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Starting in Promontory, I traveled west around the top of the Great Salt Lake, mostly following the old rail bed of the Transcontinental Railroad, investigation various curiosities along the way.

Promontory

The Morton Thiokol Corporation has an impressive display of rockets out front.

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The Golden Spike National Historic Site , where the two railroads, the Union Pacific and Central Pacific, met for the first transcontinental railroad.

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Spiral Jetty , artwork by Robert Smithson

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Next door, the remains of the Rozel Point Oil Fields are also somewhat scenic in a curious way.

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Salt and white pelicans

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Transcontinental Railroad

Along the road

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Old Kelton Cemetery

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Driving the old railroad bed. Railroad ties remain on a sub-track at Matlin.

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Red Dome

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Terrace

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Spring-fed oasis at Lucin, and the first of three flat tires.

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Sun Tunnels , artwork by Nancy Holt

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Camping overnight under the Nipple Point radio towers

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