By Nicole Cormier
When you are looking for an adventure that is not your typical tourist spot or destination, why not take a drive to the desert to explore the Salton Sea? This abandoned lake was accidentally created in the early 20th Century when an attempt to redirect the Colorado River through the deserts of California instead flooded the area. When the fallacy of a lake was originally created, developers and retailers developed the surrounding area in an attempt to make it a new tourist and residential area in the heart of the desert. Though the high salt content of the below sea level lake along with pollution and hot weather caused all the natural water life to perish, making for an unsightly body of water. All of the residents abandoned the area, creating a ghost town of sorts, and today the Salton Sea is a lesson in human error. Today, visitors will witness the ruins of the buildings along with the beach peppered with skeletons of the dead fish. Though this destination may not be for everyone, it is definitely worth seeing if human history is of interest to you.
The drive to Salton Sea is about 152 miles along the CA-110 and is an interesting drive through the desert. Make sure to embark on this reasonable journey in a vehicle that can handle the terrain changes while keeping you safe and comfortable like a E550 Cabriolet from Mercedes-Benz of Encino.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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Nicole Cormier is a hip-hop head with business ambitions who stumbled awkwardly into journalism in 2007 as Colorado Music Buzz’s hip-hop editor. Nicole quickly became infatuated with Colorado hip-hop and devoted thousands of words to creating awareness of the inconspicuous yet insanely talented community. Nicole is the publisher and editor of the Colorado hip-hop e-magazine, http://www.HipHopRollCall.com and is also the Colorado Hip-Hop Examiner