A Day at the Jetty

We drove out to the Spiral Jetty yesterday. The road’s better than last time but the jetty is much closer to submerged. I walked out in jeans and boots, mid-thigh deep. The clothes are brittle now, crusted with salt.

After we walked the jetty we climbed up the hillside and looked at the lake, drinking beer and watching people come and go. K the hydrologist (and our driver and host) said the level will likely rise a bit in the coming year. La nina? You never know though. The jetty was submerged for more than a decade in the…80’s? Maybe it’ll go under again and I can tell people “I saw it when…”