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    The Sea was created by a accidental man made flood in 1905, in which water from the Colorado River flowed into the area. In the 1920s, the Salton Sea developed into a tourist attraction, because of its water recreation, and waterfowl attracted to the area. While it varies in dimensions and area with fluctuations in agricultural runoff and rainfall, the Salton Sea averages 15 mi by 35 mi. In 1921 people left the area en mass when they realized it looked like a giant dong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbob309 View Post
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    very cool trip guys.

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    It's not Deafening is it? I don't know what that last one is at all.
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    I think you are right. It's hard to tell with the mickey mouse hands.

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    The Mudventure

    One of main stops on our fungenda was the Mud Volcanoes. It's really in the middle of nowhere down some dirt roads. When we showed up there were two people there with instruments. We walked up and the first thing they asked was if we were geologists too (Bob's beard is like a free pass into everywhere). We explored around a bit and as our new friends checked the temperature of each opening they reported to us 120deg here and 160deg there. We left after poking around and continued down the rutted road down to the sea's edge. As we were looking out at the water, I believe I said something like, "Look guys, just hear me out, I have an idea." Next thing we knew we were hauling butt back to the mud. That is where the trip had it's first dirty turn.

    Mud Volcano Field (one of the geothermal plants in the background utilizing the heat from the fault line)

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    When we were walking back to the car, the woman geologist came up to us and asked if she could take our picture for herself. The mud was mostly dry at that point and we were walking around like frankensteins and trying not laugh or crack too much. We drove back over to the sea where we now had to figure out how to wash off. This proved to be interesting in itself since the "cleanest" water access point provided only about a foot of depth and required laying in the mushy bottom or on fish bones. But it was all worth it. I would have so regretted not doing it, like the way Sweathog still regrets not jumping into the ice lake in CO. Glad I did that too




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    As we approached the last city between us and the Salton Sea, we kept our eyes peeled for anything in the distance not on our schedule that still looked interesting. We spotted the water tower and flipped around to find a way to it. It turned out to be a pretty cool warm up spot for our our s'ploring feet and cameras.


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    Great pics! I'm glad I got to tag along on this one!
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    Awesome.pictures guys

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    The abandoned spa

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    Bath house

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    Wash off point

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    Sky water line at Niland Marina Road end

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    Loud birds

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    Sunset lookout

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    Sunset on camp

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    Beach camp. No neighbors.

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    Camp morning
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