There are plenty of great ‘official’ hikes to be explored in the Borrego area and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, but there are almost limitless possibilities by just heading out into the desert or up the nearest mountain range. The distances are quite deceiving however, and a short hike often turns out to be quite a bit more than expected. Aptly named Coyote mountain is one such challenge. This Google Earth view shows the irrigated groves of oranges, grapefruit, and lemons to the west and Clark Dry Lake to the east, where many of the RV folks stake out their spaces in the sun.
On several occasions, I have hiked up the various ridges, and have always been amazed by the variety of terrain, hidden canyons and ridges that cannot be seen from below.
Clark Dry lake.
Flying weather has been good as well, providing some more good photo ops. This shot was taken from directly above our camp. I think the space shuttle waved as they went by .
Looking north toward Clark Dry lake.
And, to the south west towards the town of Borrego Springs.
Three weeks at Borrego … and counting!