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Old 02-02-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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I will share my desert spot with you Borrego Springs

20 bucks a night
full hookups
no packed campground
on a private ranch
only one house fairly close by
view to kill for
God's country at it's best
(note) I make nothing on this
just sharing a little of the
peace and quiet of the desert

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Old 02-02-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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Borrego that CA ?

We will be in the Palm Desert area late Feb....if this is the same one we will check it out. Thanks....the price sounds great !

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Old 02-02-2012, 11:05 PM   #3
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just sharing a great special deal

Originally Posted by sundazzler View Post
Palm Desert area late Feb....if this is the same one we will check it out. Thanks....the price sounds great !
hi sundazzler
Borrego Springs is a short drive
south of Palm Desert
you are more than welcome
to full use
it is at a time we are not using
which leaves open much for you
best deal in town for 20 bucks a night
if and when you stay there
you will see it's not about the money on this end
just sharing a special place in the Borrego desert
at a more than fair price
here with my RV friends
have a blessed day
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:05 AM   #4
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Borrego Palm Canyon is the third-largest palm oasis in California, and was the first site sought for a desert state park back in the 1920s. It’s a beautiful, well-watered oasis, tucked away in a rocky V-shaped gorge. The trail visits the first palm grove and a waterfall. A longer option takes you exploring farther up-canyon. In winter, the trail to the falls is one of the most popular in the park. In summer, you’ll have the oasis all to yourself. Watch for bighorn sheep, which frequently visit the canyon.
Directions to trailhead: The trail begins at Borrego Palm Canyon Campground, located one mile north of park headquarters. Trailhead parking is available at the west end of the campground near the campfire circle.
The hike: Beginning at the pupfish pond, you walk up-canyon past

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Old 02-03-2012, 06:12 AM   #5
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worth the trip by itself ----- A 350-foot serpent

San Diego Union Tribune

A sculpture garden grows in the desert
By J. Harry Jones
12:19 p.m., July 9, 2011

A 350-foot serpent straight out of a fantasy novel emerges from the desert along Borrego Springs Road.
Saturday morning, artist Ricardo Breceda, who has built 129 metal sculptures all over Borrego Springs, was putting the final touches on his biggest and quite possibly coolest creation yet.

just another one of many others throughout Borrego Springs
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:31 AM   #6
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Bighorn Sheep of Palm Canyon in Anza Borrego State
Bighorn Sheep of Palm Canyon in Anza Borrego State park.mpg - YouTube

Desert Bighorn Sheep
The Desert Bighorn Sheep is a subspecies only found in the desert regions of the southwestern United States. Listed as a federal endangered species in March of 1998. With the combination of loss of habitat due to urban development drought and disease their numbers and areas of distribution have plummeted in the past 50 years

Anza Borrego Desert State Park - Palm Canyon
The Palm Canyon trail starts from the campground next to the Borrego visitors center and is by far the most popular and heavily used trail in the park. The trail follows a dry boulder strewn wash about 1.5 miles to reach the first palm grove.
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:58 PM   #7
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picture of Font's Point

Font's Point can be seen from our RV location in Borrego Springs
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:17 AM   #8
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Ocotillo Wells -- just a 20 min drive from Borrego Springs

up early here 2:13am
going to be leaving for Borrego in a couple of hours
my friend in Borrego has a Jeep
one can spend many fun hours
exploring Ocotillo Wells
wishing for all a blessed day

Ocotillo Wells SVRA

Welcome to Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area!

General Plan Public Workshops
As part of the Ocotillo Wells SVRA General Plan Update, public workshops will be held on February 18 and 19, 2012. The purpose of these workshops is to share work that has already been completed for the General Plan Update and to collect your input on draft goals to be included in the General Plan.

Download the workshop flyer for times and locations or visit
More than 85,000 acres of magnificent desert are open for off-highway exploration and recreation within the boundaries portrayed on the park map are operated by California State Parks. Outside the boundaries, to the south and east, large tracts of BLM land (U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management) are also open to off-highway vehicles. The western boundary and part of the northern boundary connect with the half-million acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, which is closed to off-highway recreation, but open to exploration by highway-legal vehicles along established primitive roads.

The rangers and staff of Ocotillo Wells are dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable desert riding environment, and to ensuring that a quality experience remains available for future generations.

If interested, please contact Ranger Brittany Veater at (760) 767-0166 or
No fees are collected for camping or day use. Open camping is permitted throughout the unit for up to 30 days per calendar year. Vault toilets, shade ramadas, picnic tables, and fire rings are located in the Quarry, Main Street, and Holmes Camp areas. Water is not available. Vehicle repair shops, fuel, telephones, groceries, a motel and restaurants are available in the neighboring small town of Ocotillo Wells and along Highway 78 where it borders the park.

Vehicle Tours
Self guided tours are available. Check the nearest bulletin board, or visit the Ranger Station to find out about current activities.

Below is a suggested self-guided tour for off-road vehicles with high-clearance and 4-wheel drive capability, or all-terrain vehicles. The tour can take anywhere from a few hours to all day depending on your pace. If you have limited time, save the remotely located Pumpkin Patch and Gas Domes for another day.

Wind-blown sand is a highly effective agent of abrasion, as anyone who has been in a sandstorm will agree. Wind is one of the few agents that can and do carry material uphill. Here, the wind carries sand for miles before piling it up into this huge dune. Perhaps the most popular spot in the park, Blow Sand is illuminated by a circle of headlights on many weekend nights.

This 200 foot-high granite and sand island is named for the challenge it presents to the OHV enthusiast. It is actually an ancient decomposing mountaintop. A dark coat of desert varnish covers the rocks as a result of exposure to sunlight. There are several old hidden mine shafts along the mountainside. The mines are said to be haunted. People have reported seeing flickering lights near the mines at night after a rainfall.

These mesquite sand dunes are an oasis for wildlife. The springs seep from the ground, especially after a heavy rain. Coyotes often dig holes to drink. Part of the area is designated as a cultural preserve. Archeological investigations indicate that several Native American groups and early settlers used the area. The shade and availability of water made it a convenient spot to rest, to meet, and to trade goods. Some of the dunes have been fenced to allow for natural restoration. Please do not ride close to the edge of the dunes as this kills the mesquite roots. Without these shrubs, the sand dunes would blow away.

Park beneath the reef and examine the soil. You will find not rock or sand but fragments of fossilized oyster shells. Look closer and you will find entire shells and even pieces of the reef which have fallen down the slope. The reef is estimated to be 4 million years old! It was pushed out of an ancient sea during a time of tremendous upheaval when the distant mountain ranges where formed. Please help preserve the reef. Find other “hills” to climb, and encourage others to do the same.

To reach this natural phenomenon, you must exit the park on the Gas Dome Trail east of Pole Line Road. These mysterious, volcano-like mud pots of bubbling liquid are located approximately one and one-half miles into the public lands of the Bureau of Land Management. Cold to the touch, the gray water releases large bubbles of gas. For information about recreational opportunities and attractions in the BLM area, contact the El Centro office (619) 353-1060.

This unique landscape is the result of wind and water continuously eroding the surface soil and revealing these globular sandstone concretions. Such concretions are believed to be formed by the natural cementing of sand particles to a small object such as a piece of shell, a grain of sand, or even an insect. Please help preserve the Pumpkin Patch and the nearby ridges where new pumpkin-size desert “pearls” are emerging.

If a member of your party becomes lost, don’t panic. Make a note of where the person was last seen and at what time. Locate a Ranger either in person or by telephone. The Rangers know how to conduct search and rescue operations.

A lost person is usually found fairly quickly when Rangers are promptly notified.

It is usually best not to transport an injured person away from an accident scene before medical personnel arrive. Moving a victim improperly can make an injury worse, particularly when the injury is to the head, neck, or back areas. If possible, send someone to find a Ranger. Most business establishments in the Ocotillo Wells area know how to contact a Ranger quickly. Park Rangers are the closest source of help, and are usually the first professionals to arrive at an accident scene.


Ocotillo Wells is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Open camping is available throughout the park for up to 30 days per calendar year. Camping is not permitted at the Shell Reef, Devils Slide, and Blow Sand Hill areas. If you are in a self-contained vehicle with holding tanks, fill your tanks before you arrive—water filling stations are not available. Also, the park does not have a dump station for your waste water disposal.

Vault restrooms and limited shade ramadas are located in the Quarry, Cove, Main Street, Holly Road, and Hidden Valley areas. Pay showers are available only in Holmes Camp and Ranger Station Road. The pay showers accept quarters.

Vehicle repair shops, restaurants, and motels are available in the towns of Borrego Springs, Salton Sea, and Ocotillo Wells.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #9
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weather was all so nice

just got back from Borrego Springs
weather was all so nice
daytime 70-75
we got some Jeep time in


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Old 02-25-2012, 07:29 PM   #10
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the season is comming - if the conditions are right

The Famous Wildflowers of Borrego
Weather & Timing Matters
Listen to NPR comments about the FLOWERS

When will the flowers bloom? None of us knows for sure. Each year's bloom is unique in its variety, profusion, and timing. From late February through March, you can find blossoms on the desert floor. Rain is needed in small doses throughout the winter. Too little rain provides a poor climate for seed germination. Too much rain, and the seeds could rot or be washed away. Showers too early or too late in the season may not help the flowers bloom.
Temperature is also critical. Warm days are a good indicator of a full bloom ahead. If the sun gets too hot though, (over 85° in February / March) the seeds may become parched and seedlings scorched. Cool nights can assist flower seedlings by slowing the growth of competitors like grasses and mustards. However, very cold temperatures mean bad news for blossoms.
Along with all of these factors, the wildflowers must contend with the desert winds. Hot, arid winds may dry out the seeds before they have a chance to grow. High winds during the bloom may scatter the pollen before the next year's seeds have been produced.

To plan your visit to coincide with the peak of the bloom, take advantage of our Wildflower Postcard Notification service. For up-to-date information, call our Wildflower Hotline which is updated weekly.
If you should happen to miss the peak, take consolation in the fact that you've missed the peak crowds as well. A tranquil walk through the Anza-Borrego Desert will reward you any time of year.

Make plans now to spend time this spring in Beautiful Borrego. Reserve a room now at one the many fine lodging establishments in Borrego Springs before the rush begins.

Pink-blooming Cheesebush
photo by Park Volunteer Grace Clark

Borrego Springs camp grounds
will be getting pretty packed soon now
that is what's nice about our get away spot
mostly all to yourself
desert quiet with a unobstructed dynamic view
one will find no other RV spot in town
with full hook ups
for 25 dollars a day
let's make it 80 dollars for 4 days
if you wish
many camping blessings sent

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