2012-10-20: BorregoFest Run (Borrego Art Sculpture Tour)

We'll plan our annual BorregoFest and amateur radio testing here. Wheeling, camping, and eating in the desert.
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2012-10-20: BorregoFest Run (Borrego Art Sculpture Tour)

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Post by OLLIE » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:02 pm

Saturday BorregoFest Run (Borrego Springs Metal Art Sculptures Tour)


Lead: OLLIE
Tail Gunner: TBD
Difficulty: EASY - 2WD Capable
Meeting Time: 8:45 am
Meeting Place: Butterfield Ranch Playground
Departure Time: 9:00 am
CB Channel: TBD
2M Simplex: TBD
2M Repeater: TBD
Mileage: TBD
Travel Time: TBD

Campsite to Trail Head:
Trail's End to Campsite:

***Please be prepared with a full gas tank before the run.***

Signed Up:
1. OLLIE
2. skersfan
3. Chazz Layne
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Route Description, Points of Interest, & History:
Once, a long time ago, enormous prehistoric creatures strode through our deserts. Their fossils have been uncovered throughout Anza-Borrego State Park and provide paleontologists with important clues about ancient animal life and our ever-evolving environment. Today the deserts just east of us are certainly less hospitable to living dinosaurs and huge raptors, but stunning metal sculptures of primordial animals can be found there, inspiring awe among us later-comers to the animal world. The youthful Ricardo Breceda would hardly have been picked to leave his dusty village of Villa Union in the Mexican state of Durango to gain acclaim in southern California and the world. His skill and fame began with the manufacture of three large metal sculptures for his 7-year-old daughter and grew from there. Self-taught and originally working from a roadside sculpture garden, Breceda has created works that have found homes in seven states and in Mexico, Australia and Canada. Several of his pieces adorn businesses, homes and gardens. Most, however, are on accessible private lands within a holding called Galleta Meadows next to Anza-Borrego State Park. A short day trip from North County via Highway S-22 or S-3 will reward the traveler with a one-of-a-kind collection of art pieces set amid the vastness of the Anza-Borrego Desert. To gain an even greater appreciation of the metal works and their setting, visitors may camp at the site. --Richard Carrico, North County Times

We will be touring the taking the tour to through these statues as guided by Jim Bremner in A Road Guide to Borrego Springs Metal Art Sculptutes.

Other references are "Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist" -- Diana Lindsay

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Re: 2012-10-20: BorregoFest Run (Borrego Art Sculpture Tour)

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Post by Chazz Layne » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:22 am

Lunch break at the taco shack? :mrgreen:


Sounds like fun—sign us up please.
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Post by skersfan » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:41 pm

Thanks Ollie, think this a great addition to the other runs. I know Patti is very excited about seeing all or most of the sculptures. Really looking forward to this.

May change plans and bring the 5th Wheel down with the grand kids for them to see this.

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Post by Frogeye » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:19 pm

Greetings earthlings. :o
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Post by OLLIE » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:47 pm

Frogeye wrote:Greetings earthlings. :o
Does that mean you want to go on this run? :)
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Post by Frogeye » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:41 pm

I'm thinking about riding out in the afternoon and saying hello.
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