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Journey Around the Salton Sea

 

Last updated 7/21/2015 at 10:37am



Randy Brown is a man with a mission- To bring attention to the drying, dying Salton Sea. In order to bring this issue to light, he is determined to be the first person to ever walk around the entire shoreline of the Salton Sea- And he hopes to achieve this in only five days. Brown’s journey is being documented by filmmaker, Blake Alexander, with some of the filming chronicled by drone. Brown and Alexander bravely began the challenge along a coastline bleached with barnacle shells and littered with fish bones on a hot desert day on Tuesday June 9. His second day, Wednesday, became more of a challenge than anticipated, due to turbulent waters while crossing the Alamo River and muddy portions of the Sonny Bono National Wildlife refuge. The duo did lose a little time, but were followed the last eight miles of the day by supporters from cars along the shoreline road. Today, Thursday is expected to be the most challenging day as Brown prepares to cross two rivers and walk through miles of quicksand-like mud. Brown was eager to get across the New River early this morning. The temperatures are expected to rise steadily each day; today 101 degrees and climbing towards 108 degrees on Sunday, June 14, when he will have arrived full circle back at the North Shore Yacht Club. If you can’t wait to see the documentary, you can follow Randy’s journey at http://www.saltonseawalk.com.

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