Something Strange: Great Salt Lake is a living laboratory and bohemian refuge
August 1, 2016
Salt Lake City is just far enough removed from the lake for which it was named that the salty shorelines are easily forgotten. But if you hike up to Ensign Peak on a clear day and look west, you will be reminded of Great Salt Lake’s place in the valley by the reflections on the horizon.
Although only an artifact of the lake it was 17,000 years ago, it still covers a variable, yet sizable, swath of the state’s territory. It is the largest lake of its kind in the western hemisphere, and one of the saltiest in the world. As such, Great Salt Lake invites the company of nature’s anomalies...
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