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COMPLETED: Borrego Tour - March 2009

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by The Roadie » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:32 am

Haven't been going out much while between jobs, unless somebody rides shotgun that can split the gas. But last weekend, I had a former co-worker want a tour of the local desert. Jeff's a full-spectrum outdoorsman who's lived around the country including Arizona, New England, and Oregon, but he'd never been to our local Anza Borrego desert. So I came up with a big loop tour for two days, camped in my primo favorite canyon spot (Hawk Canyon), and hit most of the highlights. Alas, the wildflowers were gone by.

The Saturday route was pavement to Calcite Mine Trail, then Truckhaven to Arroyo Salado, Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Patch Trail, Cut Across, Buttes Pass, Borrego Mountain Dropoff to the Slot, then down to San Felipe Wash, Blow Sand Canyon to Goat Trail, then Hawk Canyon. Sunday: to Fish Creek Wash, Split Mountain, Sandstone Canyon, then out by way of BLM road EC085 along the US Gypsum railroad tracks down to Plaster City.



And some of Jeff's pics first.

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Made it to within 1.5 miles of a gas station before needing the spare can. Sigh....

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by The Roadie » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:33 am

My pics:

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by The Roadie » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:35 am

Here's a compilation video:

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