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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemax View Post
    'Cool stuff. The mudpots are very Yellowstone-like and the landscape looks like it would host a convoy of Road Warrior vehicles. There is something awe-inspiring about the open desert.

    My grandparents used to talk about how they went on a tour bus to the Salton Sea to be sold on real estate out there, back when there was a bit of a boom. I don't think they would've done well if they had bought.
    Yeah, as cool as that is. It's a big desert with piles of mud, not good real estate. Not to put down that area, it's awesome!

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    oh my totally amazing pics and trip!!!

    I want to see it in person

    oh and knowing you and seeing these pics reminded me of a cult classic movie
    (I know your secret identity TG )



    very cool zu, another excellent adventure

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    Thanks guys!


    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    oh my totally amazing pics and trip!!!

    I want to see it in person

    oh and knowing you and seeing these pics reminded me of a cult classic movie
    (I know your secret identity TG )



    very cool zu, another excellent adventure
    How have I not seen that before? It's like a righteous mix of Dune x Spaceballs!

    LTNS Butchypoo

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    too long...

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    Looks like you could kill someone out there -- and no one would know; but, then again, you already know that . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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    Too bad it was so windy and you cannot hear the spluttering glops of the mud pots

    Quote Originally Posted by Acro View Post
    Such a unique landscape with the mud volcanoes, salty sea, factories and desert. If a movie has not been filmed out there, it needs to happen!
    One would think the place was barren, but it's nice to see some of the life that exists out there.
    Quite a few actually:
    IMDb: Most Popular Titles With Location Matching "Salton Sea, California, USA"

    The one I remember was "The Monster that Challenged the World" starring a barely recognizable Tim Holt (Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Magnificent Ambersons). You can catch this on broadcast TV ever so often and it was on disc.

    The Monster That Challenged the World (1957) - IMDb

    Quote Originally Posted by bluemax View Post
    'Cool stuff. The mudpots are very Yellowstone-like and the landscape looks like it would host a convoy of Road Warrior vehicles. There is something awe-inspiring about the open desert.

    My grandparents used to talk about how they went on a tour bus to the Salton Sea to be sold on real estate out there, back when there was a bit of a boom. I don't think they would've done well if they had bought.
    I wouldn't be surprised if one of the many Mad Max / Road Warrior imitations was filmed in the area.

    I vaguely recall going with my parents to look at property when it was a real estate boom - touted as another Riviera Coast in Southern California. Boom turned to bust as the salination increased and smell from dead algae and fish began to overwhelm

    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    Yeah, as cool as that is. It's a big desert with piles of mud, not good real estate. Not to put down that area, it's awesome!
    You can read about the sad story of Boom to Bust as well as the ecological "bust" in the following blogs. The second has a more in depth history. The first has more photos of the state of the area and the "boom" town Bombay Beach.

    I Went to California's Post-Apocalyptic Beach Town | VICE | United States
    The Incredible Saga of the Salton Sea « Ted Landphair?s America
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBella View Post
    Looks like you could kill someone out there -- and no one would know; but, then again, you already know that . . .
    Naw, it's totally peaceful and friendly just like an afternoon jaunt by the Bolton Strid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thez_yo View Post
    Naw, it's totally peaceful and friendly just like an afternoon jaunt by the Bolton Strid.
    Yeah, no one ever went missing on the Strid, heh, heh, heh . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

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