Most of the full time residents make an encampment near one of the many Palo Verde trees here. Some kind of additional shading is also added to guard against the scorching 120 degree temps. common here in the summer.
Though we hear the hum of a generator most of the time most people here employ solar panels or wind generators to keep things running. With most campers able to occupy at least a 1/4 acre for themselves it's surprisingly quiet and uncrowded here. The weather is nice too, 72F now and 60F this morning at sunrise.
There is a lot of junk here, we expected that. It's really awful in some places. There is a group, slabcity.org, who is trying to change this but some people just spoil things for everyone else.
We think this lady was headed into Niland for supplies. Other people bicycle or hitch hike the 3 miles into town.
3 story tall Salvation Mountain is the first thing you see coming into town. The Folk Art Society of America has declared Salvation Mountain a national treasure.