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Feb 8, 2014 - Back to the Salton Sea

We do love our Salton Sea visits. And back we went yesterday to revisit the Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge (Sinclair Road) that we didn't have enough time for two days ago. We've been here in past years, but have never walked out to the Red Rock, so this time we did. Ron took some amazing pictures -- and I took a few, too, but they aren't as amazing -- and that's what this posting is all about. We arrived about 8:30 in time to see a pair of Northern Harriers harrassing a field of egrets and ducks (which were too far away to identify)....

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Feb 6, 2014 - Salton Sea

We have become convinced that consistently the best weather in the US in the wintertime is this little corner of the world. We watch the reports of the cold fronts blasting almost everywhere else on the continent north of Mexico and feel very lucky to be here. And the warm days continue. Nice. We had a nice easy hike in the desert last weekend to look for birds. Didn't see many, as it was a bit late in the morning, but we did see a few. It's always amazing to be reminded how much life is out there -- it may look dormant, but it ain't! Lots...

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Jan 6, 2011 - OTRA - CA - Salton Sea (Calipatria)

01/06/11 Left San Dimas at 10:00 a.m. for the 4 ½ hour drive (including 10 min. rest stop for Taco) to the Del Yermo RV Park in Calipatria, CA. Del Yermo means “Of the Desert” and indeed it is. This is a small, mostly permanent residential, RV park about 100 yards from the train tracks (one train each night…makes the trailer wiggle, LOL) in the small town of Calipatria, one of 3 towns on the east side of the Salton Sea. The southern segment of the San Andreas Fault (known as the Mojave segment) begins near the Salton Sea. Isn’t that...

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