Sunday, February 17, 2008

Saturday Field Trip

As promised, we sent the staff to San Diego's great outback for some photo-journalism. Up and over the mountains and into the desert. Here's what they came up with:

Cuyamaca Resevoir and Stonewall Peak looking south

The northern end of the resevoir looking across to Sunrise Highway which appeared to still be closed at the time to vehicles without chains.

... and dropping down into Borrego Valley with the Santa Rosa moutains to the north as the backdrop.

A look at Indian Head up the side of Palm Canyon. There's bighorn sheep in there somewhere. See if you can find it/them.

The water was flowing nicely as you got closer to the palm oasis.

.... and the oasis itself. First nice weekend in a while so there were quite a few people out on the trail.

A look at Borrego Valley coming back down the trail.

Gratuitous beer'n'lifestyle shot. This is Coyote Creek at the upper end of Coyote Canyon north of Borrego Springs. There are 3 crossings, this being the last and the deepest. Don't recall seeing this much water ever here.

Coming back down the trail in Coyote Canyon.

This falafel hut has been here on DiGiorgio road north of town for as long as we can remember. There are sacks of grapefruit laying on the table inside and its an on-your-honor pay system. Kinda nice to know places like this exist and that they've been around for a while.

A look at the town of Borrego Springs and the surrounding valley from the climb up S-22 to the west.

Tried to capture some of the uncommon green-ness towards the top of S-22 before entering Ranchita

...and finally, the inevitable result of trying to capture a sunset with a digital camera pointed out the window while on the highway.


Chookyblue...... said...

nice photos.......

Anonymous said...


Let's put a big power-line right through the middle of all of it.

And there I was breaking my back on a Saturday beautifying the Rolando Park while you were out enjoying the state park...

- Mongo

Dean said...

Chooky, All the way from Australia... thanks for making the trip and the compliment. Trust me, the pleasure was all mine.

Mongo, What is this Rolando Park you speak of? I'm waiting for the Rolando Beach community clean-up day.

Re: Powerline. Where do you propose to run it? My initial take is right alongside I-8. You've already a highway so why not put the powerline there also.

Anonymous said...

Ah, no wonder I didn't see you there. The Beach.

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner, Johnny. The I-8 is, of course, the correct spot to put that line -- for the exact reason you stated.

- Mongo

K T Cat said...

I liked the stand of palm trees particularly.

Foxfier said...

That looks so much like home....

(Highland Desert, Nevada/Cali/Ori)