Today has been a wonderful day! I driving wasn’t too bad (about 4 hours) and I stopped to see many beautiful things (which I will explain later) and I didn’t feel that sick! After passing into Utah, I saw the salt deposit flatlands that everyone dreads (or so I thought), but honestly I didn’t think it was too bad. It was especially cool at first to see this ice like landscape surrounding me, only to find out it’s salt. I stopped as soon as I could to check it out. Walking on it was weird…it felt almost like snow slush, but it was a lot more course, like sand.
After I continued on, it did get a little dull, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as when I drive on 5 to Disneyland (good god that is such a boring drive). Eventually I saw THE lake, after a half hour detour to find where there is a way to see it. The sand was basically salt (hence the name), which of course I wasn’t really expecting because I don’t often use my brain. I burned my feet waking to the water because I like to live life on the wild side. It was very pretty, but it wasn’t as amazing as I thought. Maybe because it smelled (apparently it’s due to the brine shrimp?) and it was extremely windy with tons of flies.
Salt Lake City itself is really cool though! I enjoyed driving around and seeing all the huge mountains on the eastern side, although driving was a but more challenging due to the millions of freeways/highways that run through the town. Seriously, I did not know so many freeways could exist in one town. I don’t even think LA has close that many. It’s like you take 6000 S to 216 L to 5280 just to get to a gas station (ok I know it’s not that bad all over, but it was something like that for me).
After taking 72 different freeways for a 15 minute drive, I got to cottonwood canyons. And my oh my, is it amazing. I drove up and stopped to see all the different landscapes and scenery before reaching the top, where the sunset and I saw a moose! It was possibly the most incredible drive/sights I have seen in my life so far. Oh I also almost got bit by a baby rattlesnake, but that was really cool too (only because I got extremely lucky).
Now I’m off to bed and ready for my next adventure tomorrow. I hope everyone else’s lives are going swell as well 🙂
(ps. If I had Internet on my computer I’d upload photos, but that will just have to wait)
salt deposit area
Big Cottonwood Canyon
This guy is just straight lurkin
At the very top of Big Cottonwood Canyon there was a moose!
Salt Lake cityscape