#mypubliclandsroadtrip Preview - #milkyway over the #saltflats
On Monday, June 1, we’re kicking off the My Public Lands Weird and Wild Summer Roadtrip. The BLM manages more then 245 million breathtaking acres of public lands with some of the most unusual resources and events in the nation. From ghost towns to dogsledding to Burning Man, BLM lands have unique, off-the-beaten path places that are worth the trip!
One of those places - the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The Bonneville Salt Flats are a 30,000 acre expanse of hard, white salt crust on the western edge of the Great Salt Lake basin in Utah. “Bonneville” is also on the National Register of Historic Landmarks because of its contribution to land speed racing. The salt flats are about 12 miles long and 5 miles wide with total area coverage of just over 46 square miles. Total salt crust volume has been estimated at 147 million tons or 99 million cubic yards of salt!
Featured here, amazing photos by Instagram @iloveutah and @irockutah from the recent Steller Salt Flats Meetup #stellersaltflats2015. Thanks to Steller and the meetup crew for sharing the photos and for featuring this amazing BLM location. Check out more photos from the meetup at https://steller.co/s/4Tubt3ueCjn.
Join us Monday and all summer for a road trip like no other. Whether you want landscapes, science, history or something completely different, we’ll have something for everyone!
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