Eastern Sierra

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Eastern Sierra snow October 2010

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Salton Sea and beyond

There are only a couple of places where one can see the Salton Sea from Highway 74 and this is one of them.  It is visible from Vista Point, but not as well.  There is ample parking at Vista Point, but this is a turnout further up the road.  The Salton Sea has been so hazy all summer that I haven't had an opportunity to actually SEE it until last weekend.  And, while this view is somewhat hazy, it's the best I've seen all summer and fall and I travel this road every weekend.  As you know, the Salton Sea remains a stumbling block to those who wish to do something about it.  The funding would be...GINORMOUS!  Thus, it remains what it is.  But, from up here, at about 1,500 feet, it does have a certain beauty.  I have seen other photographers take beautiful, vibrant photos of it (especially at sunrise and sunset), but from where I live, it is halfway down the valley!  I did take one trip down there last spring, when I had my camera with me, and I need to do that again.


Teresa said...

Amazing view. I know about the "haze" thing. Somedays are super great for taking pics and some are not! And what a bummer not to have a camera with you on that other trip.

Barb said...

I'll hit the Salton Sea with you. I've been wanting to go back for a while.