Anza Borrego Hiking
Well somehow March came and went and I never found time to get out for an overnight adventure. So much for that new year's resolution. I will have to make up for it in April and May. We did however manage to get out for an amazing day trip to Anza Borrego. Using the 4x4 on my truck, we were able to get out to three separate spots in the park. Fonts Point was first, and the views were nothing short of sureal. That whole plateau melts away into the desert, leaving little fins of sandstone in a maze down to the desert floor.
Our second stop was the Calcite Mine Trail. Such a cool hike. We timed this one for the middle of the day when we though the sun would be the most intense, since the slot canyon gets narrow enough in many places to give some shade. There was nobody around! Such a neat experience wondering our way though that. Felt like we were on the moon, or in some old sci-fi movie sometimes. We kept waiting for the martians or dinosaurs to pop out.
Last stop was a run up Fish Creek wash with a hike up to the wind caves. Fish Creek Wash was almost like a drivable version of our previous hike. You are literally driving through a mountain! The wind caves were interesting, but a little crowded compared to the previous two spots.
We topped off our day with crumb-top apple pie doused with cinnamon ice cream in Santa Ysabell on the drive home. What a great way to spend a Saturday.