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Jane Folsom
(970) 221-0040
Po Box 564
Fort Collins, CO
Agency
Destination By Design Travel Company
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Archeology, Art & Antiques, Art & Culture / Music, Bicycle, Educational, Family Travel, Historical, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Music & Performing Arts
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Ann Griffith
(970) 482-1235
311 So. College Ave
Fort Collins, CO
Agency
Aggie Travel Points
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Europe-Eastern, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adoption, Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Bicycle, Business Travel, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Luxury Travel, Minority-Asian, National Parks, Reunions
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided by:
Judith Varco
(970) 669-5010
610 E 29Th St
Loveland, CO
Agency
Travel Leaders/World View Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.traveleaders.com

Data Provided by:
Joann Thompson
(303) 366-0486
3124 S. Parker Rd.
Aurora, CO
Agency
Worldwide Travel Specialists
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Antarctica/Arctic Region, Canada, Caribbean, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Meeting Planning / Events, Senior / Mature Adult, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.worldwidetravelspecialists.com

Data Provided by:
Jane Folsom
(970) 221-0040
Po Box 564
Fort Collins, CO
Agency
Destination By Design Travel Company
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Archeology, Art & Antiques, Art & Culture / Music, Bicycle, Educational, Family Travel, Historical, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Music & Performing Arts
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided by:
Dale Clarken
(970) 223-7400
300 E Boardwalk Dr
Fort Collins, CO
Agency
New Horizons Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Business Travel, Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Government Travel, Luxury Travel, Rail, Scuba Diving
Website
www.travelnewhorizons.com

Data Provided by:
Sylvia Mucklow
(970) 484-5566
516 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO
Agency
Rocky Mountain Travel King
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided by:
Family Travel by Mike
(970) 667-7545
1321 E 16th Street
Loveland, CO
Agency
Family Travel by Mike
Destinations
World Wide Travel and Cruise's
Specialities
Weddings, Honeymoons, Family Vacations, Cruise's
Website
www.familytravelbymike,com

Cheryl Aucone
(303) 466-7927
2695 W 12Th Ave Pl
Broomfield, CO
Agency
All-Ways Travel Services
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Great Outdoors, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Nature, Rail, Safari, Disney
Website
http://All-Ways Travel Services

Data Provided by:
Richard Sattizahn
(303) 759-4600
1660 S Albion Ste 201
Denver, CO
Agency
RMA Travel & Tours, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
All Inclusive, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Travel, Group Vacation, Rail, Ski / WinterSports
Website
www.rmatours.com

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Discover Salton Sea, CA

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November 30, 2010 by Rex Vogel · 2 Comments  

Following along the San Andreas Fault, California State Highway 111 winds around the eastern shore of Salton Sea which occupies the Salton Basin, a remnant of prehistoric Lake Cahuilla.

The Salton Sea is a haven for bird watchers © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Lying 228 feet below sea level, Salton Sea is an inland saline lake in the Sonoran Desert of extreme southeastern California. It is bordered on the south by the rich agricultural areas of the Imperial Valley and on the west, by Anza-Borrego Desert State Park . Both the Salton Sea State Recreation Area and the Sony Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge are located on its shores.

The Salton Sea is currently 35 miles by 15 miles and can be as long as 40 miles by almost 20 miles in particularly wet years. It has an average depth of nearly 30 feet and, at its deepest, is 51 feet. It contains 7.3 million acre feet of water and evaporates 1.3 million acre feet each year. There is a five-mile-long trench on the south end of the Sea that is 51 feet deep. Interestingly, the bed of the Salton Sea is only five feet higher than the lowest spot in Death Valley.

It is estimated that over 1 million visitors spend time at the Salton Sea each year.

From the highway you will spot the sea past fields of citrus; it looks much more like a huge mirage.
The Salton Sea is the big mystery here. How and why it came into being is a fascinating story. The Salton Sea is a place that’s been accurately dubbed the weirdest body of water in America. It has no outlet, and its main sources of new water are agricultural drainage ditches. It has become a natural wonder.

Water flow and climate shaped the basin, creating one of the most diverse regions in the world. The area contains an amazing range of plants and animals. It continues to change today. Name your interest and you will probably find a chance to pursue it in the Salton Sea area. Ancient history, bat caves, boating, camping, conservation, fishing, geology—right through the alphabet—it is all here.

One of several recreation areas along the Salton Sea. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Geologically, this area was once part of a larger body of water extending north through the San Joaquin Valley. A great up thrust lifted the land and formed mountains. The downfolding created Salton sink and the Imperial and Coachella valleys. The sink was dry for many years and salt was mined from it.

In 1901, a dam was built to divert water from the Colorado River near Yuma and carried in canals to irrigate lands in the Imperial Valley. In 1905, the dam broke and water rushed into the Salton Sink for two years, filling it to an elevation of 195 feet below sea level.

Already more salty than seawater, and becoming more saline by the day, the Salton Sea was steeped in continuous political controversy over its future during the 1950s and 60s.

The Salton Sea was a popular sporting dest...

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