Ocotillo, Pine Valley and the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

There are so many places to go and see around San Diego, every time I am here I see something different, exciting, completely new for me.

So one day we were out to Ocotillo and then up north on the Pine Valley drive to go to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

We started our tour off the highway from San Diego to Ocotillo. We had our first stop in a place called Jacumba Hot Springs. It was a recommended place from a friend who likes to go there with the whole family, also for a weekend only. In my opinion, a weekend is already too long. A super small village which seems more dead than alive and the Jacumba Hot Springs Spa and Resort.

I took a few nice shots there anyway as a nearly abandon place is always interesting.

We could see the border to Mexico which made me feel bad and laugh the same time. Bad because people build a wall to stop people moving around on the land. And laughing because the wall stops at a certain point and people simply can go around there. It makes no real sense for me, more a symbolic one maybe.

From here we’ve gone north through the Pine Valley and towards the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

On the way we found a continuously changing nature from super luscious to super deserted. The colors in the desert are really special, no place can produce that chrome light so well like here.

We were slowly going up until the park and stopped in many places where I took these and more photos.

I love the brownish color of the desert, the flat valley and the mountains that give a very interesting frame to the desert with the low bushy plants.

In spring I saw here blooming flowers of all kinds and all colors and seizes. Now more exciting place than a desert!

Here are some more photos!

Pine Valley, California/USA:

For further information:
Pine Valley on Facebook
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Jacumba Hot Springs Spa & Resort

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