Just a few photos of the area we were camped at last week.
A quick right turn and we could lose 5000 feet in a big hurry. That's not why I took the photo though. It was very hot and this line of clouds appeared out of nowhere, in an otherwise pure blue sky. About three hours later, there was a fairly large thunderstorm. That's the Anza-Borrego desert down the mountain. It's an amazing place with miles and miles of FWD roads, but it was about 115 degrees down there on that day (so there was no way we were going)!
A look back up the road. Once again, the clouds were really nice.
My granddaughter forgot her camera and insisted that I take this photo for her. Once I saw it enlarged, I was glad I did so, but I wish I'd gotten the whole shadow in the photo. It was about 5 feet long. My favorite time of day to take photos. If you enlarge it, you'll see what I mean.
As barren as the first two photos looked, this little seasonal lake is only about a quarter mile away. Plenty of fish in it.
What outdoors post would be complete without at least one photo of a critter?
I have a few more posts coming from this trip. One from in and around the town of Julian, one from a side trip to the small town of Guatay, and one through part of the mountains of San Diego County that was devastated by fire a few years ago.