Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Report
Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 2012


The brown landscape of Coyote Canyon on Feb. 1st, 2012.

During a recent day-trip to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park I visited Coyote Canyon.  The Canyon was very dry and brown.  The ocotillos were brown without leaves.  One or two had a couple red blooms on them, but for the most part they were barren. The shrubs were all dry and many of the cholla cactus were turning brown too. I saw one creosote bush with yellow flowers, but all of the others were still brown without color.  The only green I saw was along the creek that runs through Coyote Canyon. The staff in the Visitor’s Center said that there wasn’t anything blooming yet in terms of spring wildflowers.  They mentioned that the lack of rain this season was the reason.

A drive down Henderson Canyon Rd. was more of the same.  Brown landscape without any signs of green or color.

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Lynn Bremner is the author of, a blog about desert road trips and tips. She started the blog after moving to Indio, CA where she now resides. Now a true desert dweller, Lynn has added in some of her own views on desert living. The heat does not keep her indoors in the summertime. She is out running, golfing or taking short day trips to some of the local points of interest. After years of traveling along the dusty, desert trails with her father, she has come to appreciate the beauty and solitude of the desert landscape. Her father’s passion for prospecting, desert lore and exploring the desert parks took their family to many interesting places, mostly in California, Nevada and Arizona. Lynn now writes about her desert road trips and intertwines a little bit of desert living into the mix.


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