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Borrego Springs: Desert Sculptures and Off Road Fever


Saturday, October 28th – 29th 2017

Looking for an overnight off road camping trip among photo enthusiasts? Then look no further because this is the venture that you’ve been waiting for! We will see amazing steel sculptures and then travel off road through creeks and gnarly rocky terrain where we will stay the night and then hit up the town of Julian for lunch and some of their legendary Apple Pie! This venture has a current schedule available, check here for more details…

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This venture is a two day off road excursion to Southern California’s southern most desert biome, the Anza Borrego Desert. In and around the town of Borrego Springs, there are 130 steel sculptures scattered across the region. There, you will find everything from pre historic creatures to giant insects to an actual jeep made of steel which have rusted over the years.

After some good time spent hunting for sculptures, we will meet up at the trailhead to Coyote Canyon and make the 13 mile trek to camp through creeks and a very rocky bypass into Collin’s Valley to set up for camp. Night photography is amazing in that area as there is little light pollution. The next morning after breakfast, we will make our way to Julian for an excellent lunch with their famous Apple Pie if you can spare the room. Along the way we will stop at a valley where the Occotillo Plants Thrive by the hundreds.

Available Seats:

  • There is a maximum occupancy of 20 people for this Venture.
About the terrain:
There will be very little hiking on this trip, however there will be plenty of Off Road opportunities. You will definitely need a 4×4 vehicle with high clearance and some decent experience navigating a Trail Rating of 6. You will have help as we will do our best to make sure that you can clear the bypass. I drive a Dodge Ram 2500 Megacab 4×4 Diesel with a 4.5 inch lift and 35″ Tires and I still manage to clear the bypass without much issue.
If you have any other questions about this trail, send me a message through my contact page.

Collin’s Valley is a large area where you can get a lot of Off Road time in and there are a few Oasis littered about the area that you can visit. It’s important to know your limits because this area can easily reach the triple digits and hydration must always be number one. If you plan to venture out on a hike, please let the Venture leader know so that we don’t think you went missing. It’s also good practice to take a partner with you and most importantly, keep an eye out for rattlers in the spring and summer months! They are out there and they blend in very well.

In regards to temperature, The area can reach Summer averages of 108ºF (42.2ºC) and during the Winter, the temperatures can reach an average low of 47ºF (8.3ºC).


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Meet up location:

We will be stopping at the Pala Casino Spa & Resort parking lot located in Pala, CA at 9:00am for check in and a brief orientation/ meet and greet. Please be on time, we will be covering our agenda for the day and leaving as soon as we wrap up orientation for this venture.


  • High Clearance 4x4 vehicle.
  • Spare tire less than 5 years old.
  • Recovery Hitch/Shackle or Tow Hooks.
  • Sleeping bag & tent.
  • Wag Bags for restroom, or buy for $5 each at camp.
  • Headlamp, flashlight, lantern or all of them.
  • Big Cooler with plenty of ice, it gets hot in the summer.
  • Snacks and Meals to cover 1 lunch, 1 dinner, and 1 breakfast.
  • WATER!, bring enough! I recommend 3-5 gallons minimum.

Recommended (optional):

  • Camera and lenses with any range from 14mm up to 200mm.
  • Plenty of “charged” batteries for your camera.
  • Tripod, remote release, lens cloth, and plenty of memory cards.
  • Day-pack for all the essentials including a small first aid kit.
  • Sunscreen SPF 50, lip balm, sunglasses, and bug repellent depending on the season.
  • A hat, gloves and a light/medium jacket depending on the weather.
  • Boots, sneakers or any shoes with a good gripping tread.( ankle support is ideal)
  • Filters such as circular polarized and graduated filters are great!
  • A back up camera or point and shoot just in case.

If you have any questions about this venture please visit the contact page on the site or email us at stpworkshop@gmail.com

*By purchasing or registering for this venture, you agree to the Shoot The Planet Terms and Conditions. Our refund and cancelation policy can also be found here. Participants must be 18 years of age to attend courses and events. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.