Salt Flat 1:100,000, Data



GPS track log and waypoint data

waypoints (.csv)
all tracks (.csv)
track log 7_25_2K6 (.csv)
track log 7_26_2K6 (.csv)
track log 7_27_2K6 (.csv)
track log 7_29_2K6 (.csv)

Warning: Before visiting the Bonneville Salt Flats, check local weather conditions, carry at least 5 gallons of emergency reserve water per person that you do not plan to drink except in an emergency, and tell someone dependable where you are going and when you plan to return in case you experience trouble. Don't drive near the Silver Island Mountains (background of the image below, showing Hastings' cutoff), Floating Island, or the levee (the picture below was taken from atop the levee in our first $200 photograph). The salt forms a very hard, high-speed drivable but surprisingly thin layer over very soft mud, so if you see mud, don't go near it. In the picture below, three of our tires are on nice hard salt (we only had to be wenched out two or three feet) and only one tire has slipped into soft, slurpee-consistency, strong smelling mud near the levee. It is very deceptive, as the surface of the mud looks dry and hard, but it is essentially a hidden ditch. Stay on the white.


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