Monday, August 6, 2012

There’s a what living in Bear Lake?

My youngest son, who is currently serving a mission to the people of Uruguay, and I enjoy hiking and at one time hiked Christmas Meadows in the High Uintah’s of  northeastern Utah. It’s a pretty place in our neck of the woods and attracts hikers, campers, and fishing enthusiast from all over the region. We hiked through the meadows and then turned up one of three tributaries that form the headwaters of Bear River to Amethyst Lake. It was a beautiful hike and the meadows were gorgeous with the deep blue waters of Bear River flowing through in haste to Wyoming. The river eventually swings north and then in a broad turn, heads back into Idaho and eventually empties into the northern end of Bear Lake on the border of Idaho and Utah. I’ve never seen Bear Lake, but I do know that many people in Logan and the Cache Valley cool off in its waters. It’s a large lake and like Loch Ness in Scotland and Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, shares a secret.

What did pioneer Thomas Slight see in the waters of Bear Lake?

A)     A Ute war canoe

B)     A Sea Monster

C)     A record setting Lake Trout

D)     A very large, extremely fast swimming animal

I failed to ask a question yesterday, nonetheless, I do have one more story in regards to women blessing other women:

Finally, one more instance on June 3, 1847, Patty Sessions shares the following from her journal:

   Fair weather. We expect to start tomorrow for the mountains. I called to Sarah Anns this evening with E. R. Snow. Sisters Whitney and Kimball came in. We had a good time. Things were given to us that we were not to tell of but to ponder them in our hearts and profit thereby. Before we went down there E. Beaman, Eliza or Emily Partridge, Zina Jacobs came here laid their hands on my head blessed me and so did E. R. Snow. Thank the Lord.

The Diaries of Perrigrine Sessions, comp. Earl T. Sessions (Bountiful, Utah: Carr Printing Co., 1967).

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