The Palm Canyon Trail in the San Ysidro Mountains is one of my favorite hikes in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park, the crystal clear flowing springs at the end of the boulder strewn path are a delight to reach especially on a hot day! The 2.6 mile loop is promoted as a moderate level hike, and is quite easy with the aid of one or two walking sticks. Many folks looked at us with envy as they were clamoring over the large boulders in the steep section of the canyon.
It always tickles me to visit the public facilities at the beginning of the trail, built by the CCC workers during WWII the beautiful rock walls were crafted by very talented stone masons who also built many natural looking rock steps that lead up the steep narrow canyon.
Gail Niebrugge, Alaska artist