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« on: March 26, 2017, 12:18:00 AM »

Who knows anything about this place?
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2017, 12:49:38 AM »

38 square kilometers. If it were round it would have a diameter of about 4 miles. Apparently it's normally a manmade lake, created by damming a river.
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 10:26:44 AM »

If usable, that would make a nice mile or mile and a third event, like ElMo.
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 10:46:17 AM »

If usable, that would make a nice mile or mile and a third event, like ElMo.
My thought too. Looks like it has good public use access & people fly into it unrestricted.
Who's in the area that can check it out?
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2017, 04:15:08 PM »

Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge.... Visitors can observe migratory birds & other wildlife at this sprawling refuge established in 1930.
My guess... not open for racing....  Dead Horse
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 05:11:45 PM »

...but..but..Stainless- it's a lot closer than Bolivia!   grin

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2017, 06:39:11 PM »

Bolivia -- that's where the birds migrate to.  You've just got to get the right season.
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2017, 10:51:51 PM »

yeah it reminds me of the time Andy and I were in southern AZ checking on a "dry lake" turns out it was formerly a bombing and gunnery range, had endangered "tiger beetals" and was a wildlife refruge---it was ok to shoot and bomb the birds but not to try to hit them with fast cars--
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2017, 11:31:50 PM »

I've been there. The salt is maybe 1/8 thick on mud that is peppered with very sharp selenite crystals - some measuring 6 inches long by 1 inch wide. They let the general public dig up the crystals (yes, I've done it). The whole area is laced with trash and chuckholes. Also, the military used to practice their bombing on the flats, so every once in awhile something old and metal turns up. The public is warned to call the park rangers if they happen to find vintage ordnance. Don't even THINK of racing there.
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2017, 11:14:11 AM »

Here's where I first found it.
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2017, 01:52:14 PM »

1/8 inch thick on mud- Sounds a lot like B-ville!
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2017, 02:17:38 PM »

Steve said:   "...1/8 inch thick on mud- Sounds a lot like B-ville!"

Specifically, anyplace after about the 9 on the international course.
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2017, 10:19:18 PM »

Steve said:   "...1/8 inch thick on mud- Sounds a lot like B-ville!"

Specifically, anyplace after about the 9 on the international course.
Or the 3 1/2 on the long course! angry
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2017, 08:58:02 PM »

I was there years ago, all that I remember was the young girls bent over digging crystals out of the salt in bikinis.
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2017, 11:25:54 PM »

I was there years ago, all that I remember was the young girls bent over digging crystals out of the salt in bikinis.

Remembered the girls and forgot the camera . . .  cry
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