Ecotour activities in California
Take the Zzyzx Rd exit, 6 miles west of Baker, and follow a washboard gravel road 4 miles down to dry Soda Lake. On the site of a mid-20th-century mineral-springs resort run by Doc Springer, aka the 'King of Quacks,' California State University's solar-powered Desert Studies Center offers all-inclusive weekend courses.
You can spot whales off the coast of Monterey pretty much year-round. The season for blue and humpback whales runs from May to November, while gray whales pass by from mid-December to April. Monterey Whale Watching boats leave daily on three-hour tours.