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CHL No. 673 San Gregorio - San Diego

Guidebook

NO. 673 SAN GREGORIO - Somewhere in this narrow valley, perhaps on this very spot, the Anza Expeditions of 1774 and 1775 made their camps. Water for the 240 people and over 800 head of stock on the 1775 march was obtained from a series of wells, deeper than the height of a man, dug into the sandy bottom of the wash.

Location

Borrego Sink, 3 Miles Southeast of Palm Canyon and Peg Leg Rds, Anza -Borrego Desert State Park, ask at Visitor Center
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Notes

We approached the landmark from Borrego Springs driving east on Palm Canyon Drive. At the point where Palm Canyon meets Pegleg Road, we left the road and headed for the landfill. You will come to a locked gate blocking the road. Just veer to the west and into the dry river bed. Once you are past the gate, head back east to the dirt road. Travel south down the dirt road for about 2.6 miles. Turn left. Head east for about two miles, maybe a little more... You should see some BLM signs along the way. Continue to follow the trail as it veers to the south. The Landmark will be up on a little hill.

Afterthoughts

A high clearance vehicle with 4-wheel drive is highly recommended. ~~This was a fun trip!

NO. 673 SAN GREGORIO - The marker is up on a hill