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Anza Borrego 2023
  • Topic created by kathyu on Thu Sep 1, 2022 at 5:52 pm
    Kathy Urban (kathyu)
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    I just got an email asking for permission to use some 2013 Anza Borregos from my FLICKR account for an OUSA announcement.  Of course I was delighted that they wanted to use my pictures, but also that AB is ON for 2023.  So mark your calendars.  Also on Facebook look for Anza Borrego Explorers for incredible photos and hiking ideas and cautions.
    Kathy Urban
  • Reply by sfmones on Fri Sep 2, 2022 at 10:38 am
    Steven Mones (sfmones)
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    If anyone has not been to Anza Borrego, it is a unique orienteering experience.  It is in the California desert east of San Diego.  The terrain is sand, rocks, gullies, canyons, and cactus, but not a tree for miles.  In January, the daytime temperature is in the low 80s, and the humidity is about 2.  The courses are all deceptivvely short because the terrain is so rugged.  If you get a chance to go there, it will be memorable.    Steve
  • Reply by chand on Sat Sep 3, 2022 at 8:39 pm
    Christopher Hand (chand)
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    Anybody from this area ever camped there for the event?  I'm curious what it would be like
  • Reply by sfmones on Sun Sep 4, 2022 at 12:38 pm
    Steven Mones (sfmones)
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    I have seen people camping there for Anza Borrego weekend.  There are no facilities, and the road in is dirt with ruts.  The village of Borego Springs is nearby, but it is not exactly a metropolis.  I am sure some permit for camping is required from the State.
    Steve
  • Reply by kathyu on Sun Sep 4, 2022 at 1:21 pm
    Kathy Urban (kathyu)
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    I have at least 4 albums of A-B photos on Flickr, and conditions are exactly as shown.  you pitch your tent near the start area and you must bring everything including water.  The event will provide portable toilets. It is now a state park with new rules I imagine.  The road in is terrible and you would be best in a car with some clearance.
    we used to stay in a so so motel called Hacienda del Sol but I think it has been sold, not sure.  
    if you camp, folks will probably drive you in to town to eat.
    full of interesting sights to see and near the Salton Sea and on the way in you pass thru Julian, the pie capital of America.

    now I think of it, there is an actual park campground near the park headquarters which looks nice with conveniences.
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