Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Photos: Anza Borrego & The Salton Sea

Last weekend Farilla and I set off for a day trip to Anza Borrego Desert State Park. The wildflowers were indeed reprezentin'! We found a stellar picnic spot near Coyote Canyon where we submerged ourselves in some of Mother Nature's finest work! Wow! Did I mention the weather was fantastic...low 70's and not a cloud in the sky. Beau-ti-ful!
Solo, Yet Not

We were lucky to catch these blooms. These were the first of their kind to pop in the section of the park we were exploring.
A Fresh Start

After lunch we decided to push on to The Salton Sea. Along the way we stopped to check out some of Richard Breceda's sculptures.
Tin Roof Rusted

If you're not familiar with The Salton Sea it's a large lake that was formed about a hundred years ago when the Colorado River swelled during heavy rainfall. It's extremely salinated as well as polluted from all of the agricultural runoff. As such, it's pretty desolate. In fact, it was seriously eerie exploring the abandoned North Shore section of the lake....dead fish, gutted buildings, deserted AND sinking playground equipment!

North Shore barnacle beach:
They're Sharp

The Yacht Club:
Abandoned Yacht Club

Inside the Yacht Club:
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Abandoned Pool Inhabitants:
Desert Life

These were some local kids who claimed to spend a lot of time skating in the pool. I'm guessing there's not much else out here for them to do! In Formation

Such a great trek...about a two and a half hour drive each way from West LA. We'll definitely have to make another trip back to explore farther South. So much to see! Until then feel free to enjoy the rest of my snaps from our adventure.

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