Desert Winter Wonderland

Ron Niebrugge Anza-Borrego, California, Photos, Travel 7 Comments

It was pretty amazing to see snow down this low into Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California.  There was snow on the ground, and branches broken off the trees at the Tamarisk Grove Campground, just a bit over 1,500 feet above sea-level!  It was beautiful!

We tried to drive up to Julian to get photos of this popular tourist destination in snow, but the CHP had the road closed.  If they closed roads in Alaska every time a foot of snow feel on the ground, we wouldn’t get much done.  I was a bit frustrated at first, but then after seeing people (at least some) driving like maniacs, in vehicles totally unprepared for snow – I realized that it was a good thing the state government made decisions for people down here, otherwise it would be chaos!  We will try to get to Jullian again tomorrow – I would like to get there before the snow melts off the trees.

For those familiar with this area, this was a mile or two up the Plum Canyon Trail.

Comments 7

  1. Crazy scene Ron. Good idea bout Julian since I think they are located at around 5,000 feet. I was actually going to go there after last time I went to ABSP but was too tired from the drive lol.

  2. California driving lessons:

    Summer: Drive while talking on cell, brushing hair, and eating cheeseburger – or reading.

    Winter rain: Same as summer, but drive faster and closer to the car in front of you.

    Winter Snow, Same as winter Rain, but slam on brakes hard while approaching a downhill curve. Attempt to push brake pedal through floor while trying to control the vehicle.


    Great shot, BTW. I knew you’d hit it big w/ snow in the desert.

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    Thanks everyone – it sure was an amazing sight! I have never seen the desert like this before!

    Bummer you missed Bob – I thought you might have lived in Borrego.

    That is hilarious Gary!

    It does look like powdered sugar!


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