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State Bird- California seagull
5 Significant Features- Zion National
Park, University of Utah, Boulder Mountain, Lake Powell, and Arches National
Current Population- 2.9 million
Total are in square milesi- ...
... a giant neon Cowboy welcoming you to the closest casino, and if you cross into Nevada, it’s an hour earlier and also you can gamble your life away and then some. Cross back in to Utah, and it’s desolate and quiet, no lights; just a few motels along the highway. Eerie. Anyway, the hotel and this area is near the Salt Flats, a big car racing area, which Ken and Ryan got excited about, even though there was no racing at that time.
... version of top gear! So. Off we went. We drove and drove, the salt crackling and crunching under the weight of the car until we came to the actual speed track. We stopped the car, got out, and just looked around. Wow! White, flat, peaceful, iconic, calm as far as you could see or hear. NOTHING to disturb the perfect peace and solitude. It was surreal! We just stood there taking it all in and savouring the moment. Then! We jumped in the ...
Then it was off to Bonneville, a place Kevin wanted to experience as he had read/heard of it many years ago in connection with land speed records being set and broken. We had researched and knew there was a meet that weekend so we thought we would see what it was all about. We drove out towards the salt that looked like miles and miles of ice glistening in the blistering heat. My heart sank as I realised that ...
... layer of salt on top of muddy lake bed. Most of the flat is hard and dry, but there are still some spots where the mud is still wet and it's easy for your car to break the crust and get stuck in the soft mud.
Another piece of advise from the Internet: to mark your odometer and/or gps so you know where you left from exactly. Because once you drive out onto the flats for a bit it's really hard to figure out where to go. We first slowly drive onto the ...