Galleta Meadows - Borrego Springs, CA

Mountain_Man_79

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My penultimate road trip in the state of California before moving, I finally made the journey to Borrego Springs to see all the sculptures, and do a little night time photography. Borrego is an official “dark sky community“, meaning there is very little light pollution. The evening I was there it was extremely windy however, and the sand and dirt blowing around didn’t help much. It can also be very hot - it was still about 100 degrees around 9-10 o’clock.

The town of Borrego Springs as seen from a nearby mountain pass -
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Half the sculptures sit in the desert about 4 miles north of town. The other half about 4 miles south of town. So you’ll spend a little time on the road driving back and forth -
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Some of the larger installations have signs like the one above, and you’d pull off the road onto small dirt bypasses to park and wander about the sculptures. Not all are so easily marked though, and in the dark they can be tough to find without some bright flashlights out of the car windows once it gets dark. Even then, I ran out of light before seeing (finding) the scorpion and tyrannosaurus sculptures.
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