Great Salt Lake

(nr Stansbury Park UT) 
By the very south end of the lake, I took a road that got me pretty close to the shore. The parking area was being used for a paid event. So, I couldn’t park and hike out on the salt flats to the edge of the water.

Great Salt Lake

Water depth averages 16ft. Due to an extended drought, the water area of the lake is at about 950 sq.mi; down from a record 3,300 sq.mi in the 1980s. It is the largest saltwater lake in the western hemisphere, and has a considerable influence on the local climate.

Looking Across the Salt Flat
Pronhorns Running Past

A few pronghorns ran past as I was framing a shot; lucky me. After a short stop to see what I could, I continued on my way to a different viewpoint.

Camp: Uinta NF-Wanrhodes Canyon boondock
Scene: Lake, shore, animals


3 Responses to Great Salt Lake

  1. Chris Horst July 5, 2022 at 11:27 am #

    For those who can read the NYTimes, it has a frightening article about the receding of the lake.


  2. OFM July 5, 2022 at 2:58 pm #

    Thanks. I never have been to any part of the Salt Lake.

    • Pleinguy July 5, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

      It’s very big, and quite impressive.

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