Took a quick overnight backpack trip with Craig up Borrego Palm Canyon. Lots of day hikers to the first grove but we did not see anybody the whole trip after that. We tried to hike up the north fork but it was too choked with brush so we retreated back to the 4th grove and camped out for the night. We did see some type of hawk and misc birds but that was about it for wildlife, no bighorn. The first grove did not have any water but there was plenty from the 2'nd grove and up. Craig brought his filter and it was a nice change to only carry a couple liters of water and just pump some more when we needed it.
Looking east down at the 1'st grove and Craig
The north fork is pretty choked with vegetation
The canyon is pretty big, here is Craig near some of the many palms in the canyon
Looking down at the 4th grove, this is where we camped and I can't think of too many places in the desert where I have camped where I got to sleep to the sound of palm tree fronds blowing in the wind and running water, it was very nice.
There was quite a bit of running water all the way up the canyon
Plenty of these guys came out at night...right where I was sleeping...(UPDATE: Wolf Spider)
Some nice green reeds....not sure what the official name is...(UPDATE: Horsetail Reeds)
Total Mylar Balloons this trip - 1 (rescued form the water)