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Antelope Island

View From Island To Wasatch Mountains

Causeway To Mainland

Beach Of The Great Salt Lake

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

We moved to a campground today in North Salt Lake City. We will be here two nights which is nice. The girls did laundry after our arrival while Jim and I took care of some business.

After lunch we decided to investigate The Great Salt Lake. A good way to see the lake is to visit Antelope Island. The island is 15 miles long and 4.5 miles wide, the largest island in the lake. We stopped at the visitor’s center, viewed the exhibits and watched the movie (surprise). There is a herd of 600 bison on the island as well as big horn sheep, mule deer and antelope. The whole island is a Utah State Park.

The Great Salt Lake is 75 miles long and 25 miles wide, the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River. It is three times as salty as the ocean and as a result there is no aquatic life. The lake has four rivers feeding into it but no outlets. The lake is a remnant of pre-historic Lake Bonneville which covered 20,000 square miles during the ice age.

There was not much to see or do on the island so ours was a brief visit. We did see five bison from a distance before leaving. I have to say that the Great Salt Lake is not one of the highlights of our trip.

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