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Slab City Talent Show Plus Salvation Mountain Tour - 2014

The event starts Friday and ends Sunday.

Typically, the way most of us did this in the past was go up early on -> Saturday <- and then drive back before it gets too late.

Carpools can/should be set-up/arranged below. 

The Northern San Diego Photography Collective and the San Diego Urban Exploration Group are taking part as well, so you can find other rides/passengers there.

Slab City Talent Show Caravan - Northern San Diego Photography Collective (San Diego, CA) - Meetup

Slab City Talent Show - Caravan - The San Diego Urban Exploration Meetup Group (San Diego, CA) - Meetup

NOTE: Riders should be prepared to chip in for gas. The 7:45am time is for carpooling from the Grantville Trolley Station.

Drive time to Niland is approximately 2.5 hours.


Details: Via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/560584784006700/603307959734382/

The Hash House Harriers do a yearly campout there. If you'd like to join them for the weekend, follow the instructions here:

http://files.meetup.com/159753/Slab_City_Talent_Show_2013.pdf

There is a ton of info along with maps in this 'booklet'.

REMEMBER: This is only an event if YOU make it one. If you have not gone to this event before, you don't know what you're missing. Lots to photograph on the way and there.

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  • Alan H.

    Thanks all, I had a great time for my first trip out there!

    2 · January 27, 2014

  • Sue S.

    New oddities every year. Had such a good time!

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • Jenn

    Great outing! Big thanks to the organizer !!!!

    2 · January 26, 2014

    • Dan C.

      That would be Mark. I was second in command for this one ;)

      January 27, 2014

  • Mark M.

    Good clean fun for attendees !

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Damian

    Great weather, food, company, and shooting. What more do you need? Dan, you made it fun again.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Milan

    inspiring.

    January 26, 2014

  • Sue S.

    Camping out at East Jesus with friends, so see you either at The Talent Show or at Bombay Beach for sunset!

    1 · January 24, 2014

    • Sue S.

      Oh, thanks Dan! Nice to see you in East Jesus! Still failed to make it to Bombay Beach...again...did make the smelly water' sedge

      1 · January 26, 2014

    • Sue S.

      And some good shots...will post when I am home and uploaded them!

      January 26, 2014

  • Gigi

    Fun group, great photo ops, all-round interesting experience, and good time! Thanks Dan for organizing this, much appreciated!

    2 · January 26, 2014

  • Rick P.

    It was not my idea of a MeetUp, but they were great photo venues!

    January 26, 2014

  • Dan C.

    Great weather and a fun day at Salvation Mountain, Slab City, East Jesus and Bombay Beach for sunset. Terrific all-around!

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Milan

    most awesome sweet venture. a day of great shots!

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Sam W.

    Great time, great people, many great photo ops, what more can I say :)

    2 · January 25, 2014

  • James W

    Family matters so I have to bow out. Have fun! Post pictures.

    January 24, 2014

  • Damian

    Since we live in Jamul we're hoping to time our drive and meetup with everyone at Buckshop Deli and Diner.

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Boyd

    Unfortunately I have to change to not going. I was told I had to be on standby for work this weekend. Have a great time!

    January 23, 2014

  • Milan

    was hoping to catch a ride to/fro, but I have to cancel as I simply have to much on my proverbial plate. have major fun, looking forward to seeing some rad shots!

    January 21, 2014

    • Milan

      scratch that, shuffled and re-prioritized..I'm­ in! cya's Saturday!

      1 · January 22, 2014

  • Dan C.

    I have room for two passengers. Contact me via email to see if the seats are still available.

    January 19, 2014

    • Dan C.

      I currently have room for one more.

      January 20, 2014

    • Dan C.

      I have a full car. I'll see you all at the trolley station.

      January 21, 2014

  • Alan H.

    Hi,
    Does anyone have room for one more in their carpool from Grantville Trolley Station?

    January 21, 2014

    • Dan C.

      You're already aboard with me I think Alan. Call to verify.

      January 21, 2014

    • Alan H.

      Thanks Dan, for the spot in your car. See every one on Saturday! Really looking forward to it.

      January 21, 2014

  • Gigi

    If Dan doesn't I have 1 more left!

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Sharon

    I am trying to email from my phone but It isn't working ....

    January 19, 2014

    • Dan C.

      See you Saturday Sharon.

      January 20, 2014

  • Rick P.

    I have room for three intrepid individuals who live near the 125. I shall take the 125 from the south bay to connect with I-8. If you want to ride along, contact me offline.

    January 20, 2014

  • Rick P.

    OK, here we go again… the announcement says 0745 and then the details say groups will be leaving Grantville at 0730. Then it says to meet at the diner between 1000 and 1100. Would someone please clarify; WHAT is supposed to occur at 0745?

    January 19, 2014

    • Dan C.

      It's 2 1/2 hours to the Buckshot Diner so...a 7:45 leave time is about right. 7:30 would be a good time to arrive at Grantville Trolley Station to find your carpool group, say hello to everyone and then coordinate leaving.

      January 19, 2014

  • Gigi

    I have room for 3, email me!

    January 19, 2014

  • Sharon

    Is there still room for carpooling?

    January 19, 2014

    • Dan C.

      If you're looking for a ride Sharon, I have a seat available. Email me.

      January 19, 2014

  • Cory P.

    Gonna join Roy for the surf photos.

    January 17, 2014

  • Roy A.

    Surf Shooting wins out over the mountain. So I'm canceling. Here is my post from yesterday on another site:

    SurfLine update 4:54pm (my summary):

    Windnsea (LJ)

    Monday - 01/20/14 @ 10am => 7-9 foot faces

    Friday - 01/24/14 FREAKIN EPIC @10am => 17-20 foot faces - Even if you don't have big glass watch and imprint the images of this in your brain. Or if you ever wanted to rent big glass...do it now.
    (I work dangit)

    **Saturday - 01/25/14** @ 10am STILL FREAKIN EPIC @ 10am -> 13-16 foot faces. Swell #1 / 3foot @ 15 seconds SW (211 degrees). Swell #2 /11 foot @ 18 seconds W (218 degrees).

    I typically shoot this stuff with two rigs:
    - Canon 1DX + Sigma[masked] f/5.6 Gimbal mounted & gun site
    - Canon 1DX [masked] L IS hand held.

    But if this surf pans out...a point and shoot should produce killer images.

    January 17, 2014

  • Shannon

    Third time going, and exited it's that time a year again :)

    January 16, 2014

  • Joseph B.

    Wish I could be going. Have fun guys!

    January 16, 2014

  • Diana R.

    I've never been and I might like to go.
    Still just getting my feet wet with my photography and my camera.
    Can I please have some more info about this outing.

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • Dan C.

      A fancy camera isn't the important thing here. Images will be everywhere, so just go with an open mind and enjoy the funky ambiance. PS: Always a good idea to ask people before taking their photo. You'll be surprised at how many are fine with it and the results might be even better.

      January 13, 2014

  • Milan

    am totally down for this, but would rather carpool. I have no prob w/ ponying up some ducks for petrol.

    January 12, 2014

  • Lissa L.

    Darn! Just realized i have my first outing with the wilderness basics survival class this weekend!! :/

    January 9, 2014

  • Dan C.

    Group member Mark Malter is hosting via the Urban Exploring Group: http://www.meetup.com/san-diego-urban-exploration-group/events/152074392/ - You can coordinate rides with other members there and photography will probably be a priority.

    January 3, 2014

    • Dan C.

      The Meetup spot in Niland will be Buckshot Deli & Diner - 8120 California 111, Niland CA 92257. They're leaving around 7:30 from San Diego so will probably get to the diner around 10:00am by my calculations. Check with Mark Malter for more exact details.

      1 · January 3, 2014

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