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Valley of Fire, part 3

Bighorn Sheep posing for the camera was another high point of my visit to Valley of Fire in Nevada. The sheep didn’t seem to mind those of us who eagerly pointed our cameras. ~SueBee

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Valley of Fire, part 2

My fascination with this area of natural beauty, Valley of Fire near Mesquite, Nevada, continues in the below gallery. The petroglyphs were so interesting, and luckily, the design of the staircase that kept us a good distance away from the rocks meant very few people were able to deface them. ~SueBee

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Valley of Fire, part 1

The Road Trip with my friends Aranka and George started in earnest on Monday, May 24th. We left Pahrump and drove out Interstate Highway 15 toward Mesquite, Nevada, and turned onto the Valley of Fire Highway. It’s quite a drive through arid desert hills before reaching the Valley of Fire Nevada State Park entrance… and […]

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On the Road Again, part 2

I arrived in Pahrump late afternoon on a recent Saturday, with plans to head out on the road on Monday. So, Sunday was a day of checking out some scenes in the Pahrump area. We stumbled on rock climbers near Mt Potosi (the site of a TWA plane crash in 1942 that killed 22 people, […]

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On the Road Again, part 1

A bit more than a week ago, I started on a rather spontaneous week-long road trip with my friends, Aranka and George, by first heading to their home in Pahrump, Nevada. The below pictures were taken along route CA-127 between Baker and Shoshone, California. It’s a remote, beautiful road that could make a person feel […]

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Bighorn Sheep Sighting

I hiked the Palm Canyon Trail late one afternoon during my Solo Car Camping trip at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, intent on spotting bighorn sheep (borrego, in Spanish). I wasn’t disappointed, except in myself for not lugging my heavy zoom lens along. The sheep were near-impossible to see, as they blend in amazingly well with […]

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Terror in the Desert

It can get mighty terrifying in the desert… ~SueBee Per an article I found online on Yelp, “Philanthropist Dennis Avery (Avery labels) commissioned metal sculpture artist Ricardo Breceda to design and construct metal sculptures in scattered property Avery owned in Borrego Valley. He bought the land to keep it from being developed and give access […]

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Solo Car Camping, Anza-Borrego, part 2

Continuing from my previous post, these pictures show the beautiful desert life at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. ~SueBee

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Solo Car Camping, Anza-Borrego

After getting my second Covid vaccine early this past week, and having no side effects, I decided to keep the camping reservation I’d made at Anza-Borrego State Park. My main purpose, other than a change of scenery, was to test out sleeping in my car for future camping trips. Note, I’m not keen on tent […]

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Borrego Springs Sculptures

I’d previously seen pictures of Ricardo Breceda’s famous metal sculptures, and really looked forward to seeing them in person.  As I shared in my previous blog post, I’d driven by his outdoor art gallery while en route to Borrego Springs. But, seeing so many huge, metal sculptures of ancient dinosaurs scattered across the desert was […]

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The Eerie Salton Sea, part 2

Continuing from my previous post, I’m sharing more pictures from the end of the road in Salton City.  As further evidence of the area’s economic decline, here’s a picture advertising ridiculously low residential lot prices there. For Southern California, that price is nearly a give-away. The pictures in the gallery feature one home in particular. […]

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The Eerie Salton Sea, part 1

After leaving Anza Borrego Desert State Park and the city of Borrego Springs, I drove through a very desolate, interesting landscape on my way to the Salton Sea and Salton City. I eventually came to a main highway crossing (CA-86) and decided to continue straight on toward what I thought would be the water’s edge. […]

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Heading To The Salton Sea

For the route home from my weekend getaway at Borrego Springs a few weeks ago,  I chose to drive past the Salton Sea. I’d last been there with my parents many years ago and thought the drive would be interesting. It was! I left Borrego Springs on route S22, the Borrego Salton Seaway, and drove […]

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Searching For Scorpions

During my recent visit to Anza Borrego Desert State Park, a group of us went wandering around the campground after dark, in search of scorpions. This was my first experience looking for something we generally prefer not to see! Armed with black light flashlights, we pointed them toward the brush… I admit to being extremely […]

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Death of a Golf Course

My recent trip to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park consisted of one night at a resort hotel and one night of camping. The resort hotel looked out on a green, lush golf course, that included a small lake with ducks floating by. As I checked in on the Friday afternoon, I overheard the hotel clerk mentioning […]

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Borrego Springs Scenery

I haven’t had a chance to sort through all the photos I took during my weekend in the Anza Borrego Desert, so I just chose a few at random to share. I’m sitting on jury duty most of this week and it will most likely be Friday before I can get to the sorting task. […]

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En Route to Anza Borrego

I joined Kat, her husband, Cam, their pup, Quincy, and Cam’s extended family, for a camping trip this past weekend in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. The park is about 125 miles southeast from home, with much of the drive on scenic, two lane roads. We were celebrating Cam’s birthday, and Quincy’s first camping trip. […]

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Reach For the Sky

Another desert oddity I spotted while visiting my friends in Pahrump, Nevada, this past weekend.  A saguaro cactus robbery in action! ~SueBee

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Tortoise Crossing

The crossing sign spotted while visiting my friends, Aranka and George, in Pahrump, Nevada this past weekend! ~SueBee

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Devil’s Hole

Continuing from my previous post featuring pictures of Ash Meadows and the prehistoric fish in the desert, this gallery shows pics I took at Devil’s Hole. Per Wikipedia, “Devils Hole is a geologic formation located within the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, in Nye County, Nevada, in the Southwestern United States. Devils Hole—a detached unit of Death Valley National Park—is […]

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