I’ve seen amazing pictures of the Salton Sea but have never personally been so I was super stoked when I found out it was conveniently located just a short drive east between San Diego and Palm Springs. Needless to say, I had to make stop at the Salton Sea on my way home from my recent Palm Springs trip. We went on a Monday and it was an absolute ghost town with the exception of the park ranger who drove by periodically; even the visitor’s center was closed. Apparently, August is one of the hottest months to be in the desert with temperatures upward of 110°F, it was 115°F to be exact! If you’re planning a trip to the Salton Sea or desert, definitely make sure you bring a lot of fluids with you especially if you’re going during the hotter months.
As I walked towards the water, I was greeted by piles and piles of dead dried out fish about 10 feet away from the water’s edge. It was kind of a crazy sight to see and just goes to show just how hot it gets in the area.
Overall, I’m really happy to have finally made a trip out to the Salton Sea. The views were incredible and absolutely breathtaking. Along with the emptiness of the Salton Sean was a sense of peacefulness and serenity. The Salton Sea is definitely worth enduring the heat for so check it out if you ever get a chance 🙂