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This is the northeast area of the Great Salt Lake salt flats. The lake itself is to the right of this photo (west) by several miles. On some maps, it says these are "mud flats", and they are that when wet. These flats are composed of salt, mud and other minerals.

The Bonneville Raceway, where land speed records are made, is exactly opposite this area; it is on the eastern side of the lake, and is a good four or five hours drive from here. There, the salt is much more pure and thick, and so makes for good racing.

The post seen here is a piling from the old railway system that was built here in 1905. This wooden rail system has since been replaced by a boulder and gravel causeway that is more practical, but not nearly as visually exciting.

The rocks in the distance are just that: a pile of rocks. I hope to hike over to them this fall.

The clouds are just that: clouds, but it is beginning to rain, and so you can see the curtain of rain beginning to fall--and perhaps evaporate before reaching the ground.

Thanks for looking!

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Additional Photos by David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2294 W: 168 N: 1911] (9783)
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