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60–Out of the Tropics, Into the Desert

Watch Out!





You are now entering the desert.
The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

How to get there:
Follow the long and winding road.





Try not to blow away in windy San Gorgonio Pass.




Float by the inland Salton Sea below sea level, saltier than the ocean.



Bump…



and wind some more…



and–you have arrived in ocotillo paradise and brittlebush heaven!



Reasons to visit:

Frolicking with family and friends is fun!



The log-balancing act



The bend-the-palm feat



The rock-top-pose stunt



The we-made-it-to-Maidenhair Falls smile



And there’s more!
Wildflowers that startle and delight









Vistas that dazzle and inspire









Intriguing locals


shy and



prickly and







curious and




ssssssinisssssster!




Cavorting Cactus
making flowers while the spring sun shines


Teddy bear Cholla cuddly and soft–NOT!





Barrel Cactus barelling toward the sky





Ocotillo masquerading as cactus






Beavertail Cactus showing off with heartstopping brilliance



Memories carved in stone



There’s nothing like the present for making marvelous memories to look back on in the future. The path not taken calls. I will return.



I hope you’ll join me!