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Events at Anza-Borrego Desert SP Between 1/16/2018 and 1/30/2018

Coachwhip Canyon Hike

9 am - 12 noon Hike: Coachwhip Canyon Experience a natural desert setting to a vista of the valley with Volunteer Naturalists Marie & Lee Holly and Dan Jellis. Meet at the trailhead of Coachwh ...

Cool Canyon Hike

9 am - 1 pm Hike: Notice and Wonder Join Mary Ekelund and Paul Larson on a cool trip up Cool Canyon. We’ll hike up many dry falls in the higher country where the flora is different from that ...

Roving Naturalist

10 am - 12 noon Roving Naturalist in Borrego Palm Canyon This is not a guided hike. Volunteer Naturalist Aleese Golding will be roaming the Borrego Palm Canyon Alternate Trail searching for bighor ...

Notice and Wonder

10 - 11:30 am Walk: Notice and Wonder Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter to explore Nature journaling. We’ll explore the desert using very basic techniques of writing, drawing, ...

ABF Lecture: High and Dry

7:30 - 8:30 pm ABF Lecture: High and Dry--Aquatic Invertebrate Adaptations to Life in the Desert Desert-dwelling aquatic organisms have a wide range of adaptations that allow them to survive in a ...

Cool Canyon Hike

9 - 11:30 am Hike: Cool Canyon Join Brian and Susie Jones on a strenuous 3-mile round trip hike up Cool Canyon. We’ll hike up some dry waterfalls in the higher country where the flora is dif ...

High and Dry ABF Field Class

9 am - 4 pm ABF Field Class: High and Dry: Aquatic Invertebrate Adaptations to Life in the Desert Desert-dwelling aquatic organisms have a wide range of adaptations that allow them to survive in a ...

Beaks and Feet

9 - 10 am Walk/Talk: Beaks and Feet If you’ve always wanted to learn about birds but thought it’s too complicated and only for birding experts, you’ll enjoy this simple way of ap ...

Junior Rangers

2-3 pm Junior Rangers Special California State Parks program for children only, ages 7-12. Discover secrets of the desert environment. Sign up at the Visitor Center as space is limited. Bring a su ...

Goat Canyon Trestle Hike

7 am - 3 pm Strenuous Hike to View of Goat Canyon Trestle via Mortero Palms This hike is a 5.5-mile, strenuous off-trail adventure that includes a significant amount of boulder hopping and 2,000 f ...

Bird Walk

7:30 - 9:00 am Bird Walk Join Volunteer Naturalist Ann Keenan for a walk around the Visitor Center vicinity looking for the common birds of our desert. All birding levels welcome. Meet in the Visi ...

Those Amazing Desert Plants!

1-2 pm Those Amazing Desert Plants! Explore the Visitor Center garden with Park Interpreter Sally Theriault and discover some of the unique strategies that help plants survive here. Meet in front ...

Rainbow Any Day

10 - 11 am Walk: Rainbow Any Day Even when it’s not raining, you can discover a rainbow of color in the desert. Join Park Interpretive Specialist, Regina Reiter, for a unique view of the des ...

ABF Member Hike

8:30 am - 12 noon ABF Weekly Members' Hike Meet at the State Park Store in the Mall. Join ABF for our weekly member hikes. Led by ABF staff, retired Park Rangers, and various Park enthusiasts, the ...

Stone Bridge #5 Wash Hike

9 am - 1 pm Hike: Stone Bridge #5 Wash Join Susie and Brian Jones and explore a wash with towering water-carved walls, walk through a mini-slot canyon, and end up at a magnificent dry waterfall. ...

Lower Willows Hike

9 am - 3 pm Hike: Lower Willows Join Volunteer Naturalists Ted Caragozian and Paul Larson for a moderately strenuous hike in lower Coyote Canyon, including Coyote Creek, the rocky Bypass Road, and ...

Pictographs Hike

9 - 11:30 am Hike: Pictographs--What Were They Trying to Say? Join Volunteer Naturalists Paul Larson and Mary Ekelund on a moderate 3-mile roundtrip hike through a beautiful desert valley to a pan ...

Desert Inspiration

10 - 11 am Walk: Desert Inspiration Join Regina Reiter, Park Interpretive Specialist, for a sensory exploration of the desert in word and color that will nourish your connection with the rugged be ...

Murders and Unkindnesses

10 - 11 am Talk: Murders and Unkindnesses Join State Park Volunteer Naturalist Jeff Salton to discover the remarkable differences between Crows and Ravens, and explore some of the mystery and intr ...

Elephant Knees Hike

9 am - 2 pm Hike: Elephant Knees Join Volunteer Naturalists Ted Caragozian and Paul Larson for a strenuous hike up to a remarkable outcrop of marine fossils about 4 million years old and a great v ...

Garden Walk

1 - 2 pm Walk: Garden Walk Join a Visitor Center Interpreter who will take you on a stroll through the Visitor Center Garden to discover some of our special desert plants.

Junior Rangers

2 - 3 pm Junior Rangers Special California State Parks program for children only, ages 7-12.Discover secrets of the desert environment. Sign up at the Visitor Center as space is limited. Bring a s ...

Eclipse! Campfire Program

7 - 8 pm Campfire Program: Eclipse! Be prepared for Wednesday morning’s Lunar Eclipse, and learn more about Earth’s nearest neighbor, the Moon—why are there moon phases and eclip ...

Yaqui Ridge Hike

9 - 11 am Hike: Yaqui Ridge Revealed Join Volunteer Naturalist Kathy Bussey for a top of the world view on this moderate 2-mile hike leading to an unnamed trail running cross-country along a rocky ...

Hike: Morteros Trail

12 - 2 pm HIke: Discovering the Archaeological History of the 'Ehmuu Morteros Discover the hidden secrets of an ancient Kumeyaay Native American village site. Join Volunteer Archaeologist and N ...

Those Amazing Desert Plants!

1 - 2 pm Walk: Those Amazing Desert Plants! Explore the Visitor Center garden with Park Interpreter Sally Theriault and discover some of the unique strategies that help plants survive here. Meet i ...

Let's Be Crepuscular

4:30 - 5:30 pm Walk: Let's Be Crepuscular! You probably know “Nocturnal”, maybe “Diurnal”. Walk with Regina Reiter, Park Interpretive Specialist, for an easy walk near the ...

Eclipse!

3 - 4 pm Talk: Eclipse! Be prepared for Wednesday morning’s Lunar Eclipse, and learn more about Earth’s nearest neighbor, the Moon. Why are there are moon phases and eclipses? Meet in ...

Sunset/Moonlight Hike

3 - 9 pm Hike: Sunset/Moonlight Hike Join Volunteer Naturalists Ted Caragozian and Paul Larson for a desert hike to enjoy the sunset over the mountains and return under the nearly full moon to get ...

ABF Member Hike

8:30 am - 12 noon Hike: ABF Weekly Members' Hike Meet at the State Park Store in the Mall. Join ABF for our weekly member hikes. Led by ABF staff, retired Park Rangers, and various Park enthusiast ...

Lute Fault Hike

2 - 5 pm Hike: Lute Fault Earthquake geology, local history and desert plant life will be the focus of this hike. Meet Volunteer Naturalist Ted Caragozian at the call box across from Thimble Trai ...