Tagged with Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats: Walking in the Sky

Bonneville Salt Flats: Walking in the Sky

Utah is full of remarkable places. Bonneville Salt Flats is certainly one of them. Thirty thousand acres (121 sq. km) of hard salt crust on the western edge of the Great Salt Lake is a sight to behold — and walk over. Remains of the ancient Lake Bonneville, once 1,000 feet deep, Utah’s salt pan … Continue reading

Zion National Park: A Glimpse of Paradise

Zion National Park: A Glimpse of Paradise

“…for glory of scenery and stupendous scenic effects [Zion] cannot be surpassed…It is a marvelous piece of Nature’s handiwork that is worth going a long distance to see.” (Thomas Moran, artist) We almost missed Zion. It was difficult to tear ourselves away from the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, and, for a moment, we even thought … Continue reading

Into the Dreamscape of Antelope Island

Into the Dreamscape of Antelope Island

“Lovers of science, lovers of wildness, lovers of pure rest will find here more than they may hope for.” (John Muir, Chapter 8: Bathing in Salt Lake, Steep Trails) Seeing Antelope Island for the first time is like entering a dream, a vision of a Dali landscape, its colors subdued. The largest of ten islands … Continue reading

Sunrise at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Sunrise at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

“The air is wild with voices, avian dialects are being spoken from every direction. The sky vibrates with wings.” (Terry Tempest Williams, Refuge) One of the things I love about going to Utah is the inevitable early mornings: I wake up before dawn, otherwise a painful procedure. Last week, such early morning happened to be … Continue reading