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Splish Splashing in the Salton Sea


“A beautiful cesspool”- Arthur

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Meet: Target in the Village at 5:00 on Wednesday 10/16

Return: Friday at Noon

Member: $45 Non member: $57

Ever wonder what happens when thousands of gallons of the Colorado river accidentally get diverted into an ancient sea bed? No? Well let me tell you.

The Salton Sea was once a beautiful vacation destination for the wonderful citizens of LA. Now it’s a funky collection of ghost towns and painted mountain things along the shores of a chemical wasteland? Sounds gross? It is. But also sooooo beautiful.

Join Arthur and Lizzie as we spend the first days of fall break exploring the Salton Sea, Slab City and the wonderfully colorful Salvation Mountain (check out the thumbnail pic). It’s gonna be a funky few days with two groovy guides you won’t wanna miss.

*We will NOT be splish splashing in the toxic, runoff filled water that comprise of the Salton Sea*

Contact the Guides:

Arthur Johnston (arthur.johnston@scoutfitters.org)

Lizzie Fedde (lizzie.fedde@scoutfitters.org)

What to Bring:

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Sleeping pad

  • Things to eat out of (dish, utensil, cup)

  • Headlamp or flashlight

  • Hiking shoes + socks

  • 2L water bottles/nalgene

  • Clothes for warm, sunny days

  • Layers for cold nights

  • Hat/sunglasses/suncreen (sun protection woo!)

  • Backpack/duffel to cram it all into

  • Optional but suuuper fun: instruments, hammocks, camera, a boomerang?



Earlier Event: October 16
Hunt for the Source of the Nile
Later Event: October 16
Joseph Smith Outstokes John Muir (Utah)