On the Salton Sea and Salvation Mountain. I have been home in San Diego for a month now. I am leaving this weekend for Thailand, but while I’ve been home I’ve been able to visit many places. One of those places is the Salton Sea. It’s about a three-hour drive from San Diego. We drove along the 79 stopping at Salvation Mountain first and then through the gorgeous desert of Ocotillo and the mountains of Julian.
Right behind Salvation Mountain is the famous Slab City.
While we were there we learned that the man that had invested in this place had recently passed away, so the future of Salvation Mountain is unknown.
This site explains the place a little more.
It was very, very nice to drive through the desert. It is one of the those experiences that I miss greatly when I am away. The world is full of different landscapes to explore and I look forward to the different areas there are to see, but I do quite enjoy the deserts of California.