The Salt Flats are submerged beneath an inch of water over the winter. In the summer this water evaporates and leaves a smooth surface which is perfect for setting land speed records. The flats are over 46 square miles in size:
‘We got the truck up to 75MPH, which felt plenty fast. Hard to believe vehicles have been driven here in excess of 600MPH.
We also took the kids for a slow ride in the bed of the pickup:
Lightning was moving in, so we got off the flats and back to the RV:
From the flats, we continued West and North to overnight behind a casino in Wells, Nevada. See the trip map for driving details.
UPDATE: The kids produced a podcast for today’s adventure: