Toward Lady Finger Point

One might suggest that we “stole away,” my son and I, when his wife (whom I refer to as my daughter, as she is so precious), took their girls to a Halloween party in the neighborhood.  We went on another excursion to a favored place of ours, Antelope Island State Park, just north and west of Salt Lake City, in the southeast portion of The Great Salt Lake.  On our four trips out to the island, we have seen some familiar sights, but like on each of the other ventures, we managed to see parts of it that were new to us, as well.  On this occasion, we headed-out to Lady Finger Point…and then beyond, to Egg Island, a portion of our day’s wanderings that I will cover in another post.

Maybe I should have used the above image in my recent post, Antelope Island Reflectioning, but it was rather removed from that locale, so it seems to fit better with this one.

With the wide-open spaces and the distant horizon, it’s difficult to ascertain distance and size…

…so it was rather fortuitous when a couple of fellow-wanderers happened into my gaze, in the above photo, when we were checking-out the area from the elevated trail.

This last photo shows the bit of revealed lake bottom that leads out to Egg Island…that perch of elevated ground immediately in front of us out there.  I was struck by the lines of residue that the receding water left behind over the past months (?)…captivating and leading our line of sight to the west and beyond to what was formerly unknown to us, except in name only…Egg Island.

If you’re interested in viewing other posts from our wanderings on Antelope Island, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the titled link under the Categories widget.

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18 responses

  1. If I’m ever in the area, I need to see these sights. Beautiful shots.

    February 10, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    • Thank you, Emilio…I highly recommend a visit….

      February 16, 2018 at 11:31 am

  2. Beautiful scenery and wonderfully photographed!

    February 10, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    • Thank you, Terry….I love it out there!

      February 16, 2018 at 11:31 am

  3. Great views in this gallery. Well done, Scott.

    February 11, 2018 at 5:22 am

    • Thank you, Frank…I think I could stay out there for days!

      February 16, 2018 at 11:32 am

  4. Somehow we never explored much of the Great Salt Lake when we lived in Utah. It does have its own sort of beauty in its own unique way. Love that you managed to get those two humans in there for that all important sense of scale.

    February 11, 2018 at 11:51 am

    • I loved it from the first time I went out there, Gunta…to the island, that is, and looking back at the pictures from previous posts and having read a bit about the lake, I realize how little of the area I have actually seen. There remains so much to explore on future ventures out there. And yes, those two humans allow for a greater appreciation of the vast size of the place.

      February 16, 2018 at 11:35 am

  5. I laughed when you said it was good those people wandered into the scene, because I was reading it all wrong! It’s WAY bigger! I enjoy seeing these images; the spread out landscape and soft hues are very calming. Really beautiful!

    February 11, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    • Yes, it’s incredibly huge out there…so very spread out…and so very beautiful.

      Do you remember recommending the book “Refuge” by Terry Tempest Williams? I bought it for my plane ride back from SLC and found myself lost in the author’s descriptions of the many places that I have yet to see out there…transported, almost, back into that realm that I so love. It was a heartbreaking story, too, as she lost her mother and grandmother. I found that it was rather bittersweet in a couple of different ways…. A very good read, nonetheless…so thank you, again, for the recommendation.

      February 16, 2018 at 11:42 am

  6. Very, very cool pictures which make me want to be there.

    February 11, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    • Thank you…it would be well worth any effort one would have to make to get there and see it for one’s self….

      February 16, 2018 at 11:43 am

  7. Astonishing pictures which caused the travel bug to itch me, Scott! I would love to explore both Lady Finger Point and Egg Island as soon as possible!

    February 16, 2018 at 8:49 am

    • Thank you, Agness…it’s there waiting for you. 😉

      February 16, 2018 at 11:44 am

  8. That’s a beautiful place. And big!

    February 17, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    • Quite big, Allen….and yes, so beautiful.

      March 5, 2018 at 9:36 pm

  9. It is on our list of places for next spring. So beautiful. The folks in the 3rd image sure do give it a sense of scale. Wow.

    February 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

    • I hope you get there…and then find tons of photos to share with the rest of us…. 🙂

      March 5, 2018 at 9:35 pm

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