A couple days ago, while surfing through WordPress blog listings, I came across this rather interesting blog called The Salton Sea is a Strange Place. In addition to the article, this blogger has posted a good many rather interesting photos about The Salton Sea.
Several years ago, I attended a conference in Palm Desert, California. I took a few extra days after the meeting to play and on the return drive to San Diego went by this amazing place called the Salton Sea.
Right there in the middle of the desert is this large saline lake, actually the largest lake in California. The environment in the region is rather interesting because of the chemistry of the lake, but more interesting are the abandoned ruins of towns and resorts that were once there. Apparently during the 1930s and 1940s, this area was intended to be a desert resort area, but now not much is left except empty motels, night clubs, cars, and other remnants of humanity.
It’s quiet there, and the surface of the water is a “off” color. Few people are around and the entire area excudes a strange feeling. The Salton Sea is worth the trip if you happen to be in that part of the desert.
Take a look at a few more photos here.