Road Trip #12, Part 2: From Salton Sea to Salvation Mountain and Slab City.

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A tree built from tractor tires, adobe clay and stray branches from the desert.


Road Trip Series
Part 1: Salton Sea
Part 2: Salvation Mountain
Part 3: Slab City 

Salvation Mountain

Just south of the Salton Sea Visitor’s Center is a little town called Niland, CA, home to the infamous Salvation Mountain and Slab City.   Just a few miles out of town on Beal Rd. a colorful scene appears in the distance.  [Read more…]

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Road Trip #12, Part 3: From Salton Sea to Salvation Mountain and Slab City.

Road Trip Series
Part 1: Salton Sea
Part 2: Salvation Mountain
Part 3: Slab City 

 

Part Three – Slab City
by L. Bremner

Just past Salvation Mountain is the entrance to Slab City, “The Last Free Place.”  Squatters and snowbirds have taken up roost at an old, abandoned military base, once called the Marine Barracks Camp Dunlop.  It was shut down back in 1961. Some military servicemen remained after the base closed, and people have been living there ever since.  There is no charge for parking or camping.  There is no running water or electricity.   Just the slabs from the old military buildings remain.  The site has been decommissioned and is not managed by any agency.

A campsite that someone is reserving for themselves.
A campsite that someone is reserving for themselves.

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