On the southbound trip it worked out that we spent the afternoon near the Bonneville Salt Flats. This was one place I have always wanted to see, and go play on!
We spent a couple of hours in the afternoon, then later returned for sunset, which gave the salt flats and surrounding mountains very cool looks.
For someone who has driven on snow and ice my entire life it was surreal as the brain said ‘don’t drive 100 MPH+ across a field of snow/ice’, since it looked just like it from the car. However when you hammer the brakes, the car stopped as good or better than on dry pavement. So disregard the brain and go for it.
The salt became caked on the wheel wells, and was tough to wash off. When I arrived late the next day at a car wash about 200 miles south in Cedar City, Utah, the young lady cashier said ‘how did you get snow on your car on a 95 degree day’. After assuring her that it was not snow I drove to the entrance, where the workers power washed the wheels for about 5 minutes before we went through, and it still didn’t get it all off.
A later attempt at a do it yourself car wash completed the job.
One of life’s bucket list items – completed!