ABDSP Interpretive Activities are free and open to the public. They meet at the Visitor Center unless otherwise stated.
11:00 a.m. – Junior Rangers 45 Minutes
Special program for children ages 7-12. Discover secrets of the desert environment. Sign up at the Visitor Center as space is limited.
11:00 a.m. Hike – Hidden Vista 1 Hour
Hike about ½ mile (1 mile round-trip) to the Bill Kenyon Overlook from Yaqui Pass Camp. We will explore the rocky habitat along the trail to reach the dramatic overlook. Meet Ranger Jeri Zemon at Tamarisk Grove Campground at 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. Hike – Discovering the Archaeological History of the ‘Ehmuu Morteros 2 Hours
Discover the hidden secrets of an ancient Kumeyaay Native American village site. Join Volunteer Archaeologist and Naturalist Sam Webb to explore both rock art and historic milling features. This 1.5 mile hike is over uneven terrain. Be sure to bring the usual water, hat, and sturdy footwear. Meet at the Morteros trailhead in Blair Valley, about 3 miles off Highway S-2 on a dirt road (turn into Blair Valley near mile marker 23).
2:00 p.m. Walk - Welcome to the Desert 45 Minutes
Allow 45 minutes for this easy walk that introduces you to the plants and animals of the desert. Meet a Staff Interpreter at the Visitor Center entrance.
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 program is for the young and those who will always stay young, bringing a different perspective to the birds of the night as we look into the different roles owls have in various cultures. Meet at Borrego Palm Canyon Campfire.