PM   #11
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Desert Willow and Mesquite courses, offer golfers of all playing ability the challenges of undulating fairways, vast bunkers and four lakes. With an average of 6,760 yards per 18-holes and four sets of tees to choose from, the Cary Bickler designed courses create an exceptional golfing experience for all of our guests. The lush landscaping incorporates the local desert foliage with several hundred mature date palms with the Santa Rosa Mountains providing a breathtaking backdrop in every direction. If you're in San Diego or Palm Springs and are looking for a desert golf treat, stop by Borrego Springs Resort.

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Old 03-31-2012, 08:28 AM   #12
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the weather was excellent 77-86

just got back
from 5 days out in Borrego Springs
the weather was excellent 77-86
left the trailer there
returning in a week with the MountainLady
so as to spend another week
the common camp sites are filling up
nice to have a spot away from it all
peace and quiet


The first record of a European in Borrego Valley was when Lieutenant Pedro Fages of the San Diego Presidio came in search of deserters in 1772. His pursuit led him northwest through the present town of Borrego Springs and up Coyote Canyon.

This event was related by Kumeyaay Indians to members of the first Anza expedition, who camped at their village in March, 1774. The Spaniards called this village (and spring) just east of the Borrego Sink, San Gregorio. It is the location of the original Borrego Spring.

Juan Bautiste De Anza was seeking an overland route from Sonora, Mexico to Monterey, California. Proceeding west from San Gregorio, he and his party of 25 followed Coyote Creek and ascended Coyote Canyon. They camped the following night at the Cahuilla village of Lower Willows,

It was another hundred years before cattlemen began homesteading the Borrego Valley, in about 1875. The first successful well was dug in 1926, which quickly led to irrigation farming. By then, the town contained a post office, a small general store, and a gas station.

The presence of both the Army and the Navy during World War II brought the first paved roads and electricity to Borrego Springs. After the war, developers subdivided the area, attempting to create a resort community by capitalizing on the tourism generated by the state park.

The town Borrego Springs was never incorporated and, therefore, has no mayor or other form of municipal government.

Now history is unfolding in this town already filled with its own unique historical milestones. Borrego Springs now is the site of Gomphotherium free standing art structures. More information.

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Old 04-16-2012, 08:27 AM   #13
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just back from Borrego
there was a good amount of water after the rains
best time of the year out there is now


Apr 16 Details
Mostly Sunny
Day: Mostly Sunny. High 85F. Winds E at 3 mph. Air Quality:Good, UV Index:9
0%Night: Clear. Low 58F. Winds W at 3 mph.

Apr 17 Details
Sunny (Clear)
Day: Sunny. High 93F. Winds SW at 8 mph. Air Quality:NA, UV Index:9
0%Night: Clear. Low 59F. Winds W at 8 mph.

Apr 18 Mostly Sunny
Mostly Sunny. High 95F. Winds SW at 8 mph. Air Quality:NA, UV Index:9

Apr 19 Mostly Sunny
Mostly Sunny. High 94F and low 59F. Winds SE at 8 mph. Air Quality:NA, UV Index:9

Native California Fan Palm trees and Oasis, Fault Geology, Desert Bighorn SheepNear:Borrego Springs, CA

Distance:3 miles round tripElevation Gain:800 ftHike Time:2 hoursDifficulty:ModerateTrail Condition:OK, but a few difficult spotsHikeType:Out and Back

Summary: A hike along the Borrego Palm Canyon Trail will reveal many features which render it the most traveled trail within the magnificent Anza-Borrego State Desert Park. Beavertail and catclaw cactus, desert willow, brittlebush, rock formations, ocotillo, chuparosa, hummingbirds, and sometimes even bighorn sheep greet one as he or she ascends the the trail's generally upward slope and eventually crosses into a delightfully shady desert oasis complete with California fan palms and a waterfall. A printed brochure describing the flora and fauna at the numbered signposts is usually available at the trailhead. Be sure to carry plenty of water-there is little shade until one arrives at the oasis (after about 1.25 mi.). To travel to the end of the oasis requires a bit of rock scrambling, and lugsoles should be worn as there are slippery and rocky surfaces throughout the entire trail. Crowds are least evident in the fall (before Thanksgiving) and in the spring after Easter.


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