One of my favourite discoveries from last year’s snowbird trip is Anza Borrego State Park in California. It’s only about half an hour from Palm Springs and there are tons of excellent boondocking locations in the park.
“Boondocking,” in case you don’t know, is where you camp off the grid for free.
You wanna know the best part about boondocking in Anza Borrego State Park? Sunrise.
Because I’m not really a morning person … okay, I’m a terrible person in the morning is probably more accurate … I don’t want to get up any earlier than I absolutely have to. Even when it’s winter and sunrise doesn’t happen until 6:15 am, it’s still too early for me 🙂
So being parked right in the sunrise location means I can stumble out of bed ten minutes before sunrise and still get the shot.
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I have to share with you this snapshot I made of our beautiful, private boondocking spot just above Clark Dry Lake.
You can see in this panorama view that there are no other boondockers in the frame, but there are a few other rigs around. Everyone is about a 5 minute walk away at minimum so there is lots of space.
That’s Clark Dry Lake there between our rig and the mountains.
Because we’re snowbirds I’ve only been here in winter, but I hope to come back to see the wildlflowers in spring.