Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Exploring Borrego, Part 2 - Desert Oasis

Our day of exploring in Borrego was off to a great start with finding those caves. The next thing we wanted to explore was an area of round boulders called the "Pumpkin Patch". We followed the directions we'd found on the internet but we weren't able to find it. We'll get more detailed directions and try it again someday. You can click HERE to see pictures of what we would have seen.

Next, we headed over to Palm Canyon for a hike. I love this place and I've hiked it since I was a kid. I even blogged about it a couple of years ago. It may be the same hike but we always discover new things and it's a lot of fun. One thing that was different this time is that there was more water up there than I think I've ever seen in that canyon...at least, since I was a kid. We're always so amazed and excited to find water in the middle of the dry desert. Here's the first bit of water we came upon that day...


Further up the canyon was this little oasis...


There were even little frogs. So cute!...


And...waterfalls!...




Water!...


We had to get our feet wet!...


After playing in the water for a bit, we hiked further up the canyon. Here's a view of the creek just above where it fell into those waterfalls...


Amazing!


Wow!


Hidden treasures in the desert. Water for the wildlife, the plants, and fun for us!


Here's the view going back down the canyon. It's interesting that a broad view like this seems like there's really nothing there. A closer look reveals so much more.

You can see my daughter and her friend near the bottom right corner...


What a wonderful way to end the day. The sun was going down and the light was beautiful. The temperature was warm and the breeze felt great. The sound of the waterfalls and the birds singing didn't sound like something we would expect to hear in the desert but it was fantastic!

Since it's spring time, there were flowers blooming. You know me...I can't resist taking photos of those. I'll share some in my next post. I hope you come on back. :-)

3 comments:

jomamma said...

Beautiful! I love the desert in Spring.

Sel and Poivre said...

I'll be back for sure...I love your flower photos!

Erin said...

How pretty! I want to go out that way for some exploration. There are a bunch of letterboxes around there, too.