Borrego Springs, CA
It’s now time to wrapping up a great two week stay here in Borrego Springs, situated in the heart of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park east of San Diego. We’ve been very active during our stay here, either playing golf or exploring the park. We took the last few days to share some of our favorite spots in the park with friends Dave and Sue. The first was a visit to the Palm Slot, located about ten miles to the east along Rte. 22.
The slot is located about a mile north of the main highway. If you don’t have a high clearance vehicle you park next to the highway and hike down a steep, narrow road for a quarter mile then the rest of the way up a dry wash. With the Jeep we were able to drive right to the mouth of the slot.
We hiked up the wash for about a mile before some huge boulders blocked the way. At that point we turned around and hiked back down through the slot again.
After returning to the Jeep we then drove about fifteen miles to the southeast along Rte. 78 where we turned on to a dirt path marked by a sign for Butte Pass. Two miles north on the dirt road and we were at the trail to another slot canyon, this one creatively called “The Slot.”
A few days later the four of us went on one final adventure, a visit to the Wind Caves. To get there we drove about twenty miles southeast on Rte. 78 to the town of Ocotillo Wells, where we turned south on Split Mountain Road. After about five miles the paved road ends and we turned on to a winding, dirt road through a wash.
About five miles up the wash we came to the small sign that marks the trail that goes up to the Wind Caves.
After a mile hike up the steep trail, the sandstone mounds of the Wind Caves came into view.
The sandstone formation with wind-eroded pockets insist on being explored, so we spent some time crawling through and hiking over the formation.
As we drove back through the wash the sun on the hills outside the canyon lit up the hills in the distance.
On our last day in The Springs at Borrego Golf and RV Resort we did what any avid hiker and explorer would do. We played 18 holes of golf!
Now it’s time to head east into Arizona. It seems that a Saguaro Cactus is calling our names!