To celebrate my birthday this year, we decided to take a trip to the Salton Sea. The weather was perfect and the campsite was nearly empty so it was like we were all alone out there. We stayed at the New Camp in the Salton Sea State Recreation Area and found a great campsite beneath some trees so we got plenty of shade in the morning once the sun came up. We went and explored the beach by the campsite which is covered in barnacles and fish bones. It’s the most bizarre thing to see so many whole dead fish just sitting on the beach. And then took a trip down the highway to Bombay Beach where we explored some abandoned houses and watched a beautiful sunset over the water. Back at our campsite, we made dinner, gathered wood for a fire, told stories and ate donuts from Donut Friend in lieu of cake. The next morning we made breakfast, packed up camp and drove to the Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge in Calpatria where we hiked the 2 mile Rock Hill Trail and saw many sea birds as well as some Desert Cottontail rabbits. Once we left the refuge, we headed to Niland to see Salvation Mountain. It was a really nice laid back trip and is a great weekend adventure not far from Los Angeles.
You can see more photos from our trip here.