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Floating Island's Main Summit ( 2004)

This was my first trip to Floating Island. I hiked and scrambled to its main summit,
approaching from the northwest. I started off in beautiful sunny weather, and returned
to the car in the bleakness of a rain storm. While on the summit I watched the storm kick
up a salt cloud over the Bonneville Salt Flats: the cloud was about 2000 feet (600m) tall.

Before starting the hike I explored the playa on the mountain's east side, walking to the
fence bordering the Utah Test and Training Range. The summit is at the center of this WikiMapia
aerial view: http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=40.915783&lon=-113.639059&z=14&l=0&m=a&v=2 .

Photos were taken in June 2004.
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Approach to Floating Island
:: Approach to Floating Island ::
Mud Flats and UTTR Gate 74
:: Mud Flats and UTTR Gate 74 ::
Hike to Top of Floating Island
:: Hike to Top of Floating Island ::