This past Christmas during our visit with family, we drove out to California’s Anza Borrego desert to hike a slot canyon. Known mostly for the wildflowers that bloom profusely here in March—if they get enough rain—the slot canyons of this desert are less known. But they’re no less interesting to enjoy.
To a seasoned hiker, the canyons are a piece of cake. But they’re definitely not ideal for anyone who has an older baby who needs a stroller. Sure footing is not guaranteed.
This ocotillo is a very common site out here and the source of the name of a nearby town. If you ever have the chance to see it in bloom, you’ll want your camera.
After the hike, we headed to the nearby town of Julian which is known locally for the arts and crafts but mostly for their apple pies. Because there is a very good reason for their fame, there is no picture of pie. I will say, however, that it is the pie that inspired me to re-attempt making pie crust. Inspirational pie.