The Great Salt Lake

We're in Salt Lake City, so of course we have to make a trip to see the Great Salt Lake. I mean we wouldn't be the great Verizon reps we are customizing t-shirts with the slogan "Just like the Salt Lake, my signal never freezes" without actually seeing if it's true. 




Well, as you can see from the pictures....it is indeed true. The Great Salt Lake never freezes. In fact, according to Utah.com the lake is so salty that it does not support any fish life or most aquatic species. I must say that Casey and I would agree that you would never guess that the Great Salt Lake didn't support aquatic life by the smell. As soon as you step foot out of the car your smacked in the face by a potent "fishy" smell.

Brine shrimp and brine flies however can handle the saline and thrive off the Great Salt Lake. Another interesting fact (pulled directly from utah.com) is that the Great Salt Lake is actually "a remnant of Lake Bonneville; a great ice age lake that rose dramatically from a small saline lake 30,000 years ago."
It's definitely the "tourist" thing to see and do while passing through or residing in Salt Lake City. The experience is far better once reading about the Great Salt Lake and understanding the history and the unique qualities about this natural attraction.
Funny side story to this picture below:
If you stare closely or click on the photo and gaze to the right of my right shoulder you'll see two ladies who you would think were practicing to be on "America's Next Top Model." I'm sure these gals were lovely ladies, but they were striking some serious poses that would make Tyra Banks proud. During the entire duration of our visit to the Great Salt Lake these two aspiring models strutted their stuff while posing for each other in front of the camera. The kicker: They even broke out props (scarfs) to pose with...just another reason why I love people. Everyone is so quirky and so different. ;)

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