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    Default 2 day trip - Joshua tree & Salton Sea

    Hi, I'm travelling to LA next week and have 2 days to kill before I need to be in San Diego for work. I'd planned on taking a slow route via Joshua Tree and Salton Sea to do a spot of photography. I've briefly been to JT before, and have very fond memories but is Salton Sea worth the trip?

    I would be grateful if anyone would have any advise specifically for a lone traveller with a camera. Being from a wet and green island, I don't get much of this desert stuff.

    Another option I wanted to consider was if it was worth taking a stab up to Amboy before back tracking.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default A Better Choice?

    Céad Míle Fáilte! Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    The Salton Sea, from my experience, is not terribly photogenic and as to its assaults on the other senses let's just say that I am glad that I had developed anosmia for my last visit. There is, however, a great alternative, the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Not only is the park itself beautiful but the various drives from there to San Diego are all quite scenic. A word or two of warning are in order, however. First, at this time of year temperatures can get quite high, 110-120ºF (43-49ºC), so bring lots of water, don't plan on hiking any more than a mile or two, and don't stray off established and traveled paths.


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    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    Anosmia? Just call it what it is - you couldn't smell anything! Yes, very fortunate. I've smelled better paper mills.

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