We have beenhere at Thousand Trails for about a week now and have been busy. We have been enjoying the pool ,going to the street fair, and just hanging out. Today we caravaned to Box Canyon,Salton Sea, Mud Pots, and Salvation Mt. First stop is Box Canyon a colorful ravine in Mecca Hills with interesting geology.
They also had some pretty wildflowers.
Here's a slot in the canyon.
The next stop was the Salton Sea. The visitors center wasn't open but we stopped to see the lake and have lunch. There was lots of dead fish along the shore.
After lunch we headed to see the mud pots. They were bubbling and hot.If you got to close the mud would get on you and what a mess.
After viewing the mud pots we went to Salvation Mt. out of Niland.Leonard Knight started making and painting his Mt. in 1985 and still is adding on to it. He lives in his Salvation truck with a house added to the back. He takes donations of paint to continue his project.
Next we were on to slab city. During World War 11 they used this area and all that is left is slabs thus called Slab City. There are lots of squatters and rv's out there in winter.
They even have a place off the road where they can take a shower. The water comes out of a pipe in the ground and it's warm. Here's some pictures of the shower. Pretty primitive.
On the way back we stopped at the Date Farms for a date shake. A nice stop for a great day.