Slab City & Salton Sea
Slab City or The Slabs (located at ) is a snowbird campsite in the Colorado Desert in southeastern California, used by recreational vehicle owners and squatters from across North America. The Salton Sea is a shallow, saline, endorheic rift lake located directly on the San Andreas Fault, predominantly in California's Imperial Valley./5
150 miles north east of San Diego and just outside of the Salton Sea is Slab City, the remains of the abandoned Ma……
Slab City. I haven't been everywhere but I've been to a lot of places. Slab City is one of the best. And weirdest. A self-described "off the grid" community, it's on a former military training base in southern California by the Salton Sea. RV snowbirds, hippies, bohemians, artists, musicians, the marginalized, and anyone that has rejected mainstream living gather here. No charge to stay, but there's no electricity or running water. Everyone has solar panels and propane. Everyone shares and trading is way more frequent than using money. Do your own thing too, like photo 2 where the resident chose tires, booze bottles and toilets for his fence. Photo 3 is an art gallery on a bus, with chairs used by musicians to gather and play at night. Photo 4 is the internet café. The owner traded a pickup truck for the business. There's a 7-watt radio station on the grounds, run by "Radio Mike", seen at his little tiki bar. If you saw the movie "Into the Wild", you got a taste of Slab City which was in a segment. Natio ...
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News from the off the grid slas city community of East Jesus near the Salton Sea... Summation of situation Long story short, as I've heard from Lynne and others involved in the last 24 hours: a serious threat to our continued residence at Slab City evolved. The people who knew about it couldn't legally tell anyone, so one of them risked her reputation (amongst other things) to pull a Hail Mary and secretly save our homes while laying the ground work for an elected board to take legal control of the land so no one single person or single clique would be able to control the slabs. A hasty but open and fair election filled 11 seats by popular vote with a very diverse group of slabbers happened Saturday. Today, someone named Gail released a transcript/statement regarding her phone call with the man responsible for land transfers, and he confirmed that land transfer applications for Salvation Mountain and, separately, the rest of zone 11 section 36 (basically the rest of the slabs) had been filed; confirming L ...
God bless Slab City, Salton Sea & all the offbeat souls society has let go.
The Salton Sea and then Slab City flat broke a working thumb and much enthusiasm. stay tuned this could be wild ? I know walk into the unknown...
Did the loop around Salton Sea. Stopped into Slab City as well. Definitely a unique spot.
I'm going to start posting some photos of our trips around the country in our VW van for throw back Thursdays. These shots are from Leonard Knight's Salvation Mountain near Slab City (a trip in itself) outside Niland, CA. Niland is on the east side of the Salton Sea. This is a real piece of folk art that Leonard worked on for many years. Unfortunately his health has forced him to retire.
Oh lordy yes these are essentials if you're on the Salton Sea. Salvation Mtn is epically weird, Slab City must be seen.
Don't worry babe, retirement's taken care of; I got us a lot in Slab City near the Salton Sea.
Photoset: flipcassidy: Scenes from East Jesus in Slab City, CA and the Niland Marina on the Salton Sea.
I've been to the Salton Sea (stinky!) but not Slab City. I'd love to check it out.
Road Tripping Day 10 with Jessie Simmons...so yesterday we left Laughlin and hit Salvation Mountain at Slab City then went to the Salton Sea and hit Bombay Beach the desolate rundown, basically a ghost town that use to be a happening resort...Jessie says it looked and felt like it belonged in a horror movie...along the shoreline there are hundreds of dead and mostly preserved fish from too much salt...today we're riding up the coastline heading to San Jose...
A few years ago I'd fall asleep thinking about Antarctica. Then came the Year of Lake Superior. Now these are the Nights of Slab City.
WHAT! It's Monday? But I wasn't done having the best weekend ever! Salton Sea, Slab City, Salvation Mountain checked off my bucket list!
Photos of Slab City and The Salton Sea, Part One: This weekend my friend Andrew and I went to the Salton Sea, a ...
Day Trip To Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea, Bashford’s Hot Mineral Spa, the town of Niland, CA home of Salvation Mountain and Slab City.
Subculture Club: Thrash Lab travels to Slab City, a squatters' camp, an ex-military base, a commune for runaway artists - deep in the badlands of Southern Ca...
Actually, it's a trippy lil thing about people living lives in the area around the Salton Sea and Slab City and not much jail at all.
After twelve years, Knight who is affectionately known as “Leonard,” tried one last time to launch his “God is Love” Hot Air Balloon, from the remote desert squatters camp of Slab City, near the Salton Sea, in 1984, and failed. He decided to stay and find a different way to honor God, and after decades of trials, developed engineering innovations with natural materials. The structure that resulted is now known as Salvation Mountain, the largest adobe art Installation in the world
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