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... of the businesses have closed and the town is somewhat abandoned. However, they were building a new business....Jacumba Hot Springs Spa. I hope it is successful. Oh, yes, on the outskirts of Jacumba, we saw an airfield with several white drones that are used for tracking illegal aliens.
We then dropped down out of the mountains passing by Ocotillo (pop. ...
... 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
There are acres and acres of farm lands near El Centro growing every type of fruit and vegetables you can think of. Utah farmers rent open fields to graze their sheep. There are usually 500 sheep to a field. The numbers are easy to determine because there is one black lamb for every one hundred sheep.
We went out to a local restaurant for supper then back to Star for the night.
Travelled in: California
Travelled to day: 195 km
Travelled to date: 10685 ...