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Yaqui Well Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Follow the yellow-painted footprints from Tamarisk Grove Campground to the beginning of the Yaqui Well Trail, across Yaqui Pass Road. This is a self-guiding nature trail with interpretive signs posted beside several representative desert wash plants. The trail climbs slightly, skirts a hillside covered with dense growths of cholla cactus, and then descends to Yaqui Well, an important desert water hole. Yaqui Well is one of the premier bird-watching sites in San Diego County. The presence of surface water and fine growths of ironwood, mesquite, and desert willow have created a microenvironment that is cooler, more damp, and much richer in food sources than the surrounding arid hills."
--Jerry Schad, Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press).
A short, easy, scenic 1.6 mile loop hike through a desert nature trail to a historic watering hole in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Easily accessible from Highway 78, this is a quick little hike you can hit on your way in or out of the park. (Date hiked: April 12, 2009.) Read the full write-up at: http://www.greeneadventures.com/2011/04/18/yaqui-well-nature-trail-in-anza-borrego-desert-state-park/
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