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.
Have you gone any adventures lately?
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