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Posted: Thursday, February 1, 2018 7:16 am | Updated: 8:38 am, Wed Feb 7, 2018.

TWENTYNINE PALMS — Anza-Borrego State Park, and how to explore California’s largest state park, will be examined in a lecture at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive.

Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, the lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. It is open to the public. Admission is $5 per person at the door.

Popular Old Schoolhouse speaker Diana Lindsay will discuss how to explore Anza Borrego State Park.

The Anza-Borrego Desert Region guide, published in 1978 and now in its sixth edition, has been updated for the first time in more than a decade.  Written by Lowell and Diana Lindsay, the latest edition provides hikers and motorists with new detailed charts, maps and descriptions of hundreds of hikes and routes through the 650,000 acres of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and adjacent areas.

In the past decade, the park has expanded quite a bit.

“There are new trails, new routes because the park is much larger,” Diana Lindsay said. The book provides hundreds of pages of detailed suggestions on places to go and things to see.  

“How long are the hikes? How difficult they are? What kind of vehicle you’ll need to access the area … we’ve got charts in there now for over 200 hikes that tell you exactly what the hike is, where it is, what you need,” she said. “We’ve got it all broken down and it’s a lot easier to use.”

The lecture will be preceded by dinner with the speaker at 5 p.m. at the 29 Palms Inn on Inn Avenue and Cottonwood Drive.

Seating is limits and diners pay for their own meals. If interested in dinner contact  Patty at (760) 367-5535 before Wednesday, Feb. 7.

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