Yesterday we made a trip out to Stansbury Island in the Salt Lake. Since the water in the Salt Lake has drastically lowered, it is no longer an island, and you can drive out onto it. We hiked the mountain biking trail, which snakes along what used to be the shoreline. It is much less crowded than Antelope Island (we were the only people on the trail), and it was interesting to see the ancient landscape and imagine what it would have looked like surrounded by water. And speaking of water, it was storming all around us, but we only got caught in a few sprinkles.
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We had a beautiful hike to the summit of Frary Peak. Antelope Island is quickly becoming one of my favorite getaways. It is a spectacular island in the great salt lake and a wildlife lover’s paradise. I am always amazed at the animals we encounter on our journeys, and I do not think I will ever get used to the excitement that arises when I turn a corner and see bison lounging and grazing in the fields. If you ever find yourself near Salt Lake City, I highly recommend a trip to Antelope Island–and do not forget your telephoto lens!
Since I haven’t posted about Utah yet, I thought today would be a good day. Utah is beautiful. There is a never ending supply of amazingly scenic places to visit at all times of the year. Our winter this year was very mild, which was great for winter hikes but not so great for skiing. And now it seems that winter is on its way out as the flowers start to show their petals and the birds sing away outside my window. Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake is a spectacular place to hike (and share the trail with the majestic wildlife).