Destination: Bonneville Salt Flats

Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah

Here’s something I didn’t know the name for but am sure I’ve seen in car commercials: Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats.

Looking at its name, we can deduct that Bonneville Salt Flats is both salty and flat. Here’s proof of this study:

Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah
A geological lesson for your wandering mind: Bonneville Salt Flats is the largest salt pan of those found immediately west of the Great Salt Lake. What in God’s name is a salt pan, you ask? It’s a flat area of desert where salt and minerals cover the ground in the form of a white, thin crust. At one time, water once covered this ground (Lake Bonneville, holla), except this water evaporated so quickly (it must’ve been a really hot out) that it didn’t have a chance to seep below the surface. Presto, said water left behind its salt contents and whatnot on the surface of the earth in the form of a salt pan.

And that’s how babies are made.

I made the awful mistake of dressing like a soccer mom (not how babies are made) the day I visited the Bonneville Salt Flats, so instead of looking at pics of me beautifully roaming the earth you’ll have to settle for this foot wash, used by visitors to rinse the salt from the bottoms of their shoes.

Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah

The struggle is real.

 

Learn more about the Bonneville Salt Flats here.

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