Thursday, October 08, 2009

BORREGO SPRINGS CALIFORNIA......A TIGHT FITTING SLOT CANYON HIKE IN DECEMBER 2007

DSC_0055OUR FRIEND & GUIDE, BUTCH ON THE LEFT.  CAMERA WAS ON SELF TIMER SITTING ATOP A ROCK.....December 23/07  (Click on any photo to enlarge it)

Our nasty splash of bad weather this past week has let up for to-day & we have sunshine at 60F with a breeze.  A normal Autumn day for this time of year but I'm still surprised that 90% our forest trees are still green with only a few dapples of color here & there.  Usually by now we are into full blown Autumn colors.DSC_0082ALMOST IMPASSABLE IN SOME SPOTS

In keeping with yesterday's slot canyon theme I've added another 'tighter fit' slot canyon hike to-day.  This is the Borrego Springs slot canyon in California & it is hard to find but luckily we had a fellow RV'er take us there.  We generally boondock at the Clark Dry Lake bed just north of Borrego Springs & 2 years ago we met a fellow by the name of Butch who spends his winter's there in the desert with his dog Kapeesh.  Butch is from Riverside California so knows the whole area well.  He had also taken us on a hike to Palm Canyon nearby a few days earlier.  To-days photos are from our Borrego Springs slot canyon hike with Butch as our guide.  You can read our BLOG for that day & see us 'squeezing' through the rocks on the hike photos in our WEB ALBUM

DSC_0017 Kelly's in Cambridge to-day visiting her daughter & grand kids & I'm home doing my daily smattering of puttering.  Lots of pine needles to rake up & I added some water to the rig's fresh water tank.  I won't fill the gas tank until a few days before we leave because I don't want the motorhome just sitting for weeks with the weight of a full gas tank on the stationery tires.  I'm anxious to get more things loaded up but as you know the majority of loading is done in the last 5 minutes before you leave.  Well, it seems that way sometimes!!

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AL HAD TO REALLY SUCK IT IN TO SQUEEZE THROUGH SOME OF THESE TIGHT SPOTS!!

APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF BORREGO SPRINGS SLOT CANYON

In yesterday's blog I mentioned it was me who took the doggy guys out every morning but I should have mentioned Kelly does that as well.  Sometimes it's too cold out & I pretend I'm still asleep so then she has to do it.

DSC_0109 MOONRISE OVER THE SANTA ROSA MOUNTAINS FROM THE CLARK DRY LAKE BED NORTH OF BORREGO SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

In our travels throughout the southwest we have come across so many places we love that just about everywhere we go becomes a favorite place for us.  Coming up soon, maybe to-morrow, I'll blog about one of them.................Borrego Springs, California:)) 

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BORREGO SPRINGS.....CHRISTMAS CIRCLE

GROANER'S CORNER:((  'Mr. Clark, I have reviewed this case very carefully,' the divorce Court Judge said, 'And I've decided to give your wife $775 a week,' 
'That's very fair, your honor,' the husband said. 'And every now and then, I'll try to send her a few bucks myself.

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The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.

4 comments:

  1. Now THERE'S a slot canyon that's really a slot!

    It's too early in the morning for any more comments, so, have fun loading the motorhome!

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  2. Oh Al I would love to do that canyon but I am afraid my wide load rear end wouldn't make it through... LOL LOL I see it is close for Kelly and she looks really small... Thanks for the beautiful pictures and great story!

    Have Fun preparing your coach for travel and Be safe!!!
    Donna

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