Saturday, March 22, 2008

ANTELOPE ISLAND ~ tour de Island

God cares for us. God blessed us with a beautiful sunny day and a picture perfect blue sky. It was wonderful seeing the wild life he created; and the beautiful Great Salt Lake.
We had an enjoyable Spring outing, riding around Antelope Island State Park.

At 10:15am, we paid our entrance fee, prayed, and rode the 7 mile causeway. This is fun seeing water on both sides of the road and it is an easy stretch with no elevation gain. Entering the Island, you pass a Memorial, and marina. Traveling on pavement, we pedaled up to the visitor center to take a 10 minute break. Some of us saw Jack Rabbits. Coasting down to the beach, we rode over sand covered pavement. We saw tourists wandering out to the Great Salt Lake. We saw bison, on our climb up to Buffalo Point. We found a picnic table along the roadside, and had our lunch. Speeding down the road, we stopped at looked at some antelope by the road. They were grazing, and a couple of them were butting heads. Back on the causeway, it was 7 miles back to our cars. What a wonderful day, that God has made! We got back at 2pm.

"tour de Island" is a 21.7 mile bike ride.
Fees: $4 per biker, $9 per car driving on Island
Direction to Antelope Island State Park from SLC:
drive north on I-15,
take exit 332 "Antelope Drive," (one exit past Layton Hills Mall)
turn left on Antelope Dr. and head west to the Great Salt Lake,
turn left into large parking lot, before state park entrance booth.
Drive time from SLC: 50 minutes
Ratings: MODERATE ~ ride on pavement
Gear: helmet, long finger gloves, dress in layers, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, energy snacks, first aid, pump, extra tube, tools to change flats, camera, bike lock, binoculars, and spending money for visitor center or snack bar.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Outdoors with Jesus

Outdoors with Jesus is a free hiking and mountain biking club based in Northern Utah. As an informal Christian hiking club, we began in the Summer of 1986. Our club is open to both single and married adults.

The purpose of this blog is to discuss our Adventures in Utah, sharing trails, and descriptions of mountain bike rides, campouts, and hikes. Who knows, maybe you'll visit Utah one day or experience outdoors with Jesus.

Jesus said:
"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst." Matthew 18:20 NAS