Friday, January 1, 2016

Antelope Island State Park, Utah - Hiking

Roger and I welcomed the new year with a hike around the frozen hills of Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake.  The storms of December blanketed the island in white, but the clear blue skies made this mid-winter day feel uplifting and invigorating.  We savored the sunshine and relatively mild temperatures because winter inversions often brings periods of cold, fog, and pollution to Salt Lake City.

Antelope Island State Park in winter
White Rock Bay

Aside from a herd of buffalo walking peacefully through the valley and a couple of trail runners in shorts and t-shirts, we had the place to ourselves.  We made a loop starting with the Bone Road Trail at the White Rock Bay Campground, then north on the Junction Trail, and then along the southern portion of the White Rock Loop trail back to the campground.

Welcome 2016!

Life always finds a way to surprise you, even when you prepare for the unexpected.  2016 probably won't be a year of epic adventures for Roger and me, but we're going to make the best of it out of every moment we can.  The year certainly started off on the right note!