an early morning stop at Silver Reef (a silver mining 'ghost
town' where both Patti and I have worked) we made the long drive
back to Salt Lake City. We arrived in time to check-in to a
hotel and then make a quick dash north of the city to Antelope
Island. The island is a state maintained park and preserve in
the Great Salt Lake. Access to the park is via a seven mile
causeway. We made it in time to catch a dramatic sunset.
View of a small island in the Great
Salt Lake seen from Antelope Island.
The island is home to
a herd of about 700 bison. The animals were first introduced
just over a century ago as a conservation measure, and today
they constitute the largest public bison herd in the country.
Dusk on the Great Salt Lake. Just
before sundown the lights started to come on around Ogden.
The snow capped Wasatch range towers above the town of Clearfield
and the mountains are reflected in the mirror smooth waters
of the lake.