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Road Trip USA (20)

By TyChee    
The Bonneville Salt Flats -- Utah, USA

After a long day on the road a rest area can be an inviting site. But here in the salt desert, you probably won't stay too long. With the temperature well above 100 F, you could fry eggs on the tops of the white concrete picnic tables.

Picture 2 shows a site you only see in the vastness of the wide open west. With 3 trailers in tow, it almost feels like you are passing a train on the highway instead of a truck.


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Tags: Utah Salt flats Landscape and travel Bonneville

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Glynn 14 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2007 12:33PM
Great shots that really do show the heat of the flats. Like the choice of pano to present these images.

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Joline Plus
13 30 55 United States
26 Dec 2007 12:47PM
Such an amazing place....even the architecture is spare and modern. Those trucks must be scarey to encounter. Luckily, there is lots of room....not like a log truck on an ice covered two-lane!
James_G 12 166 5
26 Dec 2007 1:10PM
Love the first image. Very striking.
26 Dec 2007 1:25PM
What an awesome-looking structure, Ty.
DolphinLady 13 54 1 Wales
26 Dec 2007 1:39PM
This is amazing Ty.
I like the angle of the structure, obviously built to make the most of the shade.
I am so glad we don't have those lorries over here...I am what my hubbie calls a very nervous passenger, & duck at the slightest hint of what I think is never is though.
JenG 13 United States
26 Dec 2007 2:37PM
Nice shot. The deep blue sky against the white of the salt flats is really appealing.
graff 13 2 France
26 Dec 2007 2:46PM
Brilane 13 5 12 Wales
26 Dec 2007 3:13PM
Interesting shots. Such a contrast to here.
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
26 Dec 2007 4:54PM
Some view for egg and chips Ty. Ron.
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2007 4:58PM
Both interesting shots!
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
26 Dec 2007 6:20PM
Two excellent shots Ty, this has been a fascinating series thus far
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
26 Dec 2007 6:44PM
Merry X'mas and a happy 2008, Ty!

Well seen and well shot, this! When I saw 'Utah salt flats' I immediately thought of land speed records.

Maybe that truck in the first pic is carrying parts of the latest version of the Blue Flame?

A Smile
Bodiewil 12 46 Wales
26 Dec 2007 8:52PM
Great images Ty

taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
26 Dec 2007 10:06PM
Happy New Year-- a well done image of a scary place-- heat wise!

chensuriashi Plus
13 316 18 England
27 Dec 2007 2:27AM
Greatest shot of a Rain Shelter I have ever seen, Merry Xmas Ty, thanks for looking on me too.
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
27 Dec 2007 7:13AM
Love the picnic tables Ty. They seem to have an almost sci-fi appearance. Very futuristic !.
imagio 13 12 1 England
27 Dec 2007 9:37AM
Superb capture Ty..

Nettles 12 England
27 Dec 2007 10:52AM
Two excellent images made even better with your write up.
Hope you had a super Christmas.
Grim1 13 49 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2007 12:47PM
Too hot for me! Great shots, Ty.
Possum Plus
13 148 England
28 Dec 2007 11:06PM
Both great images; especially love that huge road train!

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