Jeff Smith 2 p.m., Dec. 18
Anza-Borrego State Park
Seeking out Fonts Point and Inspiration Point in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Hike along this cliff edge for a spectacular view of the western and southern badlands.
See rare “elephant trees” and a view into the desert wilderness.
You might want trekking poles for that descent into Indian Valley.
It had its beginnings as “Borrego Palms Desert State Park”
Hike to the palm grove that was the inspiration to create California’s first desert park.
Hike Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in summer for spectacular desert views.
When the Anza-Borrego Foundation bought the ranch, they saved the ranch.
Congressmen seek answers regarding backcountry railway deal
United States congressmen Duncan Hunter and Jeff Denham have put Metropolitan Transit System on notice: Explain the reason for delays and the transit authority's reasoning for granting a non-experienced, allegedly corrupt company a 99-year lease ...
Explore two very different canyons while looking for bighorn sheep.
Stalk bighorn sheep in the Anza-Borrego...but don’t drink their water.
Walk an old Indian trail to a hidden playa
Here is your chance to walk on trails the Cahuilla used to travel between their old Santa Rosa village in Rockhouse Canyon and villages in Coyote Canyon. Although the trail is a little hard to ...
A wagon road in Plum Canyon is difficult to fathom.
Hike part of the California Riding and Hiking Trail to an overview of Shelter Valley.
Geologic processes at work in the Narrows Earth Trail and Quartz Vein Wash
The Narrows Earth Trail, located at the “Narrows” where San Felipe Creek turns abruptly northeast just east of the junction with Pinyon Wash, is the perfect place to observe geology and earth movement in action. ...
Visit a historic line shack made of rock on the vigorous Bow Willow-Rockhouse Canyon desert loop hike.
Hike where modern California began and Cahuilla Indians died.
Make your way through a lush riparian area and loop back to an overview of a historic spring.
Hike into a lush desert riparian setting with waterfalls, pools, and shady trees.
Cougar Canyon is one of the delights of Coyote Canyon. It has willows, sycamores, and cottonwood trees in a lush riparian oasis where waterfalls cascade into deep pools surrounded by huge boulders and sandy beaches. ...
Colorful walls of metamorphic schist and intrusions of granite and quartz make this an interesting canyon hike.
Camp where the Kumeyaay lived in the Anza-Borrego.
Hike from a Kumeyaay seasonal village site to an elephant tree “forest” and palm groves.
Hike to a rare plant once thought to be the only one in the county.
The elephant tree (Bursera microphylla) is rarely found in the United States. It is found in the Gila Range of Arizona and, more commonly, in Baja California and Sonora, Mexico. For many years it was ...