ACTIVITY CALENDAR - Things to do in Borrego Springs  


ABDNHA offers approximately 150 programs each year during the desert season of late October until early May.  Programs are suspended during the hot summer months.

 

Programs for the 2015-2016 season are now being scheduled and will be posted here beginning in September of 2015. 

 



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Program Reservation
Procedures

Please note that beginning with the 2015-2016 desert season credit cards will be charged at the time reservations are made. 

Refunds will be processed only if reservations are cancelled 72 hours in advance of the program.



 

Be Prepared
For All Desert Tours and Hikes


Have a vehicle in good operating condition with a full tank of gas. Know if 4WD is needed.

All hikes and walks require good closed-toed hiking shoes, and drinking water. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, energy snacks are strongly recommended. 

A hiking pole is also recommended.  See hike descriptions as some hikes require hiking poles.

Know your physical condition.  All hikes are going to require walking on uneven ground.  Some hikes will involve elevation gain, bouldering, etc.  Read the hike descriptions and only go on hikes you feel you are prepared to handle.

Tell someone where you are going and when you will return.

 


ABDNHA's business members support the educational work of the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association and provide tourism services in Borrego Springs.

 

Their support is appreciated.


760-767-4255

 

760-767-3502

 

590 Palm Canyon Drive

760-767-3311

 

 

760-767-0311

 

760-767-5944

 

 

760-767-0100

 

760-767-0004

 

760-767-5800

 

800-242-0044

 

Fredericks
Landscaping

760-767-5362

 

760-767-5700

 

 

760-767-3262

 



760-767-4255

 

760-767-3502

 

 

760-767-0311

 

760-767-5944

 

 

590 Palm Canyon Drive

760-767-3311

 

760-767-0100

 

760-767-0004

 

760-767-5800

 

800-242-0044

 

Fredericks
Landscaping

760-767-5362

 

760-767-5700

 

 

760-767-3262

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER CAMPOUT  August 12 - 13

Overnight on Wednesday, August 12 – to morning of August 13 Car Campout at Culp Valley Primitive Camp – Sponsored by the Sierra Club.

If you plan to attend: ABDNHA Members invited to join this event. If you are planning to attend, please email event coordinator Michael Taylor at single-hiker@cox.net to let him know if you’re going to be there and let him know you are a member of ABDNHA.  August 12, Wednesday, arrive before sunset.

 

Camping location: Highway S22 near mile marker 9, take the dirt road north off Hwy 22, at .25 mile take the right fork to the campground. At 3,000 feet, this is cooler than the desert floor below.   Pit toilet, no water, several open camp areas.   The left fork at .25 mile goes to a trail parking and Pena Spring.  

This is a popular meteor shower and viewing location, so there may be others camping there. Plan to arrive before sunset, in time to pick a good campsite, and can leave shortly after sunrise before it gets hot – unless you want to hike before driving home.    Binoculars and telescopes are great for looking at planets, which we will do in addition. So if you have them, bring them.  Venus, Mars, Jupiter and its moons, and Saturn will all be visible at various times during the night and morning.  

Be considerate of people’s night vision.  If you arrive late, drive carefully and use your parking lights instead of your headlights once you’re off the main road and in the camping area.   Food suggestions: Bring at least a gallon of water per person because of the desert heat.  Supper suggestions include eating an early supper before leaving home, or en route (Ramona or Santa Ysabel).  Bring water and snacks for night and morning.  Breakfast can be had at camp or restaurants in Borrego Springs, Ramona, or Santa Ysabel.    High winds, rain, or heavy overcast cancels.


 

 

 
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