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Anza Borrego Desert State Park: sunshine, stunning vistas and ghost resorts on eerie Salton Sea

Winter sun, stunning vistas make Anza Borrego Desert State Park and the ghost resorts on eerie Salton Sea a place to reflect upon. Last week’s column featured California’s two desert national parks, Death Valley and Joshua Tree. Both feature a mild winter climate and evocative topography; this week we’ll cover nearby Anza Borrego Desert State […]

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA, parched, hot, alien and stunning!

California Fan Palms grace the oasis at top of Palm Canyon, fed by a creek that disappears into the desert sands just a 1/2 mile below the oasis. Rangy Ocotillo plants can grow to 15 feet; the slightest moisture will set bright red flowers to bloom. Mojave Yucca sends up tall stalks prior to stunning […]

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