A year and a half ago, I wrote about iceboating on what I called “Lake Shangri-la . . .”   The foto below appears to be a smooth frozen lake . . . although the white-hatted cowboy standing in the middle of the road might be puzzling.

And those do look like icefishing diehards with

novel ice shanties on wheels.

Drift ice on a frozen high plateau lake?

Close ups of the ice chunks?

Uh . .  guy walking on water?

Except it’s almost 100 degrees out . . . and just down the road–I-80–is GSLSP  aka

Great Salt Lake State Park, and one selkie who takes briny deep to extremes.   Ever wonder why the word Bonneville is used in reference to places out here?  Answer follows.

And that outrigger seems to float pretty high in the water.

More on this place–as salty as the stuff in your kitchen–soon.  All fotos today by Will Van Dorp.

I wonder if anyone has ever tried sails on craft with runners for a Bonneville time trial . . .   And “Bonnevile” was the name given to places here by Grove K. Gilbert for Benjamin Bonneville, French-born explorer of the West.  If you read only one link in this post, read his biography here.    I enjoyed his Washington Irving/NYC connection.

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