Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 5: Our very long walk

As if all the driving wasn't enough, we had to go on a very long hike as well.

We decided to spend today at Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake.  Overall, I would say this is a good place to go if you just want to drive around and look for wildlife  They are not that hard to find, after all, they are on an island.  However, I do not strongly recommend this place for hiking.  It's only moderately scenic (today was very hazy and gray so that didn't help), some trails don't allow dogs (which may not be a problem for everyone) and many trails are only accessible via other trails.  So unless you are prepared to hike 10-15 miles or more, you won't get to see many of the interior trails.

So, our plan was to hike a 6 mile loop and then do a few of the very short trails.  However, the other problem with this park is the lack of decent signage.  The trails and trailheads are well marked, but not well labeled as to which one is which.  We ended up following the wrong trail and probably ended up walking closer to 8 or 9 miles instead of 6.  Thus, we skipped the smaller trails.

We did get to see some wildlife, but as I mentioned before we actually saw these while driving.  We did see some while on our hike, but it certainly wasn't necessary to hike to see them!

 Legend, who has spent most of the last 4 days in the car, crate, or hotel thought this was the greatest day so far.  She never did get tired on the hike and I'm sure she thought the only thing wrong with the outing was that she had to stay on her leash.


Diana said...

Everything looks so beautiful!!

Karissa said...

What a nice break from all the driving! When I first read the title of the post I hoped you guys hadn't broke down somewhere and had to walk for help. lol Good to know it was planned. Glad Legend got to have such a fun time, even if it was on leash. :o)