Friday, July 8, 2011

Antelope Island

We finally went to Antelope Island. It's been on my list of places to go for a while!! I've lived here my entire life and I've never been!!! We went out there a few weeks ago just for the day and explored. We went to the visitor center, then drove around to the different beaches to check things out. We went down to the ranch and looked around. They had some old barns, equipment, and some pioneer era houses to look at. Em and Jas tried their hand at roping some stationary animals!!! Trust me, that is a lot harder then it looks!!!

Here is Em near the ranch with a view of the Wasatch mountains in the background. That was my favorite part, the view! At one overlook you could see the Wasatch, Oquirrh, and Stansbury Mountain ranges in the distance. It's strange to be on the island looking east at the mountains. I'm so used to being near the mountains looking at the island in the distance. We definately want to go back and do some hiking, but not in June when those dang biting gnats were out!!! And we think it would be fun to camp there, but not in the heat of the summer, there's not much shade there!! We saw buffalo, a fox, a pronghorn antelope and some birds. I love an adventure and it is nice to get out and see something new! It's nice to go for the day too, a lot less packing is involved!! You felt like you were in kind of a remote place but yet it's not that far to get there!!


Christa said...

I had no idea there was so much there. I think I've always assumed it was a just a big, empty island. I really do need to go visit.

Celticbabe said...

We LOVE Antelope Island! We want to go back and go to the White Sand Beach and go swimming. I have lived here all my life and have never swam in the Great Salt Lake! But my husband, from Connecticut, has! Glad you had fun there!