Technically, the Salton Sea is a “saline, endorheic rift lake located directly on the San Andreas Fault predominantly in California’s Imperial Valley,” so says Wikipedia. It’s a haunted place that’s been mostly abandoned since the 60′s but still draws in the curious and the adventurous. Recently, a documentarian named Ransom Riggs made a short film called The Accidental Sea which gives the background on this forgotten place and how it got to it’s current state. He likens the Salton Sea to the way the world will be one day, devoid of people, nothing left but our skeletons littering the land. It’s a beautiful, sad film, but I enjoyed it quite a lot.
Found through Devour