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Pronghorn Antelope and the High Cold Desert

 
 
Pronghorn Antelope and the High Cold Desert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 11, 2011
1. Pronghorn Antelope and the High Cold Desert Marker
Inscription. Dominated by sagebrush grasslands, the "high cold desert" provides habitat for one of the largest pronghorn antelope herds in the world. This region is home to 40,000 to 60,000 antelope, known as the Sublette Herd. The pronghorn has keen eyesight and the ability to run up to 60 miles an hour.

As you travel this highway, small groups of the herd can be viewed during the late spring and summer. As the fall season turns into winter and snow begins to cover their food sources, thousands of pronghorn begin migrating south to open areas to feed. One of the longest big game migrations in North America, some segments of the herd migrate up to two hundred miles. From as far north as Grand Teton National Park, south to Rock Springs, much of the migration parallels this highway - a route favored both by pronghorn and humans.

The Sublette herd survive the harsh conditions of the "high cold desert" by travelling long distances, therefore an open migration route is crucial to their survival.
 
Erected by Wyoming's Wildlife - Worth the Watching.
 
Location. 42° 19.642′ N, 109° 30.798′ W. Marker is in Boulder, Wyoming, in Sublette County. Marker is on U.S. 191 13.5 miles north of Lincoln Sweetwater Road, on the right when traveling

Grazing Sheep Pretending to be Pronghorn Antelope image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2011
2. Grazing Sheep Pretending to be Pronghorn Antelope
north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boulder WY 82923, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. To All Pioneers Who Passed This Way to Win and Hold the West (approx. 7.7 miles away); Little Sandy Crossing (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Animals
 
Pronghorn Antelope and the High Cold Desert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2011
3. Pronghorn Antelope and the High Cold Desert Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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