Jeez things around here are expensive. Only a handful of RV parks are spread through the Salt Lake metro and the prices are ridiculous. The best deal we could find was at Lagoon Campground. This destination campground is attached to an amusement park that is only open on the weekends. A huge bonus for us is the walking path that is literally right out the gate from the front of the park. Eli loves to go for a quick walk and we are always happy to oblige. After getting the rig set in place it was about that time of the day to explore the distant lands.
We arrive at Salt Lake State Park on the far southern edge of you guessed it, the Great Salt Lake. The largest lake in the Western Hemisphere is also one of the saltiest. Coming in at #10 in salinity, the Great Salt Lake hits concentrations of nearly 27%. That's super salty. If you have no idea how to compare it then read on. The average salinity of the oceans is 3.5%. This lake is so salty there are zero fish in it. Only brine shrimp and flies survive in these waters.
After looking past it's beauty and amazing features the reality of the lake really sets in. The water stinks of dead stuff. Swimming in here is only for the strong willed. A layer of brine flies hovers over the surface and it's so salty that my fingers started to tingle after having them in the water. Upon my research for this little scripture I stumbled across a pro swimmer who trains here. He covers himself in vaseline in order to let his skin survive the training. Go back and read that again. Whole body in vaseline to swim here. If that's not a sign then I don't know what is.
The last thing we did was stop by a motorcycle dealership and pick up an oil filter for T-Dub. It's really just a metal screen that can be washed out and re-used forever. I'm only going to change it this one time because of the shards of metal that will be freed from the motor during break in.