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
... 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.