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North to Alaska: Salt Lake City to the Grand Tetons

On our way out of Salt Lake City, we figured we should visit at least one site in Utah. Even though we’ve been to the Great Salk Lake before, I’m kind of fascinated by endorheic basins, so we quickly stopped at the Saltair to see if anything had changed since we were last there. It is so perfectly creepy! (I wish I could go back in time and see it when it was a full-fledged resort.) From there, we drove towards Logan, so we could take Highway 89 through Idaho and into Wyoming. I must admit, it’s pretty cool to drive through 3 states in a matter of a couple of hours!

Honestly, I wasn’t originally planning to stop in the Grand Tetons, but my friend Desi told me that it would be a mistake to miss it. As it wasn’t out of the way, I decided to add it to the itinerary and I was so glad that I did! It turned out to be absolutely beautiful and a place I’d really love to return to. We stayed the night in a cabin at the Cowboy Village Resort  and for dinner, we walked down to Wyoming’s oldest brewery, Snake River Brewing Company. It was the perfect place to take children that had been cooped up in a car for hours.

The following morning, we visited Jenny Lake, the Mormon Row Historic District and a few different overlooks on the way to Yellowstone. 

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Scenic Drive

The Teton Range

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Mormon Row Historic District

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Jenny Lake

Snake River Overlook

Oxbow Bend Overlook

Reflections

Up next — Day 3: Grand Teton to Yellowstone National Park

Great Salt Lake

Kissing Cousins 

August 2010

Last week while visiting SLC, we decided to head west to check out the city’s namesake, The Great Salt Lake. As soon as we arrived, we were reminded of our trip to the Salton Sea last year. Much like other things in Utah, these two places are most certainly related!

A wolf in sheep’s clothing? 

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An other-worldly landscape.

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An overwhelming sense of abandonment.

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 Skeletons of life and the stench of death.

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 Where art and arson merge.

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 And history repeats itself.
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It’s just a façade of normalness.

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With a touch of horror.

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Don’t wait to find out.

FOR A FASCINATING LOOK INTO THE GREAT SALK LAKE AND THE SALTAIR’S HISTORY, PLEASE CLICK HERE

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