Thursday, February 23, 2012
We visited jennifers mom who lives in Imperial County, the Salton Sea to be exact, right up against the Chocolate Mountains. Beautiful, isolated and quiet. The mornings so quiet you can hear the train cruise by a couple of miles away.
I took a bunch of photographs of the area and of Salvation Mountain a registered Folk Art site.
Got this information off the Ca. parks and game website
The natural springs and One of the world's largest inland seas, Salton Sea was created by accident in 1905 when increased flooding on the Colorado River allowed water to crash through canal barriers and for the next 18 months the entire flow of the Colorado River rushed downhill into the Salton Trough. By the time engineers were finally able to stop the breaching water in 1907, the Salton Sea had been born - 45 miles long and 20 miles wide - equalling 110 miles of shoreline. 226 feet below sea level.
Tatum enjoying the evening hiking out back of nanas place.
Salvation Mountain in Niland about 15 miles from jen’s moms place.
Jennifer and Tatum
Salvation Mountain is an art installation covering a hill north of Calipatria, California, near Slab City and just several miles from the Salton Sea. It is made from adobe, straw, and thousands of gallons of paint. It was created by local resident Leonard Knight, and encompasses numerous murals and areas painted with Christian sayings and bible verses.
Tatum on top of the mountain
Looking back towards Niland from the top of the mountain
Tatum in the O
Inside one of the rooms of leonards mountain, people leave all kinds of offerings and writings to leonard and god.
some of the structure that is still a work in progress
Just waiting on a friend
Coming home through Cabezon wind farm