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Monday, January 23, 2012

Anza Borrego - Fish Creek & Sandstone Canyon - Saturday 21 Jan 2012

A few of us got together on Saturday for a day of hiking and exploring in the Fish Creek area of Anza Borrego Desert State Park, in eastern San Diego County.

It was raining lightly when we left San Diego, but stopped by the time we got past the mountains and to the edge of the desert. We spotted a great rainbow as we drove through the San Felipe Valley.

There were some nice fluffy clouds in the sky as we started up Fish Creek.

Our first stop was the Wind Caves hiking trail. There are great views of the entire Fish Creek area from up on the trail.

It's been really dry out there this year, but there are signs that some of the plants may be blooming soon. This ocotillo was just starting to get a few leaves.

We worked our way up to one of the higher rocks overlooking the wash, and Heather and I found a spot to take a little break.

After lunch we went for another hike, this time in Sandstone Canyon. I don't have many pictures from that walk, as the wind was mostly howling through the canyon, sandblasting us and our gear.

Here are a few shots from the drive back out of Sandstone Canyon. The canyon is a dead end, you find a wide spot to turn around, and drive back out the way you came in. 

All in all it was another great day in the desert, even with the very high winds at times.

Click here to see a few more images from Fish Creek and Sandstone Canyon, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, on January 21, 2012.

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