day hike frary peak, antelope island - October 28, 2007

From the parking lot, the trail makes a steep climb up the grass-covered hillside and levels off as you approach Dooly Knob. When the trail splits for Dooly Knob, stay to the left, heading southwest, and enjoy the morning shade along the hillside. This is about the only shade on Antelopes Island's highest peak, so bring plenty of water. The trail makes a switchback out of the shade and traverses the ridge, with views of Buffalo Point and the Promontory Mountains. As you approach the top, you will see a communications tower and a fantastic west-side view of the island. From the tower, Frary Peak looms above as the trail drops downhill. The slippery trail going down is carved into the mountainside and has steep drop-offs. When you start climbing again, treacherous trail stairs lead you to the top to enjoy the awesome views from Frary Peak. HIKING MILES : 6.5 miles (in and out type of hike and about a 4 to 5 hour hike). ELEVATION GAIN: About 2,050 ft. LUNCH AT THE PEAK: Bring a lunch and plenty of water. Weather is looking great this Sunday! We are meeting at Sam's Club on 300 West and 1905 South. Meet us on the southwest corner of the parking lot. From the parking lot, lets carpool and help your driver with gas money and the entrance fee of $8. DRIVERS: If we have a large number of hikers, please consider being one of the carpool drivers.

Organizer:Conley Adams, Clayton Rand
Phone:801-232-3452 / 801.897.8911
Date:Sun Oct 28 2007
Meeting Place:Sam's Club, 1905 S 300 W
Meeting Time:9:00 am

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