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Look­ing east from Rock Hill, about 1/2 mile north­west of Son­ny Bono Salton Sea Nation­al Wildlife Refuge Vis­i­tor Cen­ter. Pho­to from 2008; the water you see left of the cause­way is an area of the Salton Sea, and is now sand.

Have you vis­it­ed the Salton Sea late­ly? We’ve been recent­ly and there’s lots to see this sea­son.

New con­tent is com­ing soon. Thank you so much for vis­it­ing.


San Diego is the only coun­ty in the US with all three major envi­ron­men­tal zones: ocean, moun­tain, and desert. This blog is about some of the many places that can be vis­it­ed in San Diego’s near­ly 3,000 square miles of moun­tains and deserts, much of it still wilder­ness.

Most of the posts are very basi­cal­ly cat­e­go­rized as his­to­ry, hik­ing and places of inter­est. Each post is geo­graph­i­cal­ly ref­er­enced for GPS nav­i­ga­tion and link to Google Earth or oth­er spa­tial view­er (see the Post Page and oth­er geo­ref­er­en­tial maps with­in the posts and pages). 

The Post Map Page (New)

Image of the Post Map with mark­ers as of 9-05-2020. Click on image or go to the Post Map page (top menu) for the actu­al inter­ac­tive pan­el.

The Post Map page (see top menu) is this web­site’s home for its main map which uses the pop­u­lar “Maps Mark­er Pro” geo­graph­ic loca­tor.

Some posts and pages may use the pop­u­lar “Google Maps” loca­tor. Both loca­tors are used because of their respec­tive advan­tages.

Click on the image left to go to the Post Map page or use the top menu link.