Forty-Nine Palms Oasis

On September 23rd, Heidi’s birthday, we decided to hike to the Forty Nine Palms Oasis, one of 5 Desert Fan Palm oases in Joshua Tree National Park. It was a 3.3 mile hike up and down the desert mountain side to a nicely shaded oasis. Interestingly, an oasis forms where the tectonic plates have shifted […]

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA

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 […]