Saturday, August 2, 2014

Antelope Island

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Antelope Island, with an area of 42 square miles (109 km2), is the largest island of 10 islands located within the Great Salt Lake, Utah, United States. The island lies in the southeastern portion of the lake, near Salt Lake City and Davis County, and becomes a peninsula when the lake is at extremely low levels.

The first known non-natives to visit the island, "we rode on horseback over salt from the thickness of a wafer to twelve inches", were John C. Fremont and Kit Carson during exploration of the Great Salt Lake in 1845, who "were informed by the Indians that there was an abundance of fresh water on it and plenty of antelope".[2] It is said they shot a pronghorn antelope on the island and in gratitude for the meat they named it Antelope Island.

Antelope Island has natural scenic beauty and holds populations of pronghorn, bighorn sheep, American bison, porcupine, badger, coyote, bobcat, and millions of waterfowl. The bison were introduced to the island in 1893, and Antelope Island Bison Herd has proven to be a valuable genetic pool for bison breeding and conservation purposes. The bison do well because much of the island is covered by dry, native grassland.

The geology of Antelope Island consists mostly of alluvial plains with prairie grassland on the north, east and south of the island, along with a mountainous central area of older Precambrian metamorphic and igneous rocks and late Precambrian to Paleozoic sedimentary rocks, covered by a thin layer of Quaternary lake deposits, colluvium and alluvium.[3] The Precambrian deposits on Antelope Island are some of the oldest rocks in the United States, older even than the Precambrian rocks at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Great Salt Lake History

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The Great Salt Lake is the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River. At the current level the Great Salt Lake is approximately 75 miles long and about 35 miles wide. Located in several wide flat basins, a slight rise in water lever expands the surface area of the lake considerably. The first scientific measurements were taken in 1849 and since then the lake level has varied by 20 feet, shifting the shoreline in some places as much as 15 miles.
Great Salt Lake is salty because it does not have an outlet. Tributary rivers are constantly bringing in small amounts of salt dissolved in their fresh water flow. Once in the Great Salt Lake much of the water evaporates leaving the salt behind.
Great Salt Lake is the remnant of Lake Bonneville; a great ice age lake that rose dramatically from a small saline lake 30,000 years ago. The most conspicuous reminders of Lake Bonneville are the ancient terraces etched into the landscape along the lakes former shorelines. The terraces were eroded by wave action and are relatively flat areas that follow a contour line. Look south from Buffalo Point for an outstanding view of Lake Bonneville terraces carved into the island as high as a thousand feet above the Great Salt Lake's surface. After the ice age the earth's climate became drier and Lake Bonneville gradually receded to form Great Salt Lake.
Great Salt Lake is too saline to support fish and most other aquatic species. Several types of algae live in the lake. Brine shrimp and brine flies can tolerate the high salt content and feed on the algae. Brine shrimp eggs are harvested commercially and are sold overseas as prawn food. The oft maligned brine flies do not bite or land on people and are the primary food source for many birds that migrate to the lake. For most of the summer brine flies form a ring around the entire shoreline and rarely venture more than a few feet from the water's edge. Biologists have estimated their population to be over one hundred billion.
The ever-fluctuating Great Salt Lake has frustrated attempts to develop its shoreline. As a result much of the lake is ringed by extensive wetlands making Great Salt Lake one of the most important resources for migrating and nesting birds.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Salt Lake City Things To Do Sightseeing

Salt Lake city Things To Do Sightseeing

Best Sightseeing tours in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Guided tours

See what sets us apart from the rest:

•We feature high quality educational tour guides.
•FREE pick up from most Salt Lake City Hotels.
•Enjoy a variety of sightseeing tours and attractions in the Salt Lake City area.
•Utah Bus Tours available for all size groups large or small. SLC Guided Tours is a fantastic way to explore Salt Lake City, so hop-on and see the city the way it’s supposed to be seen!
Book Now $50.00 to $65.00

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Utah tours sunset tour great salt lake

 Come on our sunset tour at the great salt lake and see some of the best sunset in the world. We bring you to the perfect spot on the lake . Book your next tour with salt lake city guided tours 801 654-6763

Friday, May 2, 2014

Utah tours rock climbing

 Come on our MT. tours and see people rock climbing , biking, hiking and lots more. Lots of wild like and best sightseeing in Utah salt lake valley. Book your next your with salt lake city guided tours now and see our web page.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Utah tours

Spring is here and time to take a spring tour and see all the wonderful tulips and spring flowers. 
See the sunset on the great salt lake and people say its one of the best sunset in the word, so don't miss out on the famous great salt lake views. 
 Come out to Antelope island and see some of the best sightseeing in Utah and wild buffalo and other wild life. Try a famous buffalo burger, yum yum. The view from the island of the MT. Is breath taking !
Our MT. tour is one of my favorite tours. Go to the top of the Wasatch MT. and walk around silver lake and see what Utah MT. is all about. See lots of wild life and lots of Moose.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

SLC tours


The only way to see salt lake and here the history is to take a Tour with salt lake city guided tours and enjoy the guided tours and personal guide all around the city. Call them 801 654-6763

Friday, April 25, 2014

Utah tours

The first time in Utah we have a ATV tours in Salt lake city minutes away from the city to ride to the top of the Wasatch mountain and see the best views in Utah of the valley and the great salt lake, so if your ready for a real adventure in the city for a short 2 hours from start to finish you can have the time of your life. Salt lake city guided tour company is the one to book your next tour with. call us now and see Utah like no one else can and we have many other tours to choose from. call us 801 654-6763 or visit our web site

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Utah tours

Utah tours is the number one tour company in the salt lake city area. Come on one of our tours the next time your in salt lake to learn the history of the city and about all our national parks, Utah tours will make your next trip to Utah one you will never forget . Book with Utah tours 801 654-6763. Visit our web site  Utah tours

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Salt lake tours (winter time)

Come on our tours and see how amazing Utah mountains and the great salt lake our during the winter time. 4 Million people come to Utah every year to see all of our national parks and the experience of salt lake city and the culture. Chose salt lake city guided tours for your tour guide to show you the best time in Utah and learn the history and see the best sightseeing. (801)654-6763