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
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
One of the premises of Seasons of Salt is that our environment, our place, has an intrinsic effect on who we are, even on subconscious levels. It turns out, there’s a whole field devoted to the study of how our environments affect our psyche: environmental psychologists, conservation psychologists, or ecopsychologists are “focused on the interplay between individuals … Read moreEnvironmental Psychology: Where Are You on the Environmental Response Inventory?
Two years ago, on my way to celebrate my 30th birthday next to the sea, I paused to visit a sister saline Lake in Northwestern Nevada. Pyramid Lake, with its tufas, birds, and bright blue waters, was the perfect place to contemplate the connections across time and space and place and myself within it all. … Read morePyramid Lake Reprise