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Pictures and captions taken on the Sept 14th, 2015 tour on the salt flats conducted by Rick Vesco.

Rick is explaining water flow patterns across the flats from 1963 to 1997 and from 1997 to present which involves mud encroachment.
Ron Christensen prepared a display of the first racing event to take place in 1914 on the BSF. It was on the south side of the railroad (I-80) today. There was no mining industry at that time. The salt bed was so large that a thirty mile circle track was set up only to use 2 1/2 miles of the track.
Rick explains the salt laydown project and discussing the possibility of a new access road for the future.
Participants walk across the encroaching mud that threatens the race way to the Salduro dike.
Representatives from Senator Mike Lee's office were in attendance seen here with Louis Noeth.
Rick led the tour to the top of the Salduro Loop dike which has no mud contamination and is pristine salt.
Professor Brenda Bowen, U of U geologist, listens as Rick explains the apparent elevation difference between inside and outside of Salduro Loop
Rick hammers on the concrete like salt on a three mile section on the east side of the Salduro Loop at the fartherest point north. It represents the condition all the salt used to be in.
Chad Booth, At Your Leisure TV, was there to film the tour. We will soon have video available of both the 100 Year Presentation on Sept. 9th and the Tour on the 14th.

Brenda Bowen takes a look at the mud underneath the salt on race course.

Participants take a look at the mud where there is no salt layering at all.
Russ Eyres demonstrates fallacy of a TV report earlier that said the salt crust has not changed. He used the same location.
Intrepid plan managers (blue shirts) were also on the tour.
Kevin Oliver (BLM Director) discusses issues with Greg Peek
Ross Hansen, Utah Division of Water Rights takes a look inside the Turbinator
Mike Mower, Deputy Chief of Staff, Officer of the Governor, talks with Chad Booth and Rick.

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