Algadones Dunes Wilderness

Near the Mexico border in California

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Slab City California and East Jesus art farm

Slab City, California is near the Salton Sea and is full of interesting people who seek the alternative lifestyle. The only problem is it’s next to a military bombing range although they don’t bomb nearby, they do often have helicopter excersises nearby so it can get noisy sometimes. Also very hot in summer. Other than that, it’s worth a visit

Just after Salvation Mountain, this is the first sign that indicates you’re getting close to the nether regions

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Salvation Mountain, California

Much has been written about Salvation Mountain so there’s not much to add since Leonard Knight died, except some photos. It’s still there and there’s still people helping to keep it going

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exploring a new earthquake fault in Mecca Hills wilderness

This is a team of USGS scientists exploring a newly discovered earthquake fault in Box Canyon, California which is inside the Mecca Hills Wilderness area

You can see the Salton Sea in the background

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They pointed out a part of the fault just 100 meter away where you can actually see it and it’s right in the middle on this hillside where the rocks change direction

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Salton Sea egret

egret on the Salton Sea, California

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park, California

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Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve

The California poppy, the state flower at the Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve

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Scenes from the Carrizo plain

Scenes from the Carrizo Plain national Monument, California

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Tule Elk, San Luis Wildlife Refuge

San Luis Wildlife Refuge is near Los Banos, California and has a herd of Tule elk, a true native California elk once thought to be extinct and exterminated

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Mattole River meets the sea

Almost the furthest west you can possibly go in California, it’s the lost coast of California, where the Mattole river meets the sea

Cape Mendocino is not far away from here but it’s not the westernmost place in the continental USA. Cape Alava, Washington is or Cape Blanco in Oregon, depending on how high the tide is. Seems to be quite the controversy. Either way, all three of these places are about as far west as you’re going to go without a boat

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