Weekend Camping in the Desert

We went for a great camping trip in the desert over the weekend.  We went to the Anza Borrego State Park, and went for a hike up Palm Canyon to an oasis that is up the canyon.  The oasis is really cool because you start the hike in dry desert where you can’t imagine there being any water for survival.  You end the hike in an oasis with a flowing stream, a little water fall, and lots of shade provided by palm trees.

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On our way up the canyon, we came across a group of 3 beautiful male Big Horn Sheep just hanging out and eating in the canyon.  The were not bothered by us at all, and we were able to get close enough to get some really good pictures.  I do have a telephoto lens on my camera, so I was not as close as it may look. 

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These animals are beautiful, and are considered endangered.  In the 1990’s, there were only around 280 of these animals left in this area of the desert, and they were put on the endangered list.  Their population has increased since then, but they are still endangered.  This is their canyon, and I am so glad that they tolerate us visiting it.

borrego camping 3 The kids enjoyed climbing on the rocks up at the palm oasis.

borrego camping 4 It was a beautiful camping trip.

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