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 – Stone Bridge #1 North 3.5 Hours
Join Brian and Susie Jones and explore a winding wash with towering sandstone water-carved walls, scramble up a 5 foot dry waterfall, and walk through mini-slots, ending up at a magnificent view of the badlands. There is a strenuous drop into the wash, followed by a moderate and inspiring 4.8 round trip mile hike. Hiking stick(s) may be helpful. Bring water, snack, and sturdy hiking shoes. Limited to 15 people and you must sign up at the Visitor Center. Meet at mile marker 36.6 on Highway S22 (approximately 16.8 miles east of the traffic circle in town). Please be prompt.
11:00 a.m. Talk – Archaeology Lecture 1 Hour
Join the Colorado Desert Archaeology Society for a talk by retired Professor of History George Harwood Phillips about conflicts between early American settlers and Native Americans leading to the pan-Indian Garra Revolt of 1851. This coordinated uprising sent shockwaves throughout the state. Martial law was declared in San Diego while in Los Coyotes Canyon a band of Cahuillas engaged troops sent out to put down the Revolt. A State Park monument at the Santa Catarina parking area in the Canyon commemorates this uprising. The meeting will be held in the Discovery Lab at the Anza-Borrego Park Visitor Center; the public is invited.