We look forward to introducing you to these local sacred sites and other places of interest. 

Eagle Rock. This stunning rock formation is a twenty minute drive from our location. From the start of the trail it takes an hour to reach eagle rock. The trail is the famous PCT (Pacific Crest Trail).

Pictographs in Little Blair Valley.

To get to this rock involves a one mile hike each way with stunning views of desert landscape.

A desert hike to visit this rock with ancient pictographs by the local Kumeyaay tribe.

A desert hike to visit this rock with ancient pictographs by the local Kumeyaay tribe.

Other places of interest include: 

Agua Caliente hot springs. This place is seasonable, open during fall through to spring. It has three pools, one inside and two outdoors. We have seen wild big horn sheep hanging out on the rocks while we soaked in the indoor pool. This is one of our favorite places to go and relax in the desert hotsprings water.

Borrego Springs. The drive to Borrego is about twenty minutes from our location. It involves driving down a four thousand feet grade with a spectacular view of the desert. Borrego is famous for its blooming spring cactuses, wild big horn sheep, metal animal sculptures and incredible desert hikes. 

Borrego Springs metal dragon and Foxy

Borrego Springs metal dragon and Foxy

Eagle Rock. This involves a relatively easy hike, one hour each way.

Eagle Rock. This involves a relatively easy hike, one hour each way.

 

Old Mine Road abandoned gold mines

Behind our location is BLM public land. This was once an active gold mining area. The mines were closed down during the depression in the 1930's. Every trail leads to a mine. Some are gated, some are not. The hike is about an hour each way and is where we pick wild sage.

 

Our dog Fox inside one of the abandoned mines.

Our dog Fox inside one of the abandoned mines.

Palomar Observatory this famous observatory is open to visitors. It stands on Palomar mountain, at six thousand feet. We can see Palomar mountain from our retreat. It's about forty minutes drive and has beautiful hikes nearby.