Time to hit the bricks and take this old dog for a walk. We have to be careful about saying the "W" word too loud or he will lose his mind. Today's early trot takes us around the back of the Lagoon Campground and showcases some of their animals that must be part of the amusement park. After that the trail connects to another one provided by the City of Salt Lake.
A glance at the map and we try to decide where to go next. The ultimate destination is to make it down to Great Basin State Park in Nevada but that's due south. To the west lies the Salt Flats. Do you know what happens on the salt flats? They go racing. I love racing. Yep, we need to go see it. Head west Penny, we need to go check something off my bucket list.
My excitement builds as we click off the miles. This is it. I checked the Bonneville Speedway schedule and this weekend is supposed to be world record setting jet cars running the racetrack.
If you don't know what you are looking at let me explain. This is the only place in the world where a 600 mph jet powered car has enough room to let it all hang out. It took tens of thousands of years for the Great Salt Lake to dry up and leave behind the salt flats. What it left behind was something magical. The salt flats are an amazing 5 miles wide and 12 miles long of complete flat nothingness. Forty six square miles of salted crust is an amazing thing to look at with your own eyes. Better yet, is the 100 ft wide RACETRACK that is 10 miles long and nothing but awesome.
After arriving to the flats there wasn't any action. Another quick flip of the webpage shows that the race has been cancelled due to lack of entries. Damnit. I don't care, we are here. Let's find a place to park.
This will work. Life could be worse.