The Imperial Valley in the winter is so beautiful.
Mt. Signal, my favorite view.
Look at this beautiful flower we saw that day.
We were looking for things to do while our parents were at work, and we stumbled on a place I hadn’t even thought of in years.
The drive out was beautiful and typical of the country roads in the Valley.
A 30 min drive found us here:
A hidden treasure of the Imperial Valley.
I haven’t been since I was in the third grade and Karl had never been at all.
It was really sunny.
We went into the visitors center and touched all the stuff in there.
The woman inside gave us a tip about a barn owl that lives in the palm tree out side.
We never saw him, but we found tons of owl pellets.
Karl touched them with his bare hands…yuck.
We went up to the observation deck to see what we could see.
Then we left on the hike to Rock Hill.
There are thermal energy plants all around the area, they make for an interesting backdrop.
The hike was only about 2 miles or so.
Facts about the Salton Sea:
There was no one there! We walked alone for over an hour.
We started up the hill and the views changed dramatically.
It was so beautiful!
Karl climbed to the top!
One last look before we left.
It is totally free and takes two hours to do it right! If you have never been, go, it is so worth it.