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Soda Lake by maeisfor Soda Lake by maeisfor
This is another photo from my trip to the Carrizo Plains @ Soda Lake. I don't know if you can see it, but there is a white strip that between the mountains and the grass. I say strip because that is what it looks like in the picture, but in reality this lake is quite vast and an unbelievable site. But wait...there is no water in this picture! How can this be a lake when there is no water? That is true that there is no visible water and in fact the white that you see is actually a layer of salt that has been left behind. These are called Alkali Sinks or playa lakes. As water runs over the land salts present in the soil are dissolved and carried downstream to areas like this. Now we got to see this lake in the fall where the top of the lake was completely covered in salt and was walkable. In the spring it is completely filled with water...ahem...not as walkable.

This photo does not do this area justice. It was so large that I felt so little and insignificant. It was so beautiful that I didn't want to leave.

another photo from carrizo [link]

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:iconmaddeningspark:
maddeningspark Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
the clouds are truly amazing
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maeisfor Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
they were :)
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dust Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
I love salt lakes. Completely desolate and devoid of life, and yet that somehow strengthens their appeal. Especially the Bonneville Salt Flats, which I have to make a pilgramage to soon. Perhaps next year's speed week.
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maeisfor Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
wow well good luck with your pilgrimage I'm sure it will be absolutely amazing!
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rchelsea2005 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful.
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maeisfor Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
:)
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jrstreets Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
nice:clap:
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:iconmaeisfor:
maeisfor Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
thanks:)
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BowEchoMedia Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Professional Photographer
That's totally awesome! I love the colors!
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maeisfor Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
:)
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