Another hope while in the area was to see Slab City and Salvation Mountain.And although we had been around the Salton Sea, it was just for the drive so we did that tour as well. All five of us piled into the truck, with Ivan as consultant :) I really think the water has come up, and we didn’t see the desolation we did last time, although we didn’t drive in and around the communities.
So – Slab City? I honestly know it appears as a pile of garbage in most places. When I was going through the photos for this I was originally going to post the homes and the trash, but then I changed my mind. Regardless of what brings people to live that way, they don’t need to highlighted on someone’s blog. So in respect to the residents here are some photos of the sights without their homes. There is also life and humor amongst these folks, and that is refreshing.
One thing I must say though – Wikipedia says this is a boondocking home for snowbirds. I am not sure when or how they determined that, but there are very few “RV Units” at the slabs that are even mobile. Time to update IMO.
Upon entrance to Slab City you first encounter Salvation Mountain. I think my photos say all they need to.
I am glad we visited here, after being talked about by almost every blogger we read, it was a piece of curiosity we had to appease.
On Saturday our company all left - Ivan for parts unknown and the Smiths we believe to Parker.
We decided this was our last day at the south BLM and decided to get a little city in, and visited Palm Springs with a Costco trip on the way home. As beautiful as Palm Springs is, for some reason it was underwhelming that day. We couldn’t even seem to fond an interesting place to eat. I did enjoy our walk through the main street, as I love watching people.
Don’t worry – we aren’t leaving Joshua Tree, just moving to the north end!