This is looking east, in the direction of Salton Sea. Borrego Springs is just off to the left in this view.
Too far to bike from Solana for a one-day out-and-back ride - plus a hike in the park. Even the drive was quite a haul, especially with all the switchbacks to get over the pass.
Looking west, in the direction of San Diego, where all the rain was. It was really nice to get away from it, and a bit of a surprise that Borrego Springs was in the sun all day.
Just ordinary palm trees - the weird thing is how this grouping is in the middle of nowhere, far away from any other trees, just because there is a ground water source that creates an oasis.
I wondered where all that sand stone came from. There was an information display that said that millions of years ago, this part of California was at the bottom of an ocean where sand was deposited by rivers flowing into it. Later, the land was uplifted, and now the shore is getting eroded away by runoff from precipitation and by the tides.There were many people at the beach - temperature about 26C. The water only about 15C - still, there were a few swimmers.
Photos belong to Jaro Franta