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Salton Sea Mud Volcanoes

These two square miles of gurgling and burping mud volcanoes are not actually volcanic in origin. They are created by carbon dioxide bubbling up through a muddy slurry.

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Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

Campo, California is not on the road to anywhere; you are not likely to just happen upon this museum. But if you care about the history of American railroads, it's a must-see destination.

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Super Bloom in Anza Borrego

In March of 2017 the winter rains delivered a once-in-a-lifetime display of flowering extravagance that became known as the "Super Bloom" in the deserts of Southern California.

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Sacatone Overlook

This gigapixel panorama shows the "Seven Sisters" trestles of the former San Diego and Arizona Railway as the line snakes its way through Carrizo Gorge.

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The Impossible Railroad

The rugged peaks and forbidding desert temperatures of the Laguna Mountains were to be conquered by John D. Spreckels when he built what was to be called “The Impossible Railroad.”