It’s been a good kind of busy around here since we arrived in Utah. April 5th was the rally with American Wild Horse Campaign in Salt Lake to save the Onaqui wild horses. There were probably 100 or so people that met at the BLM office with signs and banners. The local press covered the event, and then AWHC and the Salt river wild horse group met with BLM to convince them not to round up these horses, but to use birth control instead. They met for almost 2 hours, and we waited until they came out to tell us what happened. The dialogue was fairly positive they thought, and the BLM is willing to at least discuss compromise. So this is great news for these wild horses that I love so much.
Lake Mead, and Valley of Fire State Park, NV are about the halfway point for us when leaving Arizona, and going to Utah. We like to boondock around Lake Mead, and this time of year there are baby desert bighorn sheep in Valley of Fire. Last week we got to the area, and where lucky early one morning when it rained on is in the park. We had gone early to try and find the bighorn sheep, and while we were out hiking it began raining. We ducked under a natural rock formation and waited it out. We’ve been to Valley of Fire several times, but never in the rain, so I was excited to see the transformation in the land when it was wet.
It’s such an incredible landscape anyway, I never get tired of visiting. And every time we go I see something new.
This is my last post about the Salt river wild horses until next winter. To say I was sad to leave this wonderful area is an understatement. Between the horses, the birds, and just the general beauty of the area, I was enthralled to say the least. I miss it already. We met new friends, spent time with old friends, and had a great time on every visit there.
I knew we were down to the wire on leaving this last trip, and I really wanted to capture the horses in the river in the evening. So on our last evening there, we met our new friends at the river and had a magical time. The light is amazing in Arizona at sunset anyway, add to that a river, and horses….well you get the idea.
Oh, and the reflections. Not just in the river, but the river on the horses.
I was obsessed with the reflections on the horses, so amazing.