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Salton Sea

For my dad’s birthday every year—which is two days after Christmas—we’ve started a tradition of taking a little day trip to get out of the house and explore a new local spot. In years previous we’ve gone to Idyllwild and Joshua Tree National Park, and this year we ventured out to the Salton Sea—a a shallow, salty rift lake located directly on the San Andreas Fault around California’s Imperial and Coachella Valleys.

The Sea was created by a flood in 1905, in which water from the Colorado River flowed into the area. The only way for water to get out is through evaporation, making the water saltier and saltier over time. Interestingly, in the 1950s, the Salton Sea was a greater tourist draw than Yosemite National Park. Who knew? We learned so much while we were there, and of course snapped a million photos.

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Have you gone any adventures lately?

P.S. For those who asked, you can shop my outfit (and similar items) here…

6 Comments

  • Reply
    AshleyL
    January 6, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Are those the pixie pant from jcrew?

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      Natalie Lynn Borton
      January 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      They’e Minnie pants! I’ll go ahead and add outfit details to the bottom of the post ;)

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    laura @ Write About It
    January 7, 2014 at 5:29 am

    great photos! I love how the light is streaming through in most of them.

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    Teresa
    January 8, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    these pictures are so lovely and “fresh” thanks for sharing them! happy birthday to your dad!! it looks like you had a great time!

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    Amanda Jaynes
    January 10, 2014 at 10:44 am

    So pretty! Did you guys go see salvation mountain when you were out there? I’ve heard it’s amazing and would really like to visit!

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