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.