• 2015 Wildflowers - Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

      A spring road trip to the California desert parts in search of wildflowers

      Morning walk flowers

      Morning light

      First stop of the day was at the Visitor Center in the park to get the Anza NHT stamp. From there we headed back south to Box Canyon, along S2 to hike and explore. This was a trail/road established by the Mormon Battalion. Look beyond the sign to see a portion of the historic road.

      Back towards Borrego Springs we drove along the Blair Valley Road a 1/2 mile to the Butterfield Trail Monument. Beyond the monument the trail climbed up to a beautiful overlook.

      After lunch we hiked into Plum Canyon, the flowers were gorgeous! Today was what I was hoping it would be - flowers galore!

      Afternoon flowers

      Later we explored a northern portion of the park, up Coyote Canyon. We the drove out S22 up Montezuma Pass Rd to hide a letterbox. During the day we found 2 letterboxes, neither had been found in 5 years!

      Passport Stamps
      Juan Bautista de Anza NHT- Anza-Borrego Desert SP, CA

      Wildlife sightings
      Side-splotched Lizard

      Calliope Hummingbird
      White-winged Dove
      Mourning Dove
      White-crowned Sparrow
      House Finch
      Cactus Wren
      Common Raven
      Greater Roadrunner
      American Kestrel
      Western Kingbird
      This article was originally published in forum thread: California Deserts & Anza NHT - Spring 2015 started by Pmount View original post