In the last few years, I have been fortunate enough to make annual loops around the western United States. In my travels, I have seen some pretty depressing places, i.e. some pretty sad American Indian Reservations, and fading desert towns (read: meth scurge), etc. My motorcycle travels have taken me as far north as Calgary, as far east as Nebraska and as far south as San Felipe, MX. Trona stands out in my mind as the most mind boggling shit hole I have ever ridden through. Depressing, even. I retract my earlier post. Everyone needs to see it..
Hey, Death Valley is right around the corner, and that's the payoff.