We spent ten beautiful days in the southern part of Anza-Borrego State Park, not far from the Mexican border. The days were hot, the nights cool, and the wind fierce at times, but we had a great time hiking and exploring the area. (Click on any of the images to see them larger.)
One of the unexpected surprises in our time here were the wildflowers: Anza-Borrego was in the midst of a superbloom. Not only were there tons of cacti and other small flowers blooming, but the mountains were covered with carpets of small yellow flowers, visible from miles away.
Susan did a lot of long, great hikes through the area, over mountains, into washes and canyons. She also had an encounter with a rattlesnake, in which each participant wisely moved away from each other.