Wendover, NV and UT
First of all, Jim wants me to clarify that his truck will definitely go more than 80 mph. But not with me applying “my brake” on my side of the truck. He insists I’ve put a dent in the floor from trying to step on a non-existent brake pedal.
We all know that the earth is round but it is hard to actually see the curvature of the earth. It can be seen best from airplanes or ships but there is at least one place on land where you can experience this phenomenon.
Remember how flat the salt flats were when we were driving on them? And this is what I-80 looks like when you’re driving it.
Just west of Wendover you drive up to the crest of Three Mile Mountain, turn around, park your vehicle and look out over the salt flats. In the picture below I-80 is on the left. The other road is a frontage road.
You can maybe use your imagination and see the curvature but what you need to do is go up there at night. Pictures cannot due it justice but it was an incredible experience to see the lights of those cars going up and disappearing over the “edge”.
For us this was an incredible experience. Sure glad we decided to stop in Wendover.