Here we are at the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge.
The trail to/from the volcanic dome...
Must be ladybug season!
There are a bunch of these geothermal plants, taking advantage of all the hot stuff deep in the earth.
I was dying to take a sidetrip up to the North end of the lake (where the really freaky vibe is), but we had limited daylight left and we wanted to get to the Sand Dunes before heading home for the day ...
You can see my North Shore pictures from last year's trip in these posts:
Salton Sea - Abbreviated No Words Version
This is not your grandfather's desert
Salton Sea - the wordy version