Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Spiral Jetty

I love having days off school.  Especially when I actually go out and do something.  Friday when Amberly and I were hanging out, some how the Spiral Jetty came up and we decided to go.  What is the spiral jetty you ask?  Well, it is an earthwork created by Robert Smithson in 1970.  Ever since I learned about it in my art class my freshmen year of college I have wanted to go.  It even made the kick-it list of things I wanted to do.  

Below is a picture I snagged off Google of what it looks like.  Certain times of the year it is under water because, hello, it's in a lake.  I read you could see it in October and November, but I figured since we hadn't gotten that much snow this year, we might be able to see it and walk out on it.

Monday after I got off work, Amberly, her roommate Kelsey, and I got in my Subaru (which made it there and back, no problems. Woot!) and we drove the 2 1/2 hours to get there.  It's pretty much in the middle of no where and you have to take a 16 mile dirt road that has cows on either side to get there.  My theory of being-able-to-see-the-jetty-because-it-has-barely-snowed-this-year was wrong and when we got there it was covered with water so you could barely see it.

It was still pretty cool though.  The lake looked purple, which was really cool.  I would show you in a picture, but you can't really tell in the pictures.  It was freezing too! And it was really windy which didn't help the coldness. 

    See all that white stuff?  Looks like snow, but it's foam.

All in all, definitely worth the 5 hour drive.  I want to go back in the fall when I can actually walk out on it.  Road trip?


  1. Amazing! I want to go with you next time :)

  2. How fun you finally made it out. I think it was you who told me you wanted to go there after I had posted about how i went!! :) hahha

  3. You may not have gotten what you expected, but look at all that you got instead! What AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL photos! I'm sure that there was so much amazingness to see that it was WELL worth the trip. I'm quite jealous that I couldn't join you. I've lived in Utah practically my entire life and have never seen the spiral jetty. Lame! These pictures just made me determined to change that. :) GORGEOUS!

  4. duuuude i would totally go with you! i have always wanted to go. and i agree.. your pictures are pretty amazing :)

  5. bummer it was under the water! but wow i've never heard of that place before and that looks like it would be awesome to shoot photos around. where is the spiral jetty at?

  6. Amazingly good shots.
    Serious camera envy right now - what kind of bad boy are you using?


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