Our last day in Utah we decided to head over to Antelope Island and the Great Salt Lake. We’d been told it was “a whole other world out there,” and an “experience.” Not quite knowing what to expect, but being warned that it was smelly, we jumped in the car and drove over.
Antelope Island is the largest island on the Great Salt Lake. It’s home to bison, pronghorn antelope, elk, and all sorts of other creatures. As for the Great Salt Lake, it’s the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere.
Antelope Island has tons of hiking and biking opportunities, but we weren’t able to take advantage of them since we had to fly out that night. We drove around the island, took lots of pictures, and even did a little yoga on the point.
The Great Salt Lake was gorgeous, though nothing like I expected. It did smell (like sulpher), though not terribly, and only when we were crossing the causeway to the island. We asked at the visitors center, and it’s because of the bacteria. There were also tons of bugs on the sand. They’re brine flies, and totally uninterested in humans – in fact, they get out of the way – but they are kind of gross. Jennifer took a video of me “herding” them.
Anyway, on to the lake.
After standing in the Great Salt Lake, because…well, that’s what you do….we drove up to Buffalo Point. I’m not sure why it’s called Buffalo Point, since it’s clearly Bison on the island (and yes, there’s a difference). Nevermind though, the views were great, and it was a perfect backdrop for a little yoga.
So ok, I’m sharing this photo because I really like it. And because I’m freakin’ proud that I can do Utthita Hasta Padangustasana (extended hand to big toe pose). I’d like to point out, however, that in this photo, my form is not entirely desirable….part of that is the angle, part of that is the shoes I’m wearing, and part of it is that I’m just not a stellar yogi (yet). So don’t judge, mmkay?
I couldn’t resist one last photo op….
And yes, I realize I’m wearing a blue shirt in every single photo from this trip. I took two, and originally I was wearing a grey shirt for Antelope Island. But I got hot, so out came the blue tank top. Again. Ahem.
If you’re ever in the Salt Lake City area, I highly recommend a trip to Antelope Island. I totally get what everyone was saying about it being a whole other world…it’s hard to describe. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen, but it’s beautiful.
I’m kind of sad to be almost at the end of the Utah posts! I’ve saved the city itself for last. On to Part 4!