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Winter in Anza Borrego

Winter Snow in the Desert!

This past weekend, I visited Anza Borrego Desert State Park. I love the desert and this is one of my favorite state parks, which is why we’ve chosen it as the site for our Ancient Desert Skills Backpacking Trip, scheduled for May 3-6, 2007. This is the first time we’ve run this trip, and we are VERY excited about the possibilites. The park is truly unique in that open-camping is allowed which gives us the freedom to roam, just as the Cahuilla Indians did for centuries. So, in preparation, I ventured back to Anza Borrego to scout the several campsites we had in mind for the trip. I was treated to a unique and rare gift. After arriving late, I was awoken the next morning by the sun rising over the desert, and 3-4 inches of snow!
As the sun moved higher in the sky, the snow began to melt and was gone by noon. However I was able to capture a few images on camera to share with the rest of you. It just goes to show, that heat is definitely not the only challenge we face in the desert.
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We look forward to adventuring with you soon!

Cliff Hodges
Adventure Out LLC