We are now camped by the shores of the Salton Sea. We drove in to the Salton Sea State Recreation Area campground to see what it was like, expecting the worst from information we have heard and read over the years. We were surprised and pleased with what we found and decided to stay for the duration of the big storms that are pounding the west coast right now. We are just far enough to the east to avoid the rain and the worst of the wind. The history of the Salton Sea is amazing, from bone dry to flood, from boom to bust, from fresh to salt. Worth seeing, but only in winter!