Silver Island Mountains

Looking for caves and other curiosities, I traveled counterclockwise around the Silver Island Mountains, which are situated on the dry lakebed of the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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At the Lamus Peak Mines, there's a mineshaft tunnel going all the way through the hill.

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I visited Floating Island, a small "island" east of the Silver Island Mountains.

The causeway heading southeast from Floating Island passes the fenced southwest corner of the enormous Hill Air Force Range.

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A cave on Floating Island

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Another cave on Floating Island, a hollow hilltop.

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Leaving Floating Island, rounding the northeast end of the Silver Island Mountains

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A deep cave with a small entrance

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A partially collapsed cave that's now a land bridge.

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Another cave, on a hillside

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I made a short side trip north to the neighboring Crater Island. Not much there except for the remains of a tungsten mining and processing area with some rusting old vehicles.

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Back to the Silver Island Mountains, a wide cave right by the road.

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A cave that looks only barely disturbed. Unlike inside the other caves, here only a small area has been dug up, exposing the layers deposited over time. (Who is doing this digging I wonder? Archeologist or robbers?)

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A small cave (just an overhang, really) with bushes blocking the entrance.

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A cave just north of Wendover, with the graffiti expected in an urban area.

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I camped just east of Leppy Pass, on a ridge with a great view of Wendover and the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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