Featuring: Salton Sea, Mercey Hot Springs, BLM land, and a sunset.
Thanks to the Salton Sea, I now have a staunch respect for large birds (read: fear). What can I say, life is full of peril. And fun! SO much fun. Also, smells. I’m a very olfactory person, and well, the Salton Sea is not for those faint of nose. I now know that smells dictate my future habitats in the same way that food (or rather lack thereof) is always a catalyst for existential crisis. Next time you’re worried that your entire life has been a failure, ask yourself, “have I eaten in the last 3 hours?” You probably haven’t and you’ve probably smelled something weird and like me, you’re freaking out. Now go have a snack, and take a look at these pictures.
Back Story: Two of the Junior Ranger truck women recently went on a SoCal road trip to Joshua Tree, Slab City, and the Salton Sea. We lived out of a Nissan Frontier, cooked all of our meals over a camp stove or open fire, and ventured to new areas on the basis of GPS coordinates and word-of-mouth referrals.