Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wildlife viewing

I took the kids out to a nearby wildlife management area yesterday afternoon to do a little elk viewing with our friends Caroline and her daughter Arianne. Hardware Ranch is the name of the place, and it's about a 45 minute drive south from Logan, eastward up another beautiful canyon in this area. 

The drive there is pretty winding but opens up at the end to a large plateaued area where the elk come down to feed in the winter. There can be upwards of 600 at a time there and have become very accustomed to the visitors that come to see them. We hopped on the horse drawn wagon ride to get a closer look at the seemingly docile animals. My kids seemed more like the wildlife on the ride and I missed most of the interpretive talk because I was kept busy trying to keep them (and their mitts and hats and snacks) from falling out of the wagon into the elk poop!  

Regardless, it was a fun way to spend the afternoon, and get ourselves a good dose of Vitamin D. 


Valerie said...

Hey you are looking well! Glad to hear you and Robin are getting some time away! Hope you have a great trip.

Julie MacMillan said...

you are a blogin machine! i really enjoyed catching up on your last few days. The elk ride would be a memorable one I would imagine! Hey do you not have high speed internet? Just figured you could watch some live video of it!? mom and george are down taking in the olympics and say its unbelievable! Have a good one Julie