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Salton Sea - North Shore, CA
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This was the first day of a 5 day road trip to California. Left Tucson on Monday with the plan to spend the night camping at Salton Sea State Park. I had hoped to get there in time to get some sunset photos, but that was not to be. A couple of really huge traffic jams on I-10 (one in Arizona & one in California) wiped that out (an accident, Spring Breakers and road construction were to blame). Didn't arrive at the campground until around 8:30, well after dark! :o There usually isn't much action there on weekdays, so at least I was able to get one of the two sites I had in mind from previous visits (#47 at New Camp). :D

I find it very peaceful around this large body of water. The state park Headquarters campground is quite nice. There is a lot of traffic on adjacent Highway 111, but it usually winds down to occasional by late evening. There is a steady parade of trains on the mainline of the Union Pacific, but as a train lover, that is fine by me. :)

One thing I noticed was the marked reduction in the amount of shore birds compared with previous stops. Next day same thing when I stopped at Salton City. Don't know why that is, could just be a cyclical thing.

After camping it was off to Anza Borrego/Borrego Springs Tuesday for Flowergeddon! :D
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