We’ve been desert boon docking at Borrego for a week now, we seem to have done a lot of nothing.
There was the remnants of a bird feeder at our site,with an aluminum pie plate to hold the seed. The pie plate was in pretty bad shape, so we hopped in the tracker and drove the seven miles to Borrego Springs,to the second hand store where we bought a cake pan for a $1.00, drove back to our site and put the pan up filled with seed.
Last year when we were here in January, we hiked up Alcoholic Pass from Coyote Canyon, so we thought this time we would try it from the Clark Dry Lake side. We knew that the trail wasn’t marked, but we had a map that showed the mileage from Rockhouse Road. The road along the lake bed is pretty rough but we were the only ones on the road so we could take our time.
The Santa Rosa Mountains across the lake bed
We found the wash that we had to walk up to the pass.
We found this birds nest in a Palo Verde tree.
Looks like someone is home
Somewhere along the wash we got off track. The only footprints in the sand were coyotes, so we climbed up to a ridge to get our bearings.
We still couldn’t see the trail to the pass, we walked in the direction we thought it should be, but couldn’t find it.
We walked along the ridge back towards the mountains, and climbed back down into the wash we had walked up
Twenty minutes later we were back at our car. We had walked for about two hours, we didn’t get to our destination, but we both enjoy wandering through the desert so it was all good.
Every Friday morning there is a farmers market at Christmas Circle in Borrego Springs.
It isn’t very big, there is about a dozen stalls I guess. There is a few craft tables with jewelry and clothes, some plants for sale. Baked goods and fresh produce.
We bought some avocados, and some persimmons this morning.
We stopped at the hardware store, to see if Fed Ex had left a parcel for us,I took this picture from the parking lot
That’s a a metal sculpture of De Anza the Spanish Captain who explored region. the building is a real estate office.
Our parcel did come later,Skip made another trip into town to pick up the new top for our tracker. Fingers crossed that it fits and that it goes on without too much trouble .