Abandoned Homes of Salton City
"Pollution, defilement, squalor are words that never would have been created had man lived conformably to Nature. Birds, insects, bears die as cleanly and are disposed of as beautifully as flies. The woods are full of dead and dying trees, yet needed for their beauty to complete the beauty of the living.... How beautiful is all Death!" -John Muir
Personal Experience: We did not even begin to scrape the surface of all the abandoned buildings and homes out here. It truly feels post-apocalyptic and it is so creepy! One gets the feeling that there have been many disposals of bodies out here..... If you happened to go to this page and not the Salton Sea page, please head over there next because you'll definitely want to explore it while you're out there.
I am now as intrigued with this city as I was with Questhaven, Elfin Forest & Harmony Grove. This is such a mysterious and eerie place that I MUST know more about it! What I am gathering so far is meth is rampant out here and the rules are scarce. Be careful! We will be back--hopefully soon to unmask more of the long-forgotten stories. We found a boat graveyard when it was nighttime, so unfortunately I only got one good shot of the place. Next time!
My friend Allison Garton wrote a great article on it below:
Here's a quick documentary on Slab City, one of the mini "towns" in Salton City:
Welcome to the town's internet cafe:
This looks SO similar to Chris McCandless' bus from Into the Wild!
There were literally lined crops of seagulls--thousands of them! So bizarre!
Please ignore the horrible filming. But check out how many birds there are! This was only one side of the road too!
Anza Borrego Desert
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