Day 553: From a Sea of Salt to a Sea of Sand

This morning we packed up the RV and left the Salton Sea.  I was sad to leave, as the PPG flying there is fantastic.  Hopefully we will be back again soon.

Update: Here’s a video montage of solo flights 14 through 31, which were flown at the Salton Sea:

We drove south and east around the southern end of the Salton Sea.  Trish wanted to photograph an art installation at The Slabs, which we very briefly visited on Day 174.  The art installation Trish wanted to photograph was in the center of The Slabs, and we decided we didn’t want to expose the kids to that, so Trish took the truck to The Slabs while the three of us waited for her in the RV:

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People that live here year-round add their own quirky structures and art to this abandoned military installation in the middle of nowhere:

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Eventually Trish made it over to Salvation Mountain, a religious-themed structure built of plaster over hay bales :

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Trish came back to the RV and we continued east to the Imperial Dunes National Recreation Area.  We stopped at an overlook to view the 45 miles by 6 mile dune filed, the largest dune field in the US:

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M and B climbed a nearby dune and tried sledding down it with mixed results:

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The dune area required a permit, so we drove just out of the permit area to overnight on BLM land.  It’s nice to get a little solitude after last week:

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See the trip map for today’s drive and our current location.

Day 552: Salton Sea PPG, Day 9
Day 554: High Dunes, High Winds

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