Hiking in Anza Borrego Desert

Where we’re going we don’t need roads! 
I think words truly fail me to describe this weekend and everything I saw and
experienced. I’ve never been one for camping but, when some friends suggested
 hiking in Anza Borrego Desert, I can’t say I jumped at the idea. The human
 civilization hasn’t perfected the inside of houses and buildings just to go back
 outside and experience it, or so I thought. And to be honest, my natural habitat
 is more of the netflix, pajama setting sort of thing. But I packed my bag anyways,
 anxious and nervous to see the first flower blooms in Anza Borrego. 
From Orange County, it’s about a two and a half hour drive. We spent most of
the ride joking around and listening to music, feeling like the real world of
 responsibilities and job was further away than just the two hours behind us.
Located within the Colorado desert of the Southern California Region, Anza
Borrego Desert is the largest state park in California with vast  amounts of hiking
 and camping trails. 
Prepare yourself for a nature-heavy post!

The park is also well-known for its’ desert blooms. Unfortunately, California’s
undergoing something of a drought this year so there weren’t as many flower
blooms as there could’ve been. 
But it’s still shocking to see how nature can bloom in even the most arid and
water-stricken places.

We set up camp, hiked, laughed a bunch over really stupid stuff and finally
returned to camp ground to eat some terrible hot dogs and watch the sun set
 over the badlands. 
All in all, not a bad camping trip for a first-timer and I kind of can’t wait to go back!

Camping locations 

Park Info and Directions