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Anza-Borrego State Park

Proposal To Restrict Off-Trail Access in Areas of CA State Parks

Kumeyaay pictograph on the Morteros trail As you may have already heard, the California Department of Parks and Recreation (CDPR) has proposed a new rule that would prohibit visitors from travelling off-trail in certain sensitive areas of California State Parks. While on the surface this seems like a good idea, it is an overly broad proposition that could have a significant […] Continue reading →

Pictograph Trail (Anza-Borrego Desert State Park)

Anza-Borrego contains a plethora of fascinating archaeological sites. Over 50 Native American rock art sites have been discovered in the park, many of which are relatively easily accessible to the public. While many parks have had to close off or not publicly disclose the location of pictographs like these for fear of vandals defacing the […] Continue reading →

‘Ehmuu-Morteros Trail (Anza Borrego Desert State Park)

The Morteros trail's namesake The ‘Ehmuu-Morteros trail is a short but fascinating path through the site of a former Kumeyaay Native American seasonal village. The nomadic Kumeyaay would spend winters in the Anza-Borrego region, and from this location they would collect and process pinyon nuts, mesquite beans, and desert agave. This is one of three short, easy trails along […] Continue reading →