City Creek Nature Notes – Salt Lake City

December 13, 2016

December 13th

Filed under: Elk, Mammals, Picnic site 9 — canopus56 @ 10:03 pm

Wise Elk

5:00 p.m., December 11th, 2016 (Supplement). At mile 0.6, several hundred feet higher on a step slope of the south ridge, there are twelve elk. Two anterless elk hunters are on the road, viewing, but not hunting the elk, through their rifle scopes. They spent the day riding bicycles for the six miles up to the end of the road and the hiked up two miles through the snow into the upper canyon where it is legal to hunt. There, they found no elk. Today, there were four anterless elk hunters on the road, out of 20 runners and walkers.

4:30 p.m., December 12th. Yesterday was Sunday; today is Monday; and the weekend hunters are gone from the canyon. Four elk graze on newly exposed grasses 150 feet from the road at Pleasant Valley. They take notice of me as I pass by, but continue to feed unconcerned that I am a human and that I might be armed. How can they tell that I am no threat?

On December 13, 1893, Salt Lake City Superintendent of Waterworks Griffin proposed to replace one of three aged wooden waterlines, that ran from a headgate in City Creek to distribution reservoirs in the Capitol Hill area, with a modern cast iron pipe (Salt Lake Herald).


1 Comment »

  1. I have fun with, lead to I found exactly what I was having a look for.

    You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day.

    Comment by Fredric — December 22, 2016 @ 5:20 pm

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