The Knolls Utah

10/17/2015

We feel so blessed to have been able to spend the day riding around The Knolls with our friends. 

J.R. used to ride before he went on his mission, and we just haven't been able to buy him a new "toy" sense then. But my little sister and her husband let us use their Polaris RZR -  which lived up to all of our expectations.  



Tracking the travel of the sun was impossible with the cloud cover, so time felt endless and the amount of open space limitless. Each of us with salt and a smile on our lips. An infinity of wind, dust, and freedom. Reminiscent of childhood days when the concept of time didn't exist, and the only purpose in life was to explore this world with your friends.


And there was a lot to explore! Out on the salt flats, people have built some quirky and amazing structures. I didn't even get pictures of all of them!



The one pictured above is my favorite. It's around thirteen feet high, with posts wide enough to drive a four wheeler through. It's covered in license plates and old jeep grills. 






The friends we went with brought this guy out here - then other people have decorated him.





The Knolls has a variety of terrain. There are small mountain, sand dunes, and of course the salt flats. Riding through the "whoops" in the sand dunes was my favorite part. The razor just glided through most of it. There was even a section were people had taken old colored glass bottles and lined the trail with them.

I was having to much fun to stop and take pictures of everything, but there's another structure called The Penny Post. People take old pennies and nail them to a pole, and then someone put a piggy bank on top of it. The whole thing just makes me laugh.

But the best part of this trip was just being with our friends. All the guys rode dirt bikes, and their wives rode four wheelers - then we were in the side by side.

It was a especially exciting because when we raced across the salt flats, the razor could almost keep up with the dirt bikes.  We reached speeds just over 55 miles an hour.

I'm so glad we were able to experience this day together. We both agreed it was the best ending to our summer adventures.






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