Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The other day my parents and I ventured out to Antelope Island. It's one of my favourite places here- with herds of wild bison, antelope, deer,big horned sheep, amazing views of the Great Salt Lake and surrounding mountains, and a little historic homestead. Turns out my great great grandma was part of the family who came and settled here, built a homestead, and brought bison and cattle over on a ferry to graze. Down the road they lost the land in a financial something or other and another family took over. I think that's the family that still owns it now, and is all over the placards. We might be a litte bitter about the lack of credit....Anyway, being here at sunset is amazing, and it's a fun day adventure. I'd love to camp here some time though!
I can't believe how many Bison we ran into! I was hoping to see a few and get pictures, but we happened upon a huge herd grazing at dusk, and they were all so chill- just chomping on grass and hanging out a little bit off the road. Don't they have the cutest faces? They started inching up closer and closer, so we made our way on over to the small wood pen to our left so we could get more photos without having a hoof and horn run-in.
Posted by Kitsune-kun at 2:03 PM