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... patrol SUVs, hummers, ATVs, helicopters and officers. In fact, we watched 2 border patrol agents on ATVs looking for tracks. The agents roared off into the brush country and soon 2 Hummer vehicles followed. A very short time later, a helicopter began circling. This was late morning and at a trailhead for the Pacific Crest trail. We were taking a water break ...
... Wikipedia said ;) Anyway, the Salton Sea is a shallow lake above the San Andreas fault line and formed in 1905 when the Colorado River flooded. It is 229 feet below sea level (yes, below) and has a salinity factor greater than the Pacific Ocean and is also the largest lake in ...
History of Slab City
I thought I would give you all a history lesson about Slab City and what the out come can and will be if things don't change.
Slab City is actually the abandoned Camp Dunlap Marine Training Facility, formerly located 3 miles east of Niland, California. This 640-acre compound, located approximately 120 feet below sea level in the desert near Salton Sea, began operating October 15, 1942 as a training ground for US troops ...
... not give you the right to not take care of the land here. In riding around this place called Slab City you see a lot of trash just tossed around. There is a disposal area about a mile away but so many people choose not to use it, down the road they will close this place because of these reasons and you can't blame them.
As you can see there are some amazing sunsets here at the Slabs!
Jim and Kathy
... using dune buggies and bikes . We drove through the desert and then in the middle of nowhere a casino pops up, run by the local Indian tribe. It seems that every tribe runs a casino. As we approached Yuma the landscape changed again, it became green and lush. The land is well irrigated from the Colorado River and the farmers grow dates and citrus in this area. In Yuma we went to three different flea markets. These markets really cater to RVers ...
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