Friday, May 17, 2013

Frary Peak Hike Antelope Island May 12, 2013

                                         Aerial photo showing the route the trail takes to the summit

General Information: This trail is approximately 6.4 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 2100 feet. The trail is easy to follow but there is no shade. I cannot stress enough that it is imperative a hiker wears a hat and brings enough water. I hiked the trail at 7 am in order to beat the daytime heat from the sun. There are some steep sections with loose rock the last half mile from the summit. Take it slow and watch your footing. While hiking keep an eye out for Antelope, Mule Deer and Bighorn Sheep near the summit. From the top the view is extraordinary with the Stansbury Mountains to the southwest, the Wasatch to the east and desert ranges to the west.

Directions to the trail head: After crossing the causeway onto the island, turn left at the first road junction. Follow this road along the east shore of the lake until you see the turnoff on your right. The turnoff is marked with a big sign.

Below: Elevation profile of the trail.
                            Views from the trail

                            Cool looking tree

                   View looking north. Oquirrh Mountains in the distance with Salt Lake City to the left

                        The summit with view north

                Lizard on rock

                      Field of Sunflowers

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