BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS

November 02, 2013

Laura Sangaila at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
The Bonneville Salt Flats are located about 100 miles west of Salt lake City in Utah and is composed of one of the largest salt plains in this regional area in Utah. The Salt plain is what remains of Lake Bonneville which was a Pleistocene era lake west of the Great Salt Lake.
Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
The Bonneville speed way is right around the corner from here which hosts a lot of events including speed week and the world of speed where vehicles have broken world records and the sound barrier blasting down the basin.  
Laura Sangaila in the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
In the winter months the salt flats get around an inch of water on the surface which makes this particular plain very unique and quite the interesting landscape to visit. 

Laura Sangaila in the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
When we started our walk across the Salt flats, it reminded us of a melting frozen lake with the with the water on top and the cracks we would walk over while venturing out to the middle of the basin.  

Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
It was like being on another planet as the noise from the highway started to turn into white noise and and the eerie silence of the uninhabitable environment started to take it true form. The alien like landscape was like walking on top of water and glass with hexagonal shapes under our feet and miles UN-inhabitable desert in our foresight.

Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
There was no life out there what so ever except for some dead butterflies and bugs we would encounter from time to time that must have been blown into the salt water and into the middle of this salt playa.


Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
The salt crystals were cubical in nature and the rim stone dams were more defined in some locations than others which made this plain a sparkling glass surface with the mountain range reflecting in the backdrop.

Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
I bet this place is beautiful when the sun is setting or rising but we really enjoyed this alien like landscape of walking on top of water and glass with hexagonal shapes under our feet and miles UN-inhabitable desert and blue sky reflecting of the basin floor.

Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

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