Friday, August 8, 2014

Antelope Island

Kathi and I are still at Charlie's Service Center in Sunset, Utah for work on our motorhome. They have hookups for us to live in our motorhome while doing the repair work. Nice people to do business with.

Antelope Island State Park is nearby. The island is the largest of ten islands in the Great Salt Lake. It is 42 acres and has abundant wildlife, including pronghorn antelope, buffalo, bighorn sheep, mule deer and beaver. They claim that John Fremont and Kit Carson were the first non-natives to visit the island. The park features tent camping, RV camping, boating, beach access and horseback riding.

In April 2010 while we were at Charlie's we drove south from Sunset to Clearfield, Utah and took Antelope Island Road (Utah 127) to the island. It took us about an hour to get there and we spent about three hours on the island. The only animals I remember seeing were buffalo, mostly in small herds of about fifty.

Memorial to Army and Air Force personnel from Special Operations Command, who died in a helicopter crash on October 29, 1992. They were on a training mission from Hill Air Force Base nearby.

The mountains are across the lake from the island.

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