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Old 01-07-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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Spent a week boondocking in Anza-Borrego State Park, CA



Great boondocking here and some neat things to see and do. Check out my blog post for pix,videos and info on the place. I had a great time and plan on returning

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We live in North San Diego County, about an hour or two away from where you were. We get over there a few times a year with thr MH and/or Jeep. It's a great place to relax and as you comment on your blog, to 'decompress'.

Great pictures.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:18 PM   #3
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The area looks like jeep heaven!
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Nice indeed

Sometimes I wish I lived in the middle of the USA to access the west coast a bit easier...



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Great boondocking here and some neat things to see and do. Check out my blog post for pix,videos and info on the place. I had a great time and plan on returning

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Old 01-10-2013, 10:41 PM   #5
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Been Camping/Jeeping for many years there. It's so nice in the winter unless of course Mr Wind doesn't blow.
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And just what happens when Mr. Wind doesn't blow? Does the odor drift west from the Sea? Joe
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Ray, great videos. They give you a good sense of the place. Love your Beagle, too! :-)
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And just what happens when Mr. Wind doesn't blow? Does the odor drift west from the Sea? Joe
Actually you never smell the Salton Sea even when you are driving on either highway 86 or 111, even during the summertime you don't smell it. Along the shoreline you will but thats if you stop and get out. Anza-Borrego State Park is a Off-Road paradise and the park is huge ! Its the most interesting desert maybe in the USA because much of the area from ,many, many ,many years ago used to be under water from a ancient sea. There is all kinds of wierd things to see that you normally don't see in a regular desert. I've explored in our Jeep out there for many years and always find something new or weird, its fun and exciting ! Now when Mr Wind decides to blow which it can at any minute it can be a gentle breeze or hard to enough to make it hard to sleep at night because your RV is "rocking". Naturally no wind is nice and its so nice out there in the winter, beautiful blue clear skies, sit around the fire at night underneath the canopy of a few trillion stars, listening to the lonesome coyote howl...
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Hello Ray,

Thanks for posting- we've never boondocked but stayed at Palm Canyon Resort and love the area. Did you have to pay to stay where you did? Where's the nearest dump and fresh water?

Thanks again- I'm reading your blog now-
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Enjoyed your blog and pics. We live on the East Coast but have visited here several times. Thanks for the memories. Anza Borrego was the first dessert I had ever explored.
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Hello Ray,

Thanks for posting- we've never boondocked but stayed at Palm Canyon Resort and love the area. Did you have to pay to stay where you did? Where's the nearest dump and fresh water?

Thanks again- I'm reading your blog now-
Hi, it's free camping. You can pick up fresh water and dump at the State Park, or there are a couple RV parks in town. I think its around $5 to use the dump. We used the free one in the Red Earth casino on hwy 86, just north of Salton City
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Ray, great videos. They give you a good sense of the place. Love your Beagle, too! :-)
Thanks, she loved the freedom out there.
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Actually you never smell the Salton Sea even when you are driving on either highway 86 or 111, even during the summertime you don't smell it. Along the shoreline you will but thats if you stop and get out. Anza-Borrego State Park is a Off-Road paradise and the park is huge !...
I gotta call foul here (haha - pun intended)...the Salton Sea smell made it all the way to Palm Springs last week, and made the local news as usual. Plus, last September is made it all the way to Redondo Beach!

We, in San Diego are protected by the mountains, so that's great!

But it's all good - because as of Jan 4th, the Gov't promised $200,000 to monitor the odor.
See: SALTON SEA: $200,000 OK'd to monitor for odors | Local News | PE.com - Press-Enterprise

BTW...the Mud Caves are SO COOL!! A must-see if you are in the area
See: http://www.anzaborrego.net/Travel/An...rego-Mud-Caves
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Mud Caves - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Can you boondock anywhere in the park, or just certain areas? Do we need to get a BLM map from the field office? Thanks!!
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