Victoria and I finally made it out to Anza-Borrego for some good ol’ fashioned glamping! I’d never been camping before, and this was a great intro to camping (with facilities equipped with running water, sinks, bathrooms, and even hot showers for a fee).
Day 1: We drove out (2 hours), stopped at a viewpoint, the Visitor’s Center, set up our 7-person tent for the two and a half of us, checked out the sculptures, went to the liquor store in town, got firewood, then cooked dinner and S’mores over the campfire.
Funny story: we actually got stuck in the sand by the Indian Head sculpture and almost had to wait an hour for AAA in the middle of the desert, but were saved by a kind stranger and his Jeep and tugging rope.
Day 2: Cooked breakfast, checked out the rest of the sculptures, went hiking (ended up on a different trail than we wanted, but still nice), got Julian pie, and headed home.
We wanted to go on a hiking trail with a waterfall, but the trail wasn’t marked and we ended up going up the mountain instead of into the canyon. Still had great views and beers from above. We also saw many of the participants of the Badwater Salton Sea, which is a really BADASS ultramarathon/foot race for 81 miles from the Salton Sea to Palomar Mountain.