So, I had only 110 miles to drive today. A lot of it was the usual southern California dry-looking hills and chaparral, like this:
Then, as I got closer to my destination, the road went up over a mountain range, and it began to look more craggy.
Finally, as I came around a curve, I saw the Borrego valley spread out before me. Now, I was really in desert!
Here is the campground backed up against the mountain.
And my campsite--full hookups, no less. It had been cloudy and cool on the other side of the mountains, but warm and sunny here. The temperature was a very pleasant 72!
I will have to get my bike out tomorrow and go exploring. I'll be here for a whole week, so have lots of time.