Hey! My name is Jonah and I am new to the forum. I have been reading posts for years but this is my first personal post. Herping is my biggest passion and I started to take it super seriously last year and I hope to make this up-and-coming season a great one. I am headed down to southern California next week and will be splitting my time between the San Diego area and the Palm Springs/Borrego springs area. This trip will be completely dedicated to herping and I will be happy to find anything and everything but my target species include kings, rosy’s, ringnecks, southern pacific’s, specs, red diamonds, and sidewinders (among others). All species which I have never seen before. Temperatures look good, low 70’s in San Diego and low 80’s in the palm desert area. I have never had the opportunity to herp in California so I was wondering if anyone has had luck finding the species that I have listed around this time of year. Also, I know it’s still a little early in the year for road cruising but would it be worth at least giving it a shot? (Nighttime temps in the desert areas will be around the mid 50’s) Thank you very much!
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Sure it's worth making a few passes in the low elevations. Winders are crazy cold tolerant, and you will probably see some glossies too. Give it an hour or two, and see what you see.Also, I know it’s still a little early in the year for road cruising but would it be worth at least giving it a shot? (Nighttime temps in the desert areas will be around the mid 50’s)