Jackrabbit Camp

Dad got the adventure itch and William is always ready for a good time so we blasted out to Anza-Borrego for another physically distant adventure. I had spotted a few potential campsites during a few aerial adventures over the past few months. With a handful of grids in my hand, we set out to the southern portion of the Anza-Borrego State Park. It’s a surprisingly quick drive compared to the central portions of the park that require you to snake through Julian or Lake Henshaw.

Once in the area, we hopped off road and got to work at finding the perfect spot to pitch the tent. Mission success! Will declared the campsite “Jackrabbit Camp” because we saw about a 100 of them as we crisscrossed around the desert looking for a spot. As the sun set, we pulled into the best find of the night, set-up camp, and got to work on Will’s requested meal: hot dogs and mac and cheese. He wanted the super cheesy one (Velveeta..gourmet right?). Dad did get to have a few hazy IPAs and one heck of a great twist on an Old Fashioned made with Amaro Verna. The sun rose and dad worked on coffee (and packing everything up) while Will tested gravity.

We packed the truck and slowly worked our way back home, stopping to hike the Mortero Palm Grove Trail and check out the Carrizo Badlands Overlook. Maybe that’ll be the next dusty trail we venture down. Thanks for the adventure bud!