• Marsha

    Very nice article and photos. Wasn’t this one of the sites in “Into the Wild”?

    January 02, 2010
  • Debi

    Such a weird place – ;ike something out of a sci-fi novel! Love your blog.

    January 02, 2010
  • KrisLK

    That was a wonderful post to read, thank you for posting it. The Slabs sounds like a fascinating place to visit.

    January 02, 2010
  • Blue Tapp

    Yes it was, Marsha. Great movie. Very cool that you were at the Slabs, Russ & Laura. Maybe you can get back there some day and spend a bit more time.

    January 02, 2010
  • Wow, a very interesting place. The movie, “Into The Wild” is also about a wander-lust journey with a wonderful moral to the story: “don’t put anything in your mouth you can’t identify”. Thanks so much for sharing your journey.

    Happy Trails, Jack

    January 03, 2010
  • Al

    Great photos on here, and a fab journey you are doing – well done!

    January 04, 2010
  • DC

    First off, Great story!

    Secondly, got my calendar last week. You and LuLu did a great job

    Thank you,


    January 04, 2010
  • Wow, this is such a stark contrast to the places you guys have been before! I have seen that painted mountain of dirt, it looks really interesting.

    January 04, 2010
  • DC,
    Thanks! Glad to know you are diggin the calendar!


    January 04, 2010
  • conniethebonnie

    i do have to say that i have been out to The Slabs for 12 yrs mostly on the weekends. and all of my friends live there, and most time pep that “document” there time and it most times it is not as nice as your words and yes you may be saying the same thing but diplomacy can cover the heart of a person that is emotionally linked to The Slab! so thank you so much for your wording and your intent!!

    January 05, 2010
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  • Gary Tice

    I might go to the slabs when I get on SSI, in about three years.
    Looks interesting.

    August 12, 2012
  • Amy

    It is from “Into the Wild”- I’m currently reading it and that’s why I was looking up the Slabs. I’d heard of it before but had never looked into it. Very interesting!

    November 15, 2012
  • Very interesting post that makes me think of places I have visited. You end up feeling you are so glad to have experienced the place/people/etc and upon reflection know you would never go back for all the money in the world.

    February 12, 2014

    Good writeup on the place. I helped a professional British film crew try to document the Slabs for a feature piece. It didn’t take long for them to decide it couldn’t be done, and they left for a place called “LA,” it’s the Hispanic section of Los Angeles. Grifter politicians from Sacramento have made annual pilgrimages to the Slabs only to always discover there’s nothing at the Slabs to swindle or steal.

    February 12, 2016

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