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That salt flat you never knew about

rtz - 7-11-2021 at 04:33 PM

3 hour drive to get there for me. All the land around it is owned. The "salt flat" is actually the river bed. Downloaded a hunting app and mailed letters to all the land owners offering to pay an amount to be able to cross their land for access. One owner called me. Cattle rancher. Drove up there and met at his house and we drove down to the land in question using his diesel powered side by side vehicle. He does deer leases too. Didn't know how much for a price. I said $200? He was okay with that. A one time payment for permission to be there and cross the land.

Place is bigger then it looks. Measure it on Google maps using the measuring too. Mile wide and 3 miles or so long depending on where your measuring.

Waiting now for the fall for the temps to drop.

rtz - 7-11-2021 at 04:37 PM

Link to the location. Parking/access is still a possibility at the salt plant. I didn't check.


Randy - 7-11-2021 at 06:18 PM

Looks like a really cool place. Wish it was in Georgia......

jantie - 7-12-2021 at 07:50 AM

That just under 5000 miles away, if i get up early i would be there
by about uhmm.. August

Cool spot!!

kteguru - 7-12-2021 at 10:17 AM

Cool spot. I'd be there once a week if I lived 3 hours away. Unfortunately I live 63 hours away :(

Windstruck - 7-12-2021 at 05:20 PM

That looks like a nice find! I've seen some posts on XK (Australian site) about some salt flats folks use from time to down "down there". While I live in Utah which also has a few little salt flats of our own I've never ventured out there for kiting. I've read that the salt and surface can be pretty harsh on kites, lines, etc. You will certainly want many gallons of fresh water to wash everything off with to avoid the extreme amount of salt to do some real damage to your kit, not to mention yourself. I know the guys in Australia pretty much wore hazmat suits for protection. Good luck!