Palm Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California.
We have hiked around in this wonderful canyon two days in a row – there are endless photo opportunities. The palms have all kinds of cool patterns, but in addition to the palms, you can’t beat all the water flowing through the area right now. There are a bunch of waterfalls just like this one – they seem so out of place in this desert environment. There are also numerous Brittlelbush and other flowers just waiting to bloom – I think there could be further opportunities in this scenic canyon in a week or so when the flowers bloom.
Unlike last year at this time, we haven’t seen any sheep in the canyon. Rangers say they were seeing them regularly up until about a week ago.
Update on Friday 9:00 a.m. PST: It has been raining most of the night, and continues to come down right now – this is the second good soaking this area has received in the past week. This should do nothing but help the wildflowers!