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Bonneville Salt Flats

Continuing on our trip begun in yesterday’s entry, we find ourselves once again in the Bonneville Salt Flats. Most people hate the salt flats, find them something to get through rather than experience. I’ve always found them to be enjoyable (except for the hot, summer night 20 years ago when I was driving a 30-year old car through them that overheated every 10 miles).

The Bonneville Salt Flats are unlike any other place on earth. While not usually aesthetically pleasing there are moments of beauty that can be found. On our way back from Utah the sun was rising, snow had freshly fallen and the clouds were most magnificent. I found it to be one of the most beautiful and different scenes I have ever encountered. Unfortunately, I was driving at the time so you will see no pictures of that view.

Today’s view is of the “Metaphor: The Tree of Utah” sculpture that Swedish artist Karl Momen created about 25 years ago in the middle of nowhere. The sculpture seems to need a fresh coat of paint. Maybe that is just a dirty windshield talking though. This sculpture is perhaps most famous for its appearance on “The Amazing Race.” A clue was placed at its base. One of the teams called it the “Tree of Hemorrhoids.”

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