A visit to the Desert
San Diego has many different macro-climates – the ocean, the mountains and the deserts. The good thing is that you can generally get to all three with a 2 hour drive of wherever you are at. One moment you can be surfing and the next moment in the mountains skiing.
I went to Borrego Springs which is a national park here in San Diego figuring that the post holiday crowds would be gone and it would be easy to take pictures with no one in them. Boy was I right. The place was absolutely deserted (no pun intended). There was nobody there except for a few rangers. I decided to take a hike on Palm Canyon Trail. The first couple of signs on the trail warned me to be on the lookout for rattlesnakes and mountain lions. I was definitely scared a bit as I hiked over rocks and dry creek beds. Well, I ended up hiking for awhile and after finding myself drenched with sweat and getting more worried about rattlers by the moment, I turned back.
On the way into the park, I noticed these pretty awesome cloud formations and I took a few shots of the tremendous clouds forming over the desert horizon.