Yesterday, as I pulled out of my subdivision on my way to work, I had an amazing surprise. Standing in the middle of the Ephraim Canyon road were 18 turkeys. Now I know that turkeys are commonplace in Sanpete, there are millions of white domestic turkeys huddled in sheds all around the valley- but these were wild turkeys! In the summertime wild turkeys live up the canyon in the Willow Creek area, I have seen them there before while riding my ATV. In the winter, however, they migrate to the valley and their tracks can be spotted all over in the snow. Last winter I saw their tracks in my drivway just after a snow storm.
I think we need a few more wild turkeys in Sanpete to balance out the population.
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This Week Supertrax International Magazine came to Sanpete to check out the snowmobiling. The Magazine is based in Ontario Canada and is one of the largest snowmobile magazines in North America. Mike and Matt Lester, two brothers who work for the magazine, learned that riding deep powder in the mountains of Utah is a whole lot of fun.
We began our snowmobile trip at the mouth of Ephraim Canyon. The canyon road is wide enough that most people park their vehicles on the shoulder and unload. There were at least a dozen sledders that went riding together. I think half of the machines were modified in one way or another to give them additional power. Read the rest of this entry »