Borrego Experience Blog

Anza Borrego Desert State Park Brochure

November 5, 2019

Welcome to one of the last best places on Earth.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park encompasses some of the most diverse desert landscape in the world. 

What Is A Fossil?

November 5, 2019

Textbook definitions of "fossil" all converge on some variant of "any sign or indication of ancient life".  This covers a lot of territory, from bones and seashells, to chunks of wood and leaf impressions, to worm burrows and animal footprints.  Globs of feces count as fossils, if they

Anza Borrego Safety Tips

November 5, 2019

Tips to Safely Enjoy Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

California State Parks offers safety tips to outdoor enthusiasts visiting California’s largest state park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

Is there anything special about the geology of the Park?

November 4, 2019

Yes, indeed, there certainly is.  Many of the processes currently active in and around the Park are essentially unique to our area.  As with so much of geology, the basic driving mechanism is plate tectonics.  Locally we have "extremely oblique extension".

Borrego Sprrings High School Interpretation Course Launches Fall Semester

September 3, 2019

Borrego Springs High School Interpretation Course Launches Fall Semester

"Borrego Experience" Preps for Launch

August 20, 2019

Press Release, June 20, 2019: The Borrego Experience Geotourism program, a partnership program led by the Borrego Village Association (BVA), is creating an interactive website featuring unique and authentic visitor experiences in Borrego Springs and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.  The

Peg Leg Smith

August 19, 2019

Thomas “Pegleg” Smith was a notorious Wild West fur trapper, gold prospector, horse thief, and slaver whose legacy is best remembered for the supposed gold jackpot that he claimed to have found and lost until the day he died.

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The Saga of Peg Leg Smith

July 19, 2019

Thomas Long "Pegleg" Smith (1801-1866) was a mountain man who, serving as a guide for many early expeditions into the American Southwest, helped explore parts of present-day New Mexico.

Peg Leg Smith Liars Contest

July 1, 2019

Every year, the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park attracts storytellers from all over the globe to compete in the annual Peg Leg Smith Liar’s Contest. The festivities begin at dusk. Bring a lawn chair and refreshments and get ready to enjoy a night of fun, and it’s free!