Thursday, November 3, 2011

Moab Bike Trip: Bonneville Salt Flats

Day 3: Wendover, NV to Salt Lake City, UT
Featuring the Bonneville Salt Flats and Antelope Island


What can I say. The Bonneville salt flats. Amazing. Surreal. Gigantorific.

Moab Day 3

Moab Day 3

Not actually very fast this time of year though. I guess we're a month or so too late, but we missed the super dry season when the Bonneville speedway is not under the water. So we ended up biking the "salty" flats, and missed the full on "salt" flats. Anyways. Tons of fun. And tons of extremely climbable looking mountains in the distance, too. I am seeing a climbing trip that starts with a 75km bike odyssey across the salt flats. Epic. Anyone interested?

Moab Day 3

After we had our fill of the salt flats we headed to Antelope Island, which is the largest Island in the Great Salt Lake. Turns out that there are herds of bison on the island. We saw our first on our drive in to our campsite. I jumped out of the car and got into full "MuskOx stalking" mode. Made an elaborate circle to get downwind, took care to stay behind bushes and never walk directly towards it, slowly getting closer and closer...they're basically domesticated. I ended up getting spooked first at how close I was.

Moab Day 3

Anyways. It looks like there is tons to do on this island. Biking included. We may delay our arrival in Moab to give ourselves at least another day here to explore.

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