Join us on Saturday, March 19, 2016, for a one day bus trip to visit nearby Anza Borrego Desert State Park during the spring wildflower season.
Signups begin January 13, 2016 at 6:00am
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Part of the largest grassroots environmental organization in the country, Sierra Club provides environmentally friendly outdoor adventures. For over 32 years the San Diego Chapter has been offering bus trips to a variety of National and State Parks within an eight hour drive of San Diego.
ANZA-BORREGO DESERT WILDFLOWERS BUS TRIP
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016
After four years of drought, it appears that San Diego’s water shortages may be easing enough to produce to produce some of the fabled desert wildflower displaysof years past. Join your interpretive guides (Walter Konopka and Pauline Jimenez) for a fun-filled flower-hunting trip, and to learn the remarkable story behind Ricardo Breceda’s metal sculptures in the open fields near Borrego Springs. We will travel in Sundance's air-conditioned bus (with a rest room on board). At each stop, there will be easy strolling -- no hiking involved. Have your camera ready because there should be lots to see!
Pick-Up Point 1: You may join us at 7:15 a.m. (sharp!) at the east end of the Mission Valley Shopping Center. Take I-8 to Qualcomm Way exit. Park on Camino del Este and look for the Sundance Bus (near In-N-Out Burger, 2005 Camino Del Este, San Diego, CA 92108).
Pick-Up Point 2: Join us in Poway at 8:00 am (sharp!). Take I-15 to Poway Rd exit. Go east to next traffic light (Sabre Springs Parkway) and turn left. Turn left at the next traffic light (Savanna Creek Drive). The Park & Ride is the parking lot on the right. (On your left, you will see the Arco gas station at 12610 Sabre Springs Parkway, San Diego, CA 92128).
Once you board the bus and select your seat, you will retain that seat for the entire trip. After our first stop near the entrance to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, we will drive on to visit the Visitors Center/Museum and eat our sack lunches there. (Water and rest rooms are conveniently located, but no food is available for purchase.) Then, on to the sculptures and more wildflowers -- always something blooming! We expect to return to Mission Valley before 7:00 p.m.
"THE DESERT IS CALLING AND I MUST GO!”
Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter
Cost: $75.00 per person Payment in full is due upon sign up which begins January 13.
Refund Policy: Registrants who will not be able to join us on March 19th may receive a $35 refund if they cancel prior to March 9th. We’re sorry but no refunds will be available after March 9th.
We will be visiting Sedona and the Grand Canyon in May, 2016
We are offering a mixture of bus camp hikes. Our leaders are putting together an interesting variety of outings as Sedona offers an abundance of hiking and backpacking opportunities, nature trails, and amenities such as markets and restaurants.
We will publish details as they become available so check back often!
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