Chapter 4: Great Salt Lake’s geology reveals Earth’s secrets

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Great Salt Lake geology is a study in contrasts. Along the shores of Antelope Island, for example, one can find rocks kicked out of volcanoes 3 billion years ago – and gravel formed in the 1980s when the lake reached its highest level this century. The Great Basin – which stretches from the Sierra Nevada … Read moreChapter 4: Great Salt Lake’s geology reveals Earth’s secrets

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Chapter 3: Great Salt Lake: Three life-giving rivers run to it

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As she paddles a canoe of the Bear River near her Logan home, Alice Lindahl feels as if she’s exploring the Okefenokee Swamp. There are no houses, no signs of civilization. Cloudy green water rolls past dead cottonwoods that serve as nurseries for great blue herons and baby great-horned owls. Ibises, snowy egrets, Franklin gulls, … Read moreChapter 3: Great Salt Lake: Three life-giving rivers run to it

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Chapter 2: Bald Eagles play out dramatic struggle on Ogden Bay

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From Tom Wharton’s Year with Great Salt Lake, a series originally published in the Salt Lake Tribune, 1992. Read more about the series here. Ogden Bay – Perched high on the branches of dead cottonwood trees, a pair of bald eagles survey the snow and ice covered marshes of the Great Salt Lake here, watching for signs … Read moreChapter 2: Bald Eagles play out dramatic struggle on Ogden Bay

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Chapter 1: Utah’s Dead Sea Brims with Life, Myth and Mystery

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From Tom Wharton’s Year with Great Salt Lake, a series originally published in the Salt Lake Tribune, 1992. Read more about the series here. Nelson Ellinwood of Salt Lake City recalls the first time he took a friend duck hunting on the Great Salt Lake. “We were rowing down the channel at twilight, right before the … Read moreChapter 1: Utah’s Dead Sea Brims with Life, Myth and Mystery

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A Year with Great Salt Lake: Tom Wharton’s Explorations Republished

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Happy New Year! Though we’re a few weeks in, 2015 still lies before us like a blank slate, waiting to be filled with adventures and experiences.  There are many things I am excited about, both personally (October wedding, here we come!) and here at Seasons of Salt.  In particular, I am thrilled to announce a very … Read moreA Year with Great Salt Lake: Tom Wharton’s Explorations Republished

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