adventure // anza borrego state park

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

this past weekend i had the opportunity to go to anza borrego state park with my environmental interpretation class. we camped at the agua caliente campground and spent 3 days exploring as much of anza borrego as we could. since the main focus of our trip was interpretation, we spent time with interpretive guides and rangers learning about the rich native american history in the anza borrego desert. we visited kumeyaay villages and pictographs and imagined how they used to live. we learned about the plants and animals that thrive in the desert climate, how they survive and why they are important to environment. we even went mud caving through naturally formed caves that were created by water flowing through a thick deposit of silt! overall, i had such a fantastic time learning about the desert, bonding with my classmates and spending time in the great outdoors. i realized how much i miss camping and i can't wait to start doing it more!

a little info about the park: anza borrego is about 2 1/2 hours east of san diego and is a state park located within the colorado desert of southern california. the park gets its name from 18th-century Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and borrego, the spanish word for bighorn sheep. with 600,000 acres, anza-borrego is the largest state park in california and the second largest in the continental united states. the park occupies eastern san diego county and reaches into imperial and riverside counties.


Nora Spaulding said...

That looks like a really fun hike and a beautiful place! I don't think I have been to much of a desert like place except eastern oregon. :)

Oliviaaa said...

this is sooo cool!

BKCsquared said...

What an amazing trip!! I feel like after trips like that, you just come back to the city as a different person. Jealous!

P.S. K & I would love it if you popped over to our blog now that we're back on Blogger & checked it out!

xo, B

Ash said...

soooo fun! it's been forever since we've been there...

and this week is jtree yo!!!

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