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Anza Borrego and Hot Springs

November 18th - 19th, 2017
San Bernardino Campus: 800am Saturday - 800pm Sunday
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 14th at 500pm. Location:TBDGet muddier than your trucks Trip Category: Camping Trips
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The State of California designated the vast expanse of Anza-Borrego desert a state park for a reason – the wilderness houses a wide array of primitive terrains of badlands, slot canyons, and eroded mountain ranges; these unique terrains provide refuge for the resilient species of bighorns, mountain lions, and golden eagle. The vibrant ecology attracts all visitors alike, whether they are studious academics of geology or spontaneous adventurists. Join the CSUSB Outdoors to explore Anza Borrego’s famous mud caves, kumeyaay pictographs, and natural hot springs. The trip offers a two-night camping experience perfect for those who wish to explore nature in a relaxed setting.

Itinerary

Day 1: We will meet in the Rec Center at 8am on Saturday morning to pack up. Our drive is roughly 136 miles (3 hours). Upon arrival in Anza Borrego State Park, we will find our campsite in Agua Caliente Campground. We will take a short drive to visit one of the most fascinating points of interest in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park: The Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves. Arroyo Tapiado, translated from Spanish, means “walled wash.”  The Mud Caves are found along the walls of this wash canyon. One of the most extensive mud cave systems in the world, they contain approximately 22 known caves and 9 slot canyons. We will have lunch there before we head off to Indian Hill. This hike will offer evidence of 5000 years of habitation of Kumeyaay and earlier peoples. There are several pictographs, smoked blackened caves, pottery fragments, mortreros, and other artifacts. It is a 3 mile roundtrip full of wildflowers and blooming cactus. We will return to prepare a delicious dinner as everyone else sets up camp The rest of the night is left for relaxing in the natural hot springs-fed indoor pool, sitting around the campfire, and getting ready for a good night’s sleep.

Day 2: After waking up to a hearty breakfast, we will pack our things and enjoy the hot springs one last time. We expect to arrive back at campus at 800pm stopping for dinner on the way! 

How To Register

San Bernardino Campus

Registration for trips and programs takes place in person at the CSUSB Student Recreation and Wellness Center membership desk during regular operating hours. Full payment (cash, check, Visa or MasterCard) is due at time of reservation. For more information give us a call at 537-CAMP. Some programs do not require registration, are open to nonmembers and youth. See program description for details.

Palm Desert Campus

Registration for trips and programs takes place in person at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Administrative Offices (RG203) during regular operating hours. Call 909-537-2348 for the campus phone outside RG203 to check availability and to complete registration information. After completing registration you will make full payment by cash, check or debit card (no credit cards) to the Administrative Office. Some programs do not require registration, are open to nonmembers and youth. See program description for details.

Sign Up Deadline: Tuesday, November 14th at 500pm
Open to Ages: 18+ or CSUSB Student || Activity Level: Level 2 - Easy Active, up to 2-5 hours of activity per day
Student and SRWC Member: $60 | Faculty, Staff and Alumni: $80 | Affiliate: $100 | Community Member: $120