Tuesday, May 31, 2016

True West: Salt Flats, Mountains and Horses

The title pretty much says it. On this next but last day of this year’s trip we went from just outside Salt Lake City to Winnemucca, Nevada with a couple of stops for the salt flats and in particular Bonneville.

The day was gorgeous and the only disappointment was the fact that a rainstorm the week before hadleft the flats too wet to be driven over. Otherwise Sharon would have gotten to sit out a few minutes while I took the car over 130 for the first time. But, alas, it was not to be.

We did have a nice visit with a BLM “ranger” about the ecology of the flats.

The last time we drove this portion of road there was all kinds of art across the flats. Only this one remains.

Someone just couldn't resist
But for the standing water, you do not usually get this view

The car was ready, I was ready,  the salt less so
 And later, after we crossed to Nevada, I was able to stop and get some nice shots of the mountains.

This mare was curious about what I was doing and the shutter noise

Saturday took us up to and over the Sierras and home.

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