The Salton Sea is a very unique place, and to me, it was worth visiting. While some will warn you away from coming here for this exact reason, I was fascinated with this “sand,” which isn’t sand at all.
They’re actually barnacle shells. We were glad it was a colder day and that we had worn our shoes. I imagine stepping on these barefoot wouldn’t be too pleasant.
There definitely is a bit of smell here, but we saw some cool birds, and the scenery was beautiful. It’s not a place I’d necessarily return to, but I’m glad we stopped by.
And there was a highlight, too. K-girl found “Maui’s hook” at the Salton Sea.
The kids really enjoyed climbing on the rocks, too.
And we enjoyed the photo ops on a beautifully clear day.
After the Salton Sea, we stopped at Old Fogey hot springs. It’s quite a small pool, but it was lovely to have a dip. I don’t have any pictures of that area, because there were a lot of people there, and it was awkward to take photos.
We’re enjoying California so far, and look forward to heading up the coast soon.