If you are ever on a road trip and are crossing into or out of California on highway 8, please do yourself a favor and stop at the Salton Sea. I have been there multiple times now and still remain fascinated at what this place has to offer, especially if you are into photography.
For those unfamiliar with the Salton Sea, it’s the largest body of water in California, at 40 miles long by 25 miles wide. It’s an accident of nature, as a salt basin in the middle of the desert was flooded in 1905 by a storm overflow of the Colorado river, and the water instantly created a rival to Lake Tahoe, where Angelenos & San Diegans could go for sportsfishing & recreational waterboating, etc.
Desert, Desert, and More Desert…
Yours Truly, Buttertooth.
It might look amazing, but don’t let it fool you…..the Salton Sea typically smells like shit.
The water is very toxic. There are thousands of washed up fish, birds, etc….
Another great thing about the Salton Sea is the pool at the abandoned hotel; very skater friendly.
Swamp Donkey lives there too.
Goodbye…until next time.