Antelope Island/Great Salt Lake , UT Trip Report: The Baja California of Utah… But With Buffalos

Antelope Island/Great Salt Lake , UT Trip Report:  The Baja California of Utah…  But With Buffalos
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There! image: snowbrainsReport from May 17th, 2020

Yesterday, we ventured out to Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake just west of Salt Lake City.

I’ve seen this island from afar 100 times, but never really thought about heading out there.

Yesterday we did and we were blown away.

Wasatch Mountains, Buffalo, Great Salt Lake. image: snowbrainsRight away, we saw Buffalo and Buffalo are too cool.

I’d only ever seen Buffalo in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and in Yellowstone National Park, WY.

To see them on this island in the middle of the Great Salt Lake was surreal.

The Great Salt Lake. image: snowbrainsThey appeared very content on their adopted island home.

There were once 60,000 Buffalo wandering the Great Plains of North America.

By the year 1900 there were reportedly only 300 Buffalo left in North America thanks to overhunting by the white man.

Indian Paintbrush flower on Antelope Isla.... Continue Reading at Snowbrains



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