An interesting weekend excursion took Mrs. Animal and yr. obdt. to Wendover, Nevada, where we pulled a few handles and drank a few beers. But the interesting part of the trip was just a few miles east of Wendover, where we crossed the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Lake Bonneville was a product of the last Ice Age. When it drained suddenly (and catastrophically) through Red Rock Pass about 12500BCE, the remnant dried into what is now the home of the Bonneville Motor Speedway and a big flat plain of salt.
It’s an interesting piece of geological history. Photos follow.