Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Yuma Az

Did a little exploring while camped in Yuma/California

Traveling north out of Yuma Past Ogilby is a ghost gold mining town of Tumco.

View of the road leading into the town, to explore the town ruins walking is required. No vehicle traffic allowed

The only remaining signs of the gold processing are the large steel tanks used in the "heap Leaching Process" of extracting the gold from the ore using arsenic to remove the gold.

Sign showing the past..


After visiting the gold mine site I decided to check out the Salton Sea since I had never been there before.

I traveled on Interstate 8 west to California hwy 111 and went north through the imperial valley where farming is big business.

Ca hwy 111 going north to the beaches on the sea

Dry camping right on the sea..

Salton Sea is below sea level

View from the beach

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