An overnight trip to Borrego Springs turned out to be an interesting adventure for Scott and Gaye Enochs. Located off Hwy. 79 in San Diego County, it takes approximately two hours to drive to the desert community surrounded by Anza-Borrego State Park.
Scott says he chose the destination in order to see the Swainson’s hawks, which migrate through the area from Columbia and Argentina, on their way to Canada. According to Scott, the hawks stop in Borrego Valley to eat the Sphinx caterpillar. The Borrego Valley Hawkwatch (BVH) takes place between February 15 and April 15.
Scott says he and Gaye also got to see desert flowers in bloom and “stumbled upon” the ironwork sculptures of Ricardo Brecede. DesertUSA.com describes the display of 130 full-sized metal sculptures by saying, “They are inspired by creatures that roamed this same desert millions of years ago. The artworks range from prehistoric mammals to historical characters, fanciful dinosaurs and a 350-foot-long serpent.”
Scott says, “Since we’re into the geocaching, we were able to do this and find quite a few treasures down there amongst his sculptures. It’s not that far of a drive from here and, in 24 hours, we were able to do all these things and a night of camping.”