NOTHING BUT SALT

 

Imagine a place so flat you seem to see the curvature of the planet, so barren not even the simplest life forms can exist. The Salt Flats were formed when ancient lake Lake Bonneville dried up. The lake was huge, filling much of the Great Basin. It eventually shrank below its outlet and so its water became salty. As water continued to evaporate, salt deposits were left in many areas. The Great Salt Lake is a remnant of Lake Bonneville.