Anza-Borrego Desert State Park by Sheri McGregor

By Sheri McGregor

Anza Borrego desolate tract country Park is the most important desolate tract park within the usa, drawing nearly 650,000 viewers consistent with 12 months. Combining unique narrative with GPS-based path maps, Day and in a single day Hikes: Anza-Borrego desolate tract nation Park breaks down the easiest of the simplest hikes, either day and in a single day. even if it is the top view over Culp Valley, a stroll via Hellhole Canyon, or a flat stroll via hills and dales close to the Salton Sea, Day and in a single day Hikes is the definitive go-to advisor to benefit from the biggest wasteland park within the usa, simply an hour's force from San Diego.

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Encounters with mountain lions are rare, but whenever you venture into an animal’s habitat, the possibility exists. If you do see a mountain lion, leave it alone. More than likely, it will want to get out of sight. Here are a few helpful guidelines for mountain lion encounters: Keep your children close to you, or hold your child. Observed in captivity, mountain lions seem especially drawn to small children. Do not run from a mountain lion. Running may stimulate the animal’s instinct to chase. Do not approach a mountain lion.

At an elevation of more than 3,000 feet, Culp Valley sometimes sees snow when the temperatures dip. Winter hiking is especially entertaining for this reason. Culp Valley Primitive Camp is north of Montezuma Valley Road, but you’ll find people tent camping almost anywhere in the area. Pulloffs along dirt Jeep routes not far from the highway make the area popular for convenient overnight and weekend stays. Hikes included from the Culp Valley area include trails to Pena Spring, a leg of the California Riding and Hiking Trail, and the Wilson Trail.

Note that only Bow Willow has trashcans. Besides the officially established sites, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has an “open camping” policy—meaning you can pack in supplies and camp almost anywhere, taking care to obey closure signs and keep off any private property. Bring your own firewood, pack in a fireproof metal container to completely contain your fire, and be sure to keep flames and smoke to a minimum so you don’t damage or discolor anything in the park. To cook, you must use a portable stove.

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