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Old 10-29-2010, 04:25 PM   #29
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Sounds like a place everyone should visit once, even if they don't stay long!

I had a friend who spent the winters at Quartzite? Is that the same place or something similar? Because it sounds a lot like his description of the place.
Trust me when I say this. Quartzsite is nothing like Slab City. Night and day.
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Brian & Connie,

My plans are to stick around till the Quartzsite Thanksgiving rally, afterward I may return.

Viking is right, Slab City in in California, Quartzsite is in Arizona.

GoingCamping, sections of The Slabs are very different from Quartzsite, than again, other sections are very similar.
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Some undesirables at SC:

Criminal and Sex Offenders Database from Homefacts.com - know more about offenders who live in Niland, CA .
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Brian & Connie,

My plans are to stick around till the Quartzsite Thanksgiving rally, afterward I may return.

Viking is right, Slab City in in California, Quartzsite is in Arizona.

GoingCamping, sections of The Slabs are very different from Quartzsite, than again, other sections are very similar.
I have never seen the eclectic mix of Slab City in Quartzsite. Oddly, we prefer Slab City. It is a wonderful daily experience.

Let's have a rally there.
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I have never seen the eclectic mix of Slab City in Quartzsite. Oddly, we prefer Slab City. It is a wonderful daily experience.

Let's have a rally there.


I think this would be really, really fun.


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Ummm, yes, and this can be a problem any where you are. There are more of these folks out there than anyone would imagine. Always know where your young'uns are, keep 'em close and lock your doors at night.

Child sex offenders are not allowed to live within a certain distance of children, schools, etc. Laws vary by state, I believe. Adult offenders are not so closely restricted.

Aside from sex offenders, there are meth labs and other such criminal activities that take well to remote and off-the-beaten-path sites. It does sound like a) this is an adult area and b) it is patrolled frequently enough by law enforcement that they are undoubtedly running plates and otherwise closely monitoring the residents and activities.


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Thanks for the info and pics of Slab City......always wanted a "first-hand" account of the place from someone I knew.

I did wonder about one of the things you said in your post regarding the view (quote): "watch the US Navy spend your tax dollars by practicing bombing runs and playing war games in the air." Just keep in mind that if those fine young warriors don't maintain their skills, many of the residents of Slab City would be in a work camp vs. enjoying the freedom our great nation provides.....freedom is never free, but is cheaper for some!

If you happen to be traveling back East this Winter......Canopener is going to have a great turnout this year.....you need to schedule a return.

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Very Interesting . . . I'm putting this on my list of "must see" places. Thanks for the information. Judy
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Have to post on this thread so I get most recent info. Thanks, Michael. We are going to a RV Park near El Centro, CA for turkey week, I might take a look at Slab City for a future trip.
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Have to post on this thread so I get most recent info. Thanks, Michael. We are going to a RV Park near El Centro, CA for turkey week, I might take a look at Slab City for a future trip.
Hey Charlie,

I'll be up at Q and the Four Corners TDay bash so won't be at the slabs if you visit. If you do visit while I'm away, stop by the LOW's (You'll see the signs) and mention my name (Michael, the guy with the Airstream) for any advise and tips.
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I'm slabbering over the thought of our venture...would you like some Salton that Sea(food) meal...???...What's for desert?...and, lastly, is that a Martin guitar on your right...???...a 'Bear' essential...?
I happen to have it on good word that Michael spends most of that tip money on ascots and Boy Scout uniforms
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I'm so there! For some reason I think I'd feel right at home
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Artstream; we made the trip from El Centro, CA to Slab City. I thought Burning Man was a rough environment. Slab City takes the prize. It appears that when someone finished a project they just got up and walked away form it, junk, some old tools etc just laying around. We did drive through "LOW" but did not see anyone outside at the time. Actually some areas it appeared that folks just arrived with clean rigs and lack of junk about their site.

Dorothy and I found a neat bar in Niland, CA. We sat there and chatted with the owner and taste tested some of his hot foods. In all, a very fun day.
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