Sunday, September 12, 2010

Labor Day Spiral Jetty

For Labor Day we decided to head out to the Golden Spike Historic Site.  We realized that we were close (OK 16 miles) from the Spiral Jetty.  I have wanted to see that so we headed out there.  Here is a picture and paragraph from the official website about it:

Robert Smithson's monumental earthwork Spiral Jetty (1970) is located on the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Using black basalt rocks and earth from the site, the artist created a coil 1,500 feet long and 15 feet wide that stretches out counter-clockwise into the translucent red water. Spiral Jetty was acquired by Dia Art Foundation as a gift from the Estate of the artist in 1999.

Here are a few pictures we took while exploring this area:

It was amazing how much salt there really is out there.  We were walking on an area that used to be covered under water.

It is a very inhospitable place but beautiful in its own way.