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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Winter Solstice at Great Salt Lake Through the Eyes of Charles Uibel

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Happy Winter Solstice! It is Seasons of Salt’s first year celebrating the other side of the alignment in Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels, and I can think of no better way to honor this christening than with the work of longtime friend and Salt Seeker, Charles Uibel. Charles’ photos have always taken my breath away.  Perhaps … Read moreWinter Solstice at Great Salt Lake Through the Eyes of Charles Uibel

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Winds of Change: On Poetry and Sailing Great Salt Lake

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Winds Of Change By Dave Christensen On a windy day as light burnt away they shot arrows, refilling their bows again and again, But I am still standing. Sticks blew from turbulence in a cyclone of expletives. Stones whipped by whirlwinds tried smashing my pride, yet my bones remained unbroken. My neck stiffened – bruised, … Read moreWinds of Change: On Poetry and Sailing Great Salt Lake

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Environmental Psychology: Where Are You on the Environmental Response Inventory?

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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?

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Pickleweed and Gin: Adventures in Mixology

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I was recently bit by the mixology bug. My friend Chelsea (aka, Nosh Maven of heartbeatnosh.com) is mostly to blame for this.  Perhaps entirely to blame.  She recently started the Cocktail Club by Heartbeat Nosh, which I have been lucky enough to be part of, and invited me to host the September session featuring locally … Read morePickleweed and Gin: Adventures in Mixology

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