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Jun 18, 2011 - Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island

One day while I was at the RV, I did some research on Great Salt Lake itself, since we’d ridden along it for quite awhile several times, and although I knew it was huge, I didn’t know a lot of other details about the lake. I found out that at one time thousands of years ago, the whole area was covered by an enormous lake called Lake Bonneville, named after Captain B.L.E. Bonneville, whose expeditions in the 1830's proved the area was part of an ancient basin. During the last Ice Age, about 15,000 years ago, Lake Bonneville was the size of...

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Jul 16, 2010 - Antelope Island SP & Golden Spike NP, UT

Jul. 16 Antelope Island SP& Golden Spike NP, Salt Lake City, UT We were still tired this morning so didn’t rush to get on our way. We got the house cleaned and ready to go by 10 am. One of our rest stops was at the UT Visitor’s Center. The lady told us if we wanted to see the Great Salt Lake then we needed to go to Antelope Island. There are 5 islands in the Salt Lake and from this one you can really see how beautiful the lake is. Last time we were here we stopped with Reba at an old bathhouse and rushed out to the lake. It was nasty and...

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Jun 7, 2009 - Antelope Island State Park

What an unusual place Antelope Island is. The island comprises 28,022 acres, and is 15 miles long and 4.5 miles across. If we had planned on coming here, it would probably have been miserable. But the rain showers had stopped and it was a cool 65 degrees. We are dry camping at the incredibly nice campground ‘on the beach’ of the Great Salt Lake. The cost was only $13 which included the $3 causeway charge. The Great Salt Lake is a remnant of the massive ancient Lake Bonneville, and is now landlocked and very salty. It is the largest lake...

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Feb 6, 2009 - Antelope Island

Antelope Island is the largest island in the Great Salt Lake - home to herds of bison, bighorn sheep, deer and antelope - it is 15 miles long, 4 miles wide and the highest point is 6,596 ft above sea level - the major rock type is 2.7 billion years old. The weather wasn't great today - drizzle - and we were the only visitors on the island.

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Oct 28, 2008 - Antelope Island and the Great Salt Lake

Today we went to Antelope Island and the Great Salt Lake. The Great Salt Lake is the largest salt lake in the western hemisphere. It is 75 miles long by 28 miles wide.The lake on average covers 1,700 square miles as its size fluctuates year in year out. It has a very high salinity (from 5%-27%) greater than the sea (3%). Antelope Island is the largest island in the Great Salt Lake and is 15 miles long and 4.5 miles across at its widest point. The island was named after the pronghorn antelope on the island. The island is now famous for its...

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Sep 18, 2008 - Rockets, Golden Spike NHS, Antelope Island SP, UT

After some discussion, we decided we would make Southern Utah (Arches NP and Canyonlands NP) part of this trip. At times, the discussion was quite heated. Needless to say, since T wanted to go to Utah, we headed south toward Utah. I-84 seemed to cut a diagonal between Massacre Rocks and Salt Lake City. T, in her diligent research for this trip, found a Utah State Park that sounded really interesting - it’s called Antelope Island State Park and it actually sits in the Great Salt Lake! It was named after the antelope that inhabit the island...

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Jul 3, 2008 - Antelope Island / The Great Salt Lake

Antelope Island / The Great Salt Lake June 29-08 Antelope Island State Park is the best place to see the Great Salt Lake. It is know as America’s Dead Sea. The lake is 75 miles long and 28 miles wide. Waters flows into the lake from four rivers with on outlet, so the evaporation leaves high mineral deposits .The lake is five times saltier than the ocean, sure would be easy to float in that. Only brine shrimp, brine flies, and several kinds of algae can survive in the lakes waters. Nearly 80 percent of Utah’s wetland surrounds the Great...

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DREAM OF A LIFETIME

Apr 26, 2008 - Salt Lake City & Antelope Island

We arrived in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 23. We are staying at the Pony Express RV Resort and it is fabulous. We love this place so much we are staying for two full weeks. We are surrounded by beautiful snow capped mountains on all sides no matter where we look out our window. We have to rate this one as the best we have ever stayed in. It is a brand new campground with paved sites plus room for your car with all the amenities. It even has a doggie run for Ollie. The views from the site are the most outstanding we have seen yet. We...

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Apr 12, 2008 - Antelope Island

Is it Saturday again already? One week done. We are still enjoying Salt Lake City and the weather is finally warm all day. About 49 degrees. Today was Antelope Island. It is the biggest Island (15 miles long and 4.5 miles across at its widest point) in Great Salt Lake (75 miles long and GET THIS – its maximum depth is only 33 ft) that has a causeway to access it by vehicle. We drove straight to Fielding Garr Ranch so that we could see ¾ of the island terrain and hope to see some Bison. We did see about three bunches of them. The kids...

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Sep 26, 2007 - Leaving Idaho and Hello, Utah

Left City of Rocks park in Idaho and headed to Salt Lake City,Utah. We plan to stay on Antelope Island, a state park on an island in Salt Lake. Sounds really cool, should be fun. Well again we detour along the way, a volunteer at the visitors center told Dave the road going south was gravel, but much better than going back north to the freeway and anything would be better than the last 30-40 miles- the blacktop was narrow and breaking up bad and then we got to the gravel(the bed for the new road(it will be blacktop someday) and it was dusty...

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D&J JourneyOn

Aug 8, 2007 - Great Salt Lake

We went to the Great Salt Lake and spent the night on Antelope Island in the lake. The lake was calm as glass and the sand was a very fine white sand. and yes salt was laying around there on the sand. The only animals we noticed were antelope, bison, and hundreds of hare (huge rabbits with long stand up ears) that ran like the wind and went about 20lbs. The sunset on the lake was beautiful ( like sunsets on lake erie). We did walk in the water, but did not swim in it. The night sky was beauty with hundreds of stars and very quiet except...

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Roaming Vectra Vixen

May 8, 2007 - On the way to Winnemucca and the Great Salt Lake

Well, folks, we're heading east! Had we brought our canoe, we may just have kept on going west! We piled into the van (now looking more and more like the Hillbillies' jallopy) and psyched ourselves up for the long drive to Winnemucca (say it with us!). As always, the good Lord knew just what we needed and we were pleasantly blessed with beautiful views and beautiful weather. It's hard to get over the postcard perfect mountain and desert views we see at every turn. So....we drove and drove and stopped for gas (we saw a high of $3.39 in San...

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