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Need Some Salt?

My blog is finally back from vacation!  On Memorial Day, my family and I decided to go and visit the Kennecott Copper Mine (technically Bingham Copper Mine owned by Kennecott).  Most of the precious metals used to make the Olympic medals for London and Salt Lake City came from this mine.  Well, a LOT of other people had the same idea since it was a get-in-for-free day.  Utahans like free stuff.  After waiting in line for 20 minutes, we weren’t even close to getting in (we came back 3 days later).  We decided to drive out to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah’s West Desert instead.  Over two hours later, we finally made it.  Not something you do on a whim.  Did you know that the ill-fated Donner Party crossed the Bonneville Salt Flats as part of a ‘shortcut’?  It was one of the reasons that contributed to them being stranded in the Sierra Nevada Mountains so late in the season.  We had fun taking pictures here anyway.  FYI, don’t kneel or trip on the salt flats, you’ll feel it for quite awhile.

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2 comments on “Need Some Salt?

  1. Sister-in-law Angie
    October 16, 2012

    I have been there as a kid and as an adult and my step father told me that dump trucks bring out salt ( I asked how all the salt got there, this was his silly response) Any way, it is a very unique place to visit and anyone who visits, keep the sunglasses on! What glare, worse than snow. Love pics 2,3, and 6! would be amazing photos framed!

  2. rosalie muir
    December 11, 2012

    cool pictures

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