Having experimented with Salvation Mountain photos at sunrise, this time I headed out at sunset to make some photos of the landmark.
The low angled rays shining directly on the front of the “mountain” really light up the colors in cool ways:
I chatted with this group from San Francisco for awhile as the sun sank below the mountain horizon. They’d driven all the way down to watch sunset here!
My favorite part, though, was looking out to see Red Island (right) and Red Hill (left) that we’d climbed earlier in the day!
Last year when we were at the Slabs we spent most of our time exploring the Slabs themselves rather than checking out the surrounding area. I’ve heard a couple of times about mud pots located out near the Salton Sea. This year, we headed out to see what there was to see.
It was totally fascinating! We both kept calling it Yellowstone without fences. Most of the features appeared to be “cold” and just emitting sulfur gas although we did find one that was warm.
If you’re visiting the Slabs, it’s definitely worth the drive to check it out!