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Salton Sea

  • Jan 25, 2014 · 7:00 AM
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Salton Sea photo road trip.  We'll stop at North Shore, Bombay Beach, the mudpots, the best Mexican food both outside and INSIDE Mexico, Slab City and Salvation Mountain.  Leonard no longer live at Salvation Mountain, but he has lots of disciples that will hopefully keep his work of beauty and love going. (For those who don't know the story of Leonard and Salvation Mountain, this alone may be a reason to join and hear about it.)

Carpooling:

Location #1: At 6:30 we'll leave from the Fullerton Park-n-Ride, where the 5, 91, Orangethorpe & Magnolia come together. This carpool group should go directly to the meeting place in Mecca. 

Location #2: At 7:00 leave the North Main Park-n-Ride located off the 91 at N. Main. The park and ride is located next to the 91 freeway. This is NOT the Metrolink parking structure. This group will need to organize themselves into vehicles.  This group should go directly to the meeting place in Mecca.

Meeting Place in Mecca: At 8:15 - 8:30 we'll meet at the ARCO gas station (includes a Starbucks and Subway) for a pit stop.  The gas station is located at [masked]th Ave, Mecca, CA 92254.  From the I10 East, exit CA-86 to Browley/El Centro.  Follow CA-86 about 12 miles, turn left onto 66th Ave (also known as CA-195). The gas station is on the left.  We will leave this location at approximately 8:30. 

This can be a day of fantastic photography of an interesting landscape.  Weather, level of the water, etc. will all play into our photo experience.  Bring snacks, sunscreen and good hiking boots.  Always looking for new adventures in this part of California, if anyone knows of interesting places to stop, please share.

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  • Chiayu C.

    Just found out:
    Leonard Knight, artist at Salvation Mountain, dies at age 82 on 2/10/14

    http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p[masked]/

    https://m.facebook.com/SalvationMountain?v=timeline&filter=1&refid=17

    March 1, 2014

  • Hugo

    I had a great time.
    Please follow this link to see some pics of Salton Sea and some other photos.
    https://www.behance.net/hugoperonace
    Thanks very much, I look forward to do another photo trip

    1 · January 29, 2014

    • Carolyn C.

      Love your photos! Great job!

      January 29, 2014

    • Hugo

      Thanks Val Was greet to meet you

      January 29, 2014

  • Shellee S.

    Had so much fun! Thanks Angela for another well planned meet up! Can't wait til the next one!

    January 27, 2014

  • LaVon

    What an amazing adventure…lots of great photo opportunities and fun people !! Angela, thanks for planning such a well-organized and fantastic day for all of us. Looking forward to many more excursions!

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • yewneeklymee

    Great photo opps all day long!!! Thanks Angela for all the planning that went into another one of your "killer" meet-ups!

    January 26, 2014

  • Pat G.

    Great Day, for sure !! Thanks, Angela ... and Everyone else !!

    January 26, 2014

  • Ebie

    It was a fun day outing. Thanks again Angela for organizing this trip.
    What a great group, and everybody was on time!

    January 26, 2014

  • Yanti S.

    Angela, thanks for organizing the event and greatly appreciate for your efforts. Great adventures and opportunity to meet new friends and learn about photography!

    January 26, 2014

  • Angela W.

    WOW! What a great day. Thank you to everyone for making this such a success. The photos are great, the weather was great and of course, the company was great. I look forward to seeing you all again at another event!

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Sunit

    Had a great time. Well organized event and got to meet some cool people.

    January 26, 2014

  • MimiK

    Well-planned, thought-provoking trip. Great company too! Thanks, Angela, for another great outing!

    January 26, 2014

  • Val V.

    Angela, Thank you for a well planned adventure! I had a great time.

    January 26, 2014

  • Carolyn C.

    Thanks again Angela for another interesting adventure!

    January 26, 2014

  • William R.

    Great! Well planned and executed.

    January 26, 2014

  • Chiayu C.

    Thanks again, Angela! Wonderful trip and group.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Jane

    Loved visiting all the places I've never seen before. Met a lot of friendly people.

    January 26, 2014

  • Paul N

    Great itinerary, lunch and trip overall. Great crowd and crazy car-mates.

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • David D.

    A long but prosperous day (photo wise).

    January 25, 2014

  • Debbie

    Archie's is Mexican too and they are set up for more than the
    4 people that are here

    January 25, 2014

  • April H.

    So sorry everyone, I've been sick with the flu all week, and think I'll need to rest on Saturday. See ya all soon.

    January 24, 2014

  • Ronald K.

    See you all in Corona At 7:00AM

    January 24, 2014

  • Ronald K.

    Would any one like to do Light Painting with me?

    January 15, 2014

  • Sahil

    Hi, what time do we get back?

    1 · January 24, 2014

    • Angela W.

      Sahil-we probably won't leave Bombay Beach until after 5:30 - 6:00. I don't know where you are coming from, but the OC group probably won't be back until after 8:00 (depending upon where folks stop to eat dinner)

      January 24, 2014

  • Sloan T.

    I will be driving with a friend and going very early to be there by sunrise. I will try and meet up with the group at the lunch spot.

    January 24, 2014

  • Erin

    This may seem like a weird question, but you mentioned hiking boots-- how much walking/hiking are we talking about?

    January 23, 2014

    • Angela W.

      Erin- each stop will include a little walking to get to the location, and then as much walking as you need to get the right shot. Hiking wouldn't be the right word, but you'll be walking in places where there are rocks, sand and possibly rust/glass, so good shoes are necessary.

      January 23, 2014

    • Erin

      Hah! Ok thanks! I'll be meeting you in Mecca!

      January 23, 2014

  • Camila

    anyone from the Upland area??

    January 14, 2014

    • Carolyn C.

      The number you posted does not work for me. Says call cannot be completed!

      January 23, 2014

    • Carolyn C.

      Figured out what the mistake was LOL! Left you a message.

      January 23, 2014

  • Eugene P.

    January 19, 2014

    • Angela W.

      Hi Eugene – sorry for the delay, I just saw your post about the metal sculptures near Borrego Springs. Unfortunately, that will need to be another event. Borrego Springs is not really close to the east side of Salton Sea (where we will be) and we have a pretty full day already. If there are wild flowers this year in Anza Borrego, we'll definitely add an event out there and include the metal sculptures

      January 23, 2014

  • Elena

    I am interested to stay overnight to shoot Bombay Beach at dusk.
    Anyone else would be interested? Angela: I hope it is ok with you.

    December 18, 2013

    • Ronald K.

      I will be staying for light painting

      January 20, 2014

    • Elena

      Apologies: I have a family errands this weekend. I plan to postpone the trip until February (Thu - please bear with me?)

      January 20, 2014

  • rhod

    anyone coming from the san fernando valley area?

    January 15, 2014

    • Eugene P.

      I am. Call me[masked]

      January 20, 2014

  • cristina

    Fun hi ebie

    November 9, 2013

    • Ebie

      Hi, Cristina, see you at the first stop, will be carpooling from Tustin/Irvine area with two others.

      January 20, 2014

  • Colleen T.

    Is Salton Sea the kind of place that I can find you if I'm not there by 8:30? I'm coming from the South Bay, and would have to leave at 5:30 to get there by 8:30 (according to Yahoo). That's a little early.

    January 19, 2014

    • Angela W.

      Hi Colleen - unfortunately we are hitting a number of places, so the schedule means caravanning to a number of different places (not all of which have addresses). However, we are stopping for lunch at Aguayo's, 150 W Main St., Calipatria, CA 92233. We should be there around 12:30 if you want to meet us there.

      January 19, 2014

    • Colleen T.

      Thank you for being so prompt. I'll see if I can arrive on time.

      January 19, 2014

  • Angela W.

    Elena- totally okay with me. I may join you!

    December 18, 2013

    • Amy

      Ditto - I may be interested depending on the details

      January 2, 2014

    • Val V.

      I may be interested, are there plans to do some night shots?

      January 19, 2014

  • Zohre

    Anybody from South orange county ?

    January 19, 2014

  • Eugene P.

    Anyone from the SF Valley?

    January 19, 2014

  • Susan

    Is this an all day trip? How far is the Salton Sea from Corona? Would love to take more photos.

    January 18, 2014

  • Jazmine

    My first time with the group, so excited! But in case get lost by going solo anyone comes from either Long Beach or Torrance or OC areas want to carpool? Thanks!(:

    1 · January 3, 2014

    • Jazmine

      Hi Hugo: I would love to join you and will send you my contact info to you later. Have a wonderful rest of your evening!!

      January 15, 2014

    • Hugo

      ok Jasmine Please call me at[masked]

      1 · January 18, 2014

  • Hugo

    Hi I am coming from Long Beach if anyone is interested in a carpool

    January 14, 2014

    • David Y

      Hugo, can I share ur ride at Fullerton park and ride. I am from fountain valley.

      January 18, 2014

    • Hugo

      Ok David Call me at[masked] sometime

      January 18, 2014

  • Hugo

    I still have 2 spots in the car, coming from the Long Beah area

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • cristina

    I might b interest in spending g the night.

    January 6, 2014

    • Connie S.

      Good Call Blair...

      January 14, 2014

    • Anthony

      http://www.glamisnort...­
      this might be an option...

      January 17, 2014

  • Pam

    I just bought a point and shoot style Nikon, don't laugh, it's my first camera and I need to learn how to use it!

    December 17, 2013

    • Jane

      I've been on two of these meetups and I only have a point and shoot Canon. Someone in my carpool was showing me how to more efficiently view my photos. So I hardly know how to use my camera!

      January 17, 2014

    • Angela W.

      Pam - all skills are invited, most of us started with a point-n-shoot, and some of my best photos were taken with one - just bring your sense of fun and adventure (and patience) and you will have a great time.

      January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be at the Fullerton Park-n-Ride and have two seats available. However, I most likely will not be driving back until the next day. I will be looking for lodging somewhere within a half-hours drive.

    January 17, 2014

  • Jane

    I hope some people are going to North Main Park-n-Ride located off the 91 at N. Main. I'm hoping to get a ride from there.

    January 17, 2014

  • Angela W.

    If you are not going on this event, please change your RSVP. I need to organize the lunch stop and that's a lot easier if I have solid numbers. Thanks.

    January 17, 2014

  • Ronald K.

    If I leave 91 and N. Main at 7:00 am Google Maps tells me It's a 1:45 min drive to Mecca . I should arrive at
    8:45 to 9:00 I think I will be late for the party.

    January 15, 2014

    • Angela W.

      Ron - door to door from the Corona carpool location to the Mecca meetup location is 100 miles. It's all freeway. The times should be fine, but I'll give my phone number to folks in my Thursday-before email, so they can call if they are running late.

      January 15, 2014

  • RJ C.

    I may possibly overnight in Brawley on the 25th. TBA.
    The Hot Rod Grand Nationals are at Pomona at the NHRA Museum on the 26th. :-)

    January 14, 2014

  • Angela W.

    Lots of conversation about alternative carpool locations, so I've set up a another "official" carpool locations, along with a meeting place out near the Salton Sea. See the updated description above.

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • Val V.

    Would love to join the group. I have been wanting to explore the SS for some time.

    January 13, 2014

  • David Y

    Any one would like to carpool from Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Santa Ana, Irvine area?

    January 11, 2014

    • Jazmine

      Hi David: I live in Long Beach; would love to carpool and share the cost for this day trip with you. Please let me know where and when we are gonna meet. Thank you!

      January 11, 2014

  • David Y

    Andy, can we car pool from orange block? If so, Melanie can join us there? I am from fountain valley

    January 8, 2014

    • Liz C.

      Paul, I'm up in Irvine. Do you still have room for a passenger?

      January 9, 2014

    • Paul N

      Yes Liz, I'll email you my contact #.

      January 9, 2014

  • cristina

    Look forward to seeing you ebie

    January 7, 2014

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