Sunday morning the wind had stopped blowing so we decided to take a trip to see the rock formations known as Elephants Knees. The Elephants Knees along with the Wind Cave are at south east corner of Anza Borrego State Park. To get there you have to drive past the town of Ocotillo Well which is the site of a large area for off road vehicles, there are hundreds of RVs parked in the desert. When we went by there were a few ATVS on the hills.
To get to the Elephant Knees you drive through Split Mountain Canyon.
To get close we had to walk up a very muddy wash.
There has been quite a bit of rain in the last week and it was really hard walking.
Louie did a nose plant
We got as close as we could
There are so many spectacular rock formations in the Anza Borrego, and the Elephant Knees are certainly one of them.
By the time we had hiked back down to the car it was spitting rain and we were all pretty muddy, Skip and I couldn’t get the mud off our sneakers, it was like glue. We decided to put off climbing up to the wind tunnels for another time
The wind tunnels in the distance.
Today was sunny and pretty warm, we had to take the motor home in to town to get water and propane and to dump our tanks.
Our Christmas Tree