Salton Sea, California, USA

Salton Sea, California, USA on northtosouth.us

June 1, 2014

ABOUT THE SALTON SEA

This vast, shallow desert lake is the largest in California, with higher salinity levels than the Pacific Ocean. With no outflow, salinity levels continue to rise, creating an ecosystem in which few species of fish can live.

Salton Sea, California, USA on northtosouth.us

After our weekend camping trip to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, we visited the Salton Sea in Salton City, California, near the middle of the lake on the western side.
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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California, USA

Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California, USA on northtosouth.us

May 30 – June 1, 2014

This past weekend, Ian and I headed down to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to host another Lonely Speck astrophotography workshop under the starry desert night sky.

HOT DESERT AIR

With temps as high as 102° F during the day and lows of 80° at night, May is just about the last month when you can have a reasonably enjoyable time camping in this hot desert area (until fall when it cools down again). The sun’s heat woke us at 7am each morning!

Font's Point, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California, USA on northtosouth.us
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