Fish Creek, Anza Borrego Desert

May 9, 2010 11:39 pm
Entrance to Fish Creek

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This is the 2nd day of our stay in the Anza Borrego Desert.    Today we drove out of Coyote Canyon,  attempted to find “The Slot” and ended up taking the wrong turn and Vic#2′s trusty suby just couldn’t make it up the steep, dirt road.

Photo doesn’t give this hill justice. It was steep with huge dips and very loose dirt. Unfortunately, the suby just couldn’t conquer this hill.

We ended up just leaving the car at the bottom of the hill and hiked in to find “The Slot”.   Once we got to the top of the hill, we were greeted by insane winds.  Strong enough to hold you up while leaning against it.

Vic#2 and Fredrik leaning against the wind.

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The wind was really kicking our butts and we decided to skip this part of the trip and to use the rest of our time finding a spot for us to camp out for the night and to explore Fish Creek.


Driving into Fish Creek


Entering the Split Mountain area/Fish Creek


Vic#2 fixing the stabilizer bar that came loose from all the off-roading.

Meanwhile, as Vic#2 is trying to fix his suspension…you can’t really ignore all the things to see around the area…

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After agreeing on a safe spot to camp, we only had a couple of hours of sunlight left to explore the area and hiked our way up into the wind caves.


James & Fredrik at the Wind Caves trailhead.


View of the Elephant Knees right before getting to the Wind Caves.


Wind Caves with the elephant knees in the background

I’m glad we skipped the first “hike” of the day because we probably would’ve missed the sunset from this spot…


View of Fish Creek. Sunset colors painted this beautiful desert landscape


Yea, no color for this one =P


Elephant Knees. Sunset colors painted this beautiful desert landscape.


The last of the sun's rays making the desert glow.


The last of the sun's rays making the desert glow.


The clouds were also giving us a show that evening.

More photos from the hike:

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