Monday, March 9, 2015

Signs of Borrego

Spent the winter at PegLeg flat dirt dry campground just outside of Borrego Springs — the townsite private property donut hole in the middle of Anza Borrego State Park. 

View from PegLeg:

PegLeg is an unofficial campground of uncertain jurisdiction. Apparently the acreage was once private property but has since been deeded to the Park, and the Park continues to tolerate its decades-old tradition of dry camping. Favorite snowbird sojourn for Canadians and Californians. Nice folks for neighbors, and warmer weather than the Eastern Sierra, especially at night. However, I had arrived just before a December storm, snow in the mountains, and departed just after the spring storm with (less) snow first week of March. Many wildflowers! — but mostly I liked the local signage:

A few miles up the road lies a sandy, muddy flood plain where real estate for sale signs have aged into the condition of a strange indecipherable language:

And southeast lies Ocotillo Wells State OHV Park, and this cartoon vehicle signs the entrance to a private campground across the road where more hootin’ and hollerin’ behaviors are allowed.

Farewell Borrego Springs, I am on the road to Tuttle Creek in the slopes of the Eastern Sierra!