If you come to Salt Lake, point yourself West, and take I-80 until you’re about to run out of Utah, you’ll find yourself driving through the Bonneville Salt Flats. The salt flats are part of what was left behind when the giant lake that covered Salt Lake City a bazillion years ago dried up. Basically, it’s just salt. Lots and lots of salt. Salt that crunches under your feet and feels like it should be snow but isn’t snow. If you stick your tongue out and the wind comes, things get salty and you realize that you just licked the salt/dirt and then you realize that the whole area is kind of gross and unnatural because there are no plants or animals or sounds besides your feet crunching around.
Utah. So weird.