Borrego Springs is about a hundred miles southeast of Palm Springs, and is home to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The preserve is over 53,000 acres of beautiful desert and mountain ranges. It entertains a diverse population of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, and plants, including the endangered Desert Bighorn Sheep. In fact, over 300 species of birds migrate through or take up residence in the park each year.
Herman and I took our friend Ben Wong there for a day of site seeing and hiking, and we were lucky to find the desert in full bloom. It was a fun day of hiking, but Borrego Springs is also famous for it’s rather large metal statues scattered over the landscape, and we saw them all. Below are just a few examples: