Author Topic: Blair Valley - Anza Borrego - Nov 12, 2017  (Read 704 times)

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Blair Valley - Anza Borrego - Nov 12, 2017
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:14:21 PM »
My neighbor showed up at my door last night and asked for some advice on where to go in Anza Borrego for his first off-road trip. His car was in the shop and they gave him a Jeep Grand Cherokee as a rental, so he figured he should take advantage of that.  His plan was to go by himself, with just a friend riding shotgun.  Neither had ever driven off road. I'm sure that the Jeep, with its 4-wheel independent suspension, street tires, low riding muffler and full leather seating would have been quite capable - but just in case I suggested Blair Valley, which is pretty easy, and he didn't want to go someplace where he might scratch up the shiny black paint.  By the end of the conversation I had agreed to go along.

It was a beautiful day out there today.  We arrived in Blair Valley at about 8:30am, and stayed to about 2:00pm.  The weather was perfect for hiking, and we did both the Pictograph and Marshal South Home trails. So, here are a few pictures, which will also serve as a preview for anyone planning to come for the Apple Pie Run next Saturday.







There are a lot of fresh new cholla cactus all over the place.  More than I've seen in several years.









Marshal South's homesite is looking a bit more worn these days.





There are a few more in this gallery:  https://frankbaiamonte.smugmug.com/So-Cal-Explorations-Day/Blair-Valley-Anza-Borrego-Nov-12-2017/

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Re: Blair Valley - Anza Borrego - Nov 12, 2017
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 09:22:04 PM »
Great pictures Frank...
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Re: Blair Valley - Anza Borrego - Nov 12, 2017
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 11:04:11 PM »
Great pictures as always. Looks like the weather was perfect.

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Re: Blair Valley - Anza Borrego - Nov 12, 2017
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 07:44:07 AM »
Looking forward to Saturday
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Re: Blair Valley - Anza Borrego - Nov 12, 2017
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 02:20:48 PM »
Me too.
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Re: Blair Valley - Anza Borrego - Nov 12, 2017
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 05:34:36 PM »
Very nice!!!