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Monday, March 14, 2011

Anza Borrego - Fish Creek, Wind Caves and Sandstone Canyon

On Sunday Heather and I met up with a couple other members of SCCX, the Southern California Club Xterra, for an off-road drive in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park of Eastern San Diego County. We traveled up Fish Creek Wash to Sandstone Canyon, with a stop along the way for a hike to the Wind Caves. The weather was about perfect on Sunday, with a high of about 80, but there was cool breeze to temper that nicely. 


It's about a one-mile hike up from Fish Creek Wash to the Wind Caves. The views are quite spectacular, in all directions.






Here's Heather and Karen checking out the scenery.




Looking back down from the top of the Wind Caves towards Fish Creek Wash, where we parked the Xterras. 




After our hike in the hot sun we were ready for some shade and lunch, including a fresh apple pie from the Julian Pie Company that we picked up on way over the mountains earlier that morning. Since we had a small group (7 of us, in 3 Xterras), I took the group to my favorite lunch spot, a large sandstone boulder with a flat spot on top, that is nicely shaded in mid-day. Most people just drive right past it, without realizing there is a nice flat spot on top, with a nice bed of soft sand up there too.




After lunch we drove into Sandstone Canyon, walked around a bit, then turned around and headed out in the late afternoon.






Here's me, followed by Mike and Justin, in a narrow part of Sandstone Canyon.






Click here to see more images from Sunday, March 13, 2011 in Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
    

1 comment:

  1. It looks like you had a beautiful day and a great time Frank. It brings back fond memories of the tour you took me on which I had a fantastic time!

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