Last week, on my week off, I took a short trip to Borrego Springs, a small desert community less than 70 miles from home. Borrego Springs is a small desert community of less than 4,000 people but really popular with snowbirds who come down for the winter in their recreational vehicles to escape the cold northern climates. The town itself is surrounded by Anza-Borrego State Park the largest of California's state parks.
Thankfully the day was overcast. Borrego Springs is really hot in the summer so I really wanted to get there before the desert summer set in. The day I chose saw temperatures in the mid 80's with some humidity. So it was hot enough!
I wanted to hike Palm Canyon Oasis, a 3.25 mile loop hoping to see the desert in bloom and perhaps some desert bighorn sheep at the end of the trail at the small waterfall. I didn't see any bighorn but did see some of the desert in bloom. Here are some images from my day. All the color images were taken with the Rolleiflex 2.8f with Kodak Portra 160 processed and scanned by The Darkroom, San Clemente and the black and white with my Leica MP on Kodak Tri-X.
As always, thanks for stopping by.