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Metaphor - Tree of Utah, Wendover

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  • Just a milestone along I-80 on a 120 mile trip between Salt Lake City and the border. Best viewed at a legal 80 MPH.  more »
  • It is a GOOD thing there isn't a pull out or circular drive way to see this piece of junk a little closer. If there way, I would say don't take the time to stop. What you need to see is enough from th...  more »
  • To see this out in the middle of nothing and it is so different. I wouldn't have this on a bucket list but driving by is worth a quick stop and a few pictures. Just one of those weird things you see d...  more »
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  • Back around 1988 I had driven out to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin to begin training for a new job. I stayed there a few months and on the way back I saw this huge tree by the Interstate right as I was leaving Utah. There was nothing to stop me and no signs that I saw, at least at that time, so I drove off the Interstate and parked my car to take a picture. I looked around admiring the sculpture, then took my Polaroid camera, set it on the ground, set the timer, and ran back to my car. Took the picture, and went to get my camera. I noticed it was kind of sinking into the salt, clay, or whatever it was. I ran back to my car to find out it was sinking as well. Then I realized I was stuck in the desert with no water and it was hot a Hades. I tried to put stuff under my wheels, and I realized it was really hot, and it also did not work. I tried to flag down a car or to see if there were police or road service to save me from my stupidity. Whoosh, woosh, no one stopped at all. After a while a slow old garbage truck came driving by and stopped. These grungy guys got out and I was wondering if I was done for. But these guys were saviors. They got together and pushed my car out of the muck from which it had sunk in about 4 inches already. Those guys saved my car, my life and a lot of time and expense. I thanked them, but having just started my new job I was in debt from the trip and did not have any money to give them a tip or thanks. So I am writing this say thank you to them publicly. If any of you guys just happen to read this, just know how thankful I was for you to help me like that when you did not need to an could have just driven by laughing at the dummy who drove off the road. Thanks so much. Cool sculpture ... but don't drive off the road!
  • I love this art piece. Gives a creative look to a blank salty flat. It is fenced off and I don't believe you are allowed to pull off to it like you could before but if you do it makes for awesome photos. It is a fun way to shake up the straight away from wendover to slc.
  • I've been by this piece of art on numerous occasions. I love the fact that there's nothing around for miles and then pow, here's a giant art installation. I recall a time when it had recently rained and you really had to watch your step. I've included a picture of my sisters feet. She had chosen to wear flip flops that day and it was a little muddy :) Pics from 2009ish...
  • Very interesting piece of art seemingly out of place. Only accessibly from the westbound lanes, unless you want to walk across the salty median.
  • You used to be able to walk up and touch it. I wasn't aware it had a name I've always called it "the misery tree", that will always be its name to me.

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