After leaving San Diego, Trey and I headed for the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. It is California’s largest state park and the only one that allows open camping – basically pitch your tent wherever you want.

We found a nice secluded location near Borrego, CA and setup tent. Throughout the night bands of coyotes were howling in a most terrifying way. I told Trey that they were laughing at the desert mice and he bought it. When they would start howling he would shake his head and say “Those silly mice.”

The next morning we did a 3 mile round trip hike through Borrego Palm Canyon to an oasis. The heat & sun were brutal so I rewarded Trey with some swim time in the oasis before we returned. On the way back we were lucky enough to run into a huge heard of bighorn sheep – probably 25 or more.

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