ABDSP Interpretive Activities are Free and Open to the Public. All programs meet in front of the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise stated.
8:30 a.m. Hike – Ghost Mountain 2 Hours
Experience the Marshal South story on this trek up Ghost Mountain with Volunteer Naturalist Dan Leidecker. The hike is steep but relatively short (1 mile up, 1 mile down) and offers a glimpse into the family’s life on this remote mountaintop. Bring water, a snack, hat and sturdy footwear. Meet Dan at the Blair Valley entrance (turn off highway S2 near mile marker 23).
11:00 a.m. Walk - Garden Walk 45 Min.
Join a Visitor Center Interpreter who will take you on a stroll through the Visitor Center Garden to discover some of our special desert plants.
1:00 p.m. Talk - The Pollen Path: Seasonal Movements of Native Americans 1 Hour
Discover the amazing secrets of the Native Americans who lived in the area that is now Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Join Volunteer Naturalist Steve Russell in an exciting journey through the past and take a look at how early residents migrated to take advantage of different food supplies.
2:00 p.m.- - Junior Rangers 45 Min.
Special program for children ages 7-12. Discover secrets of the desert environment. Sign up at the Visitor Center as space is limited.
7:30 p.m. Campfire Program – Owls: The Eyes into Your Culture 1 Hour
Ranger D.L. Stephen takes you on a journey exploring why owls are important to numerous cultures. This is not your typical campfire program but takes you back to a time when people gathered around a campfire, telling stories. This story tells the tale of the night’s silent hunters’ position in different cultures’ mythology through the use of various forms of puppetry.