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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Crossing the Great Salt Lake Desert

Aloha Everyone,

The Great Salt Lake Desert is the largest dry lake with 4,000 sq miles. It is located in northern Utah. As soon as we crossed the Nevada border, the landscape changed to seemingly endless white evaporated salt deposits.  

Bonneville Salt Flats is famous for its race track where custom cars attempt new land speed records. The desert receives less than 8 inches of annual precipitation. J.J. and I saw numerous small lakes and puddles that led us to conclude that there's been recent rainfalls.

The Great Salt Lake Desert is intersected by several small mountain ranges offering varied and interesting landscape.

During our evening walk at Springville KOA in Provo, a bright new teardrop trailer caught my eyes. A teardrop trailer is a compact, lightweight camper trailer in the shape of a tear drop.

Leigh-Anne and Jeremy from Orange County, CA purchased theirs in January and they have been enjoying their camper whenever they can get away for a few days. Jeremy said that it was a little challenging to drive on Highway 1 in Big Sur, but otherwise they love their teardrop.

Our meal today was quick and simple. For lunch, we had breakfast food at Peppermill Casino in West Wendover, NV and for dinner, we had a healthy salad with avocado and mixed nuts.

Aloha -- Cathi