No, this is not an older blog from Halloween. I'll get to the Pumpkin Patch shortly. We finished off our 3 weeks at Oasis Palm with a chili cook off on Saturday. There were 16 entries including ours. Sadly we didn't win but got to taste a lot of good chili. More chili with beans this time. Last year when we were there were more chili without beans which is the more traditional for cook offs. We had a good time and met a lot of nice folks who we hope to run across again in our travels. Sunday morning we planned to go to Mojave National Preserve. However, that morning I checked the weather for that area and it showed high of 36 that day and 32 on Monday :( I don't think so. I know there is a cold front in all the south west but Borrego Springs has highs in the 50s and that sounded a lot better. So we stopped to get propane and diesel and headed back to Roadhouse Rd, near Borrego Springs. Our first night we were happy to get back to some nice sunsets.
We made a turn to Tule Wash with a sign that directed us to the Pumpkin Patch and we crossed into Ocotillo Wells. At one point we weren't sure we were headed right but soon saw the rocks which are fenced in. It looks like they are building a rest room and some picnic tables but they are fenced in at the moment. It must be getting to be a popular spot but we were the only ones here. I read the following that explains about these interesting rock formations.
Hey, this one looks more like a mushroom than a pumpkin.
On our way back we took a different road, Basin Wash. On the map it didn't look much longer than the way we came in from the start of the Tule Wash. It probably wasn't but it was much slower and more of a 4 wheel drive trail.
Another fine day in the desert.