Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Over the years I've driven many times to Los Angeles, California on Interstate 10. It's 350 miles to my sister-in-laws front door. When you enter California there's a high desert community called Chiriaco Summit, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiriaco_Summit,_California. It's about 35 miles East of Indio and Palm Springs.
Beyond the General Patton Memorial Museum http://www.generalpattonmuseum.com/ and the Chiriaco Summit truck stop gas station there is this eerie forgotten community to the east that resembles a modern ghost town. I've driven by it dozens of times over the years and was always curious about its isolated emptiness and abandoned buildings. These are a few of the pictures I took while fulfilling my curiosity.
Addendum: I've been corrected by a blogger that the photo's I'm showing in this post are from Desert Center just East of Chiriaco Summit. For additional information about the area visit or call the Chiriaco visitors center. Here is a link to the center: http://chiriacosummit.com/information_center.php
Posted by Brad Armstrong at 10:22 PM