A Moderate Palm Canyon Hike at the Borrego Desert

Real Estate Agent with Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker DRE #00697006

This is an excellent example of tectonic plate thrusts in Anza Borrego State Park, and you will find this scene shortly after passing the trailhead for the Palm Canyon Hike. It's a 3-mile hike roundtrip. But much of it is not on a flat sandy path. The path is narrow in some places. In others, it vanishes, forcing you to look for footprints on smooth stone to find your way.

You will also, if you are lucky like we were, spot Big Horn sheep on the ridges. Entire families of Big Horn sheep peeking down at you. Plus we saw costa hummingbirds and more sphinx moth caterpillars, along with a wide assortment of beautiful desert wildflowers in bloom for as far as the eye can see.

Please feel free to read more in my personal blog and see about 20 photos at this link: Photos of Palm Canyon Hike at Anza Borrego.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Comments (8)

Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Great photos, Elizabeth. I'd say your trip to Anza Borrego SP eased any regret you had about leave Hawaii for a while.

Mar 22, 2019 07:40 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good evening 

Thank you for sharing your information with us Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents 

Have a great day.

March 22, 2019. 

Mar 22, 2019 08:30 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Elizabeth

What wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing your time in the desert! The flowers are just spectacular!


Mar 22, 2019 09:21 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Elizabeth, I wish I could live like you... four months in Hawaii now strolling in the Desert and still be the number one agent in the Company... I feel good just having talked to you:)Endre

Mar 22, 2019 11:15 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents that's an activity I know Brian England would love to participate in.... for me, not so much.... I prefer the gym.... the only climbing I do is on the ladder to reach the high bar for a "dead hang"....

Mar 23, 2019 03:48 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You are right Barbara Todaro , this hike is right up my alley!  Looks like it would be a beautiful hike!

Mar 23, 2019 05:42 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Amazing pictures, Elizabeth.  I'm especially fond of the photo of the Big Horn Sheep, and the one beneath it with the palms.  

Mar 23, 2019 06:32 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Elizabeth, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Mar 23, 2019 06:32 AM